What sound does a rabbit make?
In Omotesando there’s an adorable cafe that celebrates bunnies by serving them as desserts. At the Nicolas Charles Cafe, everything—food, decorations, waiters—is dressed up as bunnies. Customers complete the experience when they put on the bunny ears provided at the entrance
The cafe is especially famous for their desserts, but they don’t just have sweets on the menu. Their lunch plate is a luxurious combo of meat, salad and a happy rabbit made of rice. It looks like something out of a kid’s menu, but don’t be fooled—it costs ¥1,800. In fact they call it the “Children’s Lunch for Adults”
And this is what I came for. Their sweetsThe rabbit cream puffs are classic bestsellers and come in a lot of flavours and colours. This one is a strawberry and rose jelly cream puff, but it was a limited edition that came with a face.
There’re also the other regular flavours like this whipped cream and custard.
And raspberry apple, with the cutest heart pattern printed over the chocolate.
I got a rabbit parfait for sharingThis is the kuromitsu mochi parfait (¥1,030), with crunchy choux rusks as the base, cream, feuillantine chocolate, coffee jelly, custard pudding, and topped with choux pastry and a scoop of caramel ice cream for the bunny head.
That is a tall order…literally.
Not everything is adorned with rabbit ears—this elaborate french toast set is perfect just the way it is. Soft toast crowned with a pillowy heap of cream and juicy berries, yum
I couldn’t get a good picture, but my mom had this jar salad with quinoa and smoked salmon. It was layered with cream cheese and vegetables, and she really liked it. If you need a break from all that sugar, have some health in a jar
There’re balloons bobbing about at the top! They cover every part of the ceiling, and you can pull one down and let it float back up again anytime. The whole cafe is just whimsical like that; there are cute ornaments from France and bunny figurines propped up around the tables.
You can buy tiny merchandise at the entrance like these fuzzy key chains too.
I ended up getting one of the cream puffs to goAs much as I wish I could go back and buy one of everything on the menu to try, the Nicolas Charles cafe is pretty pricey. It has a French menu designed by a famous patissier in intensely kawaii fashion—well worth the price paid but probably best savoured as an occasional special treat.