On Dec. 1, a chic Japanese cafe opened on the first floor of a new condo tower next to Akasaka Station on Meiji-dori Ave. Step into the cozy modern interior to enjoy hand drip coffee roasted to your liking and brewed with mineral water from Mt. Unzen. Try the simple soba made from 100% Hokkaido buckwheat with a sweet Kyushu-style dipping sauce or the original soba with a basil-infused dipping sauce and Western-style breakfast (eggs, bacon & salad) on the side. Like sweets? Then you’ll love the red bean paste wrapped in Nagasaki castella and the red bean soup with mochi.
Menu: Box-style soba ¥680, soba with basil sauce ¥900, bitter buckwheat tea pudding ¥350, zenzai with roasted mochi ¥450, red-bean paste wrapped in castella ¥350, coffee ¥500, matcha royale ¥700, wine/glass ¥600~, sake/glass ¥500~
*Foreign language menu: None / Credit cards accepted / Reservations: Dinner only / No smoking
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn229, Jan. 2018)