Here in Tokyo, summer is still in full swing. If you are looking for a cooling refreshment, why don’t you try some cool summer desserts at these three cafes? It’s a great way to spend some time forgetting about the heat. The desserts featured in this article are Japanese-style afternoon tea, Asian sweets, and extraordinary fruit parfaits.
Enjoy Japanese-style afternoon tea on a terrace
RESTAURANT 1899 OCHANOMIZU is a Japanese restaurant with the theme: “eating tea”. Our recommendation for spending your time there is having Japanese-style afternoon tea on their spacious terrace.
RESTAURANT 1899 OCHANOMIZU is known for its tea beverages. Especially their “Matcha latte” is extremely popular among matcha fans because you can choose how much matcha powder you want in your drink.
If you want to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea, we recommend the “1899 Afternoon Tea”.
The cafe-restaurant is located in a quiet neighborhood. Enjoy delicious Japanese-style sweets on the comfortable terrace surrounded by greenery!
RESTAURANT 1899 OCHANOMIZU
3-4 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://g.page/1899ochanomizu?share
Nearest stations: Ochanomizu Station, Kanda Station, Shin-Ochanomizu Station, Awajicho Station, Ogawamachi Station
Authentic and healthy Taiwanese sweets
Opened in 2015, “Tokyo Mamehana Kobo” was Tokyo’s first traditional Taiwanese douhua, or tofu pudding, specialty shop. Their douhua (“tofa” in Japanese) is made without preservatives or fragrances and has a smooth, mild taste.
Douhua is an Asian dessert with a long tradition in Taiwan. The dessert is made by hardening soy milk with bittern and serving it with syrup. Douhua made it to Japan in the wake of the “Taiwan boom” some years ago.
The shop always has more than 7 types of toppings, and the price doesn’t change even if you put them all on! According to the shop staff, having up to 3 types of toppings is common in Taiwan meaning that this douhua is even more luxurious than in Taiwan?!
You can choose hot or cold douhua. In summer, you can get a special version with frozen sherbet-like syrup as a special topping!
TOKYO MAMEHANA KOBO
1-19 Kanda-Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/snUAyHMVzpGATL746
Nearest stations: Ogawamachi Station, Awajicho Station, Shin-Ochanomizu Station, Ochanomizu Station, Kanda Station
How about a sweet and juicy exquisite fruit parfait?
“Fruit de Saison” is known as a popular cafe where you can taste fresh seasonal fruits and croissants. The cafe has a lot of fans!
The menu depends on the season and on the fruits that are available at the time. The most popular dishes are their gorgeous fruit parfaits. The price of each parfait is around 2000 yen because of the high quality of the fruits used. But it’s worth it! If you love fruits, you won’t regret it. The parfait is so voluminous that it overflows from the cup, but once you start eating, you won’t be able to stop until everything is gone!
What surprised me was the wide range of customers. There were a lot of mid-aged male customers, young couples, groups of female customers, and regulars who seemed to have been visiting this cafe for many years. The cafe is an old-fashioned fruit parlor with a calm atmosphere that is perfect for fruit-lovers all over the world!
Fruits de Saison
4-11-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/cdLdvXN7AR4yYPoR9
Nearest stations: Suehirocho Station, Akihabara Station