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A perfect brunch at Shiba Park with a view of the Tokyo Tower

All-you-can-eat bread spreads

What do the Japanese eat for breakfast? A Japanese breakfast mostly consists of rice, a miso soup, and Tamagoyaki. So, it’s mostly warm food. When the Japanese eat a western breakfast, they would probably eat toast, eggs, ham, and salad. No matter what kind of breakfast they eat, there is always a wide range of food to choose from. Breakfast in Japan is fun!!
However, I personally love brunch even more than breakfast. I am always looking for the perfect brunch restaurant in Tokyo. In Shiba Park I found it!

"Le Pain Quotidien Shiba Koen"

“Le Pain Quotidien Shiba Koen”

The restaurant with the perfect brunch is located in the Shiba Park, near the Tokyo Tower and the Zojoji Temple. It is the “Le Pain Quotidien Shiba Koen” that opens every day at 7:30 am.

The bakery area

The bakery area

When you enter the shop, you first enter a bakery area. You can buy bread and drinks here and eat outside on the terrace in front of the shop. There are benches and tables under big sun screens. Or you can make a picnic at Shiba Park! (Intriguing!)

The bakery area

Anyway, my goal was to make a brunch, so my friends and I went past the bakery to the restaurant area.

From the tables at the back part of the restaurant, you have can actually get a glimpse of the Tokyo Tower. In front of the large windows is a lot of green – really relaxing!

A perfect brunch in Tokyo: The restaurant area

The restaurant area

Tokyo Tower rising from bamboo and trees

Tokyo Tower rising from bamboo and trees

I had a look at the menu… “I can not decide! I want to eat everything on the menu!” For a moment, my stomach was about to win against my rational mind.

Actually, that’s not a big surprise. “Le Pain Quotidien” is a bakery restaurant chain from Belgium. That’s why there is the best bread from countries around Belgium: baguettes from France and healthy multi-grain bread from Germany. There are also trends such as Eggs Benedict and avocado toast, which are very popular in Tokyo. A special feature of the restaurant is vegan food, which is still very rare in Tokyo.

Menu

After I thought about it for a long time, I decided to go for avocado toast. But the Tartines, Belgian waffles, Oatmeal, Asai-Bowl, omelets, the brunch set with smoked salmon also looked tempting.

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

Omelets and bread plate

Omelets and bread plate

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

 

Jam and bread spreads

All-you-can-eat bread spreads

All-you-can-eat bread spreads

After the food came, I learned that the specialty of the restaurant is a wide range of jam and bread spreads. Jam is all-you-can-eat. I had an avocado toast, where my bread was already covered with avocado paste… Oh no! I wouldn’t be able to try the chocolate paste … (However, the avocado toast was extremely delicious)

All-you-can-eat bread spreads

My friends who had ordered omelets gave me some of their bread. Thanks a lot! So I could still taste the white chocolate paste. Wow! The paste was not too sweet and tasted delicious! Honestly, the paste can also be eaten without bread – that’s how delicious it is!

Cafe Latte

By the way, I had ordered a cafe latte. The coffee came in a large bowl. Look how cute the coffee looks! With great coffee and delicious food, the restaurant is the perfect place to spend several hours chatting and relaxing with your friends.

Chatting with friends

From the restaurant, it’s not far to Hamamatsucho or Azabu-Juban. From here, you can start your exploration tour through the city. Or you can come over during sightseeing and have a break.

How about a nice bunch surrounded with green plants and a Tokyo Tower view?


 

Le Pain Quotidien Shiba Koen

3-3-1 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo
Monday – Sunday: 7: 30 – 22: 00 (21: 00 L.O.)

HP: http://www.lepainquotidien.jp/store/shibakoen/

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I was born and raised in Kiel/Germany. When I was 16 I came to Japan for the first time. I fell in love with this beautiful country, so I returned after my university graduation. Since then, I have been living in Tokyo - and I don't plan to change anything about that ;-) My hobbies are taking a stroll around the city, taking photos and drinking coffee.

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