It is no secret that we love our sweets. Tokyo is known for having amazing desserts, so you can imagine what a heaven that is for us. We’ve taken a few trips to the capital city of Japan, and each one had us falling in love with their exquisite selections.
It was so much fun going around all day, indulging in the prettiest cakes and finest sweets. And because the Japanese really take pride in what they serve on the table, there is no lack of patisseries to head to whenever we need some sugar rush. Here, we share 5 of the best Patisseries in Tokyo.
Boulangerie Patisserie Viron
If you are in the Shibuya area, you have to go to Boulangerie Patisserie Viron. They have good bread, and also very fascinating desserts. On the ground floor, the boulangerie sells bread and pastries. You can also choose to dine in the brasserie on the second floor.
33-8 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03 5458 1770
It is not exaggerating to say that Hidemi Sugino is one of the best pastry chefs in Tokyo. The patisserie makes beautiful pastries and is particularly known for their mousse cakes. Finding the place is slightly challenging, but once you get there, you will agree that it is worth the trip. The popular cakes are always sold out, so make sure you get there early.
3-6-17, Kyobashi 1F, Chuo, Tokyo
Tel: 03 3538 6780
Station: Kyobashi or Ginza 1-Chrome
Henri Charpentier well-loved by the world by now. They make exceptional desserts and pastries that are awards-worthy. Its flagship outlet at Tokyo is a classy setting of a tea salon. Fans of lemon desserts have to try Henri Charpentier’s Tarte Au Citron; it is the best we’ve had.
Bring back a piece of Henri Charpenter in the form of takeaway snacks (¥683 or S$9) such as madeleines, financiers and biscuits – they all come in very pretty boxes. They definitely make great gifts for friends and colleagues.
2-8-20 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tel: 03 3562 2721
Station: Ginza-Itchome (metro exit 9), Ginza (metro exit A13)
Pierre Hermé Chocolate Bar
What more can be said about Pierre Hermé? He is the God of desserts. He is the Picasso of Pastry. He brought French pastry to a whole new level.
Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Bar, an elegant 20-seater cafe in Aoyama, is a place not to be missed when you are in Tokyo. Besides the signature cakes, pastries and macarons, the chocolate bar offers a dessert degustation which showcases the best of Pierre Herme’s creations.
La Porto Aoyama 1-2F
5-51-8 Jingyumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nobody should leave Tokyo without visiting Sadaharu Aoki. This famous Japanese-trained pastry chef made his name in Paris by creating French desserts with Japanese flavours. Aoki makes exquisite macarons with Japanese flavours like sesame, matcha, yuzu and genmaicha. And their eclairs… what’s a better word than ‘divine’? We dare claim that Sadaharu Aoki has the best eclairs in the world.
Tokyo Midtown B1F
9-7-4 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo
For more recommendations, read our Tokyo Food & Travel Guides.