{  Moomin Stand  }

Moomin Stand
Moomin Stand
Moomin Stand
Moomin Stand
Moomin Stand

Moomin Stand is an adorable sweets drink place inside of Landmark Tower in Minato Mirai, Yokohama. This is similar to Tapioca Milk Tea/Boba/Pearl Tea, and has quite the selection to choose from.

The store is filled with Moomin goods and they also sell a few snacks to go with your drink if you want something sweet.

I ordered the regular milk tea which felt a little on the sweet side since I’m really into authentic Taiwanese Milk Teas but it was still refreshing and also quite a popular place to grab a quick sweet drink.

Check it out if you’re close by!

Address // Land Mark Tower 1F,
2-2-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 045-227-6326
Website // http://www.benelic.com/moomin_cafe/moominstand/

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{  Nakaoku 中奥  }

Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥

Yummy curry with egg that literally melts in your mouth!

Please note: This is a cafe located in Naoshima, in Kagawa-prefecture.

This cozy retro curry house located in a hidden home in Naoshima. The cafe is an old home that is transformed into a modern/retro/cool Japanese style cafe. The curry is delicious. Do you see that egg?! I highly recommend you ordering that one if you get a chance to dine here.

Pictured above are 3 different types of curry:
– “Fuwatoro Omurice Tomato Sauce Curry” 780yen
– “Fuwatoro Omurice Curry with Coconut” 780yen
– “Curry with Coconut and Rice” 780yen

We also added the ‘Lunch Set B’ deal (only available during 11:30am – 3pm) for an extra 520yen which comes with a potato salad, drink or beer, and dessert. (You can add 200yen more to make it into a glass of wine).

Dine here for a cozy awesome Naoshima lunch experience :)

Closed // Tuesday
Lunch Hours // 11:30am – 3pm
Dinner Hours // 5:30 – 9pm

Address // 1167, Nakaoku, Honmura, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa-ken, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 087-892-3887
Website // n/a

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{  Oriental Lounge  }

Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental
Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental
Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental
Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental
Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental
Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental

High Tea at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tokyo’s Oriental Lounge is definitely a special experience and I highly recommend it for a special occasion. Since the lounge is located on the 38th floor, you get an amazing view of Tokyo if it’s a clear day (it was unfortunately raining on the day we went so the view was not that great.)

The High Tea is around 5000yen per person and the pastries, desserts and teas are all exquisite. The best part is the teas and scones are all you can drink/eat so if you’re still hungry, get more! Eat the scone while it’s warm :)

If you are looking for a nice date spot or want to splurge a little and treat yourself, I highly recommend this place.

Address // Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tokyo 38F,
2-1-1, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3270-8188
Website // http://www.mandarinoriental.co.jp/tokyo/dining/lounge/

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{  Thanks Nature  }

Thanks Nature
Thanks Nature
Thanks Nature
Thanks Nature
Thanks Nature

Are you lacking some veggies? Then come here! This place is in the middle of Ebisu and Daikanyama and you can enjoy lots of different types of seasonal vegetables, herb teas, and more. As you can imagine, this place is very popular amongst women.

Pictured above are the pizza lunch set for 1100yen (the one that looks like a huge pita with salad on top with herb chicken) as well as the shrimp avocado salad pasta lunch for 1100yen. They both come with a small side soup and a drink of your choice so we chose the herb tea out of 7 different selections: Refresh, relax, detox, beauty, diet, recover, hang over, balance. They also have organic coffee, lychee tea, and darjeeling to choose from. Everything was delicious and it was hard to choose what we wanted to eat as everything looked good. Even though it’s just salad, it was filling as well.

PS: I know, funny restaurant name right? heh

Address // 2F, 1-30-14, EbisuNishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6416-5939
Website // http://thanksnaturecafe.com

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{  CENTRE the Bakery  }

CENTRE the Bakery
CENTRE the Bakery
CENTRE the Bakery
CENTRE the Bakery
CENTRE the Bakery
CENTRE the Bakery

I have never been to a “Toast” specialty store until I discovered CENTRE the Bakery and all I can say is it’s Toast Heaven!

I love Toast, bakeries, pastries, anything bread. So when I found out there’s a delicious high quality Toast Specialty cafe that opened in Ginza with lines out the door, I had to come check it out. (It usually takes about an 1-1.5hrs to purchase just the toast)

As you can see, the cafe/restaurant is adorable and has a nice ambiance. They serve 3 different types of Toast which they label on their menu “JP”, “NA”, and “EB”.

● 角食パン(北海道産の小麦粉ゆめちからを使用。湯種液種製法で作った食パン。そのまま食べるのがおすすめ)
● プルパン(米国・カナダ産の小麦粉を使用。湯種液種製法で作った食パン。そのままでも焼いてもおいしい)
● イギリスパン(北米産の小麦粉を使用。36時間低温発酵させて作った山型食パン。VILONで人気のバゲットレトロドール使用)

We tried the Toast Sampler with 3 different types of butter (they use gourmet butter such as Echire) that also comes with a glass of milk for 1050yen, Croque Madame for 1470yen, BLT Sandwich for 1260yen as well as the Club Sandwich for 1890yen.

The fun part about trying their toast sampler is that you can choose your own fancy toaster from multiple options which are displayed throughout the cafe. I have to admit it’s a little pricey for just Toast/Sandwiches (I mean who charges 6300yen for a beef cutlet sandwich?!) but if you are into beautiful high quality Toast, it may be a fun and unique experience to splurge and enjoy something different. Everything was delicious!

Toast Purchase Hours // 10am – 7pm (Toast may sell out earlier)
Lunch/Cafe Hours// 10am – 5pm
Dinner Hours // 6pm – 11pm (Different Menu. Don’t have Toast)

Address // 1-2-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3562-1016
Website // n/a

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