Cafe Dessert

Castella Cheesecake – Japanese Inspired Treats #onRobson

To conclude my collaboration with the Robson Business Improvement Association, I wanted to highlight a little cafe gem that is consistently churning out high quality desserts from their namesake cheesecake, to cheese tarts, creme brûlées and even ice cream!

Castella Cheesecake recently introduced a new line of ice cream treats to their dessert roster and I couldn’t wait to try them!

Their Japanese Buttermilk Ice Cream comes either in a cup (with several different topping choices) or in a cone. On this visit, I decided to go with the cone because I wanted to taste the buttermilk ice cream in its intended form.

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Plain Signature Buttermilk Ice Cream in a cone ($4.99)

The aesthetics for this cone were on point. I loved the swirl design and it reminded me of the Cremia ice cream I had in Japan (and similar to the ice cream at Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba). There was a tangy taste from the buttermilk, so the ice cream itself had a faintly cheesecake flavour. The cone was standard and crisp.

I couldn’t leave without grabbing a cheesecake and some of their cheese tarts to go.

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Double Baked Cheese Tarts – molten creamy Japanese cheesecake tarts ($3.50 each)

There are three cheese tart options currently on offer – Regular, Double Baked and Chocolate Oreo. I went with the Double Baked option because I prefer my cheese tarts with a little more dense, and these didn’t disappoint. Extremely creamy and cheesy, this was a not too sweet treat that really hit the spot.

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7” Japanese Cheesecake Soufflé ($13.65)

Their Japanese cheesecake is as light and fluffy as always. My favourite way of eating this is right out of the refrigerator so that the texture is a slightly more set and the cheese taste is more prominent.

The buttermilk ice cream is a welcome addition to the menu at Castella Cheesecake. The service is self serve (pay and find seating), but the employees are always cheerful and accommodating. It’s a cozy little spot to enjoy some light and cheesy desserts!

Castella Cheesecake Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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