I went to the Le Pain Quotidien Omotesando store, which I had been interested in for a while. It's a cafe and bakery from Belgium. The restaurant is particular about organic ingredients and has a good reputation for its taste. By the way, the name Le Pain Quotidien means "daily food" in French.
The shop is a few minutes walk from Omotesando station. As soon as you enter the store, there is a bakery corner, and many breads are lined up on the shelves in a well-behaved manner.
I'm using the cafe today, so I'll take you to your seat.
As expected, Omotesando is a high-class town. In addition to office ladies and businessmen, several foreign customers also visited the store. With the crisp classical music flowing in the store and the menu board written in horizontal letters, it feels like a foreign country.
It was lunch time, so I ordered a quiche that was reputed to be delicious. The soup and bread are included in the set, and the price is 1,480 yen. You can also add coffee or tea for an additional 324 yen.
First of all, pumpkin soup was brought in. It has a smooth texture and a gentle taste that blends well with the umami and sweetness of pumpkin. The bowl is deep, so it's a pretty satisfying amount.
Then came the main dish quiche. A piece that shines in golden color, as if the summer sun had been cut out. The plate is served with salad and melon.
I tried to cut it with a knife and fork, but to be honest, the knife is so soft that I don't need it. It's fluffy and even slips through a fork while trying to take a picture.
There are plenty of mushrooms and spinach in the quiche. And the cheese is spreading evenly. Fresh and juicy eggs. Yet, it's fluffy. It's the first time for me to have such a gentle quiche. On the other hand, the outer pie part is crispy and fragrant. This gap is irresistible.
The bread of the set is a bread of organic wheat and a piece of baguette. It seems that you can refill it. It seems that you can freely top the jams lined up on the table in the center of the store. Both have a simple taste of wheat and go well with quiche.
I had apricot and fig jam attached. Especially figs are recommended. The taste of natural figs is firm and the texture of the seeds is bubble wrap. In addition, 10 types such as chocolate jam and peanut butter were prepared.
My stomach and heart were completely filled, and when I suddenly saw it, the words "Don't panic we're organic!" Appeared on the wall. Don't panic, we're organic--yes. Yes, there is nothing in a hurry here. If you can't find the restroom, calm down and ask the clerk, and he will kindly tell you that it is right where you go outside.
Perhaps because of the location of Omotesando, because of "Don't panic", or because the food was delicious, my spine became screaming. Occasionally, I thought again that a petit luxury lunch would be nice in such a place.