Yavis Club Cheesecake Cafe serves a variety of home style cheesecake & desserts. Yavis accepts cash only.
A good cheesecake always ends off a dinner that did not go to well or didn’t fill you up. After leaving Chop Steakhouse & Bar, we still felt like we could indulge ourselves for the holidays so we decided to head over to Yavis Club Cafe for their delectable cheesecakes. Yavis is usually quite empty until 9pm, and then suddenly their tables fill magically fill up and by 10pm, a line up would form! This is a simple establishment with plain décor and probably 25 seats or so. The majority of their cakes are mousse cheesecakes or glacier cheesecakes (frozen cheesecakes), but they also have a variety of parfaits, cakes, and more! The desserts are priced from $5.50 - $6.50 which is fairly reasonable, and if you add $2.75, you can make it a “combo” where you get a drink of your choice!
Blueberry Cheesecake (5.5/7)
This was fairly light and tasted like blueberry yoghurt. The texture was quite good and we enjoyed it very much.
Matcha Cheesecake (5/7)
The matcha wasn’t strong enough but we suppose that they made it weaker because some people cannot stand the strong bitter taste of matcha. Countless visits before, this dessert was particularly delicious! Now that the matcha has been waned, we’re not sure if weI’ll ever order this again.
Lavender cheesecake (5.5/7)
This is an extremely interesting cake as we’ve never tried any food with a lavender taste before. We’ve had lavender drinks such as lattes and teas, but never before have we eaten a lavender dessert! Anyways, it was very soapy and flowery, but I suppose some people would enjoy that? The consistency of this cake was a lot thicker than the other cheesecakes which made it very filling though!
Chocolate Lava Cake (6.5/7)
Yavis probably makes one of the best chocolate lava cakes! Even though they’re well known for their cheesecakes, the lava cake seemed like the star dish of the night. The crust was perfectly baked as it was crunchy on the outside and velvety smooth and soft on the inside. The oozing chocolate lava was tantalizing and made a great combination with their vanilla ice cream!
White Romance (Original Cheesecake) 4.5/7
This wasn’t up to par. Their original white romance cake just tasted like a plain cheesecake that was falling apart. It honestly wasn’t thick enough and nobody really enjoyed it. We ended up leaving a bit behind.
Rainbow After Dark (6/7)
This is a very interesting cake! It is comprised of five different layers of their glacier cheesecakes, which gives us a chance to try various flavours. Their glacier cheesecakes are quite hard to dig into, so we had to wait a while before our forks would actually go through. There was definitely chocolate, matcha, and mango in the mixture, but we don’t really remember the rest! If you like hard and cold desserts, you should definitely try this one!
Overall, Yavis is a great place to chill and talk with friends late at night. It opens really late at night and their prices are fairly reasonable. Their hot teas as great as well!
I've been craving cheesecakes for the past week or so and finally tonight my gf and I went to Yavis. It's the first time for me to come here but I've heard of it for months already from another gf of mine who is a regular customer. I was very full when I arrived tonight so the 2 of us only went for 2 cheesecakes instead of our usual tasting of 3 or 4 cheesecakes. We had the glacier sesame which was frozen hard but taste wise was pretty good, seems like they used cream cheese with a touch of sour (not lemon) in it. The other cheesecake we had was a regular smooth and baked mango cheesecake that was pretty tasty but I think it lacked some lemon juice. Or could b just me that's craving for sour taste tonight.
For value, it was very reasonable esp. when we have the combo of drink and cheesecake. In total for 2 drinks and 2 cheesecakes we paid $20 including 15% tips. So, it was very reasonable esp when the service was pretty good, the server was attentive though he doesn't really know the flavours of the cheesecakes.
Ambiance is also very good for a chinese dessert place in Richmond.
Since they close late every night except monday (they close every mondays) , I think I'll become a regular. I would also recommend anyone who loves to hv a little dessert in Rmd to visit it.
so, i live quite near this place.
i found it by accident with my boyfriend, as we were walking around looking for a place to eat dessert.
we were so glad to find it, as it is a convenient place in richmond, as oppose to going all the way to downtown v just to have cheesecake.
although it is quite pricey (you spend 20$ on 2 slices of cheesecake =O), it's still pretty cool that they have that cheesecake/drink combo (where your drink's cost is lowered). but then again, it always adds up.
the place itself is very modernly decorated. it has a lot of 'white space', and it's quite worth a visit. although it's not something super mindblowing, it's still quite a state of the art once you step in. and their super artistic looking clock is cool.
the cheesecake itself is pretty good. i always order the heavenly whatever (chocolate vanilla) one, since most of their cheesecakes are fruity (i like chocolatey flavours more). they have quite a selection that's definitely worth checking out. the portions are quite smaller than other places, that after a few nibbles, your cheesecake experience is over m'dear.
the service is meh, straightforward. they're probably better towards chinese people since it is located in a highly chinese-populated area.
overall, i say that you try this place at least once.
I tried this place with my girlfriend and had the lavender baked cheesecake and I think the wild berry glacier cheesecake to eat, and blueberry and strawberry tropical smoothies to drink. All were quite good, and they do go a bit more for the homemade style. The glacier cheesecake was pretty unique - if you haven't had frozen cheesecake before, here is a decent place in Richmond to try! The cheesecake isn't gourmet quality or anything but still tastes great, and the place is excellent for a small group of people. Service was pretty solid; the two people serving us were pleasant.
Friends of my daughter showed her some pictures of this place. It got my daughter excited and she wanted to have a try.
The interior design of the place is simple but contemporary. It really has its own style and the thing I like about it is that each part of the design has its meaning behind it. It is not I usually encountered.
There are so many choices of cheesecake. More than 20, I guess. I tried a glacier cheesecake. Never had a frozen style cheesecake before. Taste very different from what I usually had. It is different but tasty. My daughter had the baked style cheesecake. It is not bad especially the presentation.