10 of the Cutest Instagram-Worthy Toasts You Need to Try in Japan
You'll want to take a picture of these cuties.
Stylish, cute, and delicious! We’ve gathered 10 toasts that are too cute to handle, you just can’t help but double-tap and like them on social media.
TABIYA CAFE & DINING
It’s always a good time for strawberries at Tabiya Cafe & Dining. With the increase in female customers ever since its opening, this cafe’s menu has lots of adorable sweets to offer. They are known for strawberry desserts, such as strawberry overload parfait, which contains one whole pack of strawberries, and strawberry smoothie. However, their bestseller is the toast that's cutely decorated with strawberries.
Perfect 10 for looks! Strawberry Motif Toast (¥450)
Strawberry-shaped strawberry jam and cream cheese are spread on the toast. The stalks are made with refreshing mint.
Located at the second floor of a hotel building, the cafe has a well-lit space with wide glass windows.
TABIYA CAFE & DINING is located at 2/F 329 Tabiyacho, Shimogyo District, Kyoto City, Kyoto, and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily except on Mondays. You may contact them at +81-75-354-0300. It is a 4-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station.
BOOK AND BED TOKYO Shinsaibashi Branch
Don’t be fooled by this cafe’s plain exterior because it’s definitely rich with something yummy inside! Book and Bed Tokyo Shinsaibashi Branch is a cafe attached to a hostel that also lets you enjoy being surrounded by 2,000 books. With black as their main theme, they transformed their menu from food to drinks with bamboo charcoal powder to have a consistent black appearance. The KOBORERU SANDWICH series has a range of fruit sandwiches to choose from, and they’re planning to add seasonal fruits on the menu as well.
Blue cheese makes the flavors stand out in KOBORERU SANDWICH (AVOCADO) (¥580).
Béchamel white sauce with garlic butter and bamboo charcoal, finished off with avocado toppings on an 8x7cm mini toast.
A simple interior makes the black-themed food and drinks stand out.
BOOK AND BED TOKYO Shinsaibashi Branch is located at 3/F Unagidani Square, 1-19-11 Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo District, Osaka and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-6-4963-3701. It is a 2-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Subway Station.
Boulangerie & cafe BRUNO
The Ouchi Pan (house-shaped bread) of Boulangerie & Cafe BRUNO is too cute to eat! This adorable house-shaped bread is the idea of the owner, who thought of making mini toasts similar to knick-knacks, which she loves to collect. Adults and children get excited over the cute menu that looks like something out of a fairy tale. They also have the popular Ouchi Pan mini-series and Gakkou Pan (school-shaped bread).
Cute Brule Ouchi (¥1,058). Ouchi Pan with rich custard cream, baked in an oven as dessert.
Caramel sauce and powdered sugar decorate the top.
The nostalgic cafe space is furnished with school desks and chairs.
Boulangerie & cafe BRUNO is located at 1-1-11 Zuiko, Higashiyodogawa District, Osaka and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends, except Tuesdays. You may contact them at +81-6-6327-0201. It is a 1-minute walk from Hankyu Kami-shinjo Station.
LITT UP. KYOTO
This cafe is famous for their stylish and colorful sweets and drinks made with natural ingredients. Among those is the talk of the town, Sky vibes on toast, which has a colorful, unpredictable appearance with its blue and pink cream cheese. Peach toast (¥850) is also only available during the summer!
Sky vibes on toast (¥800). The coloring used are all organic - butterfly pea for blue, beet powder for pink.
It’s a perfect match with the grainy bread which a knife can slice through easily.
The interior has a sense of unity, everywhere you look is an instant photo spot!
LITT UP. KYOTO is located at 2/F 6-14 Honmachi, Higashiyama District, Kyoto City and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedules may vary). You may contact them at +81-50-1063-6661. It is a 5-minute walk from Keihan Shichijo Station.
Cafe with Books HOCOTO
This book cafe is owned by a former librarian and is also managed by a toast lover. They made their toasts palm-sized so that you can hold them on one hand while you freely carry your book with the other. Have some quality alone time in this thoughtful and homey cafe.
Triple Butter Toast (¥500) made with almond, lemon, and Calpis flavored butter
The bread is toasted in the oven twice, while the butter is also spread twice, so that it would still taste good even after it cools down. This is definitely the perfect toast for butter lovers.
Be surrounded with around 850 books and feel free to be a modern day hermit in this cafe.
