Granny Smith Apple Pie & Coffee is an apple pie and coffee shop, which opened in 2012. Instead of opening at crowded area such as Shinjuku and Ikebukuro the shop opened up near the quiet and relaxing town of Setagaya. The quaint shop has become one of the famous apple pie stores in Japan, with the plenty filling and fresh Japanese apples as the main ingredient.
Due to the innovative taste the original dessert has become very popular amongst the locals. Currently, the shop also expanded their business to areas such as Aoyama, Yokohama, Ginza and Setagaya Park, which are also scattered with stylish cafes. In October 2018, the shop opened their first new branch in Nishinomiya, Kansai area, and successfully spread the taste of Granny Smith from the Kanto region to Kansai region in Japan. There are now a total of 7 stores throughout Japan.
Last time, the FUN! JAPAN team visited the headquarters store, "Mitsukushi store". This time we will bring you to the store in "Aoyama". This is different to the “Mishuku Store”, which only has take-out available.
The store in Aoyama has both dine in and take-out available for customers. When you are tired of shopping you can even take an afternoon tea break at here.
Unlike the headquarters store, the "Aoyama store" has a dine-in space for you to dine in instead of having take-out. You can enjoy eating apple pie while drinking coffee with friends and family. It is also a good choice to have an elegant afternoon tea break at here. Besides apple pie, snacks such as quiche and salad also served, so you can dine here for a savory meal instead of just dessert. The exterior look and interior of the "Aoyama shop" is same with the headquarters store, which feels just like an American Country diner. When entering the store, you can see there are approximately 8 kinds of apple pies lined up in the display case. The interior decoration of wood has made the whole store full with the warm and inviting atmosphere.
Granny Smith’s Original product, DUTCH CRUMBLE
A simple product DUTCH CRUMBLE is an original product of Granny Smith, and the texture is just like that of eating crisp crackers. Molasses, which is not so popular in Japan, is used in this dish. Therefore, while enjoying the crispy texture, at the same time you can enjoy the sweet and sour apples and also enjoy the thick and rich molasses taste. It will have a different taste if you dip the pie in the sauce, which comes along side your selected pie. You can choose total of 4 different sauces at the store. Caramel, raspberry, honey orange sauces are all homemade, the maple syrup is the only sauce that isn’t. The take-out price is 400 yen for each cut, excluding tax, while dine-in price will be 600 yen, excluding tax.
Limited time apple pie, which collaborated with a Drama.
"Dairenai Apple Pie" is a collaboration product of "Granny Smith" and the Drama "Dairenai Boku wo wasureru kimi to", which starred Toda Erika. It was on sale for a limited time only from 6th October 2018 until 14th December 2018, during the drama broadcast period. The nice scented black vinegar on top of honey milk cream, which made with a gentle honey flavor, is then baked with plenty of apples. Since it actually appeared in the scene of the drama, it became a hot topic during that time period and for a limited quantity, it was always sold out.
Tiramisu and Apple pie, which has overturned the impression of apple pie
The scent of coffee is blended well with the taste of Mascarpone, yes that is Tiramisu. However, when you put it into your mouth, Wow! Is taste of apple? This is Aoyama shop's store limited "Tiramisu apple pie". You can enjoy both the texture of the tiramisu and the refreshing feeling of apple pie. It’s also recommended to be eaten with sauce and vanilla ice cream. It has totally overturned the impression of the apple pie. The take out price is 450 yen for each cut, excluding tax, while dine-in price will be 650 yen, excluding tax.
Granny Smith Apple Pie by Granny Smith
In Japan, "Granny Smith" apple pie, which made with "Granny Smith" apples, which is a type of rare apple is sold in all stores, but due to it being a seasonal fruit, it is only be sold up until the spring season. With the filling of Granny Smith apples, a refreshing acidity spread to the mouth, which make you want more and more of the delicious pie. Moreover, you get to eat the fresh and crispy apple when enjoying the apple pie. The take out price is 450 yen for each cut, excluding tax, while dine-in price will be 650 yen, excluding tax.
On the day when the FUN! JAPAN team visited for interview, we saw a lot of Christmas interior decorations using apples. Since Christmas is getting near, if you look carefully, there are apple ornaments around in the store. When you have the opportunity to come to visit Japan, please visit Aoyama store or any of the other GRANNY SMITH stores to enjoy the famous apple pie. Please check the information below for further details of the stores.
- Store name: GRANNY SMITH APPLE PIE & COFFEE Aoyama Store
- Address: 5-8-9 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
- Business hours: 10:00-21:00
- Access: 3 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro "Omotesando" station, B1 or B3 exit
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