Bake49 is a Japanese bakery located in Yaletown that focuses on cheese tarts. Since they’ve opened, they’ve seen lineups out the door (which results in selling out fairly quickly). Everything they create is made from scratch with quality ingredients.

bake 49 yaletown

Bake 49’s menu is a small one to keep it simple, you’ll find: Sapporo style Cheese Tarts, Croquant Choux, Double Frontage Cheesecake and Milk Soft Serve Ice Cream

On my recent visit, I ordered some cheese tarts and Croquant Choux to try.

bake 49 choux cream puff vanilla bean

The Croquant Choux ($4.50) starts with a crunchy almond crusted exterior which is filled with vanilla bean custard creme. The exterior is crunchy and airy and slightly sweet. The vanilla bean interior is a nice, rich flavour of vanilla that isn’t too sweet. I felt like it could use more cream in the choux overall.

bake 49 cheese tart

bake 49 cheese tart

bake 49 cheese tart

The Sapporo style Japanese cheese tarts ($3.80, 6 for $19) are double baked and filled with a cream cheese mousse. It was fresh out the oven when we arrived. These cheese tarts are definitely an acquired taste, if you’re looking for a more savoury dessert, you’ll enjoy these tarts as they’re more cheesy than sweet. One tart is fairly dense and rich, most often it’s enough for one person!

Food: 3.5

Service: 4

Value: 3.5

Ambiance: 3.5