Do you like Mont Blanc? It’s a type of chestnut-based dessert, I suppose it is French but it’s very popular in Japan. Recently I had the best Mont Blanc ever!
The marron on top was really pretty and tasty too! And the base was so light and crispy! Besides that it tasted wonderfully fresh.
I had it at HATTIFNATT, a cafe in Koenji. The interior is all wooden, and you reach the top floor by climbing a ladder! It made me think of Uncle Alp’s house, with a very natural, quaint and relaxing atmosphere. It seemed very popular with lolitas too, a few pairs and groups came in while I was there.
I was really fascinated by the adorable sugar cubes they had! Each was decorated with a botanical drawing. I don’t take sugar with my tea so I took the cubes they gave me home to decorate my shelves. I also got an edelweiss and dandelion one! Japanese for dandelion is タンポポ (tanpopo), how cute! The English name is cute too I think.
Thanks to my friend for snapping this lovely picture of me looking like a toothless hag. Can you see the hand-knitted doilies? So adorable!
For more information about HATTIFNATT please check their homepage:
Please click the buildings to take a tour of the cafes. The one on the left is the Koenji one and the one on the right is the Kichijoji one.
If you visit, I recommend the Mont Blanc!