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Petit Marche & Petit-Maru Cafe
The Japanese-style cafe Petit Marche &Petit Maru Cafe uses an old traditional house built more than 80 years ago. The owner chef and staff spent around 1 year to renovate the house by themselves. The owner chef is registered as a Confectionery Hygiene Master. The chef is quite eager to study to make healthy sweets containing less fat and sugar. The cafe is full of a nostalgic atmosphere and so comfortable that customers always end up staying for a long time. They have various original menus such as chiffon cake with green tea grown in Nara Prefecture, and the cake shaped like a Tumulus in Nara. All the sweets are made only with carefully chosen healthy ingredients.
- 22 Higashi Terabayashi-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
- Contact No.
- 10 minutes' walk from Kintetsu Nara station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 12:00-19:00 (L.O. 18:30) *-18:30 from December to FebruaryCafe opening hours/ Saturday, Sunday 12:00-18:30Shop opening hours/ Wednesday, Sunday 12:00-18:30
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- Average budget (per person): lunch -1,000 yenMenu: Yamatocha chiffon parfait 700 yen, Miniature Zenpokoenfun cake 500 yen
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Healthy Sweets in Nostalgic Atmosphere
The renovated old house gives the shop a historic atmosphere. The cafe space is small, yet it is filled with retro designed sofa, bookshelves, and a desk and feels like a cozy drawing room. It is so comfortable a space that customers always end up staying for a long time with tasty sweets made from healthy ingredients such as brown rice flour and maple syrup.
“Yamatocha Chiffon Parfait” Topped with Healthy Ingredients
Yamatocha Chiffon Parfait (700 yen) is a healthy parfait consists of chiffon cake using the tea called “Yamatocha” grown in Nara, homemade vanilla ice cream made from soy milk, biscotti made with tofu, brown sugar and walnuts, brown rice granola, boiled red beans and so on. It is not only healthy, but also the sweet, handsomely portioned parfait will satisfy your appetite.
The Tumulus Excavation with a Cake?!
Miniature Zenpokoenfun (large keyhole-shaped tomb) cake (500 yen) is a unique cake shaped like a tumulus in Nara. The cake consists of green tea sponge as trees that cover the tumulus, meringue imitating the traditional doll “haniwa” to surround the cake, and cashew nut is used to resemble “magatama”, the traditional jewelry stone.