Spring is the best season to indulge your senses. Stop and smell the flowers, for a start. Then take the time to stop by some of Tokyo’s Instagram-worthy cafés that serve fancy and flavorful sakura-themed treats, specially prepared for the cherry blossom season!
5. Camden’s Blue Star – White Chocolate Sakura Cake Doughnuts
These white chocolate sakura treats capture the vibe of the blooming cherry trees. They’re light yet flavorful, crusty yet soft, delicate yet sweet in a way that’s not overpowering. This seasonal doughnut is best paired with your favorite pick from the extensive selection of coffee and drinks at Camden’s Blue Star Donuts, which finds its home inside the gorgeous Fred Segal store in the posh Daikanyama area.
4. Bondolfi Boncaffe – Sakura Latte
Bondolfi Boncaffe has a proven track record of quality and consistency that has attracted a regular stream of customers among the discerning residents of Daikanyama. While people usually flock to Bondolfi to enjoy their filling paninis, authentic pizza, quality wines and tasty coffee and cannoli, the cafe’s seasonal sakura latte proves to be a must-try, too. This hot and lightly sweetened caffè latte is offered together with other seasonal sakura desserts.
3. Q-Pot – Sakura Cake Tower
For fans of fairy tales, a trip to Q-pot Café will transport you to a sweets wonderland. For this cherry blossom season, the shop has added a limited-edition Sakura Cake Tower to its extensive list of dessert offerings. While Q-pot Café’s kawaii factor is more than enough for you to note on its own, this dessert also clamors for a spot on your list of best experiences in Japan. Be warned, though: the café’s treats may be too cute to eat!
2. The Westin Tokyo – Sakura Tiramisu
To say that everything on display on The Westin’s dessert tray tastes as good as it looks is an understatement. Blame it on the inherent brand excellence, the creativity and quality of the sakura tiramisu, all of which make this traditional Italian dessert just divine. The Westin’s Sakura Tiramisu is just one of the many seasonal offerings specially crafted for cherry blossom time.
1. Hotel Chinzanso – Sakura Afternoon Tea & More!
Hotel Chinzanso is the place to be if you want a hefty serving of sakura in all forms. The hotel alone is a haven for cherry blossom fans, with 120 trees of 20 different types blooming on the premises. This makes the place a perfect spot for picture-taking on a lazy afternoon. And what better way to end the photo session than the chance to enjoy Le Jardin’s Sakura Afternoon Tea?
If you want to go beyond a café, the hotel also offers a Dancing Sakura and La Primavera course menu at the Il Teatro Italian restaurant, a “yuraku” spring lunch at the Miyuki Japanese restaurant, and cherry blossom lunch and dinner specials at The Bistro. They even have sakura soba, sakura cocktails and sakura sweets to take home.
Article courtesy of All About Japan
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