Japonaise Bakery& Café
1815 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: (617) 547-5531
I frequented the Porter Exchange Arcade the other day and visited this bakery shop filled with goodies; desserts and breads.
It is a small kiosk like store across from several Korean restaurant style booths that is to be found there as well.
I know that they sell ice-cream as well and I had wanted to sample their Green tea ice cream, so I ordered some…a small cup and while waiting I notice that they carried Ito En iced teas; so I retrieved two bottles of the Ito En tea (Golden Oolong & Oi Ocha Green Tea) from the glass case refrigerator and took this to the counter and the girl gave me my Green tea ice cream. I had tried to get her to fill the small cup with extra since so costly. Anyhow, I handed the cash I had been trying not to spend. I knew once walking into the Exchange I would be spending money. That is why it is best to not enter places when not wanting to spend money.
She placed the two bottles of tea in a bag and I ask her to double it since I was walking. I took my change and one of their business cards and proceeded to leave with my ice cream in hand. I took a scoop and the sweetness with the creaminess was most surprising. It is rich and smooth and filling. It did not take me long while walking to my next errand to finish the ice cream.
The Green Tea ice-cream was very good and next time I am there I must try their Ginger ice-cream. Perhaps a large if not a pint, well one can hope.
I now realize that I did not get a receipt with my purchase…maybe because I did not tip the girl and took my change instead of putting in their tipping cup.