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Friday Finds 1.16.15

Posted January 16, 2015 by Stephanie
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Guys, they have a toast cafe here in Tokyo where you get to pick out your own TOASTER, bring it to your table and then toast away. Basically it is all my dreams come true and I’ve made Mike go with me many more times than I want to admit. It’s ridiculously fun because you get to choose the kind of bread you want to toast (they have American, European, and Japanese style fluffy slices of white bread) and you can order different types of butter and jam as well. It’s basically heaven for a toast lover like me.

Wouldn’t it be completely awesome if someone (maybe me?!) opened a toast cafe in North America? I’d definitely be there all the time. Aside from toast, here’s what else I’ve been obsessed with!


1. I fell in love with this personal essay on love.
2. Cookbook love.
3. Lucky Peach launched a website and I’ve been devouring everything, but especially this.
4. I wonder what Facebook knows about me considering I don’t like that many pages…
5. I really really really want to watch this.
6. Coolest wedding crashers ever!!! And apparently it was real.

Link Love:

1. For breakfast everyday.
2. Perfect for warming up!
3. I love rice gratin!
4. Give me ALL the cheez-its!
5. Homemade chocolate crackle bark is right up my alley.
6. Ohmygosh these kimchi fries!

I’ve got my eyes on you:

1. These hot pink bags are totally making me wish it was spring/summer!
2. So not weird to have a squirrel rice paddle, right?
3. A beauty of a notebook.
4. These champagne coupes are so fun!
5. Fries over guys!

Have a lovely weekend friends!
love & potatoes
xoxo, Steph

PS – If you’re ever in Tokyo and want to visit the toast cafe, it’s called. Centre, the Bakery (1F, 1-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo). There’s always a line up in front – people are queuing for take out loaves of bread. Usually the cafe is pretty empty though, so give it a go! It’s different toasts for different folks :)


  1. Will you do a whole post on the toast café? I want more pictures! #creepin

  2. Yasuko says:

    I am so happy that you made it to Centre!! I live in Japan and I am bread mania. Their Shokupan is the best!!! Have you tried their cheese toast or croque-madame?? They are so so soooo yummy!

  3. Choose your own toaster?!?!?!? Are you pulling me?? I HAVE TO GET TO THIS PLACE NOW! I also see a number of spreads too…
    MMM… bread binge of my dreams…

    I can’t believe my Chocolate bark on your Love link list! Thank you Gorgeous girl :) Also totally ok to have that rice cooker paddle.

  4. Sini says:

    A toast cafe? That’s it, I book a flight to Tokyo! Thanks for the link love, Steph <3 Stay cozy and warm.

  5. omg omgomg those KIMCHI FRIES!!!! i’m dyyyyying right now. and ummmm can we open a toast cafe together?!?!?!?!?? and then just use all the toasters instead of working?! plz. PS i love the ring to “friday finds”! happy friday, lady <3 <3 <3!!

  6. Love the links – those kimchi fried yaaasss!! Also, definitely noting that cafe down!!

  7. There is a toast cafe in SF! I think its called ‘Toast’. Haha.

  8. That love essay is SUPER interesting. Even in a non-romantic friendship context, I bet asking and answering those questions could create closeness very quickly…

  9. molly yeh says:

    oh em geeeeeeee kimchi fries

  10. Jen says:

    you don’t get to choose your own toaster, but The Mill in SF specializes in all sorts of delicious toast!

  11. Danielle says:

    Omg, I’m in Tokyo right now on vacation and am *so* going to that toast cafe for lunch. THANK YOU!

  12. Sylvia says:

    First of all, that toast cafe sounds amazing. I hope you do come back and open one. Second, I have a squirrel rice paddle and I love it!!!!! Scoops rice! Stands by itself when not being used! Cute to look at. Puzzles all the men that come over for our dinner parties.

  13. I’d go to your toast cafe! Do it!

  14. i LOVE LOVE LOVE your tokyo finds! they are always full of the most incredible wonderful things. totoro puffs? happy 100yen stores? toaster cafe?

    can you do an eating/shopping guide for tokyo? i think it would be a post of amazingly happiness.

    1. (eeep, typos, but that just makes it more engrish, right?)

  15. Chrissy says:

    A toast cafe sounds so perfect. I’ve said before often how while some people would opt for a house of cheese, I would happily live in a house of bread. :)

  16. Catherine says:

    We have an awesome place called Breads Etc in London, where every brunch you order comes with unlimited fresh, crusty bread to toast at your table, plus literally ALL the spreads. It’s heaven…I usually have to be rolled out

  17. Anna says:

    Haha, weird, but nice toasters! :P

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