Retro Cafe Downtown Okayama: People (ぴいぷる)

Retro Cafe Downtown Okayama; People

Hello world. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce a compact cafe nearby Okayama Station.

Retro Cafe Downtown Okayama: People (ぴいぷる)

Retro Cafe Downtown Okayama; People

People (pronounced as Piipuru) stands quite close to Okayama’s bar area where many drunks hang out naturally. We found this place just by accident and couldn’t help peeping. Ended up stepping in. We were curious if this place would be non-smoking since it is near the bar area and take a look at a store next door.

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Retro Cafe Downtown Okayama; People (ぴいぷる)

Turns out, it has a non-smoking sign at the door. Hard to believe though.

As soon as we entered the cafe, a waiter popped out from nowhere as well as a waitress. Where the hell were they hiding? Apparently their specialty is waffles. The waitress also kept suggesting ‘Soft Yogurt’ which seems to be yogurt with fresh fruits on top. OK, let’s get waffles and some coffee this time.

Coffee is good but waffles taste…OK (I am being honest). Not sure how the soft yogurt is.

Retro Cafe Downtown Okayama; People

It was only us in the store first. The waitress told us that more people would come in later after drinking. Ah, so that’s how it works here. This place opens until late for this reason. In fact, some drunks came in soon after but it remained non-smoking. Coolio.

Let’s call it a day.

Information

Name Coffee & Waffle People (ぴいぷる)
Access 2-13 Honmachi, Kitaku, Okayama City
Business Hours 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Open: Tueday – Sunday

Contact 086-222-3621

Lastly

How do you find it? It was definitely an unusual place for us and interesting. We may check more places and share with you another time.

See you around!

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City: &bread

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty! I would like to introduce a bakery called &bread in Bizen City this time.

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City: &bread

Location is a little inconvenient though its selection is something. You should note that this bakery is open only Friday and Saturday. The more conditions it gets, the more it makes us wanna take a visit!

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

Here we come. Parking is available for a few cars in the back.

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

It is super compact. As I opened the door, the show case was right in front of us and the owner showed up from the back. She explained what’s available this day but I wasn’t sure what to get still. We picked Ciabatta, chocolate bread, and pita bread. Apparently she uses so-called spelt wheat. I would like to try and figure out what differences it makes.

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

We tried the bread at home. Chocolate bread was crunchy. I liked it. So-called Ciabatta, the owner told us that this would be great with olive oil, so here we go. Hm. It tastes good. Smell of four and perhaps some sourness from natural yeast?

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

Pita bread was also good. Prices are a little higher than average but it is totally worth it.

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

Let’s call it a day.

Information

Name &bread
Access 1465-1 Kugui, Bizen City, Okayama
Business Hours Open: Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 – 16:00
Contact 050-1485-1908

Lastly

How do you find it? If you want something different, this might be it. Please try it.

See you around!