Updated: July 19, 2017
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Honey Toast: a divinely rich dessert you'll love!

Honey toast is a popular dessert in Japan, as well as many other areas in Asia. Some say it originates from Hokkaido, but that isn't entirely clear. In any case, Tokyo has some great shops where they serve it that you should definitely try! Beware though, it has an extremely high calorie content! Here are a 5 selected shops in Tokyo.

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What is honey toast?

If you haven't heard of it, this is what it is: bread from which the inside is cut into little cubes, caramelized, then packed back inside and topped usually with ice cream, fruits, and of course honey. Needless to say, it'll satisfy your sweet tooth if you ever had one.

Honey Toast Cafe

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Honey Toast Cafe is definitely one of the most popular place to have the treat in Tokyo. It is located at a 3 minute walk from JR Akihabara Station Denkigai exit.
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This shop has freshly baked honey toasts that are fluffy and extremely delicious! Popular choices are: chocolate and banana honey, pudding with a hot caramel sauce, chocolate and custard, maple-vanila toast, ice cream and banana slices are available as toppings. English menus are available. Prices are approximately 1000 yen.

Miyabi Cafe

The famous shop from Kyoto now has a store in Asakusa, Tokyo! Just a 3 minute walk from the Asakusa Station!
Miyabi is famous for its danish pastries. As such, their honey toast's particularity is that it uses danish-like bread! So buttery and sweet! Among the many divine choices, you should try the tiramisu toast for 800 yen, uji-cha and brown sugar 800 yen, or just the plain honey toast for 700 yen which is also very fulling! You can also add a coffee to your honey toast for just about 200 yen!

Ken's Coffee Shop

This Ginza shop with excellent quality is sure to satisfy your honey toast craving! Just a three minute walk from the Higashi Ginza Station. Located on a second floor.
Ken's Coffee shop only has one honey toast on it's menu, but this is the item that has made it's reputation so it's worth mentioning here! The honey toast (580 yen) is cut is 9 large pieces. The texture is crispier than what you get elsewhere and the store claims that their honey is of imperial quality! It is accompanied on the side with delicious vanilla ice cream and regular whipped cream. Ken's selected art gourmet coffees (starting at 600 yen) are the perfect accompaniment to this dessert!

Noa Cafe

This is another great cafe that serves honey toast just a minute walk away from the Harajuku Station.
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Noa Cafe has a selection of three different honey toast dishes. Pictured above is the chocolate one (700 yen), a popular choice! The chocolate sauce is slightly bitter which works perfectly to cut off a little sweetness from the rest of the dessert. Other choices are the caramel honey toast (700 yen) and the plain one (660 yen). All are served with delicious vanilla ice cream decorated with mint leaves and whipped cream. Add 350 yen to make it a coffee set.

Boulangerie Sudo

If you want your honey toast for take-out, this is the place to go to! Boulangerie Sudo is an overall amazing bread shop too! Located near the Shouin Jinja Mae Station.
Here you can buy the item as a bread loaf without the toppings. So just bring it home and add you favorite ones! Sudo's honey toast bread loaf is simply baked to perfection. The outside is crisp, sweet and slightly bitter and the inside is soft and delicious! This honey toast is so popular that they actually limit the number to 5 that one person can buy. Price is just 302 yen!

Lastly...

Ready for a calorie explosion that is well worth it? Then come to these stores that offer the heavenly treat known as honey toast! If size and richness is too much for you to handle then come with a friend and share a dish!
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Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.

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