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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch – 10+ Spots for Eggs, Pancakes and more

Here are more than 10 great Tokyo breakfast brunch spots. Looking for a good spot for Tokyo breakfast or brunch on the weekend?  I love breakfast! I am a very earlier riser, so breakfast is my main meal of the day.  There are many other breakfast spots, but if I had to wait in line more than 30 mins I skipped. I will add more over time. If you have any recommendation, not listed, please make a comment below.

Tokyo Breakfast Brunch – 10+ Spots 

1. Sawamura (Hiroo)  – Sawamura offers a very nice breakfast menu from 7:00-10:00 daily.  Sawamura is one of my favourites since it opens early. Great if you are up early with jet lag. They have a wide selection of bread and make a tasty coffee latte to go or stay. The breakfast entrée menu is limited, but I have never had a problem finding something that hits my cravings.  Most of the breakfast entries, be it an omelette or french toast set, are between 1,200-1,500 yen. Besides the food, the big sell point at Sawamura is the opening time of 7:00! Also at that time there is no line and has very good street parking right in front. If you arrive at 9:00, expect to wait on the weekends. Sawamura, originally from Karuizawa, also has a store in Marunouchi.

Just in my opinion

  • Taste: excellent bread selection with a few breakfast entries that are delicious
  • Price: 1,000 – 2, 000 per person
  • Service: good, but seems stressed in peak time
  • Interior: limited seating on the 1st floor, but good space on 2nd
  • Toilet: very small and could use a good cleaning
  • Child friendliness: Not child friendly (too crowded on the 1st floor, and spiral staircase to the second floor)

Sawamura (Hiroo) Details

Address: 5-1-6 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5421-8686
Hours: every day 7:00 to 22:00
Access: five min walk from Hiro Station exit 3
URL: http://www.b-sawamura.com

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Sawamura Inside 1st floor
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Sawamura bread selection
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Sawamura second floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2. Bubby’s (Roppongi/Akasaka) – Bubby’s in Akasaka is a great spot. They also have three other locations in Tokyo (info on link below). Surprised that at 9:00 on a weekday there were only a few people. I liked the outside seating, although you can clearly hear the highway behind the building. Bubby’s  is on the second floor of the Ark Hills complex and has a large courtyard so kids can be outside for a bit while you enjoy your coffee. I would also Tokyo Breakfast Brunchhighly recommend Bubby’s for people staying at the ANA Hotel vs. breakfast in the hotel. I ordered the grill plate breakfast and was quite satisfied with it. The 1,400 yen grilled meal includes a large pancake, a pile of hash browns, two scrambled eggs, a large slice of bacon, and some pineapple and grapefruit. Nice touch was the small dish of strawberry jelly (very tasty) and the Canadian maple syrup. Overall I would rank Bubby’s a B+. The eggs, although small compared to Clinton Street or Bill’s, were well complimented by the delicious pancake. The bacon was crispy with a bit of fat on the side. The hash browns were the best I have had in Tokyo but a bit too much. The pineapple and grapefruit slices were a refreshing end. Will I come again? Yes, with all four kids in tow. Enjoy your Tokyo breakfast brunch!

Just in my opinion

  • Taste: exactly what I hoped for
  • Price: 1,400-2,500 per person
  • Service: very good
  • Interior: a lot of seating inside and out
  • Toilet: separate for men and women
  • Child friendliness: yes, plenty of room for a stroller, and has baby chairs

Bubby’s (Roppongi/Akasaka) Details
Address: Akasaka 1-12-32, Ark Mori Building 2F, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hours: weekdays 8:00 – 23:00, weekends 10:00 –  23:00
Tel: 03-6441-0733
URL: Bubby’s

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Bubby’s Front entry
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Bubby’s Inside table area
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Bubby’s Outside area
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Bubby’s Grilled meal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch

3. Eggcellent (Roppongi) – If you like eggs and wake up early than Eggcellent is an excellent option in Roppongi Hills. I visited Eggcellent for a late lunch. The specialty of Eggcellent is their Eggs Benedict. The entrance way is adorable; sculpted as an egg shell with the floor tiled to look like a yolk. Seating inside is spacious and was full at 14:00 on a weekday. The customers were all women with babies and small children. Looking around it was clear the favourites dish was Eggs Benedict and Tex-Mex.

