Apr 10, 2018

Sometimes, we crave for not just a flavor, but for a particular food. And it sucks. For the most part, it means we have to go out of our way to tame the desirous beasts.

If that craving happens to be not just cheesy, but with a consistency and texture of an oozing dairy goodness on a cup of golden brown baked crust, then here are some cheese tart places you can drop by in Manila.

BAKE Cheese Tart

The Podium, 18 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
R2 Level, Power Plant Mall

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BAKE Cheese Tart is a product of a 30-year-old Japanese bakery in Hokkaido. It boasts a blend of four types of cheese (which types remain a secret)—three from Hokkaido and one from France—cupped in a double baked crust.

Buttery & Co

690 Banawe St., Quezon City

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Buttery & Co is the brainchild of a home-based baker who started having fun in the kitchen during her leisure time. Family and friends urged her to make her goodies available to everyone, so she did, and now we can enjoy them, too. She doesn’t have a physical store yet. To place an order, reach her through SMS.


GF Padre Faura Wing, Robinsons Place Manila
B2 Unit 977 – 979, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City
2F Greenbelt 5, Makati City

Pablo’s entrance into the Philippine market in 2016 made the headlines. In case you don’t know yet, it’s a Japanese brand that sells cheesecakes and cheese tarts in different doneness inspired by how we eat steak. It has Pablo Minis, which are bite-sized tarts sold in three different flavors: cheese, matcha, and chocolate.

Uncle Tetsu Sweets Shop

Building A, SM Megamall

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Started as a confectionery store in Japan 34 years ago, Uncle Tetsu Sweets Shop mainly puts the spotlight on its fluffy cheesecake. However, their cheese tarts are not to miss, too.

LAVA Cheese Tarts

LG SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City
GF Bldg. A, SM Megamall
2F Main Mall, SM North EDSA

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LAVA is another local player in the cheese tarts race in the country. It boasts its gooey filling made from three kinds of locally-made artisanal cheese (two from Laguna, one from Davao), which sits on a sweet and crumbly crust. Pair these treats with the brand’s coffee made with locally-sourced beans.


GF The Block, SM North EDSA
GF Phase 2, U.P. Town Center
GF Adriatico Wing, Robinsons Place Manila
GF Main Mall, Mall of Asia
LG SM Makati
LG Landmark Makati

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Kumori is another Japanese bakeshop which has fostered a cult in the country. It carries a diverse line of cheese treats including their cheese tarts. Although smaller than the others, Kumori’s will hook you up to their tarts which has a luscious blend of three kinds of cheese from New Zealand and one from France.

The Breadery

GF Emerald Mansion, Emerald Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City
GF, UP Town Center 

Among the freshly baked and aromatic loaves of bread and other pastries in The Breadery’s stores is the cheese tarts. Get a hold of these treats at their pop-ups at bazaars, too.


Featured image courtesy of BAKE Philippines

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