Bill Granger really knows how to make a delicious breakfast to brighten my morning! Having tried his famous ricotta hotcakes before in Notting Hill’s Granger and Co., I was determined to repeat the delicious experience in Tokyo. But, as all serious Tokyo brunch and breakfast lovers already know, the line for Bills in Tokyo’s posh Omotesando area is notoriously long (up to 3-4 hours!). Located on the 7th floor of Tokyu Plaza, a space-fortress like complex designed by award-winning architect Hiroshi Nakamura, Bills is nestled within the Plaza’s ‘Omohara Forest.’ In other words, breakfasting or brunching at Bills Omotesando is both a delicious and gorgeous experience. So if you want to check out Bill Granger’s Omotesando branch, an early start is a must!
My friend Sam, who’s been studying at Sophia University for the past semester, met me bright and early at 9am for this breakfast of champs. And to my not-so-secret delight, we managed to get a table right away. Within minutes of us sitting down, the friendly staff (fluent in both Japanese and English) took our orders and prepared our drinks. Sharing Bills’ famous Full Aussie Breakfast and Ricotta Hotcakes with Honeycomb Butter and Fresh Bananas, we decided to treat ourselves to some bellinis. (A quick shout out to Sam, who’s been living on the other side of the world & speaking a completely different language for the past couple of months! Thanks for being such an awesome breakfast partner, get ready for round #2!)
If you love pancakes, french toast, waffles, or all of the above, you’ll absolutely adore these ricotta hotcakes. They’re not as sweet as you expect and the ricotta makes the pancakes extra fluffy. The honeycomb butter is key. My second time around was just as phenomenal as my first time at Granger and Co.– so yes, I can see why celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman love Bill Granger’s breakfasts!
Bills really has the sweet breakfast items down–but for those who love sausage and eggs for breakfast, Bill Granger does savory just as well. After all, super creamy and fluffy scrambled eggs are also the restaurant’s specialty. You have the option of getting it with just toast, or the whole breakfast platter. Even though it’s slightly pricier, I’d recommend trying the Full Aussie Breakfast, you definitely won’t be disappointed!
Cheers to my first blog post in Tokyo! I’m super excited to spend the summer interning in Tokyo at the Dhillon Marty Foundation. In between work and polishing my Japanese, I’ll be cafe hunting and food exploring so I’d love to hear about your recommendations for all types of food in Tokyo!
love, eatprayjade x.
Address // Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku 7F 4-30-3 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Telephone // +81 3-5772-1133
Website // https://bills-jp.net/