My single egg Benedict was cooked perfectly with a side of potato salad and lettuce for 700 yen. However, my bacon was a bit too thick and the English muffin was under toasted. The double egg Benedict was 1,300 yen. I also had a very well-made latte that was piping hot (although it was a 600 yen latte!). A unique feature of the restaurant is that there is counter space with electrical sockets if people want to eat and charge their phones or PC. There is outside sitting area which is protected from the rain. Another big plus is that it is open on weekdays from 7:00 and weekends 8:00 for the jet lag crowd. I must have driven by Eggcellent many times since it is located smack dab under Mori Building in Roppongi Hills where the cars, busses and cabs pass through. Glad I stopped in the eggs were great.  Eggcellent is hidden a bit in a corner, so the best way to find it is to go downstairs from the Hollywood Beauty School or find the Armani Juniors store located right next to it. Will I come again? Yes, I think it is s a great spot to invite some mums and babies.

Just in my opinion
Taste: Everything egg you ever wanted for breakfast. Very good, but more of a Japanese breakfast style than American
Price: 1,200-2,500 per person
Service: very good
Interior: a lot of seating inside and out
Toilet: nice size and clean
Child friendliness: the most stroller and child friendly on this list

Eggcellent (Roppongi) Details

Address: 6-4-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hours: weekdays 7:00 – 21:00, weekends 8:00 – 22:00
Tel: 03-3423-0089
URL: http://eggcellent.co.jp/top/

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Eggcellent outside eating area
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Inside Eggcellent
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Inside view of Eggcellent
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Eggcellent Single Eggs Benedict

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4. Jade-5 (Hiroo)

Tokyo Breakfast Brunch BestLivingJapanIf you are looking for a dog and baby friendly breakfast spot, Jade 5 is the answer. They serve breakfast all day and have takeout!  Jade 5 is very small so you may need to wait in the a.m. but there is a small park right in front to sit and relax in until they call you. The menu is very broad from eggs Benedict to French toast and pancakes.  I had the eggs Benedict on my first visit. The eggs were prepared very well and complemented the good size ham. However, the biscuit was a bit hard. On our second visit my son ordered the same and the biscuit was light and fluffy, however, had a bit too much maple syrup on the biscuit. I had the Jade 5 Jack & Jill breakfast that consisted of French toast, eggs, a sausage patty and Jade 5’s signature mash potato patty. Perfect amount of food for a Saturday a.m. brunch. Baby and I loved the soft french bread used for the toast.  Hubby had the Popeye omelette that he ate very quickly.  Breakfast for a family of four with drinks will cost about 4,000 yen for a nice breakfast. Hunter, our English Springer Spaniel, was also very happy to join us and rest at our feed eating Baby’s droppings.  Jade 5 is a nice little breakfast joint where you will find something to suit everyone’s taste buds. Enjoy.

Just in my opinion

  • Taste: great breakfast at a good value
  • Price: 1,000-1,500 per person
  • Service: very good
  • Interior: only seats about 10
  • Toilet: is small and a bit old
  • Child friendliness: strollers need to be left outside, but has baby seats, also dog-friendly

Jade-5 (Hiroo) Details
Address: 5-17-6 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Hours: weekdays and Sat 8:30 –  20:00; Sun and Holidays 8:30 18:00
Tel: 03-6409-6335
URL: no website

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Dogs ok!

 

 

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Inside Jade 5
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Jack and Jill breakfast meal
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Eggs Benedict Floretine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch5. Lauderdales (Roppongi) – Lauderdale’s is a very casual environment both inside and outside which makes it the perfect family breakfast spot. There is no wait on weekdays and only a short wait on weekends. The menu has pancakes, omelettes, yoghurt and fruit. The most popular dish is the Mama’s Omelette, which I ordered. The omelette was a light green, from the vegetables pureed in the eggs, with the perfect amount of cheese. Their bacon is also nice and crispy. I find Lauderdale’s to be one of the most economical and relaxing breakfast locals in Tokyo. Great place if you are in the Roppongi area or staying at the Grand Hyatt.

