Cuoca is a one-stop shop for baking supplies that aren’t always easy to find. Their stores are stocked high with everything from baking inserts and pans to sprinkles and toppers. They carry pastry tips and icing for making more detailed desserts, a variety of high-quality flours, nuts, dried fruits, liqueur and oils. What`s most impressive at the Jiyugaoka shop is their impressive chocolate cellar that is specially designed to keep high-quality chocolate (Belgian, Italian, French, and Swiss) at just the right temperature. English and Japanese labels located throughout the store.
They also have free baking and decorating demonstrations throughout the year, and a cooking studio located on the third floor. Stop in the store and pick up their monthly calendar sheet to learn more (Japanese instruction only).
Cuoca has locations throughout Japan and 24 in Tokyo. If you can`t make it out to a Cuoca store they have an online shop that offers shipping throughout Japan; 50% off shipping within Japan with a 5000+ yen purchase, free with an 8000+ yen purchase (Japanese language only).
P.S. Visit these brick and morter stores which also carry baking goods; Kappabashi Kitchen Town, Nitori, Tokyu Hands and Daiso (listed on our Best Tokyo Arts and Crafts Article).
Cuoca Jiyugaoka Details:
Address: La Cour Jiyugaoka 1–3F, 2-25-7 Midorigaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (〒152-0034 東京都目黒区緑が丘2-25-7)
Hours: 10:30 – 19:30 Daily. Closed January 1-3. Please check their website for special closures.
Access: 5 minute walk from Jiyugaoka Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line / Oimachi Line
Cuoca Jiyugaoka – Tokyo Baking Enthusiasts Dream Shop