Birthing Kies in its current form required quite the journey: the owners used to sell baked sweets at a small stall called Magali, which was perched in a corner of another café, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, before finally managing to branch out in late June 2016 and open a proper shop of their own. The lineup of cakes, cookies and other baked goods verges on being addictive; with treats like the Victorian Sponge Cake with raspberry jam and butter cream sandwiched between the layers, the Kinako Biscuit, which manages to give off just the right amount of sweetness, the 'thanks'-engraved Thanks Cookie, and our guilty pleasure, the Curry Cracker, there's enough here to develop a sizeable cavity. Mixing and matching to find your favourite is also perfectly acceptable, as the biscuits and cookies are sold per piece too. Kies has definitely managed to capture local bake-lovers' hearts, and sees plenty of repeat customers. If you prefer having your cake and eating it immediately too, know that there's a small eat-in space, complete with a simple drink menu that includes milk tea and homemade ginger ale.
Nakamura Bldg A, 4-35-5 Nishiogi-Kita, Suginami-ku
|Opening hours:||12noon-7pm / closed Tue, Wed|
|Transport:||Nishi-Ogikubo Station (Chuo, Sobu lines)|