Just in my opinion

  • Taste: filling western breakfast with a slight Japanese twist
  • Price: 1,000-1,500 per person
  • Service: very good
  • Interior: seats about 20
  • Toilet: small but clean
  • Child friendliness: very stroller friends, also has child seats

Lauderdales (Roppongi) Details
Address:1F Roppongi Hills Keyakizaka Dori, 6-15-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel:3 3405 5533
Hours: weekdays and Sat 8:30 to 20:00, Sun and Holidays 8:30 – 18:00
URL: http://www.lauderdale.co.jp

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Lauderdales inside
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Lauderdale’s patio
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Mama’s Omellete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6.Bill’s (Harajuku/Omotesando) Bill’s in Harajuku/Omotesando has the best ambience of any breakfast place if you can get a seat on the veranda area. If you are a group of over three people, expect to wait for at last 30 mins. The food was delicious. However, I think overpriced compared to Lauderdale’s or Bubby’s. The menu is definitely the most diverse vs. others establishments mentioned on this page, with the exception of the French Kitchen buffet.  I had the grilled meal, and it was extremely filling. There must have been 3-4 eggs in the scramble, and the slices of bacon were extremely thick and fatty. The orange juice was the best juice I think I have had in Tokyo. Bill’s has branches in Shichirigahama, Yokohama and Odaiba.

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Grilled Breakfast
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Eggs and Salmon breakfast
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Fluffy cheese pancakes
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Scrambled eggs
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View from my table on the balcony
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Bill’s Omotesando Inside view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just in my opinion

  • Taste: filling western breakfast
  • Price: 1,800-2,800 per person
  • Service: good
  • Interior: seats about 100
  • Parking: public parking in building basement
  • Toilet: good size and very clean
  • Child friendliness: on 6th floor of building but stroller and wheelchair friendly in main eating area; has child seats

Bill’s (Harajuku/Omotesando) Details
Address:4-30-3 JingumaeShibuya, Tokyo
Hours: 8:30 to 23:00
Tel:03-5772-1133
URL: http://bills-jp.net/en/

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French Kitchen Restaurant 7. French Kitchen (Roppongi) – The French Kitchen located in the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi Hills is my go to for special girlfriend brunches. If you want a place for a 1-2 hour leisurely break and brunch, this is the place. The food is fantastic and the restaurant spacious and comfortable. The breakfast buffet for 3,550 yen covers all Japanese and western breakfast and brunch items. The price is great considering the selection of menu and also unlimited coffee and juices. My favourite is the made to order omelettes and great cheese selection. Kid/child-friendly, but I find it much more relaxing and special without them:-). Definitely my favourite Tokyo Breakfast Brunch location.

Just in my opinion

  • Taste: Everything you could want for breakfast both Japanese and Western
  • Price: 3,550 per person
  • Service: excellent
  • Interior: seats about 100
  • Parking: public parking in building basement
  • Toilet: good size and very clean
  • Child friendliness: child seats, strollers should be left at the entrance

French Kitchen (Roppongi) Details
Address: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
Hours: breakfast/brunch is everyday 6:30-10:30
Tel: 03-4333-8781
URL: http://restaurants.tokyo.grand.hyatt.com/french-kitchen-tokyo/

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Ivy Place pancakes 18. Ivy Place (Daikanyama) -Ivy place is our favorite child-friendly spot to have breakfast on the weekend. Located in the stylish Daikanyama T-Site complex, Ivy Place opens daily from 7:00 a.m. and offers a variety of breakfast choices that change with the season. Patrons have the choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Indoors is spacious and lovely; outdoors you have an upclose view of greenery. Their garden terrace is popular and crowded on nice weather days.

We usually order the popular classic buttermilk pancakes served with butter and your choice of maple syrup or honey (1300 yen) with additional fruit toppings (350 yen) and a coffee (300 yen with breakfast) with unlimited refills – rare in Tokyo. The pancakes are very good and generously portioned, and the free coffee refills are appreciated. The flatbread Pizza (1200 yen) and seasonal smoothies (850 yen) are family favorites.

