Mint mousse with banana cream, apricot jelly, orange-raisins.
Pear and caramel mousse with rum raisins.
Pistachio. Maple and walnut. Strawberry sable.
A SUPER famous cake shop in Jiyugaoka. My first visit to this place was some 4-5 years ago and I still remember vividly that I’d ended up waiting for one and a half hour just for a seat to eat inside. Seriously I didn’t expect it was going to be such a long wait otherwise I would’ve given up. I was too traumatized to go back ever since. ^^;;; The cafe space can only accommodate about 6 people at a time so I guess the long wait is inevitable. The best is to take away if you are going home right way.
I took a friend from overseas who, for some reason, wanted to “eat cakes in Jiyugaoka”. There are other cakes shops in Jiyugaoka but I guess Mont St. Clair is the most famous. We arrived at around 3pm on a holiday and there weren’t that many people waiting but that was probably because most of the cakes had been sold out. The staff told us that more cakes would be ready in about one and a half hour so we left our names and booked two seats for 4:30pm. When we came back, the queue waiting for seats was really long….we picked our cakes, waited for about 10mins, and in front of all the people in the queue, we were seated first. It was an awkward situation of feeling relieved and guilty at the same time. Both cakes we had were very nice – my friend seemed very satisfied. Though I can’t help thinking that, with so many good cake shops in Tokyo, there is really no need to go through so much just to eat here…^^;;
Mont St. Clair (モンサンクレール)
Add: 2-22-4 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku