Takahachi
 

Coffee

COFFEE 8oz $1.90 / 12oz $2.25 / 16oz $3.00
CAFE AU LAIT 12oz $2.75 / 16oz $3.25
ESPRESSO (2 SHOTS) $2.75
AMERICANO 12oz $2.75 / 16oz $3.25
CAFE LATTE 12oz $3.75 / 16oz $4.25
CAPPUCINO 12oz $3.75 / 16oz $4.25
MACHIATO (2 SHOTS) $2.75
CARAMEL LATTE 12oz $4.25 / 16oz $4.75
MOCHA LATTE 12oz $4.25 / 16oz $4.75
WHITE MOCHA LATTE 12oz $4.25 / 16oz $4.75

EXTRA SHOT OF ESPRESSO $1.50
EXTRA SYRUP $0.50

Iced Coffee

ICED BLACK TEA 16oz $2.75
ICED COFFEE 16oz $3.25
ICED ESPRESSO 16oz $3.00
ICED AMERICANO 16oz $3.25
ICED LATTE 16oz $4.25
ICED CARAMEL LATTE 16oz $4.75
ICED MOCHA LATTE 16oz $4.75
ICED WHITE MOCHA LATTE 16oz $4.75

Tea

BLACK TEA 12oz $2.25 / 16oz $2.75
GREEN TEA 12oz $2.50 / 16oz $3.00
GENMAI TEA 12oz $2.50 / 16oz $3.00
HOJI TEA 12oz $2.50 / 16oz $3.00
JASMINE TEA 12oz $2.50 / 16oz $3.00
ENGLISH BREAKFAST 12oz $2.50 / 16oz $3.00
MATCHA LATTE 12oz $4.50 / 16oz $5.00
CHAI LATTE 12oz $3.75 / 16oz $4.25
HONEY YUZU TEA 12oz $4.00 / 16oz $4.40
DECAF EARL GREY 12oz $2.50 / 16oz $3.00
CAMOMILE 12oz $2.50 / 16oz $3.00
PEPPERMINT 12oz $2.50 / 16oz $3.00

Iced Tea

ICED BLACK TEA 16oz $2.75
ICED GREEN TEA 16oz $3.00
ICED GENMAI TEA 16oz $3.00
ICED HOJI TEA 16oz $3.00
ICED JASMINE TEA 16oz $3.00
ICED ENGLISH BREAKFAST 16oz $3.00
ICED MATCHA LATTE 16oz $5.00
ICED CHAI LATTE 16oz $4.25
ICED HONEY YUZU TEA 16oz $4.75
ICED DECAF EARL GREY 16oz $3.00
ICED CAMOMILE 16oz $3.00
ICED PEPPERMINT 16oz $3.00

Non Dairy
Milk

SOY MILK $0.50
ALMOND MILK $0.75
COCONUTS MILK $0.75

Other
Drinks

MILK (HOT & ICED) $2.50
EVIAN $2.25
PELLEGRINO $2.50
HOT WATER $0.50

Seasonal
Drinks

ICED CHERRY TEA 16oz $3.75
ICED PEACH GREEN TEA . 16oz $4.00
PEACH CALPICO 16oz $4.00
ICED APPLE JASMIN TEA 16oz $4.00

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Executive Patisserie

Naoko Mabuchi

Born in Tokyo, Japan, she came to the United States to further her studies. After graduating form the French Culinary Institure she worked at Buley Restaurant in New York City for more than 8 years. She traveled to Austria a few times to excel her skills. In June 2010 she was appointed as Takahachi Bakery's Executive Patisserie 

Naoko is passionate about sourcing Japanese and European ingredients of the finest quality. Her pastries are delicate and ideal, as she is a strong believer in dedication and integrity.

As Executive Patisserie of Takahachi bakery, Naoko focuses in the creation of more delectable and healthier pastries to serve our community.

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Japan gave us sushi, but the country also created green-tea desserts—and for that, we are forever grateful (and our pants are slightly tighter). Matcha-flavored sweets are just a few of the many sugary offerings at this café. You’ll drool over the matcha-and–red-bean swiss roll or the matcha crêpe. Éclairs, mousse and other French-style desserts are also up for grabs.


Does the name sound familiar? It should. The owner is Hiroyuki Takahashi, the owner of Takahachi restaurant in the East Village. This Japanese patisserie/bakery/sandwich shop/gelateria is a welcome sight for those of us still weeping over the loss of Bouley Bakery and deprived from the likes of Cafe Zaiya in Midtown. Takahachi is like a fancier version of Cafe Zaiya, with prices slightly higher—but also with sweets and savories that are much more creative, as well as a rather large selection of housemade macarons.
The best part? There are tons of matcha desserts, which have been a lifelong obsession of mine. Like Mochi An-Pan, plush rounds of matcha-dusted baked buns stuffed with mochi and red bean filling. Or better yet, a Matcha Crepe ($4.50) in which a matcha pancake (of the soft, more tender nature, not the traditional crisp French crepes) is filled with azuki bean-speckled whipped cream, and folded into a neat rectangle. Packaging, of course, is simply too cute for words; take a bite and marvel at all the layers.
Cakes range from the traditional Strawberry Shortcake, to bright, fruit-studded Cassis Make layered over a chocolate almond base. But it was the Orange Wasabi Mousse ($4.25) that caught my eye. Wasabi mousse? Indeed! I was skeptical at first, but the wasabi element is so light, it's nearly undetectable, except for the lingering heat that kicks in at the end. It starts with the sponge cake base, then a layer of whipped cream, another layer of sponge cake, followed by bright orange gelée, and finally the wasabi mousse. The slight heat plays well off the sharp and bright gelée, rendering the cake element almost unnecessary.
There are also mini cream puffs to be had, offered in a myriad of flavors, three pieces for $4.50. Moving from left to right, we have a Shiso Cream Puff, the filling a summery green from the fresh shiso leaf itself, very minty. The cream was a tad too gelatinous, but still worth a try for an out of the ordinary flavor. In the middle is the Caramel Cream Puff, topped off with a crunchy caramelized disk. Black Sesame Cream Puff proved to be my favorite from the trio, the filling dense and smooth, and the nutty sesame far from shy in intensity.
There are plenty more goods to cover in this bakery—sandwiches, savory pastries, and gelato, of course—we will be back soon!



This bakery is well known for their matcha green tea baked desserts, and not to my surprise, their popular sponge cake was all sold out. I tried their coffee version, and I was confused because it wasn't actually tasty at all. Yes the coffee cream was very good but the sponge cake itself was not soft at all and actually pretty difficult to digest without a drink. 
However, their green tea crepe? was really delicious and I wanted to buy myself one of these every day. I say skip the sponge cake and try the crepe! It is filled with fluffy whipped cream and sweet red bean. So good!
Lastly, their macarons are very delicious! Just as good as Laduree in New York! These macarons should not be overlooked!!!! 


 
 

ADDRESS

25 Murray Street
New York, NY 10007
(212) 791-5550
takahachibakery@gmail.com

HOURS

Monday-Friday: 7AM–7PM
Saturday: 9AM–7PM
Sunday 9AM–6PM