TOKYO | Pierre Hermé Paris is one of our favourite spots for macarons in Paris, and thankfully Tokyo has a few of Pierre Hermé’s wonderful dessert shops. The Aoyama store, which opened way back in 2005 but was completely renovated in December 2016 is one of our favourites, as it stocks the full range of cakes, pastries, and macarons to eat in or take away.
On the ground floor you’ll see sweets presented like works of art. There are 20 or so varieties of macarons available at any given time, including seasonal flavours, along with croissants, and other cakes and pastries. On the second floor is a chocolate bar, where you can treat yourself to chocolates that have been made on site, or any of the treats from downstairs, along with a glass of champagne if you wish.
As well as food that’s been made fresh at the store, Pierre Hermé sells a variety of packaged treats to take away. The loose leaf teas are fantastic (our favourite is the Jardin de Pierre – a blend of black teas with citrus, jasmine, rose and violet), and no visit is complete without buying a jar of the delightful rose and lychee Ispahan jam (prepared in the Alsace region of France by Christine Ferber) to take home.
Pierre Hermé Paris
Telephone: 03 5485 7766
Mon – Sun: 11:00am to 8:00pm