A nicely decorated bakery serving artisan bread, cakes, cookies, pastries and ice cream.
I drive by this brand new bakery. It looks new with some decor from outside. I walk in and I find that I do like the decor. The interior has that wood theme and warm color scheme going on. It's clean, cozy and cute. I hope they can keep it this way forever.
How about the products? Products are fresh. They are great and different from other bakeries in Richmond. They have their own niche. You can tell they did put some thoughts in their product development.
The pineapple bun is so good. It's the best pineapple bun I ever had. The crust on the top doesn't crumble or fall apart. The bottom of the bun is basically the same texture as the top crust except it doesn't have the pineapple pattern at the bottom. How great is that??? A pineapple bun with crust from top to bottom! You definitely don't get that from any other asian bakery.
The artisan breads are very good, wonderful texture. Not too hard or too soft, not too chewy, they are just right. They have many Italian style bake goods. I love it. Something new in Richmond for sure. Did I mention all the breads are in very decent size. There's no shrinking breads here. Price is very fair. They definitely offer good values to customers.
It looks like an Asian owned store but their products are not the same tired Asian bake goods you see everywhere. They have their own niche and offer different stuff. They have some Asian breads like pineapple bun or that coconut filling bun too. But they also have other products not only they taste good and you won't find them in other Asian or non Asian bakeries. Very unique!
Service is very friendly. I really appreciate it.
I really like this bakery. I hope they can keep it up their good work. I sincerely hope they will do well in business. They deserve it.
Parking is easy. There's parking space in that square. As long as you avoid lunch time when people are going to the restaurants in the same square, you should be OK. The bakery does have its own reserved a few parking space for their customers. I think lunch time should not be that hard to park at their reserved space. People just grab some breads and go. They won't occupy the parking for too long.
I had my sisters birthday dinner to attend (last minute as always) and I had no time to pick up any treats or goodies, so I stopped by Harvest Moon Bakery to see what they had in store. Originally, I was planning to buy a fresh mango cake there, but the clerk convinced me to order the Strawberry Napoleon, ensuring me that it was fresh and baked daily.
I doubted his opinion, but later in the evening, everyone had to know where this "new cake" came from, and preferred it over a fresh mango cake my mother had bought.
The cakes were great, but I also bought a chocolate croissant that was anything but chocolate! (Sorry, just being honest.)
I would go back to Harvest Moon for their fresh, delicious cakes - good value for the quality of cake you are getting, and always a great selection.
I found this new bakery offers some interesting twists to the usual asian bakery. There were some unique combinations and all the product were attractive-looking and individually wrapped. The artisan breads were also a nice touch and I was told that they will continue to experiment with whole wheat, depending on the demand. They also had free samples of their yummy desserts.
This just might turn out to be the asian Ecco Il Pane equivalent.
Was looking to buy a bday cake for my gf and went to Richmond and found this bakery on westminster hwy. I had to say this is a very "different" bakery compared to the other asian bakeries... if you know what I mean. Instead of a big bday cake, I've bought a pack of six different kinds of mini cakes and they were amazing!!!! I couldnt believe I would find this type of so called "Japanese Style" (the clerk told me so) in Richmond. Those cakes tasted like to ones in yaletown (couldnt remember the name of the shop). Too bad I dont live in rmd, but worth the trip though!
not greasy or generic like most Chinese pastry shops... particularly like the milk bread, pineapple bun and coconut bun.. Prices are very good - everything is fresh, and the pastries have a clean taste to it... if you eat a lot of Chinese pastries.. you will know what I mean... obviously the ingredients are top-notch.. I think the service is great - very knowledgable and there are always a ton of samples of the more expensive cakes and stuff... you can get breakfast that would feed 4 for under 5 dollars!!!