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“One of the best Tokyo breakfast experiences”
Review of Lauderdale

Ranked #151 of 11,584 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Lauderdale had a good write up in Bento as having fantastic souffle on their brunch menu. With that in mind we headed up to Roppongi Hills at around 9am on a Sunday morning and found Lauderdale filling quickly with a morning trade. Brunch from 8am includes a good variety of options from 1500 - 2300 yen. The brunch menu comes with two sides, one of which can be a drink, including free refill coffee. The atmosphere is lovely, the service attentive but not obtrusive, bringing a side table for purse when we sat, and another for drinks and other items when the meals were served. The souffle with mushroom and gruyere was exceptional, light, fluffy with crispy outside and moist inside.
A lovely way to spend a casual Sunday morning with great food, great coffee, great service and a lovely environment. Can't recommend more.

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2  Thank Brisbane84
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Really pleasant atmosphere, fabulous casual meal - great quality food & adequately attentive service. Good value particularly in this part of town.

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Thank Clicar2
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

FANTASTIC! Directly across the street from the Grand Hyatt. Fantastic breakfast! Croissants are freshly made there and are wonderful and huge. Small warning … The basil and gruyere omelet is green and gives new meaning to green eggs and ham... but is still good but for the next few days I ordered just a gruyere cheese omelet which is fantastic (and yellow) – the bacon is western type and nice and crispy and the sausage is more like small hotdogs. The OJ is freshly squeezed when you order it – the coffee lait is wonderfully strong and freshly made. The service staff is unbelievable and works very hard with English speaking clients (like me). They were pleasant to see each day and genuinely happy to see us!

4  Thank kinetics65
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Okay, I'm not from the US but I have had a couple of brunches over the years. A couple of days ago Lauderdale next to Roppongi hills here in Tokyo.
The brunch menu I choose from has six or eight mains ranging from about 1600-1800yen, with eacg main you get to choose two sides/appetizers, e.g. coffee, OJ, rilette, falaffels etc.Coffee is free flow if that is what you choose.
I had a mushroom&gruyere souffle and my partner pancakes with cranberry jam.
The souffle was excellent, perfectly made, fluffy but still creamy and very tasty, it could hardly have been made better. The pancakes were also very good with the nice touch that the cranberry jam had a strong and pleasant real cranberry taste, also not too sweet.
Service was good and generally attentive, including that the coffee was frequently re-filled, they were a little slow to get the water first though. When the food came they set up a small side table next to our table so that all could fit. Seating on the patio was nice and not too hot this time, tables ok and the chairs a little hard.
So for a casual brunch in Tokyo, at a price less than 2000 yen, this very good and a place I'd strongly recommend. The location is also very convenient just next to Roppongi hills.

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Thank zebbert
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We came here early one Saturday when we fancied an American-style breakfast for a change (eggs Benedict for me, buttermilk pancakes for my partner).

Lauderdale is one block from the top of Keyakizaka, almost facing the Hyatt main entrance but 50m away. If you are standing on the opposite side of Keyakizaka to the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, face down the hill (you will see Hugo Boss on your right). Walk down to the next corner about 50m or so. Lauderdale is just on the near side of that corner. (The entrance is partly shaded by some greenery, hence the detailed directions!)

The cafe has many tables inside, but only 5 or so (if I remember correctly) on a terrace outside. We got there just before they opened at 8 (this was a Saturday, I believe they open at 7 on weekdays), and there was just one terrace seat that wasn't already reserved, so we were lucky!

If you want to reserve, which I recommend if you want the terrace, it might be best to ask your hotel to make the reservation. On the plus side, their web site can take reservations via OpenTable. On the minus side, it's only Japanese-language (i.e. the OpenTable.jp site). Also, OpenTable seems to think there are no free seats within 30 days, so I'm pretty sure it's not working properly at the moment!

The cafe overall is quite chic, and relaxed style in my personal opinion, and they have some magazines for reading (Japanese or English when we went).

Service was nice and friendly. My guess would be that they speak English (given the area) but we actually spoke only Japanese when we went. Anyway, the menu is completely bilingual Japanese/English.

The food was nice - not fantastic, but I enjoyed it. The eggs Benedict was good but the eggs were a little small. The buttermilk pancakes were the real thing, delicious (I'm told by my partner!) and I can't imagine you'd want to eat lunch if you have them, they're very filling.

One word of caution: check the menu before you go. Weekdays they have the "Breakfast" menu which has pancakes but no eggs Benedict. Weekends, they have the "Brunch" menu which is quite different.

Another thing: it's not so cheap at weekends. Prices are higher on Sat/Sun and national holidays when it's the Brunch menu. On weekdays, there are more office workers around, and therefore prices are lower. The cafe is in an area where people live in very expensive apartments, plus they have the Grand Hyatt over the road...

Overall, an enjoyable place, and recommended if you want some US-style comfort food.

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