Usagi Sweets

Finally made it out to try Usagi Sweets! They’re a cute Japanese run bakery that specialize in making matcha pastries.

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Hours are short and sweet.

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We dropped in on a Thursday afternoon (around 2:30pm). The inside is tiny with only three tables and a bench outside to sit at but they’ve decorated it beautifully, in typical Japanese fashion. It’s all in the details.

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We perused the wall that had a mix of Japanese crafts; postcards, scrunchies (made from kimonos), speciality teas, etc.

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Besides Japanese pastries, they also have a lunch onigiri set ($11.00) which was sold out and half a dozen tea options ($3.75 to $4.50).

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The organic ingredients that they use in all their sweets.

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Closeup of a few of their baked offerings.

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This angora fluffy cheesecake looked good.

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We decided to try and share a variety of sweets.

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Goma miso brownie
DSC03018They added a small sample to our platter of sweets. Tasty.

2x Mochi muffin ($1.50)
DSC03019We tried their matcha (snagged the second last one before they sold out; this is clearly their most popular) and goma coconut. Matcha was excellent; chewy texture and a little bitterness of the matcha came through.

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The goma coconut seemed to mimic closely with black sesame.

Hojicha cookie ($0.75)
DSC03017If you like hojicha (like us), you’ll dig this. Good texture and tasted just like hojicha.

Matcha cheesecake ($3.50)
DSC03015Texture is slightly dense with a hint of matcha. The crust was a tad burnt (B was nitpicking) but the cheesecake flavour is not overwhelming.

Matcha white chocolate brownie ($2.00)
DSC03016This was the sweetest out of all the items we tried. Really enjoyed the texture.

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You can feel the quality, care and precision taken at Usagi Sweets. It’s almost like being back in Japan.

Usagi Sweets
https://www.usagisweets.com/
3720 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 700-7251

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