Charming Family Bakery: David Pain
I saw an article about a bakery called David Pain (pain means bread in French, so it’s pronounced like “pan”, not “pain”) in the latest Tsukuba Style magazine, so I thought I would go and check it out. The bakery is located in the far south of Tsukuba, near the intersection of the Route 6 bypass and Route 408 (Address: Makizono 7-11, Tsukuba).
The bakery is run by David and his wife, with some help from their little baby. David hails from Corsica, and he and his wife met in Paris.
I am not a bread specialist, but I know what I like, and I found the bread at David Pain to be excellent. My favourite was a unique roll made by David called “Campignon” (at least I think that was what it was called). It was a tiny little roll but it packed a powerful taste of cheese, bacon and nuts.
I liked the atmosphere at the bakery and found it easy to talk to David and his wife, but my favourite thing about the bakery was that they did not individually wrap every single item that I bought individually in plastic bags. They gave me a nice paper bag and put all of my purchases inside. I think the Tsukuba community should support bakeries that promote sensible bagging!