Known as one of the Top 3 pastry chef’s in Japan, Toshi Yoroizuka, just opened a new venture called Quiche Yoroizuka in a few locations around Tokyo. This location in Minami Aoyama opened on October 16th, 2016.
Since opening, the cafe has been quite crowded with long lines but the concept is pretty simple and easy. The price point is opposite from his salon in Roppongi Midtown. (Blogged about here).
This cafe has both savory and sweet quiches and it’s pretty affordable. We came here for a little dessert and the pudding quiche was 280yen while the apple pie quiche was 380yen. Nothing fancy but if you are a Yoroizuka fan and if you happen to be in the area for something light, this could be a nice quick stop.
Address // 1F, 5-10-19, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6451-1370
Website // http://www.1016.co.jp/quicheyoroizuka/
Toshi Yoroizuka is known as one of the top 3 pastry chef’s in Japan and he is famous for his exquisite desserts. I had an amazing opportunity to be part of a French film documentary with both Toshi Yoroizuka and Christophe Adam, a Michelin-rated French pastry chef. This was such a surreal experience, I still can’t believe it happened and I’d have to say that my experience and review may be just a little biased :)
Although I’ve tried Toshi Yoroizuka’s desserts before, I’ve never had the chance to dine at his salon in Roppongi Midtown until now. Let me tell you, it’s a completely different experience compared to simply purchasing his desserts to-go. His salon is a cool chic space with 14 seats. Chef Yoroizuka explained that he never plans to make the seating space larger because this personal feeling/atmosphere cannot be achieved if it becomes too big.
Dining at his salon is a MUST if you are into sweets. It is such a special experience as you get to enjoy freshly made pastries that can only be savored to the fullest when they are just made. For example, I had the mouth-watering ‘Watermelon mille-feuille’ (1200 yen) which is a seasonal dessert that includes watermelon from Tottori, puff pastry straight from the oven, and is topped with homemade salted ice cream. This perfectly constructed masterpiece can only be appreciated within minutes of its creation since the delicate balance of the ingredients would quickly collapse. I literally melted after my first bite. It was SO good. In fact, everyone kept taking bites off of my plate! (Please note that the menu changes frequently so you may not be able to eat the same items.)