PATISSERIE MIYATAKE KUTCHAN
One of the oldest businesses in Kutchan also happens to be one of its best. Miyatake is the name of the 3rd generation pâtisserie chef who is responsible for every delectable sweet available in the shop. His grandfather first open in the early 1900’s at another location. The current shop is small in size but offers a pleasing array of both fresh cakes and vienna style sweets. Quality is easily the highest in the Niseko area and the technical skill of Miyatake is head and shoulders above any other patisserie or cake shop in either Niseko or Kutchan.
Good Pastry is difficult to find in seasonal resort towns and Niseko is no exception. Freshness is always an important part of the formula so in lower population areas the low turnover doesn’t allow this to happen. With the rising influx of ski tourists in the winter months and Patisserie Miyatake’s close proximity to Eki Mae Dori station. Make sure to plan a stop here if you are planning to shop in Kutchan as is on the main street leading away from the train station. Quality is high and prices are half what you would pay in Tokyo.
We sampled a variety of fresh cakes, mini cakes, cookies and macarons. Basically anything with a strawberry on it is great – note there are a lot of strawberry selections in the winter as it is paradoxically strawberry season in Japan (summer is too humid so most strawberry production is done under controlled conditions inside greenhouses during the winter months). Chocolate and matcha roll cakes were also delicious and present a good opportunity for foreign tourists to sample a cake style that has many obsessive/compulsive followers in big Japanese cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. For mini cakes do try the macarons, madeleines and financiers – all are excellent.
Patisserie Miyatake also has a good selection of larger cakes for special occasions like birthdays. Advance orders can be customised with names and messages. The shop also has a large selection of interesting candles for those who like to decorate with numbers. Special gift or assorted baskets can be put together according to customers wishes. Whatever your needs or sensitivity to quality this shop has you covered.
If you are planning to go to SPROUT OUTDOOR ESPRESSO cafe then feel free to stop here first to pick up some financiers, macaron or madeleine to enjoy with your French Press Single Origin or espresso style coffee extracted from their La Marzocco machine.
LOCATION & HOURS
ADDRESS: 〒048-1522 888-1, Soga, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun、Hokkaido