When I had the opportunity to go downtown, I made sure to stop by Bay and Dundas to taste Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake for myself!
True enough, there was a lineup at 2:00 pm. People should still be either at work or school by that time, but there were more than a couple of college kids in the queue.
Inside the tiny bakeshop, the management posted a few signs notifying customers of their one cheesecake per person policy! Not sure if this is the best way to operate their business. But to ensure that everyone in line gets to taste their cheesecake, I guess it’s only fair. It might even be an effective word-of-mouth strategy by ensuring that more people get to enjoy their product and consequently spread the word.
When I opened the tiny box, I got a butter knife and sliced myself and my father a piece. It was unbelievably soft and fluffy! Half sponge cake and half soufflé with the undeniable taste of cheesecake. Unlike traditional cheesecakes, Uncle Tetsu's is not overwhelmingly sweet nor cream heavy.
And since I’m Filipino, the closest thing that I can compare it to is Goldilocks custard mamon!
I would certainly be back at Uncle Tetsu’s. But I don’t think it’s totally worth the hype.