We rushed into the long-awaited "Qu'il faitbon Grand Front Osaka store" in Kansai on the first day of its opening. Of course, I also ate the "Mixed Juice Tart" limited to the Osaka store!
April 26, the first day of the opening of "Grand Front Osaka". I arrived at 9:20, more than 30 minutes before the scheduled opening time, but it is already very crowded with many customers and the press.
At 9:30, it opens 30 minutes earlier than planned. People will be sucked in more and more. Riding on this torrent-like flow of people, we aim for Kirfebon.
Kirfebon has a store on the 2nd floor of the Shop & Restaurant South Building. Enter from the connecting deck on the 2nd floor of JR Osaka Station and go straight, you will find it on your right at the end of the floor. There is a partition for "eat-in" and "To go" to anticipate the congestion on the first day.
I checked the location of the store in advance and entered the store at the same time as it opened, so I thought it was the first one, so I thought that it was the first one, and about 10 people are already lined up. Everyone seems to have checked it out.
Well, the turn will come around and you will be guided to the store. The waiting time was about 10 minutes. After entering, the right hand is the To go, and the back of the left hand is the eat-in corner. There are about 60 seats in the store, including terrace seats.
The order is, of course, the "Mixed Fruit Tart" limited to the Grand Front Osaka store. The tart is based on the image of "mixed juice" born in Osaka.
The toppings are fruits such as mandarin oranges and bright red strawberries. The white stick on the edge is white chocolate. Below the fruit and cream is a moist sponge and crispy tart.
It looks like a typical fruit tart with custard cream, but when you try it, it tastes like "mixed juice" with the mellowness of milk. Somehow nostalgic taste.
Of course, there are many other tarts available, as well as tea and coffee. I couldn't go far so far! Is a chance. The mixed fruit tart will be on sale until the end of May, so be careful not to miss this chance!
That said, I'm worried about how crowded the Golden Week is. When I asked the shop, it seems that the eat-in was waiting for up to 90 minutes during the three consecutive holidays at the end of April. It is especially crowded from noon to evening. Although it is not so crowded in the morning, some customers line up before the store opens.
It seems that the method of entering the store separately for eat-in and To go is continuing, but of course it is possible to have a souvenir tart after eating at eat-in. If you don't want to go when it's crowded, it's open until 21:00, so it might be a good idea to stop by on your way home on weekdays.