There are many widely spoken about sweets shops in the trendiest spots of Omotesando and Aoyama in Tokyo! Here are 5 selected shops where you can enjoy magnificent sweets.
1. A HAPPY PANCAKE Omotesando Branch
This is a pancake specialty shop in Omotesando, that originated in Osaka. Customers are so fascinated because this shop is extremely particular about the high quality ingredients that go into their pancakes, which are cooked carefully and gently, resulting in an exceptionally fluffy texture. Fresh whipped butter made with high quality New Zealand Manuka honey, and Hokkaido butter enhances the deliciousness of the pancakes. They serve approximately 8 different versions of pancakes. In addition to 100% whole wheat flour pancakes served as a meal, they also offer a wide variety of drinks including alcohol. One of their popular items is a basic "Shiawase no Pancake" (A Happy Pancake) for 1,100 JPY (incl. tax). We also recommend that you definitely have to try their one-of-a-kind, original "Kocha Milk Pancake" (Milk-tea Pancake) sprinkled with a homemade granola topping for 1,350 JPY (incl. tax) and also their "Noko Cheese Mousse Pancake," a rich pancake covered with a berry sauce for 1,280 JPY (incl. tax).
2. YOKU MOKU Aoyama Main Store BLUE BRICK LOUNGE
Blue Brick Lounge is the cafe set inside a shop famous for their baked confectionery like their "Cigare" a signature roll cookie. The interior has a very calming and soothing atmosphere based on a white color palette. They serve light meals as well as cakes and galettes, so it's a shop perfectly suitable for both a lunch or dinner. This shop prides itself on its astronomical assortment of desserts like "Brulee-fu Pancake" for 1,296 JPY (incl. tax), and "Chocolate Parfait" for 1,404 JPY (incl. tax) and "Matcha Tiramisu" for 626 JPY (incl. tax). Their delightful service offers a complimentary Cigare when you order a drink!
3. APPLE PIE & COFFEE GRANNY SMITH AOYAMA
This famous shop in Omotesando specializes in apple pies. You can enjoy 7 different varieties of pie that consist of 4 regularly available and 3 seasonally limited pies. Try the following exquisitely flavored pies, starting with the original "Dutch Crumble" which is an American-style apple pie with a crispy apple texture and a secret bourbon recipe (dine in for 600 JPY (excl. tax)), next is "French D'Mandes" which has an almond cream filling (dine in for 600 JPY (excl. tax)) and ending the list is "England Custard" which has a sweetly mild custard cream taste that basically makes you never want to stop eating it (dine in for 600 JPY (excl. tax)). Please enjoy a coffee made by their barista when you order any of these pies!
4. SAHSYA KANETANAKA
You can enjoy sweets from a well-established Japanese restaurant in this stylish cafe. From the inside of this calm and modern Japanese interior, as you are gazing out onto the garden, you can savor both Japanese sweets, and Japanese dishes that use a wide variety of seasonal ingredients. Lunch courses start at 2,800 JPY (incl. tax) and dinner courses at 5,000 JPY (incl. tax). They pride themselves on approximately 10 different kinds of their homemade Japanese-style sweets like their eye-catching colorful "Sanshoku-an" (Tri-colored sweet bean paste) and "Shiratama-mochi" (rice cake dumplings) for 1,200 JPY (incl. tax) and a baked chocolate cake using red beans called "Chocolate Azukikan" with fresh whipped cream for 700 JPY (incl. tax). Everything here is very popular, so please feel free to try any of them!
5. Café Kaila Omotesando Branch
This is a very popular and always crowded pancake shop in Omotesando that originated in Honolulu, Hawaii. They have an enormous variety of light meals like pancakes, omelets and sandwiches which all use carefully selected ingredients. The extremely popular "Kaila Original Pancake" (Hawaiian size for 2,300 JPY and regular size for 1,800 JPY) is limited to only 300 orders per day, and is colorfully and generously topped with fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, bananas and oranges. It achieves a perfect balance between the elegant sweetness from the whipped cream and syrup against the tart sourness of the fruit. Their shop in Hawaii received a gold award in the best breakfast category in the 2017 HALE' AINA AWARDS competition, so let's enjoy this truly proven taste to your heart's content.
While you are doing some sightseeing in and around Tokyo, please try some delicious sweets!
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