Kumori

G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Kumori
4.3
4.5 Stars

21 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 8
  • 4 stars 11
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 26 Reviews
  • 112 Recommend
  • 21 Reviewers
Category:
Bakery
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+639176718963

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Dessert

Most Recent Reviews

Aileen L.
5.0 Stars

Kumori means cloudy in Japanese that's why Kumori Japanese cafe brings calm and comfort through an authentic variety of Japanese breads and pastries.

We had this one box of their best selling Hanjiki cheese 5 pcs for 240 pesos here at GF UP Town Center Phase 2.

Bite into the clouds 9729

Other branches is at SM North Edsa, Landmark Makati, SM Makati.

First it comes from the heart , then it goes to your tray, only at KUMORI.

Best cheesecake ever!

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Inna A.
3.0 Stars

I prefer LAVA.

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Jaymie P.
4.0 Stars
4

So sinfully delicious!

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars

Light, fluffy, and perfect for dessert 9786

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Bella J.
4.0 Stars
2

Kumori is always my go-to place for cheese tarts primarily because it's accessible (thank heavens for UP Town haha). All I have to do is walk from the condo to the mall when I'm craving for them and voila!

Kumori's cheese tarts are 128076🏼. The cheese is light, smooth, and really creamy. The crust is pretty crumbly, which will result in messy eating especially if you don't catch those falling pieces in time 128518

I prefer the original flavor so whenever there's cheese tarts around, it's what I get my hands on. But my sister, who loves anything and everything matcha, enjoys the matcha flavored one, so I'll take her word for it!

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Hydz T.
5.0 Stars

Food 1108811088110881108811088
Service 1108811088110881108811088
Price 11088110881108811088
Overall 1108811088110881108811088

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Amyxal V.
3.0 Stars
2

Although I love matcha, their cheese tart was just OK. Maybe I realized when I had my first bite of this, that I wasn't going to be crazy about *any* cheese tart at all no matter the flavor. And at ₱70 apiece, it was too expensive.

But the matcha flavor was evident and I liked it being crumbly.

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars

This cheese tart was great! Light, delicate, and crumbly - kumori's freshly baked tarts are definitely worth the calories.

We actually stocked up on these. A few minutes in the toaster or a few seconds in the microwave is all it needs to heat up.

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Been so busy that we haven't had the time to try Kumori's cheese tarts until one long weekend! With a hastag #biteintoclouds, Kumori really sets some expectations for the tarts. But let me tell you that these cheese tarts did not disappoint! My fiance and I shared a box of six and I swear it just left us wanting more! The cheese tarts had a very subtle flavor but distinctly cheesy-- not at all cloying. The filling was both light and creamy; even if you were consuming a cheese and egg mixture, it was easy on the tummy and highly addicting!

As Kumori is known for its' subtle and light flavors, same can be said for the matcha tart. Being a matcha lover, I expected to enjoy the matcha variant. I found it okay, still prefering the cheese tart... (YES, PLEASE)

No visit to Kumori will be complete without buying their Japanese cheesecake... It feels like you are biting into tasty, delicious air... But still with calories, awww128514 So good, it is something I don't think I'll ever get tired of eating... Danger lies in eating too many- a very likely scenario.

The krone was something my fiancé enjoyed. It's a crunchy tunnel-like shell with a custard filling. It's that signature lightness of the filling that makes this treat a hit.

The cheese tart has become our latest addiction and I know it will become yours too!10084

P.S.
I prefer the SM North branch... This branch always has long lines and the store becomes really hot due to the baking equipment inside. Sweating while you wait, definitely...

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Poch I.
4.0 Stars

I loved that the cheese tart wasn't too sweet and that the custard was just the right amount of creamy. 128077 However, not too crazy about the crust being too 'crumbly'. 128566

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Kat M.
5.0 Stars
2

Went back to Kumori because how can I resist the whiff of their buttery goodness inside the bakery??? 128523 I bought a half dozen cheese tarts (still very very good) and a piece of matcha filled bun as suggested by their staff (it was meh).

I hope they sell brioche, I'm sure it will be heavenly! 128523

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Mark G.
5.0 Stars
2

Kumori Philippines sent me some lovely Matcha Tarts. I know I was about to munch on something good.
And Yes! They're really good!

I love their Matcha sweet tarts!

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars

My Kumori visit wouldn't be complete without buying their cheesetart (60Php). Yummy! I can finish a box of it but it's too expensive. So one at a time will do. Limited choices though at this branch. Also just a couple of tables and chairs available.

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Jonathan R.
4.0 Stars
3

Japanese Bakery and Café

Krone. Wafer-like tube plus the creamy filling. Goodness in every bite.

Cheese Tart. The filling is cheesy and creamy. So yummy!

Original Hanjuku Cheese. Very moist, soft, light, and creamy. I can finish it in 2 bites.

These are delicious!

I don't have a picture of the cheese tart because I ate it inside the car on our way home. 128514

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Annechile S.
4.0 Stars
5

While walking around UP Town Center yesterday we saw this bakery and got curious as it was jampacked. So before heading home we dropped by to see why.

Ordered:
|Krone (55php) Hollow Flaky Danish pastry tube freshly piped with a creamy egg custard filling sprinkled with snow sugar powder.
This is really delicious 128523 Like seriously, really good. The egg custard was just right and didn't have an umay factor.

| Cheese Tart (60php) Sweet tart shell filled with a creamy, melt-in-your mouth combination of cheeses.
OMG! This is delicious, no kidding! No wonder it's a bestseller.

|Hanjuku Cheese (48php) This one's also good!

