Intrinsic Bakery

161 Midland Ave, Kearny
(201) 458-2225

Recent Reviews

Teresa Santora

Food was delicious. Would recommend the salmon teriyaki. And the chicken satay is the best.

Latrice Gordon

I am so glad we stumbled upon this amazingly delicious bakery! I ordered the Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache and OMG, one of the best slices of chocolate cake I have ever had. The cake was moisture, not too sweet and super rich! Oh, and cant forget about the Iced Americano (which was a great balance with the cake) and the owner/staff were absolutely amazing and made us feel so comfortable during our experience. We came from Norther East Jersey but this place was well worth the drive and we will be visiting again soon!!

Latrice S.

I am so glad we stumbled upon this amazingly delicious bakery! I ordered the Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache and OMG, one of the best slices of chocolate cake I have ever had. The cake was moisture, not too sweet and super rich! Oh, and cant forget about the Iced Americano (which was a great balance with the cake) and the owner/staff were absolutely amazing and made us feel so comfortable during our experience. We came from Norther East Jersey but this place was well worth the drive and we will be visiting again soon!!

Sophia Barillas

Amazing food, great service and such a good vibe! Reminded me of a cute New York cafe! Would recommend!

Emily B.

Decided to try this cute cafe out since it was one of the only places open on a Sunday. It's a little confusing because there's another place called Intrinsic and this one is actually called "Curiosity by Intrinsic." They serve mochi waffles and some Japanese/Indian/Thai fusion dishes but it's most heavily Japanese influenced. My husband and I sat outside with our dog and ordered a couple Americanos to start. They come in cute glass mugs and were pretty tasty. I ordered a Matcha Mochi waffle and my husband got the Taro flavor. I've never had a Mochi waffle before but it was way stickier than I expected - definitely a sign of Mochi! It's hard to cut but it's a fun texture to eat. It came with fruit, Nutella, and we asked for whipped cream as well. It was a perfect amount for a small breakfast but definitely sweet. They have complimentary tea and water for when we ran out of coffee. I ordered a salmon onigiri to go and was pleasantly surprised by how much salmon came in it. This wasn't just the dollop of filling in the middle that I'm used to, it was almost an onigiri sandwich with the salmon spread out to all sides. This was a cute little spot to check out on the weekend and I'm glad we did. I'd definitely go back for coffee and to hang out.

themixedrealitytester

Amazing great food and service I'm becoming a regular there,Great food amazing service, affordable prices and best of all super nice and friendly staff that makes you feel right at home

Steven Jon K.

This place now offers fabulous Japanese food in addition to their excellent baked goods.  My favorite appetizers include scallion pancakes, garlic naan, tofu skewer, and miso soup, while "pumpkin patch" is a wonderful vegetarian entree.  The salmon teriyaki is brilliantly prepared with vegetables and rice in a manner which reminds me of the lunch food I found in many small family places in Tokyo.  Excellent hot barley tea isn't even mentioned on the menu and is delicious.  Recently-baked cakes including chocolate make an ideal dessert.

If you speak Japanese, Spanish, or other languages then the owner Wanny will probably be able to converse with you.  She is friendly and intelligent and always enthusiastic.

J H.

I Loved this place, but they closed. They could not survive COVID-19. However, I'm really excited about the curry shop the owner opened next door.

Patricia W.

This is such a trendy neighborhood gem. Reasonable rates for the area. Very good! Service is very helpful and friendly. Soooooo goood!!!!

BlueVamp

They're very sweet and catering. The food is delicious and inexpensive and they have the complete books in the front which are nice to work on.

Randa Alarcon

Love the vegan choices . i came almost closing so i was too late for the cupcakes. i did buy vegan brownies, vegan chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, passion fruit boba with green tea , and ? cookie monster pudding cup

Tia S.

I've only tried 2 small items from here, so far. And both items were fantastic! Their chocolate chip cookies were SO fresh and had a very delish flavor to them! And there Chia Seed Pudding was soooo very good. The taste gives you an oatmeal-esque vibe. I added chocolate syrup to mine (a kind suggestion by the lady helping me). She was very sweet. Definitely returning!

Archana N.

Simplicity at its best! The mango milkshake was amazing and so were the other vegan options. A lot of vegan options available taking into consideration the size of the restaurant. I simply loved the welcoming vibe!

Nel Albizu

Awesome food and the owner so inspiring

MAMA AFRICA

So I've been in this place two times in two weeks and no seems to be able to tell me if soy is in any of the so called homemade desserts. To worsen things today I asked one of them to call and ask someone. I was told they were to busy to call there sister store. Mind you the place was completely empty. How can you charge 6 bucks for a grilled cheese and you can't tell me the cheese ingredients.

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