Tokyo Breakfast BrunchIvy Place doesn`t take reservations for breakfast so get their early on the weekend! The place fills up fast. If crowded the staff will take your name and number and call you when the next table is available.

After of having a leisurely breakfast at Ivy Place we love browsing the stores in the leafy T-site complex; the Bornelund Toy store, the Tsutaya Book store; the Motovelo bike store to test out the new battery-powered assisted bicycles; and more.

Ivy Place bar area Tokyo Breakfast BrunchNotes:
– High-chair and tableware for children available.
– Stroller-friendly
– Diaper changing station and nursing room can be found in the T-Site complex.
– T-site parking is next door. Discounted rates for orders over 2,000 yen 1 hour free parking. Orders over 5,000 yen 2 hours free parking.

Ivy Place Details
Ivy Place outdoor patioAddress: Daikanyama T-Site Garden, 16-15 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-6415-3232
Hours: Daily 7:00-22:00
Access: A 6-min walk from Daikanyama Station or a 5-min walk from Ebisu Station
Website: https://www.tysons.jp/ivyplace/

Ivy Place interior Ivy Place pancakes

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Eggnthings pancake

9. Eggs n Things (Harajuku) – Eggs n Things offers a variety of breakfast items from 8:00 – 22:30 on weekends and from 9:00 during the week. Light and fluffy pancakes, waffles and crepes with your choice of toppings; omelets, meat & eggs, fruit cups and mouth-watering specials like the Hawaiin loco moco or Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon. My kids love their pancakes with their overly generous toppings of whipped cream and fruit, and their 100% fruit juices.

Eggs n Things has over 10 locations in Japan, three in Tokyo, serving breakfast all day everyday. Their restaurants are bright and spacious and their terrace dining is pet-friendly.

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Just in my opinion

  • Taste: Filling Western breakfast
  • Price: 1,500 – 2,000 per person
  • Service: excellent
  • Interior: seats 76 (terrace 32)
  • Terrace is pet-friendly
  • Toilet: good size and very clean
  • Child friendliness: child seats

 

Eggnthings acaiEggs n Things, Harajuku Details

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 22:30 (last order 21:30)
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 8:00 – 22:30 (last order 21:30)
Address: 4-30-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (東京都渋谷区神宮前4-30-2)
Phone: 03-5775-5735
Website: http://www.eggsnthingsjapan.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eggsnthings.harajuku
Access: 2-min walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station (Chiyoda, Fukutoshin lines), 6-min walk from Harajuku Station (Yamanote line)

Eggnthings kids

Courtesy of Eggs n things Harajuku

Interior photo courtesy of Eggs n Things Harajuku

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10. Soul Food House @ 148 (Azabu Juban) – Only open for brunch on Sunday’s from 11:00 -15:000, but so good I have to add to the list!  Soul Food House @ 148 (official name) offers an awesome Tokyo breakfast brunch on Sundays, lunch and dinner (Wed-Sat) (with the food that all Southerners grew up with – fried chicken, waffles, BBQ pulled pork, gumbo, biscuits, catfish, chitlins and greens. This food is authentic and brought to you from the owners and cooks LaTonya and David Whitaker from Mississippi and Georgia and are doing a great job bring that at home feel to Tokyo.Soul Food House Tokyo 1 Tokyo Breakfast Brunch

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast, so we visited for the brunch as soon as they opened on Sunday morn’. My teen opted for the waffles and fried chicken plate (1,480 yen), Baby and I had a fried egg slide and hashbrowns (980 yen ) and a side dish of Soul Food House Tokyo BestLivingJapan.combiscuits and gravy (780 yen). The waffle were light and fluffy which compliment the crispy fried chicken – maple syrup served on the side so you can adjust the sweetness. My egg slider and hashbrowns were the perfect amount for me and absolutely wonderful. Biscuits are my favorite so saved those for last, and they were a treat melting in our mouths with the gravy. An Soul Food House TOkyo, Azabu Juban BestLivingJapanawesome brunch!

