{  Shared Terrace  }

Shared Terrace
Shared Terrace
Shared Terrace
Shared Terrace

Is this really Tokyo? This place feels very European and I love the area it’s located in. It’s right in the middle of Gaienmae and Aoyama-ichome, on a famous street called Gaienmae Ichonamiki. Shared Terrace is a café/bakery which is produced by Afternoon Tea. They serve breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner and they have a bakery shop inside. It’s a nice place to come on a sunny day to sit on the terrace and people watch + enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and view. The outdoor terrace seating really makes this place special, it’s not very common to find places like this here in Japan.

The food is prety tasty and their special lunch plate which changes daily is one of my favorite dishes to order. I also very much enjoyed their bolognese pasta and iced latte (which is included with the purchase of any lunch dish). It gets very crowded on weekends and lunch time so definitely try to go here early if you don’t want to wait.

祝 ★★★ This is my 100th post!! :)

Address // 2-1-15, KitaAoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5772-1585
Website // www.facebook.com/sharedterrace

Food:
Decor:
Service:
Cost:



{  Shanghai Tea Salon Cha Yu  }

Shanghai Tea Salon Cha Yu
Shanghai Tea Salon Cha Yu
Shanghai Tea Salon Cha Yu

I went to this awesome Shanghainese place inside of Yokohama Sogo on the 4th floor with some friends. We went on the weekend for lunch and It was packed with older women and housewives and if you sit by the window, you get a great view of the Yokohama Bay. We got there around noon and the place was already almost packed with only a few open tables left. I had the Vietnamese Cold noodle plate with oolong tea for 1150yen and my friends both had the special of the day which was a cold sesame noodle lunch set that comes with a hot tea and dessert for 1500yen. Everything was delicious and I recommend this place if you want decent Shanghainese food near Yokohama station.

Address // Yokohama Sogo 4F, 2-18-1, Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 045-465-3176
Website // http://www.chayu.net/yokohama.html

Food:
Decor:
Service:
Cost:



{  POPHOT  }

POPHOT
POPHOT

This creperie has one of the best galette’s I’ve had. I don’t know why, but the combination of their soft but crunchy crepes with high quality ingredients inside is truly delicious. I had the cheese, chorizo, egg, and mushroom for 1155yen and I loved it. The other one you see pictured above is the cheese, chorizo, and tomato crepe for 1050yen.

With that said… The place has a bit of a strange attitude — for some reason pets are allowed but baby’s and kids aren’t, and smoking is allowed but taking pictures inside is not. I clearly managed to sneak in some pictures :p The portions are on the light side and the service also feels a bit slow since they make the crepes fresh as you order so If you are starving, this is definitely not the place to come to. However, if you’re just looking for a light lunch with really good food, give this a try.

Address // 3-31-6, Gohongi, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3794-6769
Website // POPHOT Website

Food:
Decor:
Service:
Cost:



{  Artisan Terra  }

Artisan Terra
Artisan Terra
Artisan Terra

This cute bakery/pastry shop is located in Sangenjyaya right by Setagaya park and it might remind you of a Parisian bakery. We couldn’t help but notice how adorable this shop was when we first passed it so we came back on a different day just to check it out. It’s a small & cozy shop with cute decor and very friendly staff. The service was great, the breads were delicious, and we couldn’t have asked for more. Even though this place is slightly inconvenient to get to, there were many people coming in and out in the short time we were there which makes me think it’s definitely worth coming here even in the rain :)

Just to give you an idea, here are some of the items we had:
- Asparagus and bacon foccacia (263yen)
- Smoke cheese and dill bread (252yen)
- Bean bread (126yen)
- Hokkaido cabbage menchikatsu burger (357yen)

Everything we had was delicious!

Address // 2-44-11, Shimouma, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5787-8850
Website // http://www.laterre.com/artisan/

Food:
Decor:
Service:
Cost:



{  Gari gari kun Festival  }

Gari gari kun Festival 2012 Summer
Gari gari kun Festival 2012 Summer
Gari gari kun Festival 2012 Summer

It’s getting real hot and humid in Tokyo these days, the summer has definitely arrived. On days like this, I crave for ice cream, shaved ice, and popsicles. One of the famous popsicles here is called “Gari gari kun”. They have many flavors such as Soda, Grape, Pear, Grapefruit, Orange, Cola, etc, but their current most popular flavor is Pear. I happened to try the pear and it was so good and refreshing.

Anyhow, they are currently having a gari gari kun festival at Shibuya Parco and they have 7 selections of popsicles for only 100yen each. They also sell some accessories if you are a gari gari kun fan so if you happen to be in the area, stop by! The festival is from 7/14~7/25. If you can’t stop by the festival, you can still pick up your popsicle at most convenience stores and super markets :)

Gari gari kun Festival 2012 Summer
Event Info: http://www.parco.co.jp/parco/garigarikun/

Address // Parco, 15-1, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3464-5111
Website // http://www.garigarikun.jp

Food:
Decor:
Service:
Cost: