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Hara Donuts shop makes simple doughnuts out of okara (soybean pulp) and soymilk from the Hara Tofu Shop in Kobe. The ring donuts are crispy on the outside and rather cake-like inside. They come in a variety of flavors, such as banana chocolate and forest green tea, and are served in a simple bag with a sticker on it. You will be asked if you want a plastic carrier, since the shop aims to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Upstairs is a small café serving hot and cold drinks. There are a number of branches of Hara Donuts in Tokyo, also. The shop may close early if the doughnuts sell out. -AH
La Theiere offers an incredible selection of foreign teas such as Ronnefeldt, Ahmad, Twinings, Whittard and London fruit teas. It also has blends of Janat tea, attractively presented in black tins or in large black jars that stand on the shelves inside. There is a smaller selection of children's teas and some Peter Rabbit pottery. The shop also stocks biscuits, shortbreads and cookies from different countries to serve with the tea. Upstairs, in case you need a cup, is a tearoom offering tea-related fare like scones and crumpets. -AH
Becky Candle is a small but packed shop selling a range of candles including aromatic varieties in tins and a large selection of colored candles in glasses at moderate prices. The large candles with intricate designs that drip and spiral down are most impressive. The shop also offers candle-making classes and equipment for sale, so you can use molds of various styles and shapes to make your own. The shop looks spectacular when it is decorated for Christmas. It is closed on Mondays. -AH
Granny Smith Apple Pie & Coffee is a lovely patisserie, serving delicious muffins and pies that have a warm and homespun flavor. The recipes are from different parts of the world, and you can try the French D'amande Pie, and the apricot and cream apple pie is scrumptious. Some coffee with the food is always a good idea at Granny Smith, and a combination of coffee and rum raisin pie is bliss. The simple food at Granny Smith Apple Pie & Coffee ensures a pleasant appetite.
Ecomo Bakery is an organic bakery and a café in Yokohama. Products are baked from organic, healthy and best quality ingredients and carefully chosen fruits and vegetables. Products include bread, dessert, cakes and drinks. The organic juices available here are prepared a cold press so as to retain nutrition. Coffee at Ecomo Bakery is carefully chosen beans from the best fields in Brazil, and is brewed to make the finest coffee for their customers. Prices are very reasonable and portions are generous.
Bluff Bakery is one of the best bakeries in Yokohama that serves a variety of food. The chocolate products and the ‘Bluff Bread’ are famous and are quick selling food items of the bakery. Most times, the food at Bluff Bakery is sold out by the afternoon. The bakery is known for the freshness that their food exudes. All in all, Bluff is a great place to buy soft and fresh bread or for an ideal meal with the family.
Uchiki Pan is the oldest bakery still in operation in Motomachi. A talented British baker named Robert Clarke founded Uchiki Pan in 1888. A Japanese citizen named Uchiki Hikotaro worked with Clarke for several years and learned the art of baking English-style white bread. When Clarke returned to England, Uchiki took over the business. In 1906, Uchiki Pan advertised itself as "Purveyors to British, American, German, and French in the City every morning. 12,000 lbs. of bread turned out per diem." The tradition of delicious breads and fine baked goods continues today.
Since its opening in 1998, the Compass has been a favorite of those who like buffets. Japanese items include traditional miso soup, rice, nori (seaweed) and pickles. The Western cuisine includes fried or scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, a wide selection of fruit, salads, juices, and tasty goodies from the hotel's bakery. The atmosphere is relaxed--rather like a boating club. With a capacity seating of 200 you can find a table near a palm tree or try one close to the rotisserie where you can enjoy the smell of roasting meat.