Feb. 03, 2023 UPDATE
Although there are no menu descriptions in English, they know basic English and may be able to respond. (Depending on the staff).
English names available
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Rediscover Japanese sweets at veteran Japanese sweets maker Tsuruya Yoshinobu’s Cafe
tubara cafe is owned and operated by veteran Wagashi (Traditional Japanese sweets) maker "Tsuruya Yoshinobu", which is located right next door. tubara cafe opened after the wife of Tsuruya Yoshinobu’s president thought, "I want more people to learn about and enjoy the true quality of simple Japanese Wagashi sweets." As a result, the sweets offered at tubara cafe were created with the intention of retaining the quality of long-cherished Japanese sweets, while also making them easy for modern audiences to enjoy. The cafe’s interior has elements of Japanese design — such as the large window that looks out onto the garden — while also incorporating an overall theme of white, to make for a calm and modern atmosphere. Although tubara cafe is in the city, they have created a peaceful space which helps you forget the flow of time. The name, "Tubara" apparently means "To keenly follow one's heart's desires." So why not enjoy some quiet alone time with some delicious sweets at tubara cafe?
2 pieces of nama (fresh) tsubara ※W/ your choice of drink / 1,298 (Inc. tax)～
These "nama (fresh) tsubara" are available in five flavors: standard and seasonal. When ordering, please choose two of your favorite flavors from the five flavors. tubara cafe's original "nama (fresh) tsubara" have a cute "tu." branded into the top of them and are deliciously fluffy and chewy. Apparently, tubara café has them delivered directly from where they are made so they don’t lose any of their moistness. As mascarpone cheese is kneaded into the Anko (red bean paste) inside, the nama tubara have a similar taste to western sweets, making them perfect for those who are not big fans of red bean paste. ※ The photo shows Sakura and Matcha nama tsubara.
Sugomori (Nest set) ※W/ your choice of drink / ￥1,320 (Inc. tax)～
These two egg-shaped Manju (Sweet bean-paste buns) come to you in a little basket, just like a birds nests. The Manju are meant to symbolize the gentle scene of a crane — known in Japan as an omen of good fortune — lovingly caring for their chicks and protecting their eggs in a nest. These tubara cafe original Manju are simple, but it is precisely that simplicity that makes them the best for enjoying the modest flavors of traditional Japanese sweets. ※Available for order only on Saturdays and Sundays in spring.
Sakura Chiffon Cake Set ※W/ your choice of drink / ￥1,595 (Inc. tax)～
This chiffon cake’s sponge is filled with fine white bean paste and finely chopped spring-scented cherry blossoms and leaves. The distinctive quality of this chiffon cake has to be the all-around quality of its texture. Although normal chiffon cakes may be fluffier, because of the red bean paste incorporated into the batter, tubara cafe’s chiffon cake is moister and has a finer texture than other chiffon cakes. The chiffon cake is also served with white bean paste and matches perfectly with chiffon cake. ※This is an spring-only menu.
Chestnut parfait Set / ￥1980 (Inc. tax)～
A Mont Blanc-style Japanese parfait with a rich cream made from plenty of Japanese chestnuts. Chestnuts, two kinds of ice creams, white bean chiffon cake, almond praline, lightly baked rice crackers, rice-flour dumplings… It is filled with autumn delicacies. Enjoy it with your favorite drink! ※This is an autumn-only menu.
How to Order
Item names are displayed also in English. Check the photos above for examples of tubara cafe’s sweets.
- Order Tips -
All drinks and sweets, including the above mentioned nama tubara, can be ordered as takeout.