After first hearing about this famous coffee crunch cake, I was eager to explore Japantown in hopes to find a cute bakery located inside the Peace Plaza. What I didn’t expect was finding this hidden gem inside another gem. Although you can’t tell at first, this sweet shop is tucked inside Super Mira Market located between Buchanan St. and Laguna St.
Yasukochi’s Sweet Stop is located in the corner of the supermarket welcoming their customers with a display case full of freshly baked Japanese treats. Unfortunately, the coffee crunch cake was completely sold out by the time I arrived in the mid-afternoon. If this famous treat is not reserved, best believe it is the first item to leave the shelves.
So what makes this delicious cake so popular? Between three layers of soft yellow cake are layers of whipped cream and coffee crunch on top. Although a bit more on the sweeter side, the cake itself holds a subtle coffee taste that doesn’t make the sweetness too overpowering.
Tue-Fri: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Sun & Mon: CLOSED
1790 Sutter St San Francisco, CA 94115