Thursday, November 21, 2013

Elle Café : Fashionable Macarons エル カフェ六本木ヒルズ

The wind that blew so strongly urged me to find a shelter to hide. And I found Elle Cafe, a pretty non-hipsterish cafe in Roppongi Hills to my delight. It is barely a few months old, having opened only on 19th July this year.
The warm Spiced Green The Au Lait 450 was a pure bliss to have as it was milky yet unsweetened at all, a huge difference from many commercialised sweet matcha milk. Never knew too that organic spices (cardamon, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger and cloves)  could work in harmony with green tea powder. 

Situated within this small world are stacks of French Cookbooks (mostly bakery related) and health food.
Healthy dried goods, jams and kitchen ware
But the food I would least imagine served at a health-food cafe were macarons which had been dressed as fashionable as the models of Elle Magazines. 

And I was very curious about the creators behind these macarons (¥210 each) because their texture and taste have surpassed even Pierre Herme macarons, which are not the best in town in my opinion but I am using his to serve as a yardstick of measurement since his macarons are internationally raved. 

They were all fresh, moist and crumbly even though they seemed to have sat in the cold display for long. 

I loved everything I had, the Zebra-striped NY cheesecake, the Paris Tower emblem strawberry white chocolate, the giraffe spots imprinted Zesty Yuzu and of course the Matcha that must have been designed with the simplicity of Zen in mind for it had nothing on it. 

An intense matcha macaron that stood out from the usual green tea flavoured macraons in the market
This cafe also serves power smoothies, soups, lunch platters and acai granola. While the space is really small with 8 counter seats, it is not very crowded so one can take a break here without feeling rushed.

It's not a place only for ladies. Guys are welcome too.
ELLE Cafe Roppongi Hills エル カフェ六本木ヒルズ
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower Hill Side 2F
Roppongi 6-10-1 Minato Ku, Tokyo
東京都港区六本木6-10-1 六本木ヒルズ森タワー ヒルサイド2F
WEEKDAY 8am~11pm(L.O.22:30)
WEEKEND 11am~11pm(L.O.22:30)
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