Service: Very friendly and smiling
Facilities & Equipment: Very clean overall. Superb toilets
Strong points: Small range but Authentic and crispy breads, fancy breads, soft breads, and dessert breads. Shizuoka tea and vegetable soup available.
A friend of mine, knowing my love for the bread of my country advised me to visit Singe downtown as it was not only a superb bakery but also a very practical cafe.
So I went in its search yesterday!
The approach by the moat of Shizuoka Castle.
It is located by the very wall and moat of the Shizuoka Castle, making it also a stopover during a leisure walk!
No mistake in the French but why “Singe/Monkey”? I will ahve to ask next time as I’m pretty sure it has nothing to with the English word “singe”!
An unusually clear explanation of the opening hours (closed on Sundays)!
It is also clearly advertised not only as a bakery but as also as a cafe opened all day long!
They have just celebrated their first Anniversary!
The Japanese pennants attract the eye from far!
It says, “freshly baked bread cafe”!
Interesting seating for couples! Almost secret!
I came during the afternoon just before the last batch, so there was not too much on the shelves, but the quality was really top class and the design so cute!
Of course you can take your purchase out but the cafe offers really reasonably priced drinks and soup!
I can guarantee you that a lot of people including some from the neighboring offices come here for lunch!
If you come on your own I suggest you take a seat at the counter with a view on the moat of Shizuoka Castle!
But couples will love the seats inside the small alcove!
What’s more, you can have a peek inside the workshop and ovens!
This is what I ordered!
I must admit that I got hungry upon seeing all the breads!
Potatoes, mushrooms, bacon and cheese sauce in real crispy/crunchy French bread!
I really loved that small pie with eggplants, tomato and minced pork stew!
And that small Italian-style closed pizza made up for the right lunch combination!
And local Shizuoka green tea!
A must for the locals and tourists!
To be continued as I’m planning to buy bread to take back home….
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Oote Machi, 9-18, Shizuoka Chuo Bldg. !F (in front of Niseki/Red Cross Hospital by the Shizuoka castle moat)
Opening hours: 07:00~19:00
Closed on Sundays
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