Run by a mother and son duo, Lulu prides itself in its home-baked sweets and select coffees. A green carpet fills the spacious interior, creating a homey atmosphere that makes the shop a popular spot for both couples and young mothers with kids. Shop owner Ryosuke Muranaka buys coffee beans from an Itoshima-based roaster who sources beans directly from growers overseas. Try the bold-flavored drip coffee or the mild, milky latte. His mother, Shizue, makes her pound cakes and puddings with beet sugar, and her chocolate brownie is a big hit. All sweets are available for take-out.
Menu: Drip coffee ¥500, americano ¥450, chocolate latte ¥550, hot lemon coffee ¥550, lemonade ¥450, chai ¥500, roasted green tea latte ¥400, cookie ¥50 ea., chocolate brownie ¥500 (whole) / ¥300 (half), pudding ¥400, weekend citron cake ¥350
*Foreign language menu: English / Cash only / No smoking inside
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn230, Feb. 2018)