Cult pastry chef Hidemi Sugino’s shop and cafe is a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth - his delicate, creamy mousse cakes will have any dessert lover swooning at first bite.
Hidemi Sugino - image © Florentyna Leow
Located down a quiet street in Kyobashi, Hidemi Sugino’s discreet shopfront belies the cult pastry chef’s fame. His cakes look like works of art, and are famously light and creamy. It’s no surprise that he’s netted several awards over the last two decades for his desserts.
Sugino is especially famous for his sublime entremets - layered cakes of mousse, sponge, jams, and creams. Some of the cakes are so delicate that they can only be eaten in-store, as they’ll collapse when transported or left out in room temperature for more than 15 minutes.
This is, of course, a fantastic excuse to sit in the cafe and eat your way through the cakes you can’t buy to go.
Go on a weekday if possible, and go early. Some cakes are made in limited quantities and sell out quite early in the day. You’re allowed to purchase 4 for takeaway and consume 2 in store. Bring a friend with you so that you can try every single cake in the display case.
1F Kyobashi Daie bldg., 3-6-17 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0031
〒104-0031 東京都中央区京橋3-6-17 京橋大栄ビル1F
Closed Sunday and Monday
Possible (only hall cakes and baked confectioneries)
Subway: 2-minute walk from exit 1 of Kyobashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza line.
Train: 9-minute walk from Kyobashi exit of Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote line.
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