Currently my no.1 favourite bakery in Tokyo! The original shop is in Mishuku(三宿) which I’ve never visited – I always buy from the branch inside Takashimaya Nihonbashi. I must mention that the bread is very expensive. After spending like thousands of yen on only a small amount of bread I always regret a little(^^;;;), but after eating it I always crave more and can’t wait to go back to buy again. Highly recommended!
Signifiant Signifie (シニフィアン・シニフィエ)
(June 6, 2008)
Steak and French fries, 2100yen. Caramel Liegeois, 1260yen.
(Sep 3, 2008)
Beet Gazpacho, 630yen. Galette of chicken confit, 1050yen. Peche Melba(Peach parfait with vanilla ice-cream and peach compote), 1260yen.
Both visits above were late lunches(after 3pm) so the food was from cafe-time menu which is different from lunch menu. Everything is nice despite being a bit expensive. I wonder why the Peche Melba is more expensive than the galette….
(May 10, 2008)
Green peas potage. Croque madam. Cabbage and bacon soup. Went back to this bakery cafe and tried their cafe menu(available after 2pm). The soup are both nice but don’t come with bread.
(Sep 3, 2004)
Pork in tomato stew. Quail and foie gras terrine. With coffee, 2730yen.
(May 19, 2004)
Breakfast for two!
(Nov 3, 2006)
Baba. Gosh it is soaked thoroughly with alcohol already and you get a whole bottle to add some more yourself…the waitor said a few extra drops on top will give nice fragrance – he was right! I ended up adding more than a few drops and got quite drunk…the couple at the next table said they could smell it from there. ^^;;;; Also love the cream on top.
(Oct 27, 2006)
Caramel-glazed petit chou(cream puff) with praline cream inside and sweet whipped cream on top.
Jambon Brie de Meaux – ham and brie sandwich. Both delicious as usual.
I have blogged this place so many times but never took pics of the shop. Great location right in the heart of Shibuya.
(Jan 16, 2007)
鴨のスモーク サラダ、８４０円。 タルトタタン、８４０円。
Smoked duck salad. Nice smoky flavour. And finally tried Tarte Tartin! I have heard so much about Tarte Tartin in VIRON but somehow never had a chance to try it. The caramelized apple is absolutely delicious~. Such a big piece! But it is mostly apple and I practically inhaled it in no time. It is served hot. Could be a bit oily for some people but okay for me. Only available in winter.
Bagel shop 5 minutes walk from Akihabara train station. Only opened from 11:00 to 14:00 on weekdays and the 1st and the 3rd Saturdays of the month. Haven’t had a chance to try their bagel sandwiches but the bagels are delicious enough to eat on their own. It is a branch of Garden Berries in Chiba which I have visited before.
Add: 1-8-14, Izumicho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
Cute little bakery in Kanda run by two sisters. It is only opened from Tue to Friday and the bread gets sold out very soon after the shop opens at 11:30am. Apparently you can phone to reserve and pick it up before the shop closes at 6pm though I have never tried that before. Sometimes even during open hours, the door is shut and there is nobody there but you can just ring the door bell, speak to the intercom and tell them you want to buy bread and they will open the door for you. The bread is baked using natural yeast. Most of them have nuts, dried fruits and cheese.
ゆきのパン屋 (Yuki no Panya)
Add: 2-2, Tacho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
(Jun 02, 2008)
Absolutely amazing bagels! Apparently it is so popular among bagel fans that on weekends, a queue will start to form before the shop opens at 11am and the bagels often get sold out early in the afternoon. I tried my luck on a weekday when I happened to be in the neighbourhood. I only managed to get there by 1:30pm but there were 9 different kinds of bagels available and no one was waiting. Though when I left, people started to queue….I think I was just lucky. Each person can only buy up to 10 bagels. Price of the bagels ranges from 180yen to 250yen each. A bit expensive for just bagels but they are very big and very solid. You can order bagel sandwiches too – 600yen for two choices of filling. I had potato salad filling for half of the bagel, and pumpkin salad for the other half. The shop is so tiny and has no cafe space so I had to take-out the sandwich and ate somewhere else. Very delicious sandwich but the bagel was not toasted. Later I toasted the rest of the bagels at home and they were much much nicer.
(Dec 02, 2009)
My first visit after the shop had moved to Shirogane. The bagels are just as great and now the shop is much bigger and they seem to have made more bagels. There was no queues on a weekday lunch time!
Maruichi Bagel (マルイチベーグル)