{  Nicolai Bergmann  }

Nicolai Bergmann
Nicolai Bergmann
Nicolai Bergmann
Nicolai Bergmann
Nicolai Bergmann

This is another Aoyama Flower Market Tea House type of cafe that is located in Aoyama/Omotesando. Nicolai Bergmann, a florist from Denmark, is known for his contemporary flower arrangements and he has a cafe inside of his beautiful flagship store in Tokyo. As soon as you walk into the flower shop/cafe, you feel like you’re surrounded by beautiful flower arrangements and greenery that are contemporary modern chic.

This garden cafe offers simple lunch options such as sandwiches and salads. My friend and I both chose the sandwich lunch set which comes with soup of the day, a small salad, drink, and a choice of sandwich for 1470yen. The open face sandwich set includes 2 open face sandwiches, the soup of the day, a small salad and drink for 1575yen. Everything we had was seasoned and flavored well. Loved every bite of it. If you enjoy beautiful flower arrangements, want to get a nice gift, or just simple enjoy greenery and tasty sandwiches, stop by here.

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デンマーク出身のフラワーアーティスト、ニコライ・バーグマン氏が手掛けたカフェです。店内は青山フラワーマーケットティーハウスのように緑が溢れていて、お花に包まれながら自然の中でお食事をしている気分になります。友人とゆっくり心地よい時間を過ごすことが出来ました。

ランチにはサンドウィッチやサラダから選べます。
サンドウィッチセット:お好きなサンドウィッチ+サラダ+スープ+紅茶orコーヒー(1470円)
デンマークを代表する料理「スモーブロー」セット:お好きなスモープロー2個+サラダ+スープ+紅茶orコーヒー(1575円)

たくさんあるサンドウィッチの中から私達はチキンサンドウィッチを注文。味付けもしっかりされていて、センスのいいフラワーアレンジメントや緑に囲まれとても癒される空間でした。客層は女性が多かったですが、男性の方も一人でいらしたりしていたので男性でも入りやすそうなお店でした。表参道にあるまたまた素敵なお店の一つです。

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Address // 1F, 5-7-2, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5464-0824
Website // http://www.nicolaibergmann.co.jp/en

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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




{  Nakamura Tokichi — 中村藤吉  }

Nakamura Tokichi 中村藤吉
Nakamura Tokichi 中村藤吉
Nakamura Tokichi 中村藤吉
Nakamura Tokichi 中村藤吉

Nakamura Tokichi is a restaurant/cafe located in Uji, Kyoto. Uji has become quite famous for their Matcha/green tea and Nakamura Tokichi is one of the most popular places to dine in the area. They serve meals such as matcha soba as well as matcha sweets in a very traditional setting/ambiance. Since the main branch and the nearby Byodoin branch are walking distance from each other, you can choose to dine at one or the other depending on which has a longer wait. We actually ended up going to the Main branch first but it was way too crowded so we walked over to the Byodoin branch and got a seat right away.

We ordered the matcha soba noodle lunch set for 1100yen and the seasonal cha soba special lunch set for 1200yen. The set comes with rice, pickles, and a small dessert as well. Everything was tasty and enjoyed our meal. Both locations are beautifully designed so I think you would enjoy either one. Don’t miss this place if you are near Uji, Kyoto.

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Related Posts on Kyoto:
1) Hirobun
2) Nakamura Tokichi
3) Kyoto Trip
4) Kyoto Cafes
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Address for Main Branch // 10, Ichiban Uji, Uji-shi, Kyoto, Japan (map)
Phone Number for Main Branch // 0774-22-7800
Address for Byodoin Branch // 5-1 Renge Uji, Uji-shi Kyoto, Japan (map)
Phone Number for Byodoin Branch // 0774-22-9500
Website // http://www.tokichi.jp/english/

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{  Marunouchi Reading Style  }

Marunouchi Reading Style
Marunouchi Reading Style
Marunouchi Reading Style
Marunouchi Reading Style
Marunouchi Reading Style

“KITTE” is a new mall produced by the Japan Postal Service which opened this past Spring. Kitte means ‘stamp’ in Japanese and this building/mall is one of the most happening places right now especially opening right in front of the newly renovated Tokyo Station. It’s been a few months since the opening and the long lines have calmed down a bit so now might be a good time to go check it out.

Marunouchi Reading Style is located inside KITTE on the 4th floor. It’s a cafe/book store/shop all-in-one. The cafe serves small meals, desserts and refreshments so it’s an easy spot to take a break. The best part of this cafe is, you can read any books from the store at your table while you are dining at the cafe. There’s even an area to return your books to when you’re done reading them.

Might be fun to check out both Tokyo Station and KITTE on the same day and enjoy a nice afternoon here since they’re so close to each other.

Address // KITTE 4F, 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6256-0830
Website // http://jptower-kitte.jp/shop/409.html

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{  Rainbow Pancake  }

Rainbow Pancake
Rainbow Pancake
Rainbow Pancake
Rainbow Pancake

I stumbled upon this pancake shop after having coffee at Identity Coffee as it’s in the same plaza!

Rainbow Pancake is located in the back-alleys of Harajuku/Meijijingumae so the line is not as long as other popular pancake shops in the area. In total we waited about 30~40min which wasn’t too bad since they take your order while you’re standing in line so you get your pancakes pretty quickly after you get seated.

Their pancakes taste exactly how they look. Fluffy, soft, and yummy. With all the whipped cream and sauces, you might think these pancakes would taste too sweet but they were flavored perfectly and they are snack-sized so it’s easy to finish the entire dish by yourself. I personally enjoyed the ‘Seasonal Fruit Pancake’ (1300yen) which has a ton of delicious whipped cream. The other pancake pictured above is their most popular item + the chef’s recommendation: the ‘Macadamia nut sauce Pancake’ (1200yen). It comes with a small sugared fork and knife pancake cookie(?) that was such a cute touch. They do have savory pancakes too but I would definitely go for the sweet ones here.

Address // 2F, 4-28-4, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6434-0466
Website // http://www.rainbowpancake.net/

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