Review: Demitasse Cupcakes at Tables

We’re on the road again. This time we stopped in stylish Omotesando for our cupcake fix.

When you hear the word ‘cupcake’ what comes to mind? Moist, muffin sized goodies smothered in a mountain of buttercream heaven? That’s what comes to my mind but at , they have a whole other idea of what a ‘cupcake’ is.

Tables has two locations throughout Japan, the one in Omotesando and another in Osaka in the Shinsaibashi area.

Tables Omotesando is located in the part of Tokyo Metro Omotesando station. It is open along side a number of different food stalls and bakeries in Marche de Metro, a more upscale version of a food court.

As you can see from the menu below they have a nice variety of cake flavors to choose from. In fact, I was a bit overwhelmed by the selection but I finally decided on Lilac Cheesecake just because it’s different. It didn’t even occur to me that that cake was actually going to be cheesecake. Duh!


In my opinion it’s pretty hard to go wrong with cheesecake, at least I have yet to have a piece of cheesecake that I didn’t like. Cheesecakes here in Japan tend to be baked cheesecakes that are light and fluffy not rich and dense like the NY style cheesecakes that I’m used to. This cake was no exception.

The cake itself was incredibly moist and felt like if you let it sit in your mouth long enough it would melt. The frosting was a light cream based type with a touch of blueberry flavor and blueberries. It was slightly disappointing that the word ‘lilac’ was referring to the color rather than the flavor and as you can see from the photo below, these cakes come in kawaii (cute) size.

Overall, the flavor and texture were both great but I wish they came in a bigger size. One bite is not enough.