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Cult Japanese Cheese Tart Bakery Opens in Century City Mall in October

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Japanese cheesecake tartlets make LA debut this fall 

Japanese-style cheese cake tarts.
The second U.S. outlet of Bake Cheese Tart is opening at the Westfield Century City mall.
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Cathy Chaplin is a senior editor at Eater LA, a James Beard Award–nominated journalist, and the author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Los Angeles.

Japan’s Bake Cheese Tart will make its Southern California debut this October at the Westfield Century City shopping center. In recent years, the aging mall initiated a $1 billion effort to revitalize the property and attract shoppers by bringing desirable dining concepts to the property like Eataly and Din Tai Fung. The opening of Bake Cheese Tart is par for the course, delivering a coveted dessert not widely available elsewhere.

The bakery’s signature offering is a cream cheese tartlet. “Bake Cheese Tart is made from a blend of cheeses from Hokkaido and France,” explains Jun Kawachi, the director of U.S. operations for the chain. “Our double-baked crust stays crisp to hold the luxurious cheese mousse filling. The tart is then frozen for delivery to be freshly baked in store.”

The Century City outlet’s sleek and minimalist interior design will be comparable to those in Asia including stores in Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and The Philippines. However, the LA menu will have some variance including a larger selection of tart flavors like chocolate, strawberry, and matcha, as well as soft serve ice cream and beverages, according to Kawachi.

Previously, Bake Cheese Tart entered the U.S. market at the Westfield San Francisco Centre in the spring of 2018. The bakery will maintain the same hours as the shopping center — Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bake Cheese Tart. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, #2900, Los Angeles, CA 90067.