There’s a popular bagel shop in the middle of Shirokanetakanawa neighborhood where you can get freshly baked bagels. It’s a tiny shop with almost no signage so it’s easy to miss, unless there happens to be a line out the door when you visit.
They serve a variety of different bagels, including: plain, sesame, poppy, onion, everything, 7grain honey, 7grain fig, blueberry, salt, cinnamon raisin, and more all costing between 200~250yen. My friends and I all decided to get some sandwiches as you can see from the pictures above — we selected a choice of any bagel + a “half-sized” ingredient (+300yen). If you get the “regular-sized” ingredient, it’s +400yen (but “half-size” was plenty). Most of us got the egg salad for the sandwich and you can add tomato, lettuce, etc for extra. All the ingredients are listed on their website so you can check out if you’re allergic to anything. They make your sandwich to order so the service is a little slow but the staff is friendly and nice. Overall the bagels were yummy, but not amazing. Still, it’s good to know there’s a place where you can get decent bagels in Tokyo when you have a craving.
Note that you cannot dine here, it’s only for take out.
Address // 1-15-22, Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // n/a
Website // http://www.maruichibagel.com
I haven’t really craved or eaten bagels in Japan yet but after passing by this bagel cafe a few times now we finally decided to give it a try :) It was a rainy day but it still got packed by lunch time with families, friends, couples and some single guests who were just spending their morning reading a book.
Junoesque serves a wide range of bagels, all the way from classics such as plain and sesame to Japanese flavors such as edamame-spinach and black soy bean. I ordered the smoke salmon and cream cheese sandwich on a tomato bagel which included a small salad and drink for 780yen and it was pretty tasty. Couldn’t believe how cheap it was but then the portion was quite small so it made sense. The other plate we ordered was the lunch set for 780yen which included the bagel sandwich of the day, small salad, french fries, and a drink. All in all it was a nice easy breakfast/lunch spot and I recommend it for families with young children / babies as well.
Address // 7-2-9, Okusawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5758-2557
Website // www.junoesque.jp