A place for delicious cakes in Kyoto must be “PATISSERIE.S Salon.” Kyoto’s extremely popular cake shop gourmet pastry lovers often visit.
“PATISSERIE.S Salon” is a well-known and popular “cake” shop in Kyoto.
It is highly regarded not only locally but also domestically and internationally.
The main shop of “PATISSERIE. S” is bustled with people queuing up every day. But its other branch is a little-known good shop as it is not as busy as the main shop and you can take time to choose what you want. Have you heard about this shop?
“PATISSERIE. S Salon,” the other branch of Kyoto’s popular and bustling cake shop with a long line of people, is so-called a little-known good shop!
About 5 minutes-walk along Tominokoji Street lined with machiya-style shops and houses after passing through “Nishiki Food Market” busy with foreign tourists.
You would find a shop with an open terrace surrounded by plants. Having the atmosphere of France, it is “PATISSERIE. S Salon,” the other branch of PATISSERIE. S.
Inside the shop is well-arranged with the image of cafés and bistros in France.
Chanson is played there and you can have a pleasant tea time in the relaxing atmosphere.
Antique pieces of French or British furniture the owner/patissier has purchased make the atmosphere of the shop more elegant.
Proceeding inside, you would find awaited “cakes” in the showcase. From the beginning “PATISSERIE. S Salon” has mainly dealt with mousses and butter cream cakes. Artistically decorated cream cakes are displayed there.
The cake called “S” is regarded as the regular item of this shop.
Fromage blanc mousse tastes light and melts in the mouth.
Red colored fruits and slices of Italian grapefruit are hiding in the thin slices of fresh lemon flavored sponge cake.
After tasting the refreshed sweetness of rare cheese, sourness and bitterness appear. In other words, this cake offers various fragrances and flavors.
There are standard French pastry, macarons, in another showcase next to the one filled with rich flavored cakes with seasonal fruits.
Without food preservatives, those macarons made with time and effort are in light and gentle colors.
A small one-point design made with natural pigments such as gardenia shows the patissier’s careful attention to detail.
Popular flavors include standard chocolat, caramel, and framboise, as well as some tea flavors such as “hoji-cha,” or a kind of Japanese tea, jasmine, and chai.
Combination of sweetness of sugar and fresh fragrance of tea is brilliant. Its fresh aftertaste makes you addicted to it.
Other than cakes, baked goods such as their original madeleines and stollens, as well as chocolate and jam are among popular items.
Bakes goods last for a week or so, and jam for about 10 months. Therefore, they can make nice gifts.
If staying and eating a cake there, you should have a cup of tea with it.
They order tea leaves from “Ashiya Uf-fu,” a company importing well-selected tea from all over the world.
Collaboration of PATISSERIE. S’s cake and selected tea gives you a blissful time during your visit to Kyoto.
Created by the owner/chef, Mr. Nakamoto, and the producer/supervisor, Mr. Soma, it is as if each cake has a story.
Like “four-part organization of a story” is filled in a piece of cake, fragrance and taste change with each bite.
Concerned with sweetness, they create unique cakes which is based on the original French taste but some ingredients are also added in.
The producer/supervisor, Mr. Soma, has become familiar with cakes since his childhood, and has eaten a variety of cakes.
Using his sensitive gustatory sense, he thinks of various combinations of some fragrances and tastes, and designs the taste and appearance of each cake.
The owner/chef, Mr. Nakamoto, is the one to create a product which meets the precise image given by Mr. Soma.
With cooperation work of those two people making use of each one’s strong field, supreme cakes of PATISSERIE.S are produced.
They try to use new spices, herbs, and liqueurs positively, and they constantly developing new flavors for their creams.
Their cakes are mainly made with natural ingredients without food preservatives. You would understand their commitment to offer delicious cakes in safer condition.
The shop has been listed as one of “A hundred famous shops” in Japan’s popular gourmet restaurant website for three consecutive years.
Avoiding the crowd, why don’t you spend an elegant tea time at this little-known nice shop, “PATISSERIE. S Salon?”
Of course, to take out and try a variety of cakes is a good idea, too.
|Name of the shop||PATISSERIE. S Salon|
|Address||546 Asakura-cho, Nakagyo ward, kyoto, Kyoto prefecture|
|Closed||Wednesdays and Thursdays|
|Payment||credit card, e-money available|
*The information herein is as of January 2020.