Matsunosuke NY is an apple pie shop opened by Akiko Hirano. The shop is named after her grandfather Matunosuke. It’s a small sweets shop that also serves cheesecakes and pancakes but we only tried their apple pies — the “big apple pie” & the “sour cream apple pie”. They were both good and not overly sweet – which is a big plus for me since I’m not a fan of super sweet desserts.
If you’re lucky enough to get a window seat, you’ll be able to people watch all the fashionable people passing by through the large window. It’s a nice place to visit for a tea/coffee break or an afternoon snack.
Address // 29-9, Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5728-3868
Website // www.matsunosukepie.com
Cafe Michelangelo is a good looking cafe with a European feel that is always crowded with a line out the door. It’s located directly across the street from Daikanyama T-site. We’ve been wanting to try it for a while now, so I’m happy to report that we finally got to check it out. As the name suggests, the cafe serves Italian food so we started off with a minestroni soup and got the panino set. We shared three of their Panino’s: Focaccia Bolognese, Focaccia al Prosciutto, and Focaccia alla Caprese. They were all good but my favorite was the Focaccia Bolognese.
The food is good but the high-end location and the wonderful ambiance are what really attract people to this cafe/restaurant. It was not as cozy as I hoped it would be, but it was a nice place to grab a meal or to have tea on the weekends.
Address // 29-3, Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3770-9517
Website // www.aso-net.jp/michelangelo