Organic Food Cafe in Okayama: Ito (Bizen City)

organic food cafe in okayama ito bizen city

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?

organic food cafe in okayama ito bizen city

 

It is run by a couple. The first impression I had was slow and relaxing. I like that.

organic food cafe in okayama ito bizen city

 

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.

organic food cafe in okayama ito bizen city

 

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…

organic food cafe in okayama ito bizen city

OK, let’s call it a day.

Information

Name Ito -絲- organic food
Access 412 Mitsuishi, Bizen City, Okayama
Business Hours Open Fridays and Saturdays
​11:00-16:00
Contact 080-1448-2252
Website https://itobizen.wixsite.com/mysite

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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!

Kendo Dojo Cafe: Kurashi to Coffee (Okayama City)

kurashi to coffee okayama

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce Kurashi to Coffee this time.

Kendo Dojo Cafe: Kurashi to Coffee (Okayama City)

Kurashi to Coffee is in between JR Takashima Station (a 26-minute walk) and JR Bizenhara Station (a 22-minute walk), also just 10 mins. from Green Shower Forest hiking course that we’ve introduced before. A nice location, I’d say.

We need to make an order before going to our seats. For coffee, we can pick beans we like from the list (you can smell samples as well). Interesting. I’d go for rich flavor beans from Kenya and contest-winner beans for Mrs. Wada. Oh, also a piece of chocolate cake (wouldn’t miss that!)

What makes this place unique is this building used to be a kendo dojo. Can’t really tell from what I see at store front until we went to our seats in the back room. It looks like it, doesn’t it? I myself used to go to kendo class in elementary, so it feels nostalgic….of sweat and pain! >x< Heh heh. It was rough.

Here comes. Our coffee came into cute mugs with its logo (life and coffee). Cool. It indeed does smell different.

And, of course, dark chocolate cake.

OK, let’s call it a day.

Information

Name Kurashi to Coffee (暮らしと珈琲)
Access 517-5 Gion, Naka-ku, Okayam City
Business Hours 9:00 – 17:00

Closed: Thursdays

Contact 086-238-7165
Website https://coffe.life/

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How do you find it? It was interesting really. Sort of place we would like to visit again and sure I would like to try different coffee beans another time.

See you around!