Mochi Mochi By Tjing Tjing A Japanese Café in the City

Winona Griggs

Mochi Mochi: An Amazing Japanese Café on Heritage Square

Hey there! Guess what? South Africa now has its very own mochi (Japanese sweets) salon! And let me tell you, it’s totally awesome and super cute! The team behind Tjing Tjing, known for their amazing pop-ups, has brought us Mochi Mochi. This Japanese café is like a dream come true, with adorable characters from Spook Design Co. that bring the treats to life.

A Journey of Sweetness

Back in the day, when Tjing Tjing first opened its doors, it introduced us to mind-blowing flavor and texture combinations from Japan. It was a whole new world for our taste buds, especially in the savory department. But that’s not all! The talented head chef, Adri Morel, took things even further. Inspired by her trips to Japan, she started crafting her very own collection of artisanal Japanese confections.

Now, here’s where things get really exciting. Adri’s handmade mochi truffles, which are smaller than the traditional ones, were an instant hit! People couldn’t get enough of their amazing taste and unique texture. And that’s when the brilliant idea for a mochi salon was born.

So, what’s the deal with mochi?

Mochi is a popular type of Japanese treat known for its unique texture – it’s sticky, squishy, and elastic. These delicious goodies are made by pounding and shaping glutinous rice. It may sound strange, but trust me, it’s worth a try! When it comes to fillings, Adri likes to get creative. She loves experimenting with different flavors for her mochi truffles. Some are traditional and authentic, while others have a South African twist to cater to local tastes. It’s all about celebrating the cute and pretty side of Japanese food, known as “kawaii”.

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A mix of sweet and savory

Hey there! I have something exciting to share with you. Imagine a place where you can indulge in delightful treats that will make your taste buds dance. Well, Mochi Mochi café is just that kind of place. Here, you’ll find an array of mouthwatering delicacies that will take your senses on an incredible journey.

Let’s start with their sweet, truffle-sized mochi, which are simply irresistible. These bite-sized wonders come in a variety of flavors, and they change regularly, so you’ll always have something new to try. But that’s not all, my friend. They also have fluffy Japanese cheesecake that is as light as a cloud, and it will melt in your mouth.

Now, let’s talk about their mitarashi dango. These little rice dumplings are drizzled with a soy caramel sauce that will make your taste buds sing. They are the perfect combination of sweet and savory, and you won’t be able to resist their deliciousness. And speaking of sweet treats, you cannot miss out on their mochi ice cream. It’s a unique delicacy that you simply have to try.

But the surprises don’t stop there. Mochi Mochi also offers miso sticky buns and daifuku doughnuts that are out of this world. These goodies are made with love and will instantly transport you to food heaven. And let’s not forget about their savory milk bread buns. They come with a variety of fillings, ranging from mouthwatering wagyu beef to delectable ramen eggs with kewpie mayo.

And what’s a meal without something to drink, right? Mochi Mochi has got you covered. They offer a selection of Japanese green teas that will soothe your soul. If you’re more of a coffee lover, they also have pour-over coffee that is rich and aromatic. For something a little different, try their coffee jelly latte or their refreshing bubble tea.

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Now, here’s the best part – you can bring your furry friend along! Mochi Mochi is dog-friendly, so you can enjoy your delicious treats while your four-legged companion enjoys the cozy atmosphere.

Here are a few more details you might find useful. Mochi Mochi is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm. And if you happen to visit on a First Thursday, they stay open a little later. You can find them at Heritage Square, 71 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town. If you have any questions or want to make a reservation, you can reach them at 066 019 4656 or They’ll be more than happy to assist you.

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