Dominique Ansel
Harajuku: Bakery
Dominique Ansel (Harajuku: Bakery)
Dominique Ansel
Open 8am-7pm daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
decor: Notable decor

The popular New York-based bakery Dominique Ansel is best known as the inventor of the cronut, the croissant-doughtnut combination that took New York by storm when it was first introduced. In addition to cronuts, which sell briskly until they're all gone, pastry daredevils can try frozen s'mores, miniature meringues, tiny cheesecakes, and "cookie shots" - warm, moist chocolate-chip cookies baked in the shape of a shot-glass and filled with vanilla-infused milk.

Upstairs, the second-floor "Petit Park" cafe (open from 9am) offers a wider menu, including excellent lobster rolls (Y1800) - small sandwiches made with fresh lobster tail meat served on lightly toasted butter-soaked buns. There's also a "molten omelette souffle," homemade caesar salad, and brunch-style toasted-sandwich variations with evocative names like SoHo, Nolita and Brooklyn.

Shibuya-ku, Jingumae 5-7-14.
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