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Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo, Omotesando – Best Hot Chocolate in Tokyo

Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo

Today was a chilly day in Tokyo with winds, gray skies and a sober mood so I headed to Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo (ドミニクアンセルベーカリートウキョウ) to enjoy a comforting hot chocolate. Dominique Ansel Bakery in Omotesando opened in June 2016 following the first store in SoHo New York which opened in …

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Camden Blue Star Donuts and Coffee, Daikanyama

Camden blue star donuts

Camden Blue Star Donuts is a Portland-born doughnut shop that opened in Tokyo’s chic Daikanyama neighborhood in April 2015. Their unique and creative flavors have earned them the nickname “Donuts for Grownups”. The shop sits inside Fred Segal’s Mart in the Western-themed shopping complex, Log Road. We stopped in and were impressed …

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Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar – A Healthy, Refreshing Summer Treat

Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar

Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar is a great spot to have a healthy and refreshing summer treat. They offer over 30 mixed frozen fruit flavours using seasonal fruit from all over Japan. You can choose from their frozen Juice-based: Mix East & Citrus Mix 480 yen or Migaki Ichigo at 580 yen; Gelato-based: Berry Berry Berry 500 …

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Granny Smiths Apple Pie & Coffee, Setagaya, Aoyama, Ginza & Yokohama

granny smiths

Granny Smiths Apple Pie & Coffee (グラニースミス アップルパイ&コーヒー) offers takeaway counter specializes in four delicious varieties of apple pie; Japan Dutch Crumble, Classic Rum Raisin, French D’mandes and England Custard (around 400 yen per slice). They also offer delicious seasonal pies, teas, espresso and coffee drinks. The small shop doesn`t provide seating however …

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Farmshop, Futakotamagawa – Seasonal Californian Cuisine & Market

Farmshop Restaurant and Market is known for their farm-to-table concept – delivering locally produced food to local consumers. They serve seasonal and casual Californian dishes at their dining-bakery-market. Conveniently located in the Takashimaya Maronie Court in Futakotamagawa it sits alongside Bills, The Muji store and Cafe, Gap Kids and the quirky Flying Tiger shop. Farmshop …

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La Boutique Le Cordon Bleu, Daikanyama

La Boutique Cafe Le Cordon Bleu (ラ・ブティック カフェ – ル・コルドン・ブルー) is the perfect spot to enjoy a tea break. They offer a wide assortment of deli foods, croissants, baguettes, French breads, cakes and spirits. My son and I were in the neighborhood and had always walked by but we never went in. Since it …

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Gelateria Marghera, Azabu & Ebisu

ジェラテリア マルゲラ

I was craving gelato the other day, so Baby and I stopped into one of my favourite locals for some awesomely delicious.  Gelateria Marghera in Azabu (ジェラテリア マルゲラ 麻布十番店) is definitely one of the most delicious gelato shops in Tokyo. The Azabu store was the first store outside of Milano, …

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Tokyo Birthday and Party Cakes – Warning: this will make you hungry!

Looking for beautiful and delicious order-made birthday and party cakes in Tokyo, Japan? There are plenty of local bakeries where you can buy beautiful white cakes covered in strawberries and fruit tarts. However, if you want a genuinely order-made cake that delivers the taste and looks you want look no …

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