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Higuma Doughnuts, Omotesando

The best doughnuts in Tokyo

After coming across a mention of their store by chance, I've had Higuma Doughnuts on my radar for many a month now. The owner had lived in Canada for a few years and his story about returning to Japan to open up a doughnut store using ingredients reflective of his Hokkaido roots was a compelling one. I knew I had to visit.

Interestingly, Higuma Doughnuts' three stores aren't in Hokkaido but in central Tokyo. The main store can be found in Gakugei-daigaku, in Meguro City Ward, the second, in Higashi-Ikebukuro is akin to a pop-up store while the store in Omotesando is a collaboration with Coffee Wrights. This store's open design layout, floor-to-ceiling windows and simple but extremely contemporary ambience, really becomes the perfect little backstreet spot to enjoy good coffee and fresh doughnuts.

Sun drenched morning interior
Sun drenched morning interior

Arriving just prior to the store's 11am opening time, my family and I found ourselves in a short queue before entering. The morning sun at this time of the day is quite lovely and the shower of light it cast throughout the store this visit left us feeling buoyant. Nice work mother nature, we were off to a good start.

Along with some coffee, we ordered the plain, the chocolate (real chocolate, by the way), and the roasted soybean powdered kinako doughnuts. The raspberry-filled doughnuts that I had been eagerly anticipating, were, alas, not available that morning but no fear, the other choices were enough to make up for it.

My favourite, a plain doughnut
My favourite, a plain doughnut

Now, I must say this about the doughnuts - they are completely and utterly understated in their quality. Doughnuts often leave a sweet aftertaste, one that is cheap and nasty but not at Higuma. No way. I cannot consider them to be junk food, not in the slightest. Subdued, gentle and full of depth, I love them. I seriously do.

Morning doughnuts at Higuma, Omotesando
Morning doughnuts at Higuma, Omotesando

If you are like most visitors to Tokyo and end up in Omotesando, do yourself a favour and drop by Higuma Doughnuts. The good start to your day is guaranteed to only get better.

Getting there

Take the Chiyoda, Ginza or Hanzomon lines to Omotesando Station. The store is a 4-minute stroll from the A2 Exit.

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Paul McInnes 4 years ago
Nice article Sleiman. I'll definitely try this place. Thanks for sharing.
Sleiman Azizi Author 4 years ago
Looking forward to hearing about it. I'm pretty sure I'm not imagining how good it is!
Sherilyn Siy 4 years ago
Good to know that the doughnuts don't taste "junky". Every now and then, I crave a doughnut but what stops me is that crappy feeling I know I'll have after!
Sleiman Azizi Author 4 years ago
I know they are technically 'doughnuts' but there is no way I would label the doughnuts here as junk food. Higuma Doughnuts are worth eating. Seriously, I can't wait to go back and try their Gakugei-daigaku store.
Kim 4 years ago
Love the decor here!
Kim 4 years ago
Haha, a double whammy of goodness!
Elena Lisina 4 years ago
Ver nice interior for my taste! :)
Elena Lisina 4 years ago
Some more doughnuts?! Funny, but I never tried them in my life :)

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