Monday, May 9, 2005   8:43 AM

Morning Set at Excelsior Caffé

The omnipresent but slightly behind the times in a the-shops-probably-look-much-as-they-did-25-years-ago-kind-of-way coffee shop chain Doutor has latched on to the Seattle style with its relatively new "Excelsior Caffé" (sic) cafés. A stop-over at Gifu station provided an opportunity to sample Starbucks Japanese-style with this exquisite morning set (モーニングセット) consisting of a boiled egg, kafeore (カフェオレ, café au lait) and a croissant containing various animal and vegetable products. All for 450 Yen.

Morning Set - Excelsior Caffe

Well, it was OK. The hard-boiled egg was boiled and the croissant was crescent-shaped. The coffee had milky foam on top. The WLAN reception was zilch. All in all a representative Japanese breakfast experience.

Links: Excelsior Caffé, location.

Posted in Food, Gourmet
Did you order a cafe latte?? Milky foam is part of the package that's all...
Posted by: James | 2008-01-10 11:00
Milky foam is to be expected, however compared to European style café au lait (or café latte) it was somewhat lacking in heady frothiness.
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2008-01-10 16:18