Look for “Hanito” (Honey Toast Café & Bakery) just three minutes away from Akihabara station. It’s next to PASELA, a facility that combines karaoke, darts bar and restaurant.
Here is “Hanito”. You can tell by the huuuuge toast display right at the entrance!
This dessert used to only be available inside PASELA. Now, you can taste this “bread cake” in a café!
I enter the café and right away smell the fresh bread smell from the bakery section right in front of me. On the left side, there is a spacious café area. Time seems to go by slowly in this comfortable atmosphere.
Chandeliers are hung from the ceiling.
The café opens at 7:00 and uses freshly baked bread from the bakery for its breakfast menus.
While the café is most famous for its sweets, the savory dishes, such as pasta, omurice (omelet + rice) and cheese fondue are very good too!
Anyway, I decided to order their most popular menu, Chocolate & Ripe Banana “Hanito”, \930.
Now, you might have figured out that “Hanito”, which is both the name of the dessert and café, is a neologism that combined “honey” and “toast”. Well, there’s a bit more to it. It’s actually a whole loaf of bread with the inside scooped out, and filled with diced bread pieces, ice cream, whipped cream, fruits, syrup etc.…. an intense bread dessert, to keep it simple.
I wait for about fifteen minutes and my “Hanito” arrives!
It looks like a jewel box made of bread! Can you see the honey hive drawing on the side?
The chocolate syrup painting on the plate is cute too!
I absolutely have to take a picture!
I pour the honey that comes on the side.
The honey drips down and soaks the bread in the sweet flavor.
The fork is the kind used for cheese fondue, which is a great idea, considering the nature of this dish.
I cut into the banana ice cream on top. Then dip the bread in it, just like cheese fondue!
The fresh bread is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Sooo delicious!
Together with the whipped cream and melting ice cream, it’s just perfect. It couldn’t be any better.
Lots of banana chunks inside too.
The lid part of the bread is also nice and buttery!
As you can imagine, it is extremely filling. And sadly, I wasn’t able to finish it.
You can try to eat the whole thing on your own, but here’s some advice, come with an empty stomach and strong will power.
I would recommend sharing one with a friend. It would still be plenty!
Hey look, I got a tube of honey as a souvenir! It will remind me of my defeat whenever I look at it…
The “Hanito” was truly delicious! Thank you, and I will be back!
|Hanito Café (Honey Toast Café & Bakery) Akihabara|
|1st floor of PASELA Akiba Multi-Entertainment, 1-1-10, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|3 min walk from Akihabara station|
|7:00~23:30 (breakfast 7:00~11:00)|