First Look: Cream Puff Good Luck Cats and Mr. Roboto Buns at Dominique Ansel’s New Tokyo Bakery


We’re pretty jealous that Japanese cronut fans will get to experience the beauty of an edible good luck cat.

Dominique Ansel’s highly anticipated Tokyo bakery is finally opening this weekend. Earlier this week, we revealed the first look at chef Ansel’s special Cronut, made just for his new Tokyo location. But now we have an even closer look at the sweets menu that makes us want to hop a flight to Japan.

Ansel will serve many of the well-known pastries that have become popular at his original New York bakery, like the famous Cronut, cookie shots, DKA (Dominique’s Kouign Amann, a caramelized croissant), and frozen s’mores. But the new three-floor bakery, located in Tokyo’s Omotesando neighborhood, will also have a cream puff Maneki Neko (iconic Japanese good luck cat), and something called Mr. Roboto Melonpan (a sweet Japanese bun with custard filling). There will also be the Paris-Tokyo, which highlights chef Ansel’s culinary journey from France to America, and then to Japan. The pastry is filled with a green tea passionfruit cream and topped with a chocolate icho leaf (a familiar sight in Tokyo).


The three-level bakery, “inspired by  the next generation of pastry,” opens on June 20, and will feature a retail space on the first floor, the café on the second floor, and a baking area on the third floor.