Breakfast At Viron (2010-06-24)
For 1260 Yen/ US$14, the breakfast includes a basket of baguette and
multi-grain slices, a choice of two kinds of pastry, half a dozen
kinds of jams, chocolate spread and honey (all imported from France),
unlimted coffee or tea.
All the bread selection is from their own bakery of course, and if
you like it so much after you ate it, you can buy it from their first
floor counter. The pastry alone would cost about $5-$7, and a cup
of coffee or a pot of tea in Shibuya easily costs another $5 each,
which makes the breakfast price a very good deal.
Price isn't really the driving factor here, the bread is. The
baguette, made with flour imported from France, was wheaty, the crust
crunchy and the innards chewy. I loved it. The other bread
was good although not mindblowingly so.
The first piece of viennoiseries I chose from the server's
basket- Brioche au sucre- was deliciously soft, fluffy and a little
sweet from the
sugar in the dents. Although it was buttery, its butteriness was
mellow and sweet, not the strong "gamey" flavor I dislike.
I'm never the pastry kind (as I'm not a fan of buttery flavor) but
pain aux raisins was so yummy it baffles me. The pastry
was made with loads of butter) was very flaky and very light.
Each bite gave off a shattering of crispy layers mixed with the
and sweetness of raisins. Delicious!
Service in restaurants here is almost always good, but the staff at
Viron are over-the-top friendly. The handsome server who topped
KL's coffee was always smiling as if he really loves his job! And
when the bread server saw me take photos of her basket while serving
KL, she wheeled around and placed the basket in front of me and asked
me if I'd like to take its picture. Now I like a store that
encourages photo taking!
If you can't finish your bread, don't worry, they will offer to bag
it for you to take home. But we two fat pigs gobbled our entire
lot while the tables around us had leftovers!
Viron Shibuya-ku, Udagawacho 33-8
(across from Tokyu Department Store)
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