La Pâtisserie des Rêves, Kyoto

La Pâtisserie des Rêves, “Pastry Shop of Dreams”, famous for reinventing the classics of French pastries. Everytime I’m in Kyoto I always pass by La Pâtisserie des Rêves when it is closed. While I was trying to catch more autumn leaves I passed by the shop again and it was opened! Being the curious person I am, I ducked in to have a look – but I did not come out empty handed :)

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

The futuristic layout of the store with the desserts trapped in light bulbs – aren’t they just screaming to be rescued?

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

La Pâtisserie des Rêves


I got the vanilla and coffee flavoured calisson frais, The vanilla one had two layers – a biscuit base with a vanilla filling, covered in a thin crunchy white chocolate coating. It tasted good but pricey for just biscuits. I would rather spend the money on more cake.

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

Vanilla and Coffee Callison Frais (189 Yen each ~ $2.30 AUD each)

After much consideration I choose the Saint-Honoré – look how beautiful it is, topped off with beautiful folds of vanilla Chantilly crème and cream puffs dipped in caramelised sugar. Looks were not deceiving, it was absolutely delicious – biting through the brittle caramelised sugared top into puff pastry and cream, while eating the thick Chantilly crème from the side. It doesn’t stop there, the feuille at the bottom had two long pastry caramel-glued on with a long row of chiboust filled in between.

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

Saint-Honoré (525 Yen ~ $6.40 AUD)

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

Seconds anyone? I need to run back to try and eat the entire collection. That is how in love I am with La Pâtisserie des Rêves :D

6 comments for “La Pâtisserie des Rêves, Kyoto

  1. Priscilla
    January 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    This looks so cool the bulbs over the desserts and im glad this dessert tasted heavenly!! It looks divine *drools* Im quite envious of your dessert trips in Japan so much more to try and many different places with different things to offer!!
    Your blog is diabetes galore HAHAH <3

    • January 4, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      HAHAHAHA, thanks Pris!! I need to go on more dessert trips, I feel like I haven’t been to much these days. Although I think I’m in the wrong country for desserts, should have gone to France since most of the patisseries I go to are French :P

  2. devia
    August 31, 2014 at 10:49 am

    hi, this place looks cool! and your pictures are awesome! fortunately I plan to visit Kyoto in this coming October, and would like to visit this place:) would you kindly give me its address, and a bit of direction from Kyoto station if possible? thanks so much for your kind response! :)

    • September 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks devia for dropping by, managed to find the address online:
      518 Washio-chô. Kodaiji-kitamonmae-dori Shimogawara-higashihairu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto.

      Are you taking the JR line? I used to take the Hankyu line (Kawaramachi station) so I don’t really know my way from the Kyoto station. Though this website seems to have a google map for the store that might be handy for you:

  3. September 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I’ve just made a note to check this place out on our trip there! Uber excited – it looks fab!

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