Cafe with Books HOCOTO is located at 103 Heights Takeshi 3-19-16, Tanakacho, Higashinada District, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture and is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily except Wednesdays and Thursday (next day if national holiday). You may contact them at +81-78-862-6338. It is a 4-minute walk from JR Settsu-Motoyama Station.
This cafe & wine bar is produced by a beauty salon established during 1930. Their coffee (¥540) is carefully filtered with a paper drip and their toast is made using a high temp toaster oven that retains the moisture and chewy texture of the bread.
Shirasu (whitebait) Toast (¥594) goes well with white wine (¥540).
Shirasu is scattered on top of the thick slice of loaf consisting of sweet, fresh, crispy Awaji-produced onion and mixed cheese.
The cafe can be found in a building built during the early Showa era that stands out among the urban landscapes of Nakazakicho.
1930CAFE is located at 1/F Nakazakicho Bldg., 2-5-21 Nakazakinishi, Kita District, Osaka City and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays to Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays, except Mondays and 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. You may contact them at +81-6-6376-1930. It is a 4-minute walk from Nakazakicho Subway Station.
Toaster uses 3.5cm-thick high tin loaf slices from Painduce, a popular bakery in Osaka that's famous for their toast. Their original mix for their koppe pan (hot dog buns usually with different toppings) keeps its fluffiness even after some time. Locally produced ingredients, like honey, is used so that you won’t have to worry about the safety of their products.
Almond Gorogoro Toast (¥280) is their bestseller.
Butter mixed with roasted almonds is spread on the toast, giving a distinctive crunchy texture. It takes 50 minutes to roast the almonds to give off that perfect aroma.
Carefully done koppe pan sandwiches can be ordered for takeout.
Toaster is located at 4-8-8 Kumochicho, Chuo District, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Fridays when it’s open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. You may contact them at +81-90-6063-1486. It is a 3-minute walk from Shinkobe Subway Station.
This coffee shop specializes in light roast coffee. Their toasts are made with aromatic, self-made loaves carefully fermented for 12 to 20 hours using a low temperature fermentation process. The toast’s simple flavor with its moist and fluffy texture makes it so popular.
Fresh banana and blueberry jam toast (¥550)
Slices of half a banana are laid on top of mixed blueberry and banana jam flavored with cinnamon. It’s the best match for fruity light roast coffee.
You can enjoy the view of Tosabori River and the rose garden of Nakanoshima Park from the window seats.
EMBANKMENT COFFEE is located at 1-1-23 Kitahama, Chuo District, Osaka City and is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and Japanese national holidays. You may contact them at +81-80-4340-1701. It is a 2-minute walk from Kitahama Subway Station.
BLUE LEAF CAFE Kyoto
BLUE LEAF CAFE Kyoto’s morning toast will make your jaws drop with the size of their marshmallows. The huge marshmallows are quickly toasted in high heat, giving them a crispy exterior and melt-in-your-mouth goodness inside. The sweet flavor of kinako (roasted soybean flour) and kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup) gives off a traditional Japanese twist to the western breakfast.
Kuromitsu and Kinako Marshmallow Toast (¥356)
An impressive toast with plump marshmallows arranged on top of thick slices of Shinshindo square bread and some additional sweetness from brown sugar syrup. Have it with a cup of coffee or tea for a total of ¥518.
The seats are positioned so everyone can have a relaxing time. Moreover, each seat has access to an electrical outlet.
BLUE LEAF CAFÉ Kyoto is located at 21-2 Otabicho, Shimogyo District, Kyoto City and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-75-606-5488. It is a 1-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station.
Pain KARATO Boulangerie Cafe
This newly-opened bakery cafe is owned by a chef from the French restaurant, Lumiere, that has earned the Michelin star for 10 consecutive years. The toast created by Chef Yasushi Karato and Chef Ryuzo Abe from Parigot, a constant world competition award recipient, is sure to draw everyone’s attention.
Organically-produced vegetables in Pizza Toast (¥648)
Hotel Yamashoku bread, made with the highest grade wheat flour 1CW, is toasted with flavorful, organically-produced vegetables, vegetable puree sauce, and cheese from France on top.
Shown is the first floor of the new hotel in Kitahama. Plated Lunch with bread is also available.
Pain KARATO Boulangerie Cafe is located at 1/F The Royal Park Canvas Osaka Kitahama, 1-9-8 Kitahama, Chuo District, Osaka City and is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (schedules may vary). You may contact them at +81-6-6575-7540. It is right outside Kitahama Subway Station.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (15 August 2019)