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Chobacca in Ridgewood, NJ

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Chobacca in Ridgewood, NJ

Rachel M. | Sep 17, 2003 03:09 PM

While I was out in Ridgewood last weekend, I tried this new cafe on Broad Street (the southern end, towards Mara's and the Bamboo House). They've got all sorts of bubble tea, frozen yogurt, coffee, tea, sandwiches, etc. but what really excited me were the Japanese pastries. Apparently they get their stuff from a Japanese bakery in Closter called Gateaux, and they've got all sorts of sweets including some favorites of mine, leaf pies (basically the same as palmiers or elephant ears) and dorayaki (with the cake part made from buckwheat flour, no less). The dorayaki was not as good as the best I've had in Japan, but it was quite good. I also had a cup of Korean citron tea (the people who run the shop seem to be Korean).

They've also got various packaged foods and teas that would be nice for gift-giving. Prices are maybe a little high, but since they have to pay Ridgewood rents, I guess I can't blame them. I hope they stay in business--that end of the street seems to have high turnover. Next time I go I'm trying the green tea non-fat frozen yogurt...

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