Kandagawa Bakery | Waseda
In the most unusual of places, tucked away in a small sidestreet of a quiet residential neighborhood near Waseda, Kandagawa Bakery is one of those places that has yet to be discovered by Tokyo’s bread-hungry crowd. The small shopfront, carved into a regular family home, opens up to the street with a modern glass display, showcasing the freshly baked goods Kandagawa Bakery puts out several times a day. Like many bakeries in Tokyo, the majority of this shop’s “breads” are not bread in the traditional European sense, but contain different sweet or savory ingredients such as raisins, matcha, red bean paste or cheese, which appear to be very popular snacks with Japanese customers.
If you look closely however, you will notice that Kandagawa Bakery also produces some absolutely delicious bread such as mini baguettes and big French sourdough loafs which are so impressively moist and crispy, they got to be some of the highest quality bread we have found so far in Tokyo.
This bakery is very popular with locals, so don’t be surprised if you favorite bread has already sold out for the day, even when you arrive early.
Our recommended breads:
Pain de Campagne (can be bought as a whole ￥1,200, half ￥600 or quarter ￥300)
Mini Baguette ￥200
Soy Milk French Bread ￥260
Photos via Kandagawa Bakery