Mary’s Cafe

Whenever I passed by the Godiva kiosk in Shinjuku station, I always wanted to buy the chocolate drinks they offer. However, every pregnant Gaijin mommy-to-be in Tokyo has to watch their weight so the midwives wouldn’t badger them/us with their/our constant weight gain (15kg max!). So, I kept telling myself that I will try Godiva once I gave birth.  Unfortunately, the first few months postpartum, I had to keep off chocolates and make sure Little A’s skin won’t get any more rashes. This meant that Godiva has to be postponed.

Lately though, taking a bit of chocolate seems ok! So when we chanced upon Mary’s Cafe in Tokyo Station, we just had to try their chocolate drink! Komiya-san (Japanese consultant based in Manila) used to give me a box of Mary’s whenever he came to Japan– so Mary’s stirs a bit of nostalgia for me 🙂

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I thought it read AU14 FOREVER! Hahaha! Apparently, it’s Au 14 Fevrier.  Mary’s chocolate shop in St. Valentine village in France is located  at Rue du 14 Fevrier.

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Because we just ate, we agreed to order just one drink to share — Ice Chocolate Mousse!  200ml of rich chocolate goodness. In my mind though, iced meant a frappe of sort– much like Starbucks mocha frappucino but as I found out, iced meant…they put ice on the drink 😦  Nevermind my misunderstanding, the drink was great with really smooth mousse and a generous coating of cocoa powder on top! You get a freebie white chocolate with strawberry bits, too, for 480yen.

Once you get your drink from the counter, you can go to their sprinkles station. I don’t have a photo, though! Little A was sleeping and I didn’t want to bother her (too much) 😀  DrG went to get some milk chocolate and white chocolate covered rice crispies, small candies and sprinkles, and some little chocolate bits . There were also regular milk and low-fat milk, additional sugar syrup and other add ons!  We wanted to preserve the purity of the original drink so we decided to mix the milk and the add-on candies together and just had instant cereal instead, hehehe!

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Go to Mary’s when you’re in the area– great place to hang out after looking at Marounochi’s and Kitte’s illumination (post about this to follow!).

 
Mary’s Cafe
http://www.mary.co.jp/marys_cafe/index.html
Kitte, 1st Floor
 
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