Suzukake has been making wagashi (Japanese sweets) in Fukuoka for almost 100 years. The shop uses select ingredients to create traditional sweets with a modern flair. It is now known nationwide for its sweets and chic interior design. The cafe, the only one in Japan, opened in 2008 when the head shop moved to Hakata. It offers Western-style dishes, like spaghetti Napolitan or curry rice, as well as anmitsu and other desserts, carefully prepared and served in gorgeous dishes. After you eat, don’t forget to grab a souvenir from their fully stocked sweet shop next door.
Spaghetti Napolitan ¥1,000, curry rice ¥1,000, baked curry ¥1,100, cutlet sandwich ¥1,000, suzu parfait ¥970, warabi-mochi ¥790, matcha float ¥650, matcha (Yame tea) ¥560
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn211, Jul. 2016)