5 Things to Know about Shibuya Honey Toast

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Shibuya honey toast is a delicious Japanese shokudo or snacks. This is mainly served as a dessert which you can try after lunch or dinner, but you can have it as a full meal for breakfast too. Here is some information about this authentic Japanese snack you might find interesting:

1. The Decoration Will Impress You Immediately

Japanese people focus on decoration in food. And you will see it in Japanese Shibuya honey toast too. It looks like a square building made of bread. The building’s roof is decorated with flavorful ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, fruits and more. The walls are super moist and very easy to cut open. After cutting open this bread building, you will find butter-fried small chunks of honey toasts and add-ons like banana, nut or any other surprise.

2. The Magic Lies In Just Reassembling Things A Little

Shibuya honey toast 02Source: Cory Doctorow

Well, the recipe does not include many ingredients or any special techniques. Bread is cut out of a large bread. Then it is cut into small pieces and all the bread pieces are quoted with butter, honey, milk etc. and baked in the oven. Then you just add your choice of toppings and add-ons like, ginger ice cream, chocolate chips, more honey, fruits, whatever you like.

3. But This Makes It Super Delicious

Shibuya honey toast 01Source: Monica Renata

If you haven’t tasted it yet, you will not believe that this little preparation can produce such a gorgeous looking delicious dessert. The hot sweet buttery flavored bread pieces with cold ice cream, they usually serve hard ice cream with it, so it doesn’t melt and you get to try the hot stuff with cold ice cream and when you do that, you will not be able to stop until it ends. Or, more likely, you will be full before it ends. The big chunk of fruits, like banana or strawberry, add more taste to it. The whole thing is topped with honey drizzling all the sides of the bread.

4. How to Order In Restaurants

You can be creative about the toppings and fruits added in the dessert. For the top ice cream, you can go with as simple as vanilla ice cream. But you really should try ginger ice cream or chocolate ice cream or caramel ice cream. You can also try blueberry ice cream if you like that sourness. Sometimes it comes with whipped cream topping besides ice cream topping. Ask for more honey if you want extra sweet. But remember to order it when you are on empty stomach. Because the serving size is huge. You can also share with a friend. However, some restaurants have the Shibuya toast in two sizes, one is smaller, one is regular. So you can order the smaller size if you want to. After ordering it may take 25-40 minutes so have patience. Finally, start eating right after it is served, when the bread is still warm and the ice cream is still hard.

5. Some Good Places To Have Shibuya

In Japan, Shibuya honey toast is available in the dessert and bakery shops, and also in many restaurants. Here is a list of good places where you can find this. Hanito Café Shibuya, Honey Toast Cafe & Bakery, Shibuya Excel Hotel and so on. Of course, there are other places where you can eat this delicious dessert.


  • Name: Hanito Café Akihabara
  • Address: 1st floor of PASELA Akiba Multi-Entertainment, 1-1-10, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • Price: 999 yen


  • Name: Honey Toast Cafe & Bakery
  • Address: 1-1-10, Chiyoda, Tōkyō, 101-0021, Japan
  • Price: 1200 yen


  • Name: Shibuya Excel Hotel
  • Address: 1-12-2 Dogenzaka,Shibuya 150-0043, Tokyo Prefecture

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