Also within walking distance of Dominique Ansel Bakery and Magnolia Bakery, you’ll find Aoyama Flower Market. Only the Aoyama Flower Market in Omotesando is where you will find a hidden away cafe out the back. This is a place that will transport you away from the tornado of people in Tokyo to a quiet oasis that is like a greenhouse.
What piped my curiosity was their amazing looking flower parfait. Starting with a fragrant rose jelly that then folded into layers of cream, mousse, sponge cake and ice cream. A highlight was the sweet relief from the slight tartness from the blueberry mousse. At the bottom you’ll find granola that gave a crunchy texture. Granola seems quite popular in Japanese desserts but I’m not a fan as it destroyed the delicate balance of flavours with it’s overpowering taste. Sprinkled on top were dried strawberries that gave a tasty sweetness. There was also a dried rose but it was stale and weird in my mouth – not sure if this is what dried roses taste like?
Flower Parfait (¥918)
Aoyama Flower Market Tea House is so gorgeous and beautiful with an amazing atmosphere – the Japanese definitely know how to make cafes and restaurants. The flower parfait I got was pretty as a picture but sadly it was too breakfast like for my taste. If you don’t mind granola in your dessert than this would be your thing.
Aoyama Flower Market
107-0062 Tokyo, Minato, Minamiaoyama, 5 Chome−1−2, 青山エリービル1F