Manchester’s first Japanese soufflé Pancake Cafe

Rejoice! After years of watching videos on Instagram and TikTok, you’ll be glad to know that fluffy puffed pancakes FINALLY arrive in Manchester, as Fuwa Fuwa announces the opening of a new cafe in Manchester New Square in October.

In what appears to be the company’s first foray into the UK, Fuwa Fuwa (meaning “fluffy”) are in fact the largest puffed coffee, crepes and desserts in North America – with locations across Canada.

The company is owned by Hong Kong-born Benson Lau and Yuka Naka from Osaka, the birthplace of this unusual style of pancake. Originally serving as a wedding dessert, pancakes have found immense popularity online for a few years now, and Fuwa Fuwa has slowly grown and is riding the wave.

The pancakes themselves get their height (and wriggle) from the thick egg batter – a cross between a cake and an egg soufflé. The egg whites in the pancake are whipped into white peaks before being folded into the batter. The batter and each pancake are freshly made, which means the process takes up to 20 minutes.

Set to open its own cafe in the Manchester New Square development just off Canal Street, you should expect a varied selection of crepes and toppings, from Tiramisu crepes to Creme brulee served with espresso drinks, iced and hot teas, shakes, smoothies and more.

Fuwa Fuwa is expected to open in October. In the meantime, follow them on Instagram for news and developments…

Comments are closed.