Cafe El Greco in Kurashiki Bikan Quarter

Cafe El Greco in Kurashiki Bikan Quarter

Hola amigos. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like introduce Cafe El Greco in Kurashiki Bikan Quarter.

Cafe El Greco in Kurashiki Bikan Quarter

Cafe El Greco is right in the middle of Kurashiki Bikan quarter. Since it opened in 1925, it is like a part of history of Bikan quarter itself.

Walk though the door and you are back in the old days. Cheesecake and cold drinks.

Some antiques are displayed in a gallery room. They look classy and valuable.

Let’s call it a day.


Name Cafe El Greco
Access 1-11 Chuo, Kurashiki City, Okayama
Business Hours 9:20-17:20
Closed: Mondays
Contact 086-422-0297


How do you find it? FYI, it is also next to the Ohara Modern Art Museum.

Stylish Cafe in Bizen City: Coharuni

koharuni cafe bizen city okayama

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.



Name Coharuni (コハルニ)
Access 902-3 Imbe, Bizen City, Okayama
Business Hours 11:00 – 18:00
Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, the 3rd Sunday
Contact 0869-63-1722



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!