I discovered the adorable and delicious Clover Bakery & Cafe while I went to do some grocery shopping in Mitsuwa Market, right next door. And from then on, I really can't stop coming back. During my one week Spring Break, I ended up coming here 4 times and I think the employees can recognize me now!
Clover has a warm inviting atmosphere with super kind employees. I asked if I could snap a few photos and they were very welcoming The place is homey and has a few tables so you enjoy your burgers and sandwiches over a cup of green tea.
|Iced Strawberry Milk|
The drink bar is fully equipped with an espresso machine! Their drinks range from Japanese Green Tea to Carmel Lattes. I've had their Green Tea Latte which is handcrafted very well. I've also tried their Iced Strawberry Milk which was DABOMB! Don't be fooled by its simple name, this baby's got real strawberry bits in it! My favorite drink here :D
All the bread labels are hand written with hand drawn pictures. It doesn't get anymore adorable than this
They make Japanese breads and sandwiches.
|Mini Apple Tarts|
|Custard Cream Cornets|
|Mini Smiley Melon Bread|
|The chosen ones|
Note: the following Bread Photo Shoot was over a 4 day span. I didn't eat them all in one day but then again, I probably could of (hohoho)
|Mini Strawberry Tart|
The Mini Strawberry Tart was flaky with fresh fruit and custard sitting in its tummy. The fresh fruit is really a great plus to the pastry! It was refreshing to have real fruit.
The bread was soft and had the perfect sweetness. Once again, real strawberries! This is the best danish I've ever had.
|Chocolate Mini Pie Croissant|
|Chocolate Mini Pie Croissant innards|
The croissant was decadent with all its buttery flakiness going on and with its chocolate filled inners. You're biting through the layers of flaky-ness and BAM! Smooth chocolate glides all over your tongue. This is some good food porn...mmmm...
|Vegetarian Tofu Croquette Burger|
|Vegetarian Tofu Croquette Burger innards|
So the burgers aren't exactly what I picture when I think of "burger" but they're more like a sandwiches made with dinner rolls and hot dog buns. Oh right, did I mention they bake their own bread?
The Vegetarian Tofu Croquette Burger was made with a delicious dinner roll. The roll was cut in half then stuffed with a tofu croquette. And the tofu was filled with all these yummy veggies!
|Corn Cream Croquette|
|Corn Cream Croquette innards|
This one's made with a hot dog bun. It's stuffed with a salad which is kind of like a coleslaw then topped with corn croquettes.
|Mini Smiley Choco Melon Bread|
Isn't that the cutest thing ever?This is the ideal breakfast bread for Mondays, gotta start your day with something sweet and with a smile!
Can't help but get all giddy when I look at it! The melon bread has a hard sugary crust on the outside and a soft sweet bread inside.
|Breads packaged with love ♥|
Almost all their breads and pastries are hand packaged in a sandwich bag then taped. I feel like Clover is just filled with love; you can see it and taste it!
|Mini Custard Cream Bun|
|Mini Custard Cream Bun innards. The cream was super fluffy!|
|Yakisoba Donut innards|
Look how amazing is that? I cut it open and my breath was taken away. Dude, yakisoba + donut? Woohoo, heaven! And Clover doesn't get stingy, this thing is stuffed!
|Red Bean Donut|
|Red Bean Donut innards|
This donut is delicious!! The outside is lightly powdered with sugar and the insides stuffed-to-the-max with red bean paste.
The Yakisoba Bun was a monster! It was huuugee. There is so much Yakisoba on this bun, I had to use a knife and fork to eat it! You cut it open and...
|Yakisoba Bun innards|
...you find treasure! Surprise, it's Mr. Hot Dog! Love hitting the jackpot hohoho
|Vegetarian Curry Bun|
|Vegetarian Curry Bun innards|
And for the finale, may I present to you...
|Mini Strawberry Cake|
Mini Strawberry Cake! And it's a beautiful. It's a mini strawberry cake so it's the size of a large cupcake (4 inches), so adorable! But they also make normal size cakes if you're planning on sharing.
I couldn't stop taking photos of the cake so I have quite a few pics here harhar
|Mini Strawberry Cake innards|
It was much like a Strawberry short cake. What I loved the most about the cake (other than its delicate pretty craftsmanship), the cake was not too sweet. I'm always out searching for a cake that's not overly sweet so I could eat more than a slice. I ate this whole thing by myself! (Hohoho, I'm a beast.) The cream was so rich, it married well with the fluffy cake. And of course, real strawberries in the middle!
The breads at Clover range from about $1.25~$2.75. You could pretty much have lunch for about a buck but you're bound to buy more than one item! Their stuff's too delicious!
4342 Moorpark Ave
San Jose, CA 95129