This is probably the Hottest cafe for pancakes in Tokyo right now. Cafe Kaila came from Honolulu, Hawaii and they supposedly received the “Best Breakfast” award 2 years in a row in Oahu. It recently opened in Meijijingumae/Omotesando and is located on the B1 floor of the same building as CHANEL, BVLGARI, and the MOMA design store.
This place has the longest line I’ve seen for pancakes. Yes, longer than ‘Eggs ‘n Things’. It’s easily a few hours wait but perhaps it’s a bit less crowded if you go on a weekday. We happened to be in the area over the weekend and decided to check it out hoping that it wouldn’t be too crowded for dinner. We arrived at 7:15pm and guess what? They said their last order is at 7:20pm and the restaurant closes at 8pm but if we eat fast, they would let us in. Woo hoo! We delightfully agreed and went inside. We were so surprised we got to eat at Cafe Kaila without waiting.
We ordered their famous pancakes for 2000yen, which is a bit expensive but it’s also got quite a large volume with a generous serving of fruits on top. I am happy to report that it does indeed live up to the hype. The pancakes were great and I would come back here if the line wasn’t long. Their breakfast burrito plate (1700yen) with Italian sausage (extra 50yen) was also good and we were so satisfied with our meal here. They are impressively on top of their service too. If you are into pancakes and/or want a good breakfast, come here!
Address // GYRE B1F, 5-10-1, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6427-1310
Website // http://www.cafe-kaila.com/
Green smoothies are becoming popular here in Japan and I thought I’d try making one after researching for some recipes online. I might be late in the game but my first green smoothie was a lot easier to drink than I thought and loved it! Thought I’d share this beginner friendly Green Smoothie with you~
– Banana — 1
– Apple — 1/2
– Kiwi — 1
– Komatsuna (or Spinach)
– Water — 100cc
Note: If you don’t like apple skin, peel it first and then put it in. If you do include the apple skin, make sure you wash it well so the wax comes off.
– バナナ 1本
– りんご 1/2個
– キウイ 1個
– 水 100cc
Pariya is a nice delicatessen in Kita-Aoyama/omotesando. If you’re feeling like you need a well-balanced meal with veggies and healthy options, this is a great choice. They have a wide variety of options to choose from + it includes miso soup and any drink from their self-service drink bar section which has all sorts of options (such as Hot/Cold coffee, tea, soda, etc.). And guess what? It’s also all you can drink which is quite rare in Japan.
I had such a hard time deciding on my main dish and salad options since everything looked so good. I got “this week’s rice” so my combo came out to 1050yen and I have to say everything was pretty good. The portions are a little small but I noticed that you can get more rice if you’re still hungry so you could do that or add another dish for 300yen more. They change their menu every week so you won’t get tired coming back here either (check their websites for the weekly menu).
This cafe is located in a nice area so you can enjoy some shopping afterwards too. In fact, the 2nd floor of this cafe is also a store.
Address // 3-12-14, KitaAoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3409-8468
Website // http://www.pariya.jp/shop/aoyama.html
This was my 2nd time visiting Tokyo Disney Sea. I feel like I can say I’ve finally mastered this park as I got to go on all the rides I didn’t get to go on last time and I also discovered my favorite ride!
It is currently Tokyo Disneyland’s 30th Anniversary so the park is filled with lots of 30th anniversary items and special decorations have also made their way over to Disney Sea. I previously posted a 3-part post on Disney Sea, but here is an update post based on my latest experience!
I just can’t say enough about how beautiful this park is and how well it’s maintained. I mean it’s the most expensive theme park ever made and you can see why. I think it’s so cute/creative how some people in Japan get so dressed up just to visit the park. Some couples, students, or families really know how to stand out!
Click the link below to see what we ate and my favorite ride at Disney Sea!
“Noumin Cafe”, which translates to “Farmer’s cafe” in Japanese, opened in a residential area of Gakugeidaigaku earlier this year. They provide simple and organic food made with farm fresh ingredients.
They only have 2 items on their lunch menu but the “Noumin (farmer’s) sozai plate” is awesome. It comes with seasonal fresh ingredients + soup + a drink of your choice for 1200yen. Everything was good and I didn’t even realize the plate didn’t have any meat on it until I went back the second time! I am not vegetarian but I was well satisfied. This is a great place for those who want to experience Japanese farm fresh food with a zen ambiance.
This cafe is also very mommy/baby friendly as the upstairs area was filled with large groups of moms and babies the last time I visited. I really like their homemade herb tea that comes with their lunch sets as well. Gakugeidaigaku might be a fun neighborhood to explore if you haven’t done it yet.
PS: They unfortunately don’t have an English menu but I’ve briefly translated the one above in red :)
Address // 2-21-4, Takaban, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5734-1190
Website // http://ameblo.jp/hyakushow/