The world's first Godiva Bakery is now open in Tokyo
Premium Belgian chocolate brand Godiva opened its first bakery in the world just outside Yurakucho Station in Tokyo’s business district. The shop offers many classic pastries that you’d normally find at any bakery in the city, but updated with a modern, chocolatey twist.
The classic chocolate cornette (¥453), for instance, is made from buttery brioche, filled with chocolate custard, and has a dark chocolate bar hidden within. The cornette also comes in strawberry and matcha flavours, both have a white chocolate filling as well as a hidden chocolate bar inside. The old-school cream pan (¥378), on the other hand, has a custard filling made with cacao fruit to give it a unique tropical flavour.
The chocolate stick (¥540) might appeal to those who prefer pastries that are less sweet, as it’s simply a bread stick kneaded with Belgian chocolate chips. Otherwise, go for the Belgian pistolette (¥216), which is a fluffy round bread with cacao nibs. You can eat it on its own, spread jam and cream over it, or even make a ham and cheese sandwich with it.
Sweet treats aside, Godiva Bakery also has a curry bread (¥453) made with chocolate. Yes, really. The fluffy bun is made with cacao while the curry filling is enriched with 55 percent chocolate. Additionally, there’s a selection of tartine (¥702), with a chocolate pie base topped with salmon, chicken, praline or chocolate custard.