"Equal temperament" is about a 2-minute walk from Gakugei University Station on the Toyoko Line. It is an antique coffee shop where you can enjoy a menu of coffee, tea, Chinese tea, etc. in a shop where classical music centered on Bach's equal temperament flows.
At the entrance of the shop, there is a plate saying "We do not allow you to eat or drink while wearing earphones for a long stay (PC work, etc.)". You can feel the store's desire to listen to music and spend a relaxing time.
When I entered with a little nervousness, there were already some customers. The inside of the store is surprisingly lively, and the clerk standing at the counter is also friendly. It was exciting to talk about music with other customers who visited alone.
The inside of the store is arranged in antique style, and cute tea cups are lined up by the wall. The windows are fitted with stained glass with a simple pattern. The lighting is also squeezed, and the light of the table lamp that slightly illuminates the surroundings adds to the atmosphere. It's a small shop in Shibuya's "Hato" that I introduced earlier.
I ordered the original blended coffee "Santos Blend (bitter taste)" and the sweets menu "French toast". The prices are 600 yen and 800 yen (tax included).
Santos Blend is a cup with a characteristic fragrant bitterness and mellow richness, which is a delicate blend of four types based on the fragrant Brazilian Santos with a bitter taste. The taste is mild and easy to drink with a refreshing bitterness.
French toast is a menu that was introduced in the TV program "The World Unknown To Matsuko". Using plenty of Calpis butter, the outside is crispy and the inside is moist and soft.
Maple syrup is included in the set, but it's really delicious as it is! Crispy, juwa, fluffy! This is the ideal French toast! The bread is also plump and thick, and it's responsive to eating. With a taste that you won't get tired of, you can finish your meal in no time.
When I asked the clerk how to make it delicious, he said, "I haven't done anything special about this, but ... At first, I bake it on high heat, and then slowly on low heat?" It sounds easy to hear, but I think it's difficult to reproduce at home. Especially the crispness outside is good ...
Gakugei University "Equal temperament" where you can enjoy coffee and sweets with music in a space like a hideaway. Please stop by when you visit Gakugei University!
■ Equal temperament address: 3-7-5 Takaban, Meguro-ku, Tokyo