The exposed concrete walls have a warm wooden floor and tables. When you enter the chic Laboratoire (Hama, Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture) store, you'll find more than 30 types of baked goods and cakes lined up on the counter, including canelés made with Maizuru tea, lemon tarts, financiers, and cookies.

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