You'd be forgiven for passing by this place. It's stuck in one of those many plazas in the corner somewhere. Small, not outstanding. Looks like another one of those ubiquitous HK/Taiwan bubble tea or dessert places.
Mais au contraire, mes amis! It seems to be run by a couple of Korean ladies (or maybe it's Japanese+Korean). That means, no bubble tea. You can get all sorts of coffee & tea variations (e.g. Korean Royal Palace Tea). I generally don't drink coffee, I don't like the after-taste. Not any variation of it (latte, mocha, etc). What possessed me to order the Dark Chocolate Mocha this time, I'll never know. But me 'n the missus agree. This stuff was _good_! None of that bitter/sour aftertaste that I get with most coffee's. I noticed the ground the beans on the spot, just for the order. Oh, and by the way, it's organic coffee.
Ditto for the dessert. It's all made in-house (we watched them work on one in the back) and they said it's mostly all organic ingredients. But where it really matters? Well, it tastes good. Not too sweet. The cheesecakes were solid, nothing amazing. The strawberry chiffon and passion fruit mousse, very good. The chocolate layer cake was probably the best, it tasted like dark chocolate cake, SO full of chocolate flavour, not too rich or sweet.
And the bonus ... heck, it wasn't even that expensive. If anything, it's a little less expensive than most other places in Richmond.
We will definitely be going back to try more of their vast selection (be warned, some of the most popular stuff runs out quickly, and it's made by 1 or 2 of them in the tiny place, by hand, so there's not a lot of stock for the day).