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ELLE CAFÉ with Sana Mohamed Ali

If you’re thinking about revamping your home, drop by ELLE CAFÉ for some inspiration; they currently have an exquisite range of home furnishings on offer. Our favourite piece is a chair by Belgian designers Sixinch – its decorative silhouette patterns and slick matte finish quietly exude class. Spanish female designer Particia Urquiola’s delicately made wire chair is another attraction. Once we saw the selection, we couldn’t help dreaming of all the deliciously stylish possibilities. Indeed, dreams proved to be the theme of this month’s visit to ELLE CAFÉ with our guest, Sana Mohamed Ali.

Sana made her own dream come true when she recently opened her Sudanese and Middle Eastern restaurant, Kebabooz, in Fukuoka. Having to leave behind in Sudan a successful career in veterinary medicine, Sana settled in Fukuoka with her husband thirteen years ago. “I love Fukuoka! It’s a good place to bring up children!” Sana says, while she proudly showed us her three children’s photos on her smartphone.

At ELLE CAFÉ, she ordered quality Gramourdise macaroons from Kobe and a cup of aged coffee. She smelled her coffee with admiration, in Sudan she used to attend the coffee making rituals from the beginning and breath in the aroma of freshly roasted beans. Coffee time in Sudan is a daily gathering event for friends and neighbors. Sana advises to bring a friend or your beloved ones when you come to Elle Cafe “Nice company makes good times even better!”

ELLE CAFÉ Original Coffee (at cafe) ¥588
ELLE CAFÉ Original Drip Coffee (3 packs) ¥714
ELLE CAFÉ Original Coffee ground (200g) ¥1,575
Gramourdise Macaroon ¥210 (per piece)

Hakata Hankyu ELLE CAFÉ
4F Hakata Hankyu, 1-1 Hakataeki-chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Tel: 092-419-5832
Open: 10:00 ~ 21:00 (last call 20:30)

Originally published in Fukuoka Now magazine (fn156 Dec. 2011)
Fukuoka City
Published: Dec 1, 2011 / Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017

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