The 5 best bakeries in Tokyo
Their baguette, made with proper French flour, is considered unrivalled in Japan. They have a dining room above the bakery which opens at 9 am. As Viron is located near Tokyu Department’s flagship store, it is the perfect place for breakfast before you go shopping or to the cinema or a museum.
2) 365 Nichi
The owner and chef’s policy is to bake bread without food additives, only using flour that is produced in Japan. As the shop’s name, which means 365 days, suggests, you can buy fresh bread here every day. There is an eat-in space where you can sample of the bread straight from the oven, with a good cup of coffee.
3) Bread, espresso &
The owner wanted to create an Italian-style bar where people drop in every day. They open at 8 am and by lunchtime and on weekends the place is packed. Their pain perdu made with their signature ‘Mou’ (French for soft) bread is too good for words.
4) Sora to Mugi to
The owner grows his own organic wheat in Yamanashi to mill his own flour. Then he rigorously selects only the best ingredients for his delicious bread. Try his Kuromame Pan, the locals’ favourite bread, with sweet black beans and pumpkin.
5) Shigekuniya 55 Bakery
This bakery originally opened in Kichijoji, became a popular fixture at the UNU Farmer’s Market, and moved to the current location in 2014. They take their bread very seriously here as you can tell from the display. Try their tasty savoury and sweet bagels for something really good.
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