This French cake shop is not new but it has just opened a cafe on the second floor recently. I always complain that there is no nice place for cake and tea around Yushima area(walkable distance from Ueno or Akihabara) so I am really happy(you can tell that by how many times I’ve visited in just a few months….)
Saint Honore(tea flavour). It is served on second-floor cafe only and is not available for take-away. Love the cream but the chou aren’t as crispy as I would like.
Mont Blanc. One whole Japanese chestnut in the middle.
Apple tart. A bit sour but pretty nice.
Chocolate tart with caramel mousse with nuts.
Chocolate mousse with creme brulee in the middle – very nice!
Strawberry tart. Royal Milk Tea.
Garnet: 4 types of berry mousse and white chocolate mousse.
Chou cream with 2 different tea-flavoured cream.
Pecan: Coffee cream and Pecan nuts. Heavy but very good!
Left: Opera(chocolate cream and coffee cream). Frasier(strawberry cake with custard cream and butter cream). These two cakes are absolutely wonderful.
Right: Tart with blueberry and apricot jam. Chou Parisian(the cream inside is delicious but the crust isn’t so crispy).
Tart citron with macaron. Only remember the macaron was nice.
Tiramisu roll. Hmm the sponge cake part was not as smooth as I expected.
Chocolate and Praline mousse with halzelnut. Very good. I think mousse cake won’t go wrong in this place.
Chou Parisian. One more try but still not crispy crust.
Croissant is sweet here and is my favourite! You can choose the pastry/bread from the bakery on the first floor and eat in the cafe.
Quiche with mushroom.
Croissant with almond cream.
Canele is a MUST-TRY. I always buy a dozen and force everyone I know to try it.
Around Christmas time you get a piece of Stollen to try if you eat in the cafe. Unfortunately I really really hate marzipan…
Cheese cake is surprisingly nice with a hint of orangy flavour. “Bostock”(sp?) is the round brioche pastry with almond paste and icing sugar on top.
Marron pie. Olive bread. Tomato bread.
3 kinds of very nice brioche bread. Walnut and cherry. Raisin and Pecan nuts. Apricot and fig.
La Galette des Rois. I am lazy to explain so read about it here. The pie is very crispy with almond cream inside.
L’oiseau de Lyon’s original La Galette des Rois with chocolate ganache and yuzu confit. The yuzu flavour is nice but I prefer the standard one with almond cream.
Drink menu here.
Forgot the name but it is really good chocolate mousse cake!
L’oiseau de Lyon (ロワゾー・ド・リヨン)
Add: 3-42-12, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku
Wow pretty photos. I wonder if the chef studied in Lyon or the cakes are Lyon style hence the name. The cross cut of the Garnet made it look so much more interesting than if it were a whole ‘dome.’
Gosh nowadays whenever i came across a bakery in LA that has canele (not regular item, just really depends on chance) I’ll buy a bunch. I love it so much…even the not-so-well made ones would satisfy. Argh my dream is that one day I’ll be able to live in a neighborhood that has a bakery (walking distance) that made very good Canele. 😉
Yeah the cakes are Lyon style! I forgot to mention~
Wahaha you are that crazy about canele? I must’ve bought Canele from this place more than a dozen times. Somehow you don’t get tired of it. While I get tired of macaron or other finger cake. I wonder how many calories are in one canele…actually I wonder how many calories I’ve consumed in this one single post. ^^;;;
gosh it’s so overwhelming to see all the cakes/bread in one thread ^^;;; How many different visits are there?
Why are you at Yushima area often?
From many visits. ^^;;; Everytime I thought, “okay I will have this last cake and then write up the post”, but then I always spot some other cake in the showcase that I want to try as well…and that happens again and again and the photos just add up. ^^;;; I think I won’t go back for a while!
the croissant looked perfect!
I’ll take you there when you visit next time!