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Building a Better Bakery

Food & Drink Sweets Technology Bread Kyoto

Bake isn’t any ordinary pastry shop. Although its roots date back 33 years to a small pastry business in Hokkaido, today it functions more like a tech startup. It has an R&D lab, as well as a web magazine. And with creative side-projects like Pictcake (upload a smartphone photo and print it on a cake) and 99chocolate (customize your own chocolate bars) the company is defying many stereotypes associated with Japanese companies. So it’s no surprise that their latest shop in Kyoto blends traditional architecture and woodwork with Lego blocks.

This shop truly embraces the history of Kyoto and the modernity of Japan with its creative side projects. For more pictures and info on where to find this innovative bakery, head to Spoon & Tamago via the link below.

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