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1. La Maison Du Chocolat [Ginza and others]tabelog.com
Chocolate lovers would know the name of La Masion Du Chocolat. The best chocolatier worldwide has five shops in Tokyo including Ginza and Aoyama. Each store has eat-in-menu to taste top-notch chocolate desserts crafted by the skilled hands. Small café is a good place for a tea break with rich chocolate after your long walk in shopping districts.
Address: 3-10-8 Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
2. Lindt Chocolat Café [Ginza and others]allabout.co.jp
Famous chocolate brand from Switzerland has cafés in Ginza and Omotesando offering various kinds of chocolate dessert menus hot and cold: soft ice cream, cakes, crepe, or fondant au chocolat. How about afternoon chocolate plate to sample all kinds? The plates of finest quality cost over 1,000 yen, but is reasonably priced for the premium quality.
HP: www.lindt.jp/contents/menu/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 7-6-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
3. Jean-Paul Hevin [Shinjuku and others]www.jph-japon.co.jp
Awarded as a ‘Best Craftsman of France,’ Jean Paul Hevin is recognized as a must-try chocolatier among chocolate lovers. His shops including Shinjuku Isetan or Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi offers chocolate bars to taste truly delicious chocolate dessert with rich cacao flavors. Set menu are priced over 1,000yen but you’ll never regret.
Address: Isetan Shinjuku B1F 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
4. B by B. [Ginza]tabelog.com
B by B. from Belgium offers 16 chocolate items with unique flavors in simple shape and its stylish café serves simple looking but refined menu. It features Belgium specialties both in drink and dessert plates as well. Which would you like for your sweet break-salty caramel flavored ice cream served with hot chocolate which is poured in front of you or Madeira served with a piece of chocolate?
HP: bbyb.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 3-4-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
5. Blondel [Ginza]tabelog.com
Blondel from Switzerland has a store in Ginza. You can taste their products purchased at the first-floor shop at the second-floor café. It offers 15 different kinds of hot chocolate at 1,300yen and about 4 kinds of chocolate cakes for 600yen. This is a place for hot chocolate lovers.
HP: blondeljapon.co.jp/cafe/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 8-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
6. Pierre Marcolini [Ginza]tabelog.com
A worldwide-popular Belgian chocolatier’s store in Ginza has a café space to taste his beautiful chocolate desserts ranging from drink to parfait or waffle. The special menu, Marcolini Curry, available only at Ginza store is full of cacao flavor and a must- try.
HP: www.pierremarcolini.jp/chocolate/ (Japanese Only)
7. 100% Chocolate Café [Kyobashi]tabelog.com
Don’t we have Japanese chocolate shops in Tokyo? Yes, we have. Meiji Seika, a major sweet manufacturer in Japan, was originally specialized in chocolate and they have chocolate shop and café on the first floor of their head office. You can sample 56 kinds of chocolate tablets for 220yen that enable you chocolate tasting of different region or recipes. Why don’t you taste cute and sweet desserts priced reasonably?
HP: www.meiji.co.jp/sweets/choco-cafe/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 2-4-16 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
8. Chocolatier Palet D’Or [Marunouchi]tabelog.com
The owner of the store has studied chocolate making under a French famous chocolatier. He is good at combine his smooth chocolate with various materials such as alcohol like Japanese sake. The must-try item, in addition to cakes, is a parfait decorated with 10 different kinds of chocolate. Good for your eyes and palates!
Address: Shin Marunouchi Blg. 1F 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
9. Del’immo [Akasaka]tabelog.com
The owner chef is a chocolatier who is also intrigued with sweet manufacturing. The cakes served at his café would tantalize all sweet lovers. Its menu indicates cacao content rate and production area of every item, so you can compare the tastes. Chocolate or not, colorful treats for your pleasant tea break!
HP: www.de-limmo.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 3-19-9 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
10. MAX BRENNER Chocolate Bar [Omotesando]tabelog.com
Israel originated and New York’s popular chocolate brand has a shop in Tokyo as well. Chocolate themed park like store offers unique take-out and eat-in menu with chocolate ranging from drinks to chocolate chunk pizza at affordable price. Why don’t you enjoy casual style chocolate break at pleasant café?
HP: www.transit-web.com/shop/max-brenner-omotesando-hills/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Omotesando Hills 1F 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
11. Minimal [Yoyogi]tabelog.com
This small bean-to-bar chocolate shop claims that it is rather specialized in cacao beans. To draw out the best flavor which individual cacao beans has to offer, they make the bars in the combination of odd shapes. You can sample all chocolate bars made from only cacao and sugar, or taste unique beverages such as cacao pulp juice, cacao-bean-craft-beer, and of course delicious chocolate drinks!
HP: mini-mal.tokyo/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 2-1-9 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
12. Chocolatier Inamura Shozo [Yanaka]www.inamura.jp
The owner chef had studied chocolate and sweets manufacturing in Switzerland and Paris. His treats are known for rich and refined taste. You can taste reasonably priced cakes or chocolate tablets of various flavors, different texture and sweetness. It is conveniently situated 2 minute walk away from JR Nippori station.
HP: www.inamura.jp/chocolatier-inamura-shozo.html (Japanese Only)
Address: 7-19-5 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
13. CACAO SAMPAKA [Marunouchi]tabelog.com
To finish the list of chocolate shops, let me add the CACAO SAMPAKA from Barcelona. Though its Marunouchi head shop doesn’t have eat-in space, its take-out menu is too popular among cacao lovers to miss out. Their cacao soft serve and hot chocolate are rich and creamy. They both are delicious.
HP: www.cacaosampaka.jp/home.html (Japanese Only)
Address: 2-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)