Hello! Today’s post is a collection of breakfasts I ate. Everyone knows Starbucks, but in Japan there are a lot of other cafe chains. They all pretty much serve the same thing, but have their own different surprises here and there.
All these cafes serve breakfast sets every morning which are fairly affordable; they give you a sandwich and a drink (coffee or tea, as always) for a couple hundred yen.
Starting off with my favourite—my goal when I came in the spring was to eat a sakura chiffon cake, which had to be pink and covered with cream. Thanks, MorivaThe set also came with a sakura ice blended drink, just to complete all that attractive pink goodness.
A no-frills toast set at Doutor! I thought it was cute how they gave me something called Toast Fresh to spread over the slices. It turned out to just be butter, but it was good butter.
They also have a lot of small snacks at the counter, like cookies and scones and tiny cakes. This is a baked sweet potato confectioneryIt’s golden and soft and tastes like a dream.
St. Marc Cafe
This chain is known for their bakery menu, and the Chococro chocolate croissant is their trademark item! They usually have other flavours too, like matcha and almond. During the spring season I got to try the strawberry ChococroEven the paper wrapper is cute!
Off to Hawaii for the morningOr at least, a Hawaii-born cafe that looks like a trendy island shack and smells like roasted beans. This ended up being a slightly more indulgent breakfast—I tried the malasada, which are basically sugared donuts, in both vanilla and cinnamon. They’re Hawaiian treats and very fluffy
And this place is my dad’s favourite! He always gets the same kind of ham sandwich. But since I like sweets right from the get-go I got the french toast to start my morning
Matcha, sweet azuki and cream in one blissful cup
Another sakura-flavoured cake! This was a simpler pound cake and considerably less fancy, but still pink nonetheless and therefore something I had to try.
I’ll leave the savoury food to my dadThey call this a pizza avvolte. It’s basically wrapped up dough with pizza filling, tucked up nice and snug inside. Kind of like a hot, toasty pocket.
Well then, till next time—when I can round up more breakfast reports in Japan!