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1. Gontran Cherrier

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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 7:30am-10pm

HP: gontran-cherrier.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 2−2−1 Shinjuku Southern Terrace, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

2. Le Petit Mec Tokyo

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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 “Pains” 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 Sawamura

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Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura hails from the mountain resort Karuizawa. Sawamura Shinjuku branch, located inside NEWoMan, pumps out 80 different products, including Karuizawa specialties. Baker’s pizzas, made with homemade ricotta, special bolognaise sauce and anchovy, are perfect for lunch or dinner. In the evening, special menu is 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

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A 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. Bread bowl filled with tender beef cooked in red wine, or three variations of tartines for example, 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:8am-10pm

HP: www.robuchon.jp  

Address: 4-1-6 NEWoMan SHINJUKU 1F Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

5.  Ten no ya:  Keio Department Store Shinjuku

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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:10am-8:30pm

HP: amanoya.tokyo (Japanese Only)

Address: Keio Department Store MB1F, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

6. Bakery Donsuke

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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, some can only be found in this charming little joint, such as fluffy bun filled with sweet bean paste or custard cream with raisins, 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 them.

Open:7:30am-6:30pm

Closed:Monday, Sunday & National Holidays

Address: 7-13-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

7. Fauchon: Shinjuku Takashimaya

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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, 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. 

Open:10am-8pm

Address: 5-24-2 B1F Shinjuku Takashimaya, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

8. PAUL: Keio Shinjuku

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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!

Open:10am-8:30pm

Address: 1-1-4  B1F Keio Department Store, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo (Google Map)

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