My friends are always running out of ideas of places to go, and as an Asian dessert lover, I’m always on the lookout for new places and new types of sweets to try. Being in Orange County, we’re surrounded by lots of wonderful cafes that are perfect for indulging in your sweet tooth. If you need some inspiration on where to go, try these cute, locally-owned Asian places that are perfect for a sweet, unique treat or even a date!
Location: 12232 E Artesia Blvd Ste 8 Artesia, CA 90701
This Japanese cake and drink shop is the perfect place to indulge yourself in the cutest cakes you’ll ever see. The Vintage 1979 is a small, family business in Garden Grove that boasts the use of organic ingredients and desserts full of love. Their menu changes with the seasons and is extremely vast, so there’s always something new to try! Along with that, their store is decorated beautifully, inside and outside, with tons of plants. They’re extremely meticulous with their presentation, from delivering your cakes in a golden cage to constantly rearranging the various flower vases they have decorating the tables, ensuring that you’ll have the perfect picture to go along with your perfect dessert.
Location: 10110 Westminister Blvd Ste A Garden Grove, CA 92843
The BAKERY is another family-owned, Korean-based cafe. In addition to cakes and coffee, they offer lots of bread and pastries! They are best known for their Gombo Donut, which is typically filled with red bean or sweet potato, but the rest of the desserts are just as good. They offer a similar vibe to 85°C, so it’s a good spot for someone who is new to Asian desserts! The BAKERY provides fresh pastries and cakes daily as well as changing what they sell frequently.
The most unique thing about them though is that they provide baking lessons to anyone of any skill level just a few doors down from their main store. Whatever is made in those lessons is then sold in their smaller store located in the food court in the same plaza.
Location: 6924 Beach Blvd K-339 Buena Park, CA 90621