While this store's Chinese name conveys the atmosphere of a European residence in the countryside, the English name "Babka" is an honorific term for old ladies in Eastern Europe, who are often masters at making delicate desserts, cookies, and cakes. The owner commissioned a guest professor at an art university to design his shop, transforming a rundown old building to a white, European style structure. It is affectionately referred to as a "miniature Whitehouse", as it resembles a miniature castle surrounded by the original stone wall of the structure. The immaculate environment and down to earth decor in the store add to the elegant atmosphere, while the lighting makes it a very cozy space. The store has won wide acclaim because of its European decor, Italian cuisine, culinary talent, and excellent customer service.Star products include their Italian dishes and world class estate-grown coffee. When the owner brings the beverages to your table, you may be unexpectedly delighted by the shirt-shaped coasters they are served on. These coasters were created by the owner's wife, and many customers ask to bring one home as a souvenir. The store's specialty products include: Italian pizza, estate coffee, classic Italian coffee, Taylors of Harrogate Tea, frozen treats, light snacks and more.