Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce an organic food cafe in Okayama called Ito this time.
Organic Food Cafe: Ito in Bizen City (Okayama)
Ito cafe is located in Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture. Just a few-minute walk from JR Mitsuishi Station. A nicely done kominka cafe. OK, why don’t we go investigate?
It is run by a couple. The first impression I had was slow and relaxing. I like that.
We came in for food actually. Today’s lunch and pizza lunch would be great. For pizza, we picked from standard margarita or soya sauce with veggies. Apparently it is cooked in oven made of bricks from the brick factory next door. Sounds neat! Today’s lunch was millet croquette and some other vegetarian side dishes. Yum. They seem to use only organic stuff.
We couldn’t resist not to get a chocolate cake since we saw it on menu. It was super rich and a good pair with coffee. I preferred darker coffee for this personally but good good…
OK, let’s call it a day.
||Ito -絲- organic food
||412 Mitsuishi, Bizen City, Okayama
||Open Fridays and Saturdays
How do you find it? It’s easy access by train. Nice to stop by on the way to Okayama or Osaka for tourists.
See you around!
Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce stylish cafe in Biizen City called Coharuni this time.
Stylish Cafe in Bizen City: Koharuni
Pass through a view of traditional houses and here it comes Coharuni. Seeing a modern building like this in a place like Bizen is odd but I find it cool as well. Walking distance since it is not far from Bizen central. Let’s go investigate!
As I enter, it’s so bright and clean. Stylish, I’d say. We gotta order drinks before getting to the seats.
OK, let’s take a seat. Hey look out, this table is neat! I guess we could play with it while waiting for our drinks.
However, we learned that this store is owned by an architect and turns out, and it is one of his works for sale. So staff asked us to move to another table. What a shame. >x<
Trying to stay cool….
Seats are all facing a tree in the middle.
Iced coffee (300 yen) with a scone (200 yen). Mine came with local honey and Mrs. Wada’s was with blueberry from Hiruzen, Maniwa City (where we usually camp). Pretty good.
There’s an art gallery upstairs. The architect (I suppose he’s the owner) showed us his works. I sense that he’s full of passion for art. Great. He told us that he designed this cafe itself also. The miniature version of this cafe he made for design was in so much detailed.
Other stuff is rather art. Though he is considering producing something more practical/useful. That’s a good idea. Heh heh.
Let’s call it a day.
||902-3 Imbe, Bizen City, Okayama
||11:00 – 18:00
Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, the 3rd Sunday
How do you find it? I really didn’t expect this kind of cafe in Bizen City. We may come by sometime when new stuff comes in.
See you around!