Located midway between Shibuya, Daikanyama and Ebisu, Buy Me Stand serves excellent grilled-cheese sandwiches along with soups and salads. In the mornings (before 11am) it's breakfast time, with Toad in the Hole, chili plates, and an original breakfast casserole made with pork, cheese, eggs, onions and paprika.
After 11am they serve a selection of ten different sandwiches, all of them containing cheese and most involving a grill. Some tempting combinations include Apple Cheeks (pork rib, apple, camembert and caramelized onion), Sweet as a Peach (sliced ham, peach, blue cheese, raspberry compote), and Son of the Cheese (gouda, cheddar and camembert). The Buy Me is their (non-grilled) take on a Vietnamese banh-mi sandwich, filled with pork belly and marscapone.
At lunchtime (11am-3pm) sandwiches come with a small salad and coffee or tea. If you're extra-hungry, there are also a handful of side dishes and hearty soups like chicken gumbo, white-bean chili with chicken, and minestrone.
The tiny six-seat shop is fashioned after an urban American breakfast diner, with linoleum counter tops and scuffed tile floors, and a view of passing foot traffic on Namiki Bridge. Sandwiches start at Y700 at lunchtime and Y1000 the rest of the day, and of course take-out is available.
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