If I had to choose a favorite contemporary café in Tokyo this would be it. Set inside a flower shop, the place is absolutely whimsical with colorful fragrant blooms filling the entire space. Their charming flower arrangements never fail to take my breath away.
Our love for French food and exploration of Tokyo’s Michelin-starred restaurants brought us to Les Chanterelle for lunch (generally, a much more affordable way to tap your toes into the fine dining scene in Tokyo).
This quaint neighbourhood is known for being the only French enclave in Tokyo. Due to the presence of two French schools in the vicinity and a higher concentration of French expatriates living near there, you will find the most number of French bakeries, cafes and restaurants here, as opposed to anywhere else in the city.
On a visit to Toyohashi one day, I set out looking for somewhere to have lunch, but I didn't get far from the station before the options thinned out considerably. Then on a main road I found Aux Crieurs de Vin, which sounded like more fancy a place than I usually go to, and had little information outside to help me gauge the cost.
It’s no secret that Japanese adore anything and everything associated with France. This translates to numerous French imports including cafes and restaurants. Breizh Café Creperie is definitely among them, with lovely atmosphere reminiscent of a small local French café which you’d find on a corner of a random street in Paris.
Every time I walked past this tiny place tucked away in Harajuku’s narrow alleyway I would see a long line of giggling Japanese girls patiently waiting for what looked like a stack of the fluffiest pancakes I have ever seen.