8 Irresistible Bakeries that You Must Try in Shinjuku
Shinjuku is one of the gourmet headquarters of Tokyo. So you can expect awesome bakeries to be found in this neighborhood and here are 8 of the best! From old favorites to innovative creations, each joint has its flavor of its own! Let the enticing aroma of fresh baked breads guide you to the one you like the best!
Oct 20 2016
1. Gontran Cherrier
Highly popular bakery Gontran Cherrier’s top sellers are croissants and mont blanc. Flaky on the outside, melt in your mouth fluffiness in the inside, their croissant is a pure delicacy. The mont blanc catches your attention immediately, with its soaring shape made of a buttery, crunchy puff pastry shell. Inside is generously filled with chestnut cream, its sweetness is just right and not too overwhelming. Gontran Cherrier is a definite go-to choice for many bakery lovers of Shinjuku.
Open: every day 7:30 am-10 pm
HP: gontran-cherrier.jp (Japanese Only)
Address: 2−2−1 Shinjuku Southern Terrace, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
2. Le Petit Mec Tokyo
Le Petit Mec was born in Kyoto back in 1998, the Shinjuku branch has been embraced by the locals and became one of their favorites. Their breads have been enthusiastically approved by the French customers, this can be a proof of their authenticity. Le Petit Mec particularly take pride in their baguettes, including some variations like jambon cru, chocolat, or citron. They get full support from Shinjuku’s bakery/bread purists.
Open：every day 11am-9pm
Address: 3-30−13 Shinjuku Marui Honkan, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
3. Bakery & Restaurant Sawamurawww.b-sawamura.com
Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura hails from the mountain resort Karuizawa. Sawamura Shinjuku branch, located inside NEWoMan, pumps out 80 different products, including Karuizawa specialties. Their baker’s pizzas, made with homemade ricotta, special bolognaise sauce and anchovy, are perfect for lunch or dinner. In the evening, special dishes are created to go with the bread and wine, for a fine dining experience. Sawamura stays open until 4am, as a place to enjoy excellent bakery products almost around the clock, fans flock from far and wide.
Open：every day 7am-4am
HP: www.b-sawamura.com (Japanese Only)
Address: 5-24-55 NEWoMan SHINJUKU 2F, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
4. Le Pain de Joël Robuchon
This bakery run by none other than the famous French chef Joël Robuchon is located inside Shinjuku NEWoMan. The store is filled with enticing creations, you will have a hard time to decide which one to choose. Some of the options such as a bread bowl filled with tender beef cooked in red wine or three variations of tartines make a lovely dinner. There is a dining area inside the shop, so you can also enjoy a pleasant meal accompanied by a quality wine on the spot.
Open: 8 am - 10 pm
Address: 4-1-6 NEWoMan SHINJUKU 1F Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
5. Amanoya: Keio Department Store Shinjuku
Everyone loves Ama no Ya’s famous, state of art egg sandwiches! They are sold in dainty packages, perfect for casual gifts - for family, friends, colleagues or, of course, for yourself. Their winning recipe makes the omelette thick, smooth, fluffy and savory, accented with a mixture of mustard and mayonnaise. It is a uniquely Japanese treat, and makes a wonderful accompaniment to your drink as well.
Open: 10 am - 8:30 pm
HP: amanoya.tokyo (Japanese Only)
Address: Keio Department Store MB1F, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
6. Bakery Donsuke
Around the corner from busy streets, Panya-no-Donsuke (Bakery Donsuke) is a hidden gem, a staunch favorite of the local fans. You will find some wonderfully original creations unique to Japan, such as fluffy buns filled with sweet bean paste, custard cream bread with raisins, or chocolate cornets, just to name a few. They also offer daily specials or limited time offer items, so there is always be a surprise every time you visit.
Open: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Closed：Monday, Sunday & National Holidays
Address: 7-13-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
7. Fauchon: Shinjuku Takashimaya
From old favorites to innovative creations, Fauchon is especially popular with the ladies. Their various baguettes, Pain roulè au chocolat with its chocolaty aroma and discreet sweetness, and Pain Griller Framboise with the brilliant red of the raspberry jam are some of the best sellers. Fauchon’s beautiful creations are delicious also aesthetically.
Address: 5-24-2 B1F Shinjuku Takashimaya, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
8. PAUL: Keio Shinjuku
Located at the basement of the Keio department store next to the Shinjuku station, Paul is a great place for lunch. You can choose between a salad course or a quiche course, with an option for dessert. One drink is included in the set price, as well as a delicious, quality bread buffet. Arrive hungry!
Address: 1-1-4 B1F Keio Department Store, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo (Google Map)
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.