Our Story

Who we are

WA is a small, independent patisserie located in Ealing Broadway.

Our highly skilled Japanese bakers and patissiers produce a unique range of quintessentially Japanese breads and pastries on-site daily.
Colourful rows of pristine pastries sit alongside freshly baked buns and breads of remarkable softness.

Selected premium teas and quality coffee are served in beautiful crockery to compliment these distinctly Japanese creations. We hope to give our customers an authentic taste of Japan and hope your experience at WA is a truly memorable one.

Head Pâtissière

Atsuko Otsuki

In pursuing her dream of becoming a Pâtissière , Atsuko relocated to Paris and studied at the renowned Bellouet Conseil pastry school. After graduating, she refined her skills further at Art Macaron, a much loved Parisian bou- tique cafe, famed for its luxurious macarons and exquisite French patisserie.

On her return to London, Atsuko has relent- lessly continued to hone her skills. Her patis- serie displays an attention to the minutest of details which can only come through a genu- ine passion for her work. Beyond all of this, her motivation is really quite straightforward: “I simply love to see people smile when they are enjoying my patisserie. I like to think I’ve brought a little happiness to their everyday lives!”

Head Bread Baker

Mayumi Nakahara

After completing a baking certificate course in Japan, Mayumi started to teach herself everything from home baking to professional baking. At the same time, she visited many well-known bakeries across Japan and Paris to learn and to refine her sense of taste.

After relocating to the UK, she started to teach bread making classes while also selling her own bread at small markets across London and taking special orders from individual and cor- porate customers. Over the course of her career, Mayumi has discovered a passion for natural yeast. Her love of baking comes from the simple pleasure of delivering perfectly crafted pieces to her customers.