Last week, I went to huku cafe craving their amazing green curry but I got there half an hour before they opened for dinner, so to kill time until then, I decided to walk down 押小路通Oshikoji Street checking out NAKAMURA GENERAL STORE and Flip up! before heading to nicotto & mam, crossing 烏丸通Karasuma Street.
Before I could get to nicotto & mam, however, しろはとベーカリーShirohato Bakery caught my eye…I had actually run across it this past summer when I was out with Maki and had made a mental note to check it out sometime; guess it was time.☺
Do you see the bird on the signs? “Shiro hato” means “white dove”.
The sandwiches must be popular because there was hardly anything in the refrigerated area.
cute display of bread…I was glad there was still plenty of bread left.
the baked sweets next to the register
The owner was soft-spoken but friendly. He seems to use a lot of brown-rice flour in his bread (healthy!) and the variety and presentation of the bread would attract anyone, especially female customers like me. Although I was going to have dinner soon, I couldn’t help buying two breads:
ハムとチーズ玄米ベーグルサンドhamu to chiizu genmai behguru sando (ham & cheese brown-rice bagel sandwich, ￥200,
and チョコ玄米ベーグルchoko genmai behguru (chocolate brown-rice bagel), ￥160
Rice flour makes for a chewy texture and I got plenty of that in these bagels. I could taste the brown rice in the bagel for the sandwich. Although it was hard to taste the brown rice in the chocolate one, I was impressed with the even spread of chocolate chips inside, no skimping here like I’ve found with many other bakeries!
I read somewhere that the owner used to work at Bremen, a bakery in 岩倉Iwakura at which I often bought bread for the variety found there when I used to work in the area. Shirohato Bakery opened in January this year, so it’s still somewhat new but if everyone finds the bread as addictive as I do, I’m sure it’ll eventually become a popular bakery.