{  Clinton St. Baking Company  }

Clinton St. Baking Company
Clinton St. Baking Company
Clinton St. Baking Company
Clinton St. Baking Company
Clinton St. Baking Company

I have been searching for a hearty delicious breakfast joint for a while and I finally found one. Clinton Street Baking Co. came from NY and made it’s opening debut at the end of August 2013. This place has a long line out the door as almost every popular Japanese pancake place does, but since it’s in a slightly random location there could be days that you will get lucky to have a shorter line. The first time we came here was during the opening week and the lines weren’t too long so it only took about an hour to be seated. The second time we visited was around 11:30am and the line was ridiculously long so we gave up. The third time was a little earlier around 10AM on a rainy day and we only had to wait about 15min. I think this place became such a popular spot so quickly due to it’s delicious pancakes.

Pictured above are their Blueberry Pancakes + Banana Walnut Pancakes with warm maple butter for 1500yen each. Also pictured are the Huevos Rancheros (1500yen) as well as the Eggs Benedict (1600yen). We’ve also tried their chocolate scone (250yen) as well as the corn bread (250yen). Everything was so good with the single exception of the Eggs Benedict. Sadly I was very disappointed with the uber dry scone under the eggs (instead of the usual english muffin). However, their pancakes and Huevos Rancheros were both absolutely delicious. We also noticed that compared to the first time we visited, their service and kitchen flow got so much smoother which was an improvement. Come here if you want a hearty breakfast and some seriously delicious pancakes.

Their online menu: Link

Address // 5-17-1, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6450-5944
Website // http://clintonstreetbaking.co.jp/

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{  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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{  Brooklyn Ribbon Fries  }

Brooklyn Ribbon Fries
Brooklyn Ribbon Fries
Brooklyn Ribbon Fries
Brooklyn Ribbon Fries

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DISCLAIMER: Sadly, Brooklyn Ribbon Fries @ 246 Commons has close on May 31, 2014. お知らせ
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Brooklyn Ribbon Fries is one of the stores inside of 246 COMMON, a hip outdoor mobile/trailer community in the middle of Omotesando. We couldn’t help but notice these curly ribbon fries as we were passing by so we ordered the Small “spicy ribbon fries” for 500yen and it took about 5~10min for it to be served. The wait felt a little long but it was definitely worth it. We added some mayo on top of these crispy warm ribbon fries and they were so good. Even though we ordered the spicy one, they weren’t really spicy at all. Either way, this is a perfect street food snack in the middle of the cold winter and it made us happy.

Address // 246 COMMON, 3-13, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // n/a
Website // http://246common.jp/shop/brooklyn_ribbon_fries/

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{  246 Common  }

246 Common
246 Common
246 Common
246 Common

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DISCLAIMER: Sadly, 246 Commons has close on May 31, 2014. お知らせ
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246 Common is an outdoor mobile/trailer food court/farmer’s market community in the middle of Aoyama/Omotesando. They have over 20 or so very small shops which range from flower & clothing shops to bakeries, restaurants or drinks/snacks. If you’re not paying attention, you could easily miss this little gem in the middle of the busy city. Everything at 246 Common is located outdoors but there are two tents with heaters inside as well if you plan to dine here. If you’re ever in this area, I recommend checking it out.

This is what we snacked on when we came here :)

Address // 246 COMMON, 3-13, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // n/a
Website // http://246common.jp/




{  A to Z Cafe  }

A to Z Cafe
A to Z Cafe
A to Z Cafe

This popular cafe is shockingly crowded for being in the most random spot… I’m really not sure how people know about this place on the fifth floor of an unassuming building at the end of a small side street? Perhaps there’s a lot of Yoshitomo Nara fans because this cafe is designed by him. Yoshitomo Nara is a famous pop artist from Japan who has had exhibits in places such as MoMA in NY and Moca in LA. This place was recommended to us by a friend so we decided to check it out since we were in the area.

As soon as you walk in, it’s filled with Yoshitomo’s work and there is a small cottage in the center that has many of his artwork pieces inside. The food was pretty good and we saw many couples and friends who were there to enjoy the afternoon. My only wish is that they differentiated the smoking and non-smoking sections a little better. A quiet neighborhood place to take a break from shopping in the hustle and bustle of Omotesando.

Address // 5F, 5-8-3, MinamiAoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5464-0281
Website // http://atozcafe.exblog.jp/

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