{  San Francisco Peaks  }

San Francisco Peaks
San Francisco Peaks
San Francisco Peaks
San Francisco Peaks

San Francisco Peaks serves American-style breakfast/brunch food such as pancakes, omelets and burgers but it doesn’t really have much to do with San Francisco in my opinion. The restaurant is very nicely designed and we enjoyed the ambiance. Seems like most people order the pancakes here but the burgers are tasty too. Since the building is 2 stories high, we didn’t have to wait much in line when we got there even though it was 1pm on a Sunday.

We ordered the Avocado Mozzarella Burger for 1350yen and the Buttermilk Pancake with homemade sausage (we chose the ‘Pork Mexicano Chipotle & Smoked Cheese’ Sausage) for 1200yen. Everything was tasty and we enjoyed our meal but the portions were rather small and not exactly “Californian size”.

The restaurant is located in a great area, with easy access to Harajuku/Omotesando/Meijijingumae so you can enjoy shopping and cafe hopping in the area. When we went, it was filled with families, couples and some single guests so it’s a really easy and casual place that anyone can enjoy.

Address // 3-28-7, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5775-5707
Website // http://sf-peaks.com/

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{  Krispy Kreme Halloween Special  }

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Halloween Special
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Halloween Special
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Halloween Special

Trick or Treat!

Look at these festive Halloween donuts by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. They are currently having a limited edition Halloween Special until 10/31. Our friends kindly brought these over the other day, it was such an awesome treat!

Included in this Halloween box set are:
– Original Glazed
– Orange Chocolate Spider
– Caramel Halloween Jack
– Purple Potato Mont Blanc
– Chocolate Iced Custard Filled

In case you didn’t know, Krispy Kreme taste the best after microwaving them for 7~8 seconds just before you eat them. It really makes a difference ;)

Website // http://krispykreme.jp/index.html




{  Kyoto Cafes  }

Kyoto Cafes
Kyoto Cafes
Kyoto Cafes

“Machiya cafes” have become quite popular in Kyoto these days. They are basically cafe’s which are created out of an old/traditional-style house and converted into Japanese organic cafes. They are typically located in residential areas of Kyoto and are a little hard to find but we came across one of them and had a nice dinner so I thought I’d share this place. Actually, there were quite a few Machiya Cafes on the same street after we were walking back to the main streets so I suggest to walk along this street and check them out if you’re interested.

{ Omo Cafe }
Address // 499 Umeyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan‎ (map)
Phone Number // 075-221-7500
Website // http://www.secondhouse.co.jp/omoya2_cafe-top.html

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Kyoto Cafes
Kyoto Cafes

After having dinner at Omo Cafe, we walked towards Kamogawa and decided to chill at one of the nicer Starbucks in town. The terrace seating happens to be on top of the river and it’s a great spot to chill and sip on some coffee. Lots of love birds were hanging out along the river too. Nice romantic place for sure♡

{ Starbucks Sanjo Ohashi Branch }
Address // 113, Nakajimacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 075-213-2326
Website // http://www.starbucks.co.jp

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Kyoto Cafes
Kyoto Cafes

Right before heading back to Tokyo on the Shinkansen (bullet train), we tea-ed at Malebranche inside of Kyoto station and had a nice treat. My Matcha-ore was yummm.

{ Malebranche/マールブランシュ }
Address // Inside Kyoto JR Station
Phone Number // 075-661-3808
Website // http://www.malebranche.co.jp/

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This will be the last post of my Kyoto trip series. Hope you enjoyed them :)

Related Posts on Kyoto:
1) Hirobun
2) Nakamura Tokichi
3) Kyoto Trip
4) Kyoto Cafes




{  Nakamura Tokichi — 中村藤吉  }

Nakamura Tokichi 中村藤吉
Nakamura Tokichi 中村藤吉
Nakamura Tokichi 中村藤吉
Nakamura Tokichi 中村藤吉

Nakamura Tokichi is a restaurant/cafe located in Uji, Kyoto. Uji has become quite famous for their Matcha/green tea and Nakamura Tokichi is one of the most popular places to dine in the area. They serve meals such as matcha soba as well as matcha sweets in a very traditional setting/ambiance. Since the main branch and the nearby Byodoin branch are walking distance from each other, you can choose to dine at one or the other depending on which has a longer wait. We actually ended up going to the Main branch first but it was way too crowded so we walked over to the Byodoin branch and got a seat right away.

We ordered the matcha soba noodle lunch set for 1100yen and the seasonal cha soba special lunch set for 1200yen. The set comes with rice, pickles, and a small dessert as well. Everything was tasty and enjoyed our meal. Both locations are beautifully designed so I think you would enjoy either one. Don’t miss this place if you are near Uji, Kyoto.

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Related Posts on Kyoto:
1) Hirobun
2) Nakamura Tokichi
3) Kyoto Trip
4) Kyoto Cafes
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Address for Main Branch // 10, Ichiban Uji, Uji-shi, Kyoto, Japan (map)
Phone Number for Main Branch // 0774-22-7800
Address for Byodoin Branch // 5-1 Renge Uji, Uji-shi Kyoto, Japan (map)
Phone Number for Byodoin Branch // 0774-22-9500
Website // http://www.tokichi.jp/english/

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{  Rainbow Pancake  }

Rainbow Pancake
Rainbow Pancake
Rainbow Pancake
Rainbow Pancake

I stumbled upon this pancake shop after having coffee at Identity Coffee as it’s in the same plaza!

Rainbow Pancake is located in the back-alleys of Harajuku/Meijijingumae so the line is not as long as other popular pancake shops in the area. In total we waited about 30~40min which wasn’t too bad since they take your order while you’re standing in line so you get your pancakes pretty quickly after you get seated.

Their pancakes taste exactly how they look. Fluffy, soft, and yummy. With all the whipped cream and sauces, you might think these pancakes would taste too sweet but they were flavored perfectly and they are snack-sized so it’s easy to finish the entire dish by yourself. I personally enjoyed the ‘Seasonal Fruit Pancake’ (1300yen) which has a ton of delicious whipped cream. The other pancake pictured above is their most popular item + the chef’s recommendation: the ‘Macadamia nut sauce Pancake’ (1200yen). It comes with a small sugared fork and knife pancake cookie(?) that was such a cute touch. They do have savory pancakes too but I would definitely go for the sweet ones here.

Address // 2F, 4-28-4, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6434-0466
Website // http://www.rainbowpancake.net/

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