Breakfast menu here does not the usual full American spread of eggs, bacon or towering pancakes but much simpler. But you won't leave hungry with the fine selection of warm savoury croissants (¥580) stuffed with bacon scrambled eggs or tomato Mozarella. The croissants offered a sharp crackly bite and are darn flaky, albeit slightly too loud that would arouse your neighbour's attention. There are plenty of Mediterranean -inspired cold deli items but those don't call out to me during wintry seasons.
Other made to order all-day plates include Granola (¥880) and French Toast (¥1280), the latter which was criminally sweet and rich being drenched in dark maltose brown syrup and topped with caramelized bananas . It had a very fine custardy texture that weren't exactly porous to soak up the syrup which is a good thing since sugar was unnecessarily.
But I think the full spread of cakes and pastries are the best things for those who love (or need) something sweet to start the day. Don't expect those light mousse Japanese cakes here as these are the typically dense Victorian-style cakes. But not all as promising as they looked. The slice Salted Caramel Banana Loaf (¥700) crowned with cream cheese frosting was sapped of the moisture despite looking like a potential winner.
I prefer the signature Pavlova even though most people would rant incessantly of its sweetness. The cream is fairy airy and light, to the point of non-existence against the crunchy meringue. It's the best pavlova that I've come across in my life and I never knew pavlova could be so lovable.
There is also some cold deli selection like quinoa salad or grab-to-go salads but I'm still an old Chinese who prefer to start the day with food that is warm or at least at room temperature. There is plenty of spaces without a huge noisy crowd (yet). I left the place with a fully satisfied belly and here is another perfect spot to add to my breakfast list in Tokyo.
Franze and Evans Omotesando
Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 4 Chome−9, 1F