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[Capsule Monster and Tsubara Tsubara in Sapporo] Western Confectionery and Coffee with Stylish Atmosphere

February 22nd, 2015

Capsule Monster

Capsule Monster (カプセルモンスター) is a popular western confectionery store between Subway Tozai Line Nishi 11-chome Station and Nishi 18-chome Station in Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and is near Odori Park and Hokkaido Governor's Official Residence. Mr. Takuto Kuguminato (久々湊 卓人) is a patissier, and has opened the store since 2012. It was named as such because he wanted customers to enjoy a feeling of expectation not to know what including Hero or Monster appeared like gashapon capsules from a capsule. He sells his works as a confectionery exhibition on weekends, from Thursday to Sunday. His works are baked pastries, cakes, scones and so on. I guess that limited time would accelerate a popularity, too. The store is very popular.

Building Called Chateau Le Reve
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo

The appearance of the building is a normal apartment named "Chateau Le Reve (シャトールレーヴ)", but this is an artist apartment called Sapporo Space 1-15 that craftsmen gather and open a shop or a studio. The store is on the 5th floor. The area of the store is about 20 m2. The store is cramped, but the interior decoration is stylish, and it sets off western confectioneries. They did not have a cafe before, but they also have a cafe now, so customers can eat bought sweets at the cafe. In addition, They are currently in a tie-up with Tea Room Tsubara Tsubara (喫茶店つばらつばら), and customers can bring bought sweets.

Cakes at Showcase
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
Scones at Showcase
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
Cookie
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
Sweets
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo

Odori Park

Odori Park (大通公園) is in the very center of Sapporo city, and is located between Sapporo Station and Susukino. Offices and commercial facilities are built around the park, and it is just at very center of the big city. But 92 types 4,700 trees such as lilac, Japanese elm and cherry tree are planted, and fountains and flower beds are built, so the park is well-known as a place of relief for Sapporo citizens as well as tourists. The park has been chosen as one of The 100 Best Roads in Japan (日本の道100選), Japanese City Park Best 100 (日本の都市公園100選), The 100 Best Townscapes (都市景観100選) and Japan's Top 100 Historical Parks (日本の歴史公園100選), so it is one of the most famous parks in Japan. Article is here

Odori Park and Sapporo TV Tower
Odori Park and Sapporo TV Tower

Hokkaido Governor's Official Residence

Hokkaido Governor's Official Residence (北海道知事公館) is an apartment house for the Governor of the Hokkaido in Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and was built as a second house of Mitsui in 1936. The building has been used as the Hokkaido Governor's Official Residence since 1952. The site area is 51,623.25 m2. The building and a garden are built at the large site in the downtown of the Sapporo. Most of the site is covered with green plants, so it is called an urban oasis, and here is a secret peaceful place for Sapporo citizens, too. Admission free. A parking lot is not provided. Hokkaido Museum Of Modern Art (北海道立近代美術館) and Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art (三岸好太郎美術館) are also nearby here. Article is here

Hokkaido Governor's Official Residence with Fall Foliage
Hokkaido Governor's Official Residence

SAPPORO

Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Article is here

Sapporo
札幌

Cakes and Coffee

I purchased baked pastries at the Capsule Monster, and drinked a cup of coffee at the Tsubara Tsubara.

Cakes of Capsule Monster

After asking the patissier about shop's recommendation, he replied me "That is Bois". Then I purchased the Bois, Fromage 2 and Macadamia Nuts Brownie. The prices were JPY 440, JPY 380 and JPY 290. Other customers purchased a lot of western confectioneries, and a preceding customer purchased cakes and baked pastries for about JPY 5,000. I gussed that cutomers bought a lot because cakes and baked pastries had good taste and premium feeling.

Entrance Door on 5th Floor
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
Look of Store
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie from Top
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo

I moved to the Tsubaru Tasubaru, and ate the purchased cakes. First I ate the Bois. The Bois had 4 layered structure in order from top of chocolate pistolet, rich butter cream using parched-barley flour butter and calpis butter, macaroon cake of pistachio, raspberry jam contained seeds. The butter cream had the thick taste, and I liked the texture of seeds.

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Bois
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
4 Layers
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo

Fromage 2 was a vanilla bean cheesecake. Almonds were at a sponge cake. It was interesting that a form such as wrinkles resembled cheese. The taste had thick cheese. The last that I ate was the macadamia nuts brownie. It was a moist cookie dough using 70% cacao chocolate. Crispy outside and chewy inside. It tasted a lightly sweetened and a little bitterness.

Fromage 2
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
Soft Cake
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
Thick Cheese Taste
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
Shape Like Cheese
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
Macadamia Nuts Brownie
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
Crispy Outside and Chewy Inside
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
Macadamia Nuts Are Nice and Chewy
Bois, Fromage 2, Brownie -Capsule Monster in Sapporo
Parking lot Parking lot is not provided
Business hours 12:00-19:00
Regular closing day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday * Irregular closing day
Telephone number 011-633-0656
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 490 497*52

Coffee of Tsubara Tsubara

The Tsubara Tsubara is a popular tea shop in Chuo ward, Sapporo city. Ms. Mai Demura (出村 舞) is a shop owner, and has opened a business since 2012. The Tsubara Tsubara is on the 1st floor of Sansei Building (三誠ビル), and it takes about 5 minutes from Capsule Monster to here on foot. Because the entrance is located at back alley, it may be a little hard to find it. This building is built in 1924, and its appearance is old, but the interior decoration designed by Mr. Tsutsumi, an authorized architect, is stylish. Customers can drink a cup of coffee for JPY 550. Their meals and sweets also have a good reputation. They give customers brought Capsul Monster's sweets a JPY 100 discount ticket for drink.

Entrance
Cafe Tsubara Tsubara in Sapporo
Look of Cafe
Cafe Tsubara Tsubara in Sapporo
Around Kitchen
Cafe Tsubara Tsubara in Sapporo
Coffee
Cafe Tsubara Tsubara in Sapporo

Movie of Tsubara Tsubara

Parking lot Parking lot is not provided
Business hours 13:00-23:00
Regular closing day Tuesday, Second Wednesday
Telephone number +81-11-272-0023
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 491 450*12

A page of Sapporo is here

Sapporo

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