Soul Food House Details
Address: 2Pation Azabu Juban 6F, -8-10 Azabu Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo (麻布十番2-8-10 Patio麻布十番6F)Soul Food House TOkyo
Phone: 03-5765-2148
Open hours: Sunday 11:00 -15:00, Wed-Sat 17:00 -23:00, Closed Monday and Tuesday
Access: 3 min walk from Azabu Juban Station on the Oedo and Namboku Lines. Located directly across from the Blue and White Shop and the Peacock Super.
Website: http://soulfoodhouse.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulfoodhouse/

11. Clinton St. Baking Company (Minami Aoyama)

clinton st. baking company pancakeIf you`re looking for another delicious and hearty American style breakfast spot open from 8:00 Clinton St. Baking Company is the place. Their breakfast menu is filled with a variety of dishes from hearty Pancakes, the star of their breakfast menu, Brioche French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, Spanish Scramble, a variety of Eggs Benedict (chorizo, soft shell Clinton Street Bakerycrab, cod cake, etc) waffles and omelettes. They also have a number of soup, salad,  sandwich and taco dishes for those looking for other options.

We had the Smoked Salmon Potato Pancakes (1800 yen), Buttermilk Biscuit SandwichClinton street Bakerywith Bacon (1300 yen) and the Maple Pancakes with Whipped Cream (1600 yen). The potato pancakes were deliciously crunchy on the outside, the caramelised bacon devine and the pancakes fluffy and tasty.

Originally from New York, Clinton St. Baking Company opened their doors in Tokyo in August 2013 and is a non-smoking, cash onlyclinton st. baking company muffinsestablishment. Take out is available. Highly recommend taking home their freshly baked muffins and scones.

clinton st. baking company signJust in my opinion

  • Taste: Filling American-style breakfast
  • Price: 2,000-2,500 per person
  • Service: good
  • Interior: seating on the first and second floor
  • Toilet: located on the 2nd floor. clean.
  • Child friendliness: No child seat however babies are welcome

clinton st. baking company latteClinton St. Baking Company Details

Address: 5-17-1 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (〒107-0062 東京都港区南青山5-17-1 YHT南青山ビル)
Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Phone: 03-6450-5944
Access: Omotesando Exit B1 on the Chiyoda, Ginza or Hanzomon Line
Website: http://clintonstreetbaking.co.jp/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CSB.Japan/

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12. Captain Cook (Hiroo)

Hidden in a small side road right between Hiroo and Nishi Azabu crossing is a cute and fantastic Tokyo breakfast and brunch joint. Captain Cook promotes their food as innovative British cuisine. I don’t really know that means, but I can tell you they offer an amazing breakfast. Not only do they have the standard fare of eggs
Captain Cook, Tokyo Breakfastand sausage, hot cakes and waffles but they offer many of these items gluten free!
My two favorite items on the menu are the Shakespeare’s Globe, which is a whole avocado, pit removed, and replaced with an egg and then wrapped in bacon. Fun to cut apart and Captain Cook, Tokyo Breakfastdelicious to consume. Also, the Smoked salmon eggs Benedict on a rice muffin was perfectly cooked with a runny egg nestled on a fresh slice of avocado and a crispy rice
muffin. They also make a very smooth coffee latte. Breakfast items are between 1,000 – 2,000 yen.
Captain Cook Tokyo, Eggs BenedictThey also offer a separate lunch menu, a luxurious looking afternoon tea, and dinner. If you like your PIMMs, Fish Cakes, Shepard’s Pie, English Stew and other British dishes then thi is a good spot to frequent.  Check out their menu here. The little brown circles to the left of the item denote gluten free.
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Address: 5-2-37 Minamiazabu, Tokyo
Phone: 03-6277-2308
Hours: M-F 8:00 – 22:00, S-S 8:30 – 22:00
Access: 3 min walk from Hiroo Station (Exit 4 – has new escalator and elevator to gate level), google map
Note: Child highchairs available, Dogs may join if sitting outside.

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6 comments

  1. Lovely conpile. Will help newbies in the city like me. Will love to have a similar thing on yokohama

  2. I have been in azabu about 10 months and now i see ive been to 80% of your list, will follow up with rest and explore more of Tokyo!

  3. Fantastic list! I’ve been looking for places that sell Eggs Benedict – now I know – will head to Roppongi this week. 🙂

  4. Hello my family member! I want to say that this post is amazing, nice written and include approximately all vittal infos.
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