Bonnet Dane is a long walk from Tokyo’s Sangenjaya Station, and is a tiny shop with only a small selection of baked goods, but it makes up for any inconvenience in quality. Owner Hiroshi Ogihara spent 5½ years in Paris working at bakeries, patisseries and chocolate shops, and it shows. The croissants (¥190), made entirely of French wheat, are as light as air and everything Ogihara bakes tastes as if it was plucked straight out of Paris. The most delicious item in the store is the sablee praline (¥280), which are two buttery cookies with chocolate sandwiched in between.

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