Dominique Ansel Bakery

Located about an equal distance from Omote-sando station and Meiji-jingumae (Harajuku) station is the Dominique Ansel Bakery. A cafe/bakery in Tokyo that serves some pretty interesting and unique sweets. It’s also insanely popular and thus usually pretty packed. As soon as you arrive grab yourself a seat and then get in line for food.

Dominique Ansel is the creator of the donut-croissant hybrid, the cronut. The bakery offers these and a ton of other things including seasonal specialties like pumpkin pie. (You’ve got to arrive early to even hope to get one of these). I arrived later in the day and ordered their frozen s’more and cookie shot.

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The frozen s’more is ice cream dipped in chocolate and inside of a honey marshmallow. After ordering one they’ll torch it for you. The cookie shot is a chocolate chip cookie with the inside lined in chocolate and filled full of milk.

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After you order they’ll give you a number then they’ll call out these numbers in English and Japanese for pick up, they’ll check it with your receipt. There is a second floor but it requires a reservation. The first floor does not.Ā  I enjoyed both of these sweets though it was a ton of sugar. They were fun to try.

 

Dominique Ansel Bakery is open from 10am until 7pm daily.

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