Cafe de la Maison in Kurashiki City

I’m going to feature another cafe in Kurashiki City called Cafe de la Maison. It’s nearby another cafe, Riverside Cafe Miyake-shouten, we have visited last year during summer. Both cafes are located in Sakazu, one of the good spots for cherry blossom viewing in Okayama Prefecture.

Cafe de la Maison

This cafe is only open during weekends. Chance to go! C’mon!

Inside the Cafe

The area inside is quite compact, probably the reason they don’t allow kids. There’s a window-side counter seats for 4 persons and a big table that can accommodate up to 6 persons.

Food and Drinks

Aside from the sweets and drinks, they also serve lunch but for a limited number. We visited past lunch time, so we had their cake set instead.

 

cafe menu
Cafe de la Maison’s cake set menu

 

cake set and assam tea
Today’s cake set (scone, sorbet with amazake topping, fruits and Assam tea)

In terms of amount, it wasn’t that much but I kinda like the sorbet with amazake on top, which is something unusual. Kinkan, the one next to strawberry, was quite good also. I like the idea of the tea pot cover.

chopstick rest
Guess what’s this for?

 

Kitchen
Kitchen

 

Information

Name Cafe de la Maison
Business Hours 10:00 – until sunset
Access

 

By the way, the answer is chopstick rest. It has water inside, like a mini vase! Cute.

Thanks for reading!

Kominka Cafe: Kohi to Hito

Kohi to Hito Cafe: cafe sign, rooftop

Hi, Mrs. Wada is back. I’m going to introduce another kominka cafe located in Soja City, Okayama Prefecture – Kohi to Hito (珈琲と人).

 

Kohi to Hito Cafe: entrance
Entrance to the cafe

Kohi to Hito (珈琲と人)

This cafe is nearby the Bichu Kokubunji Temple, a five-story pagoda and one of the stops of Kibi Trail cycling route. Formerly a guesthouse, renovated into a cafe-gallery. It serves meals using their home grown vegetables and rice, as well as handmade sweets perfect to have with their single origin nel drip coffee. Let’s go inside!

It’s busy especially during lunch time, so you may need to wait for awhile before you can take your seat. There’s a tatami room, regular room with tables and seats, and one private room.

Kohi to Hito Cafe: tables
Room next to kitchen with mini library

 

Kohi to Hito Cafe: tatami room
Tatari room, with garden view

 

After placing an order, it’s time to roam around. C’mon let’s check!

Our order is here, coffee time!

Kohi to Hito Cafe: coffee and sweets
The small toy on the right side is like your bill. You take this to the cashier when you make your payment.

There are many old books and magazines on display. Got excited to see this one, Kurashi no Techou. It happens that an NHK TV drama that I was watching was based on the life story of the chief editor of this magazine. It is said that this company is the pioneer of writing product reviews of which they buy the products and perform comprehensive tests themselves, without sponsors.

There’s also a gallery section at the second floor with exhibition of various artists  that changes every now and then. Totally forgot to check it out this time.

Name Kohi to Hito (珈琲と人)
Location 796 Misu, Soja, Okayama Prefecture 719-1124
 Business Hours  11:00 – 19:30 (Closed on Wednesdays)
 Parking  Available

 

If you happen to be in the area, check this one out! It would be a good place to drop by for a break during Kibi cycling tour or after visiting the Bichu Kokubunji Temple.