Tokyo changes so much in 3 years with many new stores popping up. Thanks to Pokemon Master S and A who gave me the tip to come to Gontran Cherrier, it was a place I did not miss when I exited the Shinjuku station. For the few days we were in Tokyo, we came here for breakfast 3 times – yep we really loved this place.
When you pick up the tongs and the croissants break at the slightest touch, you know you are in for the crispiest treat. Each bite into the flakey and crisp croissants exposed the puffy, airy interior. Such a buttery satisfying taste and when you get them fresh out of the oven it is heaven on earth.
Layers and layers of crispy pastry made this pain au chocolat the best I’ve ever had – just look how flakey they are in the picture! Two lines of dark chocolate ran down the middle of it that was slightly oozie and gave it that sweet kick we all want. The funny thing was that when I was there, there were 2 French people and I saw them go up for seconds. Definitely a good sign right?
Pain au Chocolat (¥260)
Herb spiced bread with cubes of avocado, ham and cheese. It wasn’t bad and they heat it up for you but it was no croissant.
Matcha cookie top that had a bitter taste and actually tasted like matcha. For me the buttery, flakey loveliness of a croissant didn’t fuse together with the bittersweet matcha taste. Also, layers of the croissant were squashed because of the cookie dough so at some parts it was a quarter croissant and three quarters cookie. I also came at a time that it wasn’t straight from the oven so it didn’t make me love it as much as the others.
Cheap and amazing croissant – there isn’t much more to say but I would come back to these guys if I was ever in Tokyo again :) Also for us Australians, Gontran Cherrier has very recently (a few weeks ago) opened a store up in Melbourne – I hope it tastes as good as it did in Tokyo.
〒151-0053 Tokyo, 渋谷区Yoyogi, 2−2−1 新宿サザンテラス内