HOW IT ALL STARTED…

In 2003, the founder of 85°C Bakery Cafe, Mr. Cheng-Hsueh Wu visited a cafe in a 5-star hotel. While enjoying gourmet pastries and drinks, he realized that the prices were set way too high for people to enjoy on a whim. From that moment, Mr. Wu has envisioned a cafe that provides premium coffee, bread, and cake at affordable prices. Thus the 85°C Bakery Cafe journey begins…

Today, 85°C has over 1,000 locations worldwide. In 2008, the first U.S. store opened in Irvine, CA. The location quickly became an overnight sensation, with over 5,000 Yelp reviews and lines out the door. Featured on TIME, CNN, NPR, and Travel Channel, 85°C Bakery Cafe has become a culinary phenomenon and a new cafe experience for all.

Sweeten your life

85°C Bakery Cafe is not an ordinary cafe. Each cup of coffee is individually brewed with Guatemalan coffee beans for a smooth, rich taste. All of our drinks are handcrafted and made to order. Each store features an in-shop bakery with over 50 varieties of pastries baked fresh hourly. Our gourmet cakes are uniquely crafted by our award-winning master chefs. We strive to bring our customers the best products possible by paying careful attention to every detail which may affect its taste. Enjoy!

WHY 85ºC?

The name 85ºC comes from the idea that the perfect brewing temperature for espresso coffee is 85º Celsius. For us, the name symbolizes our devotion to provide coffee, breads and cakes of the highest quality to every guest.

MEET OUR CHEFS

Great bread starts with great recipes. Great recipes start with great chefs. Learn more about the masters behind each delicious creation.

Henry Cheng

Henry Cheng

85°C Master Chef

Confectionery/pastry Instructor for Taiwan Skills Competition

World Skill Pastry Competition
Gold Medal

Singapore Decorative Bread Competition
Silver Medal, 2000

Singapore Cake Competition
Silver Medal, 2000

Chili Yin

Chili Yin

85°C Master Chef

Master Chef of Taiwan Hyatt Hotel, Cake and Pastry Division

World Skill Pastry Competition
Gold Medal

Consultant for RJ Patisserie
Los Angeles, CA

Consultant for SK Company
Silver Medal, 2000

Li Che Chen

Li Che Chen

85°C Master Chef

Master Chef of Hotel Kingdom, Taiwan

Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie
Silver Medal, 2010
Best Team Award, 2011

Hong Kong International Culinary Classic, Professional Pastry Decoration
Gold Medal, 2013

WACS Global Pastry Chefs Challenge
Champion, 2014

85°C

MILESTONES

2022

New Distribution Center Opens

85°C opens a new distribution center in Buena Park CA.

Mar 04, 2022
2021

85C at Home Launches

85 at Home was born! Through our website, customers from all over the US can now order some of our most popular items and have it shipped directly to their homes.

Sep 09, 2021

85C Opens New Central Kitchen in Dallas

85°C opens a new central kitchen in Dallas TX, designed to service the central and eventually the south east US

Dec 02, 2021
2020

85C Opens 72nd US Location

Through these trying times we were able to open our 72nd US location in Corona CA and serve this wonderful community.

Apr 01, 2020
2019

85C Continues Expansion

Our global 85C Expanded to Cambodia. Locally, we opened our first Oregon store in Tigard (a suburb of Portland), and first Nevada store in the Chinatown center in Las Vegas.

Nov 15, 2019
2018

85C Opens Official Support Center

Opened our official support center, dedicated to supporting our stores and our customers.

Jan 11, 2018
2017

85°C Tukwila, Washington Grand Opening

We opened our first Washington location in Tukwila.

Mar 04, 2017
2014

85°C OPENS 10TH U.S. STORE

We selected the City of Torrance as the location for our 10th store in the U.S.

Jul 06, 2014
2016

85°C REACHES OPENS 21st STORE

Our 21st US store was opened in Carrollton TX, marking our successful expansion toward our central United States

Aug 12, 2016
2013

85°C OPENS US CENTRAL KITCHEN

Our U.S. central kitchen opened in Brea, California.

The 70,000 SQFT state-of-the-art production facility, powered by solar panels, supplies all Western 85C stores. We opened in our 4th store Chino Hills, California.

Oct 10, 2013

85°C EXPANDS TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

We successfully expanded into Northern California with our 1st Nor. Cal. store opened in the City of Newark (Southeast of the San Francisco Bay Store).
 

Nov 10, 2013
2012

85°C OPENS 3RD U.S. STORE

Our 3rd U.S. store opened in West Covina, California – the 5,000 sqft W. Covnia store boasts a large and pleasant dining area for our customers.

Oct 10, 2012
2011

85°C REACHES 600 GLOBAL STORES

Our global store count reached the 600 mark! Our 2nd U.S. store opened in Hacienda Heights, California.

Jan 15, 2011
2010

85°C REACHES 482 STORES GLOBALLY

The Management Magazine awarded 85°C as the #1 Ideal Brand in the Coffee Chain Store Business Category in Taiwan. In the U.S., NBC exclusively interviewed our Irvine Store and dubbed the location as the Asian Starbucks. The Irvine store was also voted as the most popular store on Google. By this time, we had a total of 482 stores globally, including 325 stores in Taiwan, 152 stores in China, 4 stores in Australia, and 1 store in the U.S. Back in Taiwan, 85°C was listed in the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Feb 25, 2010
2009

SEA SALT COFFEE FEATURED IN TIME MAGAZINE

Our Sea Salt Coffee was featured in Time Magazine with an article titled, “Some Salt with your Coffee? Taiwan’s Hot Drink”! View Article

Jan 20, 2009
2008

85°C OPENS FIRST U.S. STORE

We established our first U.S. store in Irvine, California! Our total store count reached 324.

Nov 28, 2008
2007

85°C OPENS FIRST STORE IN SHANGHAI, CHINA

We entered the China market with our first store in Shanghai, China. Total annual revenue from our global operation reached $92 Million USD. We also became the largest coffee & bakery chain in Taiwan in terms of store count and sales. This happened in only 4 years, a relatively short period of time for any company!

May 02, 2007
2006

85°C OPENS FIRST OVERSEAS STORE 

We opened our first overseas store in Australia. In Taiwan, our store count reached 237 and our annual revenue reached $80.2 Million USD. We also beat Starbucks to become the largest coffee & bakery chain in Taiwan.

Feb 07, 2006
2005

85°C OPENS LARGEST CENTRAL PLANT AND R&D CENTER

Our largest central plant and R&D center were established in Taichung, Taiwan. Our store count reached 83 in Taiwan.

Jun 18, 2005
2004

85°C OPENS FIRST STORE IN TAIPEI

85°C was officially branded and we opened our first store in Taipei County.

Mar 02, 2004