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Amam Dacotan: Rustic Woodland-themed Bakery In Omotesando Giving Major Ghiblicore Vibes

Amam Dacotan in Omotesando

Omotensando is blessed with an abundance of sleek, modern-looking cafes and luxury shops. But enter Amam Dacotan, the new kid on the block hailing from Fukuoka. With a rustic-chic interior that’s giving us Ghibli vibes and freshly baked bread that tastes as good as they look, the buzzworthy bakery is the next hotspot to visit in the upscale neighbourhood. 

Popular rustic bakery in Omotesando

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Originally based in Fukuoka, the popular bakery recently opened a branch in the heart of Omotesando, which is nicknamed the Champs-Élysées of Tokyo. 

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While you can find good bread in almost any bakery in Tokyo, the rustic interior of Amam Dacotan is giving us serious Ghibli vibes. 

The bread shop is the perfect crossover between the European-style antique design in Kiki’s Delivery Service and whimsical woodland in My Neighbour Totoro.

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On top of the exposed concrete and cobblestone floors, you’ll find the space generously adorned with dried wildflowers and plants – a stark contrast to the more modern boulevard of the Omotesando district. 

Baked goods with unique flavour combinations

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The gorgeous interior is not the only thing Amam Dacotan is known for. With over 130 to 140 varieties of bread displayed daily, you’ll need serious self-discipline to stop yourself from going ham.

Made with quality ingredients and domestically produced wheat flour, the baked goods at the bakery are fermented for over 15 hours, which results in flavourful, chewy texture. 

Grilled pacific cod with herb and grilled caul-fat wrapped parsnip sandwich.
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Aside from the usual country bread and flaky danishes, the sandwiches are really what Amam Dacotan is known for. 

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From prosciutto topped on a honey toast slathered with cream cheese to a sandwich stuffed with Italian sausage and seasonal vegetables, there are plenty of unusual flavour combinations here waiting to be found by adventurous foodies.

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Don’t miss out on trying Amam Dacotan’s signature maritozzi, their rendition of a classic Italian sweet bun that’s fluffy and filled generously with fresh cream. 

Visiting Amam Dacotan

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Amam Dacotan is just a short 1-minute walk from Omotesando Station, which can be accessed via the Chiyoda Line, Ginza Line, and Hanzomon Line.

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Expect to wait up to 2 hours though, as many reviews have claimed that snaking queues are spotted outside the shop throughout the day. 

If you are not about to wait hours just to get some bread, skip the line by making a reservation online prior to heading down for self collection. You can buy pieces of bread individually or in omakase boxes, which comprise a medley of their bestsellers. The boxes go for ¥3,000 (~USD22.26) for a medium size and ¥5,000 (~USD37.10) for larger ones.

Address: 3-7-6 Kitaaoyama, Minato City, 107-0061 Tokyo
Opening hours: Thu-Tue 10am-7pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
Telephone: 0334-98-2456

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Cover image adapted from: @amam.dacotan, @amam_dacotan and @amam.dacotan

Xiu Ting Wong

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