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/

Lastly

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!

Specialty Croissants at Le pain de Taka (Okayama City)

le pain du taka

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce a cool bakery in Okayama City called Le pain de Taka.

Specialty Croissants at Le pain de Taka (Okayama City)

As you may notice that bread in Japan is mostly soft and fluffy which many Japanese like. But you know what? If you dare to explore a bit further, there are bakeries that serve hard bread as well. Le Pain de Taka is one of them, I would say.

Le Pain de Taka is about a 10-minute walk from JR Omoto Station (one stop from Okayama Station by Seto-ohashi/Uno line). Croissants of this bakery have been chosen as one of the best in Okayama for countless times. Aside from their hard bread lineup, they have soft and easy bread as well for kids and seniors.

 

I and Mrs. Wada often stop by and chill at its eat-in space.

 

Anniversary Croissants

It’s become a tradition that it serves special croissant during its anniversary week every year with special butter from France. I wouldn’t say I am a butter person but sure it smells something different.

 

Alright, let’s call