Place: The bakery area looks classy. It is a bit small though. The lighting is also too warm and orange.
Food: Generally delicious.
We tried the products that Kumori is proud of.
First on our plates, the Hanjuku Cheese Cakes, both the Original and Chocolate variants. Smooth, silky, and light to the bite, these cheesecakes were delightful to eat! The Original had the right mix of mild sharpness and subtle sweetness. The Chocolate was our favorite; eating it was like eating luxurious ice cream.
Then, the Signature Cheese Tart. Cute little tarts with a creamy cheese filling. We found the shell just a tad too sweet. The cheese filling though was yummy! They weren't kidding when they said that this cheese mixture melts in the mouth. And it wasn't too sharp nor too saccharine.
Lastly, the Krone. It's a Danish pastry roll filled with custard and dusted with powdered sugar. The pastry itself was of high quality, flaky and not too hard to bite into. The custard filling had good consistency and wasn't all sugar; one could taste the egg flavor.
Service: The staff were attentive but the branch is understaffed.
Kumori Japanese Bakery and Cafe is at the UP Town Center.