Western-Style Pastries at St. Marc Café in Tokyo, Japan

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Because the breakfast in our hostel in Tokyo was just toast and a bit of soup, we spend most days eating out or buying food at the local supermarket while staying in the Asakusa neighbourhood.

One morning, we walked past the ‘ROX building’ (a building full of fun shops, as well as an Onsen) early in the morning and spotted this small café that clearly just opened for the day. Coffee? Green Tea Latte? Some French pastries? Eh… ok!

Here’s what that looked like:

 

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St. Marc Café in Tokyo, Japan

 

 

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The Entree

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The café is hidden under the ROX building and in the early morning it’s nice and quiet!

 

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The Interior

Western-Style Pastries at St. Marc Café in Tokyo, Japan | The Travel Tester

See Asakusa wake up at the window seats, or relax in one of their bigger chairs in the back

 

The Food

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Ok, they are mainly focused on sweet stuff here, but it does look great!

Western-Style Pastries at St. Marc Café in Tokyo, Japan | The Travel Tester

The funkiest toastie I ever saw

Western-Style Pastries at St. Marc Café in Tokyo, Japan | The Travel Tester

Green Tea Latte yumyumyum

Western-Style Pastries at St. Marc Café in Tokyo, Japan | The Travel Tester

Not a clue what this is (spaghetti with caramel? black pudding with cream?), but you can buy it here, just so you know.


 

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This cafe in Tokyo is a good choice if you’re looking for a quick break from anything to do with soy sauce and noodles. The Japanese love sweet food, and the pastries and shakes at this place aren’t the most healthy, but I’m sure Buddha will forgive you. Except when you order the caramel spaghetti. Because that’s just wrong, even in Japan.

 

 

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Name: サンマルフ カフェ (St. Marc Café)

Location: Asakusa ROX, 1 Chome-25-15 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Japan

Phone: +81 3-5806-1309

Websitewww.saint-marc-hd.com

Order: Anything from the pastry section looked great, Nick said the coffee was also nice!

Disclaimer: Everything paid from our own pocket.

 

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  • Thanks for sharing your experience and tips. It’s always a fun part of travelling when you stumble across unique places like this. A very interesting range of food available here – certainly a break from the traditional Japanese cuisine. Traveling certainly presents such an amazing opportunity and can really broaden your perspectives on life and strengthen your understanding and appreciation for other cultures. Japan is certainly rich in culture.

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