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New Breakfast Staple! Top 3 Brioche French Toast Joints in Tokyo

People have been abuzz over French toast in the breakfast boom. Out of all kinds of French toasts, however, the one made with brioche bread that generously uses eggs and butter has been gaining the most attention thanks to its rich taste. Here are three of the best restaurants in Tokyo serving brioche French toast, where you can enjoy the ultimate breakfast and brunch.

<1> Tokyo Station Hotel Lobby Lounge: Pioneering the brioche French toast boom

The Lobby Lounge of Tokyo Station Hotel is located on the first floor of the hotel inside the premises of Tokyo Station, designated as a national important cultural property. With interiors inspired by classic design, this is a spot where you can taste many special dishes. The French Toast Set (2,650 JPY ※Excluding service charge) comes with French toast made of original brioche bread that is soaked in egg wash for one whole day, so it is totally moist inside. Meanwhile, the surface of the toast is carefully cooked.

Tokyo Station Hotel Lobby Lounge

1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

<2> MERCER BRUNCH: Offering a taste that resembles rich pudding

MERCER BRUNCH is a restaurant that is dedicated to New York-style brunch. It is famous for its heavy and filling Brioche French Toast Brunch (prices start at 1,700 JPY). The Brioche French Toast (1,200 JPY) that uses special brioche bread that is baked especially for French toast is characterized by its aromatic surface and moist texture inside.


1F Urban Style Roppongi Mikawadai, 4-2-35 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

<3> BISTRO MARX: Giving guests a taste of the robust flavors of butter

BISTRO MARX is the first bistro in the world that was opened by a Parisian chef who holds two Michelin stars. It offers guests a menu filled with items that fuse dishes and bread, centering on the original brioche. Here, the French Toast (1,728 JPY) of brioche bread cooked after being dunked in egg wash uses bread with large air bubbles, so it remains soft even when cooked.


7F GINZA PLACE, 5-8-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 06.07.2017]

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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