Being a Frenchman and loving my bread and pastries, I’m truly blessed to be graced wit hone of the very best bakeries in the whole of Shizuoka Prefecture just a few minutes’ walk from my home!
NICO was opened exactly seven years ago in Midori Cho, Aoi Ku, a bit away from the center of Shizuoka City, but people don’t mind, walking, cycling or driving there every day!
Even despite the dire news of the coming typhoon today the tiny bakery was flocked with customers!
Tetsuya Kosugi/小杉哲也さん is looking after the bakery itself which is pretty large behind the small shop where his mother and wife Megumi/めぐみさん are looking after the customers!
As many are housewives coming with their kids, they even provide toys for kids to play with while their mothers patiently wait for their turn!
Note that the place opens as late as 11:00 am from Tuesday to Saturday, but most of the time everything will be sold by 13:00
They nonetheless accept order reservations on the phone within reasonable quantity (they do have to refuse some orders so as to provide enough for their regular customers, but that is a secret!).
A lot of French (without a single mistake) is written everywhere!
The “batard” baguettes on the right are a favorite of mine, but they tend to disappear quickly!
The vegetables pastries and the beans and curry bread are a favorite for lunches with the nearby office workers!
One can easily imagine who wants these exquisite croissants and fruit pastries!
But today Dragon ordered me to bring the beans and curry bread!
The batard bread will be for the next time!
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Midori Cho, 6-30
Opening hours: 11:00 a.m.~sold out
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
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