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Spend a posh afternoon of desserts and drinks in Tokyo

Culture

ReleaseAugust 20, 2021

Dessert and a drink? Count me in! Here, we’ll introduce tantalizing establishments that are sure to please any adult’s craving heart, all in Tokyo where the “battle of the desserts” is fierce.

■TIGRATO

TIGRATO
This new-style “gelateria and bar” is run by a bartender with numerous awards from international cocktail conventions under his belt. Alongside an array of refined-yet-glamorous cocktails made with seasonal fruits and vegetables, the bar also offers 10-20 different flavors of homemade gelatos. On offer are classic flavors like milk, chocolate, and pistachio, but also flavors that are hard to get at other ice cream shops, such as gorgonzola, which pairs excellently with cocktails. Much like the cocktails, the gelatos present a meticulous balance of sweetness, tartness, and the natural flavors of the ingredients.

TIGRATO

TIGRATO

Price: Single 450 yen, Double 600 yen, Triple 700 yen
Address: AS BLDG 1F, 13-6 Rokubancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 min walk from Yotsuya Sta. (JR, Subway)
Hours: 12:00-22:00 (Please check the latest updates on their SNS accounts)
Closed: Sundays, holidays
http://www.tigrato.cafe/
https://www.instagram.com/tigrato.cafe_bar/


■Iijikan

Iijikan Basque cheesecake
With the concept of “a kissaten (Japanese-style cafe) where you can drink,” this cafe is located in Kojimachi, a business district west to the Tokyo Imperial Palace. Here, you can savor desserts such as the “classic pudding,” a rich bite of caramel and egg with a firm texture that has become popular as of late, as well as the “Basque cheesecake” that is moderately sweet and flaunts the umami and saltiness of cheese. They are an excellent match to the cafe’s specialty coffees, but it is highly recommended to try them with the craft beers and wine from all over Japan carefully selected by the cafe owner.

Iijikan classic pudding
Iijikan
Iijikan

Address: cooee Kojimachi 1F, 3-10-8 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 min walk from Kojimachi Sta. (Subway)
Hours:11:30-15:30 (Last order 15:00), 17:00-20:00 (Last order 19:30), Saturdays 12:00-17:00 (Last order 16:30) (Please check the latest updates on their SNS accounts)
Closed: Sundays, other not fixed holidays
https://www.instagram.com/iijikan_koujimachi/



■SAKEICE Asakusa

SAKEICE Asakusa
Japan’s first “high alcohol content ice cream” was concocted in hopes that many people will be able to casually experience the delicious qualities of Japanese sake. The alcohol content of the ice cream is 4%! The ice cream faithfully recreates the aroma and umami of sake, and it is as satisfying as drinking the real thing.

SAKEICE Asakura
SAKEICE Asakusa

Price: Single 540 yen, Double 756 yen, Triple 972 yen
Address: 1-7-5 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 min walk from Asakusa Sta. (Subway, Tobu, TX)
Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Please check the latest updates on their SNS accounts)
Closed: Open 365 days
https://sakeice.jp/
https://twitter.com/sakeice_japan



*The information herein is as of August 2021.