Cafe USAGI Tokyo カフェうさぎ 東京 has opened in Suntec City Tower 3.

The Japanese Matcha specialty cafe is located right beside Hollins with a Japanese MUJI-like, minimalist space decked in wood elements. “Kawaii ne~”

A second outlet is on its way at TripleOne Somerset.

As a modern Japanese cafe that offers Japanese treats in a more modern context unlike a traditional teahouse, Cafe USAGI is a home-grown brand from Singapore, opened by a Japanese co-owner.

USAGI means “rabbit” in Japanese, and symbolises good fortune and is “auspicious”.

A small dessert menu is available here, which includes Signature Mochi ice Cream ($6), Strawberry Mochi ($6.90), Japanese flavoured hand-crafted ice cream (Single $5, Double $8) and Waffle with Kuromitsu or Maple Syrup ($6.50).

Seems like ice cream pairing with mochi skin is the “IN” thing lately, also found in Vanda Botanical Desserts and Ri Ri Cha 日日茶.

Ice cream flavours include Rich Chocolate, Hokkaido Milk & Vanilla, Samurai Blue Sea Salt, Honkaku Uji Matcha, White Chocolate Macadamia and Lavender Hojicha.

I had the Honkaku Uji Matcha ($6) wrapped in pillowy soft and chewy mochi skin, with earthly notes from the Uji Matcha.

The ice cream was decent with a smooth texture and robust matcha flavour even though it leaned towards the sweeter side.

I preferred the Strawberry Mochi ($6.90) which is essentially a Daifuku aka “stuffed mochi”, with red bean paste and a full strawberry in it.

While the price tag can be a little steep for a Daifuku, it was at least decent – with sweetness from the red bean paste balancing the sour notes from the strawberry.

With only tea options on their beverage menu, check out Matcha ($5.50), Matcha Latte ($6.80), Hojicha Latte ($6.80), Hot Tea ($7.50 – $7.90) and Cold Brew ($8).

The matcha was freshly whisked before pouring over dairy milk to create 2 distinctive separate layers.

My Iced Matcha Latte ($6.80) came with small clumps of matcha powder as it wasn’t well whisked, which unfortunately affected the drinking experience.

Taste-wise, the matcha powder had a flat profile, not as robust and fragrant as I expected.

Just in time for the year of the Rabbit, hop there to get a treat, or perhaps at their new upcoming outlet in TripleOne Somerset.

Cafe Usagi TOKYO – Suntec City
Suntec City Tower 3 #02-615A, 8 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun) Last order 9:30pm

Cafe Usagi TOKYO – 111 Somerset
111 Somerset #01-42, 111 Somerset Road, Singapore 238164
Opening Hours: 9am – 8pm (Mon – Sat) Last order 7:30pm, Closed Sun

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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.

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