My gosh! Good thing I only bought one of each because I could finish a few in one sitting for sure.

Service was a little slow as people keep coming. The place is a bit small too and since there's a lot of people it was hot inside.

Will definitely get some more in SM Makati next time. Will have to try the matcha.

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars

Heaven in a cup. Cheese tart (60PHp) yummy!

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Jm L.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Steffhanie S.
4.0 Stars
3

I have always loved good smelling and yummy looking pastries given that I am such a fan of pastries, cakes, cupcakes, almost all types of bread in general.

It was one weekend night when I got to explore the newest wing at U.P. Town Center located in Katipunan, right beside Miriam College and the Sta. Maria Dela Strada Parish Church.

I was surprised that a lot of new establishments will soon open in this new wing including some of my newly favorite restaurants in the names of Le Petit Soufflé, Dohtonbori, Hello Kitty Café, Niu by Vikings Concept Store and a whole lot more.

As of the moment, a lot are open already including Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken, Paper Moon Café, and this new Japanese bakeshop that caught my nose and eyes, Kumori.

Kumori is the latest amongst the growing number of Japanese bakeshops here in the Philippines. Kumori's branch in U.P. Town Center is located at the far end of the area. You will see it beside All Time Fitness, right in front of the opening soon Tuan Tuan Brasserie branch.

Kumori can be seen easily given its inviting colors of white, yellow and brown. The lighting's good too so you'll be able to see how much they have to offer from afar given the bright lights that make the establishment stand out. The ventilation's a bit low though, probably because the doors are always open and the dining area's actually located outside where they just placed a few tables and chairs for some customers.

Along with my cousins, we tried a few of their bestsellers. We tried the Signature Hanjuku Cheese, the chocolate version, that's priced at 48 pesos per piece. Their bestselling Krone was to die for too.

The Chocolate Hanjuku was half-baked and it was made with premium ingredients including legitimate, rich chocolate. With every bite, it really melts in your mouth as it was soft and really tasty in every sense.

Kumori's Krone was so so good too. The creamy and milky custard filling was too die for. It's best eaten once it's handed to you because during that time, it's crispness and crunchiness will go so well with the perfect texture and taste of the luscious custard cream.

Oh my. I will definitely go back here and try their tarts. One look and all their items can really be tempting to try. Just make sure you have a lot in your pocket because the items can be a bit expensive than your usual pastries.

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Kat M.
4.0 Stars
3

128153 FINALLY had the chance to visit Kumori. There were a lot of people in UP Town Center tonight, and there was a short queue at the bakeshop. When you enter the shop, you will definitely smell the goodness of sugar and butter baking. 128523 At first I was a bit hesitant because maybe we need to wait or that *gasp* they ran out of stock, but I was assured by the staff that there is a continuous baking. The bakeshop also had makeshift tables and chairs outside for those who want to dine in. They could do better with the interior design though.

128155 I bought 3 signature cheese tart and 3 matcha cheese tart. The tart itself is good. A bit crumbly, and a whole lot of buttery. There’s a gritty texture to the tart shell (I suppose from sugar?), which contrasts to the softness of the filling. For the filling, I personally prefer the classic cheese tart. It’s cheesy and creamy and wobbly, but at the same time, the top layer of the filling is stabilized which prevents it from spilling outside the tart. When you take a bite though, a bit of the filling oozes. Yummm. The matcha filling is almost the same, there’s a hint of matcha to it but it’s not so strong. The taste reminds me of Green Tea Kitkat.

128154 Will I buy it again? Definitely. For 70 a piece, it’s a good deal. And remember the smell of the bakery I told you earlier? That’s exactly the taste of these cheese tarts. 💯

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
8

The Instagram post i saw a couple of days back made me uneasy.  Don't worry,  it's nothing disturbing but it sports a lovely shade of Green.

My favourite bakery now offers Matcha Tarts!  It is a known fact that i am a lover of anything Matcha.  My decision to travel from Makati to QC would not come as a surprise.  I cancelled all plans for Saturday and rushed to UPTC for dem green babies. 

Note:  this is only available in the UPTC Branch

| Matcha Tart (Php 70 each,  Php 390 - Box of Six). 

My knowledge in anything tart is very limited and i haven't tried the expensive brands.   The crust they used is not as sturdy as it crumbles easily.  Texture aside, the crust is yummy, this is the kind that you can munch on sans the custard.  Now,  the matcha custard sports a smooth consistency,  not sure if this falls on the medium rare category.  There is not enough matcha flavor,  i can barely taste it. 

We ordered some refreshments to pair with the tart.  GTL for me and Hot Chocolate for him.

I know what you're thinking,  it's a lil redundant to pair GTL with ze matcha tart.   I needed more matcha taste and the GTL definitely has that.  Kumori made up for the lack of matcha flavor in their tart with their awesome GTL.  I took a sip of the hot chocolate and it is equally good.  Not overly sweet and has the right amount of chocolate flavor. 

Overall,  i am still glad that Kumori launched their Matcha Tart.  Although it failed in the flavor department.  The other components of the pastry is still good.  The yummy crust and the expertise involved in creating a lovely consistency of the custard. They got the basics covered, a lil adjustment in their recipe, maybe more matcha powder and they will surely pass with flying colors.

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