I haven’t heard of Maison Kayser before living in Japan. However, in France, I sometimes went to their bakery without knowing that it was Maison Kayser. I went to the bakery because it has a great reputation. Maison Kayser has bakeries in Paris, Avignon, Beausoleil, Lyon, and Lille Menton.
Maison Kayser is very famous among French residents in Tokyo, and I learned of them from a friend of mine, a fellow Frenchman. When I saw Maison Kayser’s website, I noticed that the bakery which I visited in France was a Maison Kayser bakery. Maison Kayser has 10 individual storefronts in Tokyo, as well as many smaller bakeries in department stores. The first Maison Kayser bakery in Tokyo opened in 2001 at Takanawa (near Shirokane Takanawa station). I have been to the Takanawa and Roppongi locations. My favorites of their pastries are their apple pies and chocolate croissants because they have a very traditional French taste, and aren’t easy to find in Japanese bakeries. I feel at home when I eat them.
Translation by Marc
la station de Shirokane Takanawa.