{  CENTRE the Bakery  }

CENTRE the Bakery
CENTRE the Bakery
CENTRE the Bakery
CENTRE the Bakery
CENTRE the Bakery
CENTRE the Bakery

I have never been to a “Toast” specialty store until I discovered CENTRE the Bakery and all I can say is it’s Toast Heaven!

I love Toast, bakeries, pastries, anything bread. So when I found out there’s a delicious high quality Toast Specialty cafe that opened in Ginza with lines out the door, I had to come check it out. (It usually takes about an 1-1.5hrs to purchase just the toast)

As you can see, the cafe/restaurant is adorable and has a nice ambiance. They serve 3 different types of Toast which they label on their menu “JP”, “NA”, and “EB”.

● 角食パン(北海道産の小麦粉ゆめちからを使用。湯種液種製法で作った食パン。そのまま食べるのがおすすめ)
● プルパン(米国・カナダ産の小麦粉を使用。湯種液種製法で作った食パン。そのままでも焼いてもおいしい)
● イギリスパン(北米産の小麦粉を使用。36時間低温発酵させて作った山型食パン。VILONで人気のバゲットレトロドール使用)

We tried the Toast Sampler with 3 different types of butter (they use gourmet butter such as Echire) that also comes with a glass of milk for 1050yen, Croque Madame for 1470yen, BLT Sandwich for 1260yen as well as the Club Sandwich for 1890yen.

The fun part about trying their toast sampler is that you can choose your own fancy toaster from multiple options which are displayed throughout the cafe. I have to admit it’s a little pricey for just Toast/Sandwiches (I mean who charges 6300yen for a beef cutlet sandwich?!) but if you are into beautiful high quality Toast, it may be a fun and unique experience to splurge and enjoy something different. Everything was delicious!

Toast Purchase Hours // 10am – 7pm (Toast may sell out earlier)
Lunch/Cafe Hours// 10am – 5pm
Dinner Hours // 6pm – 11pm (Different Menu. Don’t have Toast)

Address // 1-2-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3562-1016
Website // n/a

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{  SF Eats  }

SF Eats
SF Eats

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1) Delicious and juicy fried chicken sandwich. yummm. I could only eat half cause it was huge…

SF Eats
SF Eats

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2) Had to check out this new fad in SF, the artisan Toast boom. They serve coffee from Four Barrel Coffee. Lots of hipsters. Right by the famous Alamo Square ;)

SF Eats

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{  Krispy Kreme Halloween Special  }

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Halloween Special
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Halloween Special
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Halloween Special

Trick or Treat!

Look at these festive Halloween donuts by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. They are currently having a limited edition Halloween Special until 10/31. Our friends kindly brought these over the other day, it was such an awesome treat!

Included in this Halloween box set are:
- Original Glazed
- Orange Chocolate Spider
- Caramel Halloween Jack
- Purple Potato Mont Blanc
- Chocolate Iced Custard Filled

In case you didn’t know, Krispy Kreme taste the best after microwaving them for 7~8 seconds just before you eat them. It really makes a difference ;)

Website // http://krispykreme.jp/index.html




{  Bread, Espresso & — パンとエスプレッソと  }

Bread, Espresso & -- パンとエスプレッソと
Bread, Espresso & -- パンとエスプレッソと
Bread, Espresso & -- パンとエスプレッソと
Bread, Espresso & -- パンとエスプレッソと

Stopped by this bakery cafe for brunch with Miss E recently. The cafe name in English makes no sense but in Japanese, it’s pronounced “Pan to Espresso to”. They are quite famous for having a good bakery and yummy coffee. I’m sure the coffee/espresso is good because it’s from Omotesando Koffee! However, we happened to visit the cafe on a day that their espresso machine broke so we unfortunately couldn’t order their specialty drinks. FAIL.

They have 2 lunch sets on the weekends. The ‘Weekend Brunch Set’(1500yen) includes an assortment of bread, side dish, ham, butter, honey, and drink. The ‘Panini Lunch Set’(1000yen) comes with a panini of your choice, side dish, and drink. You can also pay an extra 150yen to get soy milk in your coffee if you prefer. The bread was definitely good and the paninis were decent. I’m gonna have to come back here a few more times to fully explore this place.

After we left the cafe, we were walking around Omotesando and a lady came running after us asking us if we would be ok to be photographed for a fashion magazine. At first, we were like huh? I’ve always seen street snaps in Japanese magazines but never thought we’d be asked to be in one. I guess this really does happen! After hearing more about it, Miss E and I decided to pose for the camera. We then had to fill out a short form of what we were wearing and how much each item cost, etc. I’d have to say I’m a little excited/curious/worried about how this is going to come out…sigh*

Address // 3-4-9, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5410-2040
Website // http://www.bread-espresso.jp/

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{  Currently snacking on…  }

Currently snacking on...
Currently snacking on...

Currently snacking on these adorable donuts from floresta donuts. Came across froggy and piggy this time♡ These soy donuts have really become one of my favorite treats lately.

Hope everyone is having a lovely day :)

xo,
Maki

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http://www.tokyoeats.jp/floresta-donuts/