Freshly Roasted Coffee: KoenBench Cafe in Okayama

What’s up? It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce KoenBench Cafe in Okayama.

Freshly Roasted Coffee: KoenBench Cafe in Okayama

Specialty of this place is freshly roasted coffee. Let’s see how fresh it could be.

Here comes. It looks like a kominka (traditional Japanese house). Neat.

Step through the door, raw coffee beans await in the rack. It was my first time to see raw coffee beans. So it looks greenish before roasted huh. Interesting.


If you aren’t sure how each bean is like, take a look at this chart. You may find out what you like. You can drink inside the store as well.



This place mainly sells beans for take out but there is a little eat-in space as well. The owner starts roasting after we picked our beans, so it takes like 20 minutes. Make sure you got enough time.

Nice garden view. I totally forgot we were in central Okayama!

I also got a mousse along with my coffee. I don’t deserve talking about coffee really. So just to tell my thought, it smelled very different. I guess freshly roasted coffee can produce this aroma.

Perhaps fresh stuff isn’t always the best like meat and wine, etc., but I learned that fresh coffee totally differs. Very cool. I feel like trying aged coffee at Meijiya Cafe once again. Perhaps I could tell the difference now. Hehe.


Name KoenBench
Access 2-1-17 Bancho, Kitaku, Okayama
Business Hours 10:00-19:00

Closed: Tuesdays

Contact 086-206-7612



How do you find it? It was a whole new experience for me. I would like to go back sometime for sure.

See you around!

Cozy cafe moyau in Okayama

cafe mayau okayama

Hi there, it’s Mrs. Wada back on duty. I would like to share a Kominka Cafe called cafe moyau in Okayama City this time.

Cozy cafe moyau in Okayama

It is a kominka (traditional Japanese house) cafe located downtown Okayama, quite close to Korakuen Garden and Okayama Castle. Location-wise it is super convenient for tourists. It would be nice to sit and chill out for the entire afternoon sometime, would it?


A nice wooden house with western interior.


It’s got nice tatami seats upstairs as well.


The window seat is always the best.


So it’s just across from Korakuen Garden. Watching the river makes you forget all the bad thoughts and stress…for a moment.


Drinks with a crumble cake in unique plate and cups.


Let’s call it a day,



Name cafe moyau
Access 1-10-2 Izushi-cho, Kitaku, Okayama-shi
Business Hours 11:30-24:00
Contact 086-227-2872



If you are seeking a calm and relaxing afternoon, this would be it. Please take a visit and share your thoughts!

See you around!