Service: Kind and easy-going
Facilities: very clean overall. Clean washroom (shared with anothet shop)
Strong points True French-style galettes and crepes! Cidre available. Local vegetables used.
A small restaurant-cafe as recently opened in Takajo, Shizuoka City, in what used to be a small boutique. Although it is open solely for lunch and cafe time until 18:00 (after that it becomes a record shop!), it is always full at lunch 7 days a week.
See the records above the kitchen window?
Although French galettes made with buckwheat flour originate from Western France in Bretagne, the atmosphere is reminiscent of that in small cafes in Paris of Southern France.
The cafe offers a set lunch with a galette (recipe changing every week) with salad, dessert and one drink for 1,200 yen which is good enough value by Japanese standards.
One can also order 3 diefferent tyoes of galettes and 3 different types of sweet crepes made with wheat flour for 1.100 yen or at 1.200 yen as a set!
This means you will have at least 5 more reasons to come again!
French Bretagne Cidre is also available!
Bolee d’Armorique. At only 2 % of alcohol can be enjoyed at lunch time!
On that particular day I ordered the lunch ste of the week!
Bear in mind this slow food and all galettes are made from scratch after order!
Also bear in mind that they make for a copious enough lunch!
The vegetables are seasonal and locally grown.
But the egg is more a specialty of the cafe than that of a French galette restaurant as it comes deliciously soft and running under the knife. And the seasoning is certainly more elegant! Mind you, all the staff are young ladies which explains the extra care for details!
A small but crispy and delicious salad!
And a cute dessert of the right size!
This what I had two weeks later from the same menu!
That time it included stir-fried chicken!
Yummy, fulfilling and so healthy!
See you there next time for dessert!
470-0858 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 1-12-1, Aobaen Bidg., 1F
Opening hours: 11:00~18:00
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2 thoughts on “French Gastronomy: Galettes (Buckwheat Pancakes) at Henry Galette in Shizuoka City!”
Robert-Gilles, it’s such a funny coincidence! I have just spent several days in Brettany and had wonderful cider… Unfortunately I haven’t managed to eat my beloved galettes but luckily these can be found even in Lyon (there is a small excellent restaurant I always choose). I am amazed you can have galettes in Japan!
Actually they’ve been popular for quite some time!