Finally made it out to try Usagi Sweets! They’re a cute Japanese run bakery that specialize in making matcha pastries.
Hours are short and sweet.
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.
We perused the wall that had a mix of Japanese crafts; postcards, scrunchies (made from kimonos), speciality teas, etc.
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).
The organic ingredients that they use in all their sweets.
Closeup of a few of their baked offerings.
This angora fluffy cheesecake looked good.
We decided to try and share a variety of sweets.
2x Mochi muffin ($1.50)
We 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.
The goma coconut seemed to mimic closely with black sesame.
You can feel the quality, care and precision taken at Usagi Sweets. It’s almost like being back in Japan.
3720 Oak Street