Uncle Tetsu also written as てつおじさん and pronounced as “tet-zu” is a famous bakery for cheesecake lovers which originally began in 1990 in Japan. The place is named after its owner “Tetsushi Mizokami”.
In 2011, they opened a branch in Taiwan and got popularity for its yummilicious cheesecakes. In 2013, Uncle Tetsu opened its first shop in China and rapidly spread accross Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Saudi Arabia and now we have a branch in Pakistan as well.
Fun fact: Uncle Tetsu cheesecakes gained so much popularity in China and won so many hearts that they decided to serve only one cheesecake per person because there wasn’t enough capacity in the oven to serve the long queue.
Uncle Tetsu opening date in Lahore, Pakistan was March 28th, 2019 and we can’t wait to have an opening date for Uncle tetsu Karachi as well as Uncle Tetsu Islamabad. Our Review Monkey team could not wait to review it so we decided to go to the first ever Uncle tetsu branch in Pakistan and try it out for you.
So, our team got to know that there is an opportunity to serve treat ourselves with the world’s best cheesecakes in Lahore. We (the cheesecake lovers), didn’t give it a second thought and planned to visit the place as soon as possible.
On a rainy tuesday evening, we drove down to the bakery (located in 25 B/2, Mian Mehmood Ali Kasuri Road Lahore, Pakistan ) to make our evening even more beautiful.
The café cum bakery has a fine parking but because it was raining in Lahore that evening, the café seemed a little empty which, I guess was the best thing and we didn’t have trouble parking our vehicle.
As we walked in, wow! The whole setup was amazing and can you imagine the smell of coffee on a rainy night? The cleanliness, the environment, the furniture, the lights and dark wooden contrast sure passed the first impression test but, what actually caught our attention was the concept of their kitchen.
We settled down on the first floor and we could literally see the kitchen from there and “everything happening in their kitchen!”. We could guess how hygienic their servings must be.
Uncle Tetsu menu contains of over 100 bakery products outside of Pakistan but here they need to extend the menu, which they will with the passage. Its only been a few months since we have it in Lahore.
The menu includes:
Uncle Tetsu Original Japanese Cheesecake Rs. 1,050
Cheese Sticks Pack Rs. 406
in beverages they do have a variety. Here is a list with prices
Cappuccino Rs. 406
Americano Rs. 337
Doppio Rs. 348
Moccachino Rs. 406
Flat White Rs. 406
Caramel Latte Rs. 453
Hazelnut Latte Rs. 453
Vanilla Latte Rs. 453
Hot Mocha Rs. 453
Bond Street Rs. 638
Ethiopia Duromina Rs. 638
Guatemala Rs. 638
Kenya Karimikui Rs. 638
Panama Geisha Rs. 2,900
Mixed Tea Rs. 314
Cardamom Tea Rs. 337
Sri Lankan Lemongrass and Ginger Rs. 383
North African Peppermint Leaves Rs. 383
Whole Camomile Blossoms Rs. 383
Caffeine Free Tea Rs. 383
We ordered what most people order from the place, a cup of coffee ( Cappuccino ) and a cheesecake and while I was waiting for my order, I couldn’t help reminisce about the days I was in Japan. The place, the smell, everything took me back to that rainy evening in Osaka when after a day trip, I craved for a cheesecake so I went to have a Pablo cheesecake.
Anyway, I just got carried away because of how good I felt overall. Coming back to the wait time, it didn’t take too long. We got served with two cups of coffee and 2 cheesecakes in approximately 20 minutes but again, it wasn’t crowded that day.
We could see our order getting ready in front of our eyes. We are neither allergic to any ingredient in it nor calorie cautious. The cheesecake consist of 250 to 300 calories in it. You can check out their cheesecake recipe to know more about the ingredients and calories.
The cheesecake, fresh out of the oven, and the smoking hot coffee, both smelled delicious.
Let’s talk about the taste. The cheesecake was really good but, I won’t say they make it as good here as they make it in their other branches outside of Pakistan. It was a bit eggy and heavy. I mean it wasn’t bad, but, it wasn’t the best either. Coffee was finely blended and brewed.
Pricing was okay too. I’ve had more expensive but, rotten cheesecakes in my life so. In Pakistan, there are only a few places that serve the perfect amount of sugar in it and know the perfect balance of ingredients. I personally really like cheesecakes from burning brownie Islamabad.
Overall. We had a good day and we were served with good. Good place, good food, good weather, good luck. Hah! We recommend visiting the café with friends or family and if you do, make sure to share your experience with us in the review section.
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