If you are craving for good pizza, come to Frey’s. You won’t be dissapointed. Their Bianca pizza is one of our all-time favorite pizza’s ever.
Frey’s serves only 3 kinds of traditional Italian pizza’s, but they have truly mastered the flavors. The Margherita, Marinara, and Bianca pizza’s are each sold for 1500yen. Each pizza is not that big so one person can easily finish an entire pizza on their own. Our favorite hands down is the Bianca, but their Margherita is also quite good. I recommend making reservations as this place gets packed with locals.
Address // 4-5-15, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3497-8820
Website // n/a
I never thought steamed bread could be so delicious until I tried Yakumo Mushipan. They specialize in steamed bread and doughnuts and have an adorable storefront. I never thought of having steamed bread as a treat, but they were so tasty looking that even though we bought these “to go”, we ended up eating them at the store. There’s only 4 seats inside and a table outside, but if you eat there they give you free hoji-cha to go with your snack – which makes it worth eating it there because they warm your steam bread before you eat it too! If you get a chance to check this place out, be sure to stop by the beautiful Komazawa Park nearby and have a picnic there too :)
Maccha-an doughnut (grean tea with red bean) – 210yen
Caramel maple doughnut – 240yen
Kinpira mushipan (chopped burdock root and carrots) – 180yen
Pizza mushipan – 180yen
Address // 3-6-22, Yakumo, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6676-2778
Website // http://yakumo-mushipan.info
Found a good coffee shop. “On the corner” is literally on the corner of a quieter part of Shibuya. Unlike the scramble cross-walk which is constantly filled with people, this is located in a quiet place where hipsters and young adults come to sip on good coffee, chit chat, and get some work done on their laptops. Their coffee is great and they have free wifi as well so it’s a nice spot to hang out. I don’t know why but the vibe of this place really reminds me of Portland Oregon, a city that I love.
PS: I’ll have to try their food and do a post on it in the near future
Address // 1-17-1, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6427-7273
Website // http://www.onthecorner-shibuya.com/
DISCLAIMER: This restaurant has been re-branded to “Ginger x Bal Vegin” on January 8, 2013 and has since changed their menu.
Mi Corazon is a Mexican joint tucked away in a quiet area a short walk from Nakameguro station. They are famous for their burgers and the “Mi Corazon Burger” (1500yen) was delicious. It has avocado, cheese, salsa, and chilibeans and it’s really tasty. We almost thought it might be better than Blacows but if you just taste the patty on it’s own, the 100% wagyu beef from Blacows is unbeatable… However, if you’re hungry for a burger with a mexican twist, definitely check out this place. Unfortunately their french fries were just OK but their fajitas were tasty.
Address // 3-12-19, Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6303-3101
Website // n/a
Jiyugaoka is one of my favorite towns in Tokyo and I love discovering new cafes and restaurants in this area. I recently picked up a magazine issue that features places to eat along the Toyoko train line so I am planning to try a bunch of places from these neighborhoods :) As a side note, foreigners in Tokyo tend to live near the Roppongi, Azabujuban, and Hiroo areas. On the other hand, living along the Toyoko-line and the Denentoshi-line tend to be the most popular among young Japanese adults.
Anyhow, Bloom’s cafe is a tiny cafe in Jiyugaoka that seats only 9 people so it may be hard to find a seat on weekends or during lunch time. Bloom’s specializes in baked sweets so we decided to try their Quiche Plate (1000yen) and their Cake salé Plate (1000yen). The ambiance was very cozy and there was a grandma dinning by herself in one seat and 2 young girls tea-ing at another table. It’s places like this that make Jiyugaoka so loveable.
Address // 2-15-14, Midorigaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3725-0705
Website // www.jiyugaoka-blooms.com