Like Fujiwara, the Cafe de Rope name has been around for decades, and here it has come up with a retro take on an old favorite: toast. Thick cuts of standard-issue white bread are topped with a pat of Hokkaido butter, in classic kissaten (traditional coffee shop) style, then gently browned and served in half a dozen different styles. There are savory standards, such as cheese toast — with or without curry — as well as unlikely combinations. Broccoli and shirasu (whitebait) anyone? Or black nori seaweed in a toasted sandwich? As an all-day breakfast, you can order a soft-boiled egg with toast soldiers. And if you’re not keen on anko (red-bean jam), there’s a selection of more mainstream desserts as well.
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