Omurice Manso-style. Tastes okay.
The famous “Hotcake”. This place has been making hotcakes for the past 70 years apparently. It is crispy on the outside and tasty enough, but I think I prefer it to be a littlle softer.
Marron cream hotcake. Generous amount of marron chunks are mixed with the cream. With a lot of cream the hotcake tastes better.
Marron and Dainagon red bean parfait. Has matcha and vanilla ice-cream, fresh fruits and cream. A bit nothing-special for 1365yen.
Fruit sandwich. Quite a heavy layer of cream but fortunately it is not sweetened and there is a lot of fruits in the sandwich. The bread is not so great but overall the sandwich is quite good. You can buy this fruit sandwich as take-out for slightly cheaper price from the shop on the ground floor.
Part of the menu(J): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
(27 Aug 2006)
Fruit omelette. It is basically a massive souffle, wrapped in a thin layer of crepe, HOT from the oven. The egg smells great and the texture very soft! So soft that in fact there is not that much substance in that volume. ^^;; Very good though. Peach parfait is not bad, there are small slices of peach stuffed between vanilla ice-cream and raspberry sorbet. The ice-cream and the raspberry sauce are a bit too sweet though. btw I didn’t eat both at one time, had the parfait first and saw other customers ordering the omelette and drooled, so went back the next day to try.
Add: 1-16, Sudacho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
I thought I never tried the famous “baumkuchen” that everyone is so crazy about but I was surprised to find out from my own blog that I actually did try it 3 years ago. ^^;;;;; I wrote that it was very good but a bit too sweet for me. But now after 3 years’ worth of cakes and wagashi, I find it absolutely delicious and not sweet or heavy at all(my sweet tooth must have grown). The texture is soft and smooth, which also make it easier to eat. I usually can’t eat icing but I can totally enjoy this one. The fresh cream is a nice touch too.
This cafe is inside Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi where you can eat the freshly baked ones with tea or coffee for 1050yen. There are two kinds of baumkuchen for take-out : freshly baked ones which you have to consume within the day, or packed and boxed ones which last about a week. I bought the packed one for take-out and I think the freshly one is much much nicer, also less additives!
Bergamot orange chocolate mousse and orange bavarois. House blend tea.
Guayaquil(bitter chocolate cake). Tarte aux chocolat(bitter chocolate tart).
This branch is inside Tokyo Midtown which was very busy on a Saturday and we waited for more than half an hour for the seats.
ロンシャン ショコラ ノワール（軽いメレンゲとショコラムースをアーモンド入り ビターチョコレートでコーティング）、￥６３０。
Chocolat framboise – Chocolate cake with raspberry.
Longchamps Chocolat Noir – Light meringue and chocolate mousse cake with almond and bitter chocolate coating.
This branch is inside Isetan Shinjuku. About 20 mins of queuing for seats on a Saturday.
I like all the cakes except Guayaquil and Tarte aux chocolat which I wish had richer chocolate taste. The Earl Grey tea costs 945yen a pot but it is very diluted, and the house blend tea tasted weird… Was planning to buy the marron confit to take home but the queue for take-out(separate queue for take-out and eat-in) is very long so I just tried one piece inside the cafe.
Menu: 1, 2.
I also bought Seigle auvergnat (orange) from Be and it is absolutely delicious! It has stores in Midtown and Isetan Shinjuku, both are on the same floor as Jean-Paul Hévin.
Maccha mousse and Yuzu cream.
All these are from two visits. Interior is cute!
Hot chai. A bit weak in tea taste.
Classic butter milk pancake: 3 slices of pancake, Calpis butter and maple syrup. Very soft and moist pancake. I like it!
4 cheese(Gorgonzola, Camembert, cream cheese and cheddar) fondue pancake. Nice but not quite enough cheese sauce for all the slices of pancakes.
Mixed berries jam, cream and hot chocolate sauce. Strawberry ice-cream topping. Good good.
Menu(J): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Add: 1-35-15 Sangenjaya, Setagaya-ku.
Lemon meringue tart, with coffee 1200yen. This is a casual cafe of the French restaurant Pierre Gagnaire where I had lunch before. The cake set is a bit expensive for the quality but then the cafe is on the first floor of Shin-marunouchi building where everything is expensive.
Part of the cake menu here.
PG Cafe Paris