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Tea Time Review : HARBS Coffee & Cake

Hello everyone!

It’s saturday and it’s time to enjoy weekend! So today because i got a bit too tired, i only go to Futakotamagawa alone. I really do love me-time and usually i just ended up in a cake shop, like today. At first I really wanted to go to TWG but i got too lazy to go to Jiyugaoka and suddenly I came across a TWG-looking shop with really mouth-watering large cakes in their display at the second floor of Dogwood Plaza just outside Futakotamagawa Station.

I would probably came across a new fancy cake shop or restaurant every week (it’s my stress coping mechanism) so I guess better than enjoying it alone, from now on i will write a review about each cake shop or restaurant that i’ve visited!

 

HARBS COFFEE AND CAKE

Location : 2F Dogwood Plaza, Futakotamagawa, just outside Futakotamagawa Station Denentoshi Line

Seatings : limited, around 15 tables

Price : 1500-2000 Yen for a set of cake and drink

HARBS Coffee & Cake

HARBS Coffee & Cake

From the outside, the cafe looked nice and also there were many people queueing to eat there. It was Saturday afternoon and the place itself was also small, i had to wait around 20 minutes to be seated.

KARBS Cake Menu

HARBS Cake Menu

 

So the price of each slice of cake is approximately 700 Yen-ish it all looked so yummy! From rare cheese cake, fresh fruit cake, chocolate cake, and so on. For the drinks (assorted kind of teas, herb teas, milk teas, coffees) where you will get one pot of drink is also around 700 Yen-ish. And please note that they don’t allow you to order only cake you have to also purchase one drink. So a set of cake and drink here for one person will cost approximately 1500 Yen-ish.

I also took some photos of the restaurant interior while waiting, as i have told you, it’s a bit like TWG.

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Today, I tried Black and White Chocolate Cake and Hot Royal Milk Tea.

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Royal Milk Tea? Really decent and the milk itself taste a bit sweet so i could omit adding granulated sugar to the tea. What else to say? The pot is really cute!

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Black and White Chocolate Cake? What can i say! It’s really heavenly!

The size of cake is really big, it took me about 30 minutes to finish (please note that I’m such a sweet food lover). The cake is really fluffy, soft and creamy PLUS there are loads of carved white chocolate and dark chocolate on top of it. Really really delicious!

What else? The freshness! Yes the cake tasted really fresh and when i looked up at their website, they mentioned that they commit to make fresh cake each day, from 1981. So that’s the secret of this 33 years old cake shop! 🙂

 

So I rate this cafe as 5 stars!! You should try to visit it, it’s a bit expensive but it’s really delicious~ and i can’t wait for the spring to come, since they’re going to sell their Sakura Cake *drooling

 

Have a good weekend, everyone.

 

Loads of Love

 

 

Afifa Ayu Koesoema

 

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Sugar, Cream, and Everything Sweet

Hello, all! Ready for something sugary? Creamy and nice?

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Yes, I have opened my online cake shop, @cupcupmeal again! Since now I had practically nothing truly serious to do, so why not doing my passion?

 

We still open pre-order and we also supply cupcake regularly to @JavaPreanger, Java Preanger Coffee House, Jalan Cisangkuy no 68. It’s a relatively new café and it has excellent coffee and also excellent Tahu Seuhah as well 😀 But all I can say is that, the coffee matches really well with a cupcake! ❤

We’re providing only a small stock of cupcake, being renewed every 3 or 4 days to ensure the freshness.

 

 

For pre-order? We still have our signature menu 😀

We have assorted cupcakes, with a quite lengthy flavor list and all iced with our own homemade buttercream, 100% real buttercream. We have basic flavors like vanilla, vanilla chocolate chip, chocolate, chocolate choco chip, dark mocha, and coffee. In a need for something more fruity and fresh? We have our raspberry, strawberry, lemon, orange, and blueberry cupcake! 😀

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We also have Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcake, Red Velvet Cupcake and Matcha cupcake, all with different pricing. If you’re curious about the price and more picture you can just go here.

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In addition to that all, we also have round cake, a petite one, ranging from vanilla strawberry buttercream,  vanilla chocolate glazed, matcha, and red velvet 😀 We also have Rainbow Cake 😀 For the prices of cake you can also go here.

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Anyway, in this post I would like to share our new recipe for this month! It’s not only cupcake, but it’s also expanding to another kind of cold sweet dessert!

 

Rose Cupcake with Rose Buttercream

(ローズカップケーキーとローズバッタクリーム)

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April is the beginning of Spring and it starts flowering everywhere, so we decided to make several cupcakes in tribute some beautiful flowers. First up is our Rose Cupcake with Rose Buttercream. This petite pink cupcake will surely made your day with its subtle rose flavor and beautifully made rosette on top of each cupcake.

Price IDR 18.000 per pcs.

 

Brownie Cupcake with Coffee Frosting 

(ブラウニーカップケーキとコーヒーフロスト)

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Our family’s recipe of brownie has long been famous among our friends and relatives. This time we decided to bring this delicious recipe into cupcake and top it off with our signature espresso frosting. This cupcake is gooey, and has a really strong chocolate flavor, it just really matches with the coffee Frosting and a cup of hot coffee 😀

Price IDR 20.000 per pcs, min order 4

 

Coffee Jelly with Sweet Milk Sauce

(コーヒーゼリーと甘いミルクソースー)

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We brought this recipe from Japan, yes it’s a popular gelatin dessert in Japan. This brownish-translucent looking jelly is really beautiful with an immense taste of black coffee. It matches perfectly with its sweet milk sauces! Our coffee Jelly use signature Malabar Coffee from Java Preanger Coffee House!

Price IDR 20.000 per cup.

 

Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit Sauce

(パンナコッタとパッションフルーツソースー)

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Originated in Italy and popular all over the world! Cream, sugar, and milk, all mixed together brings up a genuinely lovely dessert! Our recipe combines original panna cotta with a splash of passion fruit sauce so you can taste milky, creamy,  and bitter-sweet at the same time!

Price IDR 20.000 per cup

 Cupcupmeal, sugar, cream and everything sweet ❤

 

With Love,

 

Afifa Ayu Koesoema