Since the last time I ate Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake, just over a year ago, the man has really expanded his operation. He’s now got Uncle Tetsu’s Matcha Cafe right next door, and he’s opened up another shop at Union Station…so the guy’s pretty much got the public transportation market covered. But the crown jewel in Tetsu’s Toronto empire is around the corner and a couple blocks up the street. We’re talking Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Angel Cafe, bro!
This funky joint takes up the entire second floor at 191 Dundas West, and it’s a lot bigger than you think. The waitresses are all dressed up in maid outfits, and they’re serving up more than just coffee and cheesecake… Check out this righteous dish–Japanese chicken ‘n waffles, bro!
Now, I should probably tell you this delish dish ain’t on the menu. Well, it is, but it’s actually two separate dishes. See, I ordered their chicken karaage appetizer and the cheddar & maple waffle from their lunch menu, but I asked ’em to bring both out at the same time. So, I put one on top of the other, poured the side sauce all over the place, and a new dish was born. I call this one the Triple J: Juicy Japanese Jams, bro! Maybe if enough people ask for it by name, it’ll become the new house specialty. 😉
But YOU KNOW I not gonna not leave room for dessert at this place–cuz their cheesecake is literally from outer space! They call this the Lunar Cheesecake, and it’s kinda like a New York cheesecake, except you can only get it in Toronto. And man, there is so much chocolate here bro that I ain’t even complaining they didn’t give me a bigger piece. Now, I know nobody lines up outside Tetsu’s original cheesecake factory anymore, but man, I would wait for this one even longer than Mumford and Sons!
“Tokyo, you are cleared for landing…straight down my cakehole!!!!”