Pâtisserie K Vincent isn't the easiest place to visit: it's a brisk walk from any station, and they only open two or three days per week, in order to not compromise on ingredient quality and labour intensity. Of course, that means that their shortcake is only available in strawberry season (that means winter). At least their hard work pays off: the sponge, which has been made without baking powder and left to sit and rise for three days, is delightfully airy and light. The rich fresh cream isn't too sweet, and is perfectly complemented by the strawberries. Note that the actual design of the cake changes each season.
|Venue name:||Pâtisserie K Vincent|
1-2 Tsukudo-Hachimancho, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||Irregular opening hours - check website for details|
|Transport:||Iidabashi Station (Chuo-Sobu, Oedo, Nanboku, Tozai, Yurakucho lines); Kagurazaka Station (Tozai line), exit 1; Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station (Oedo line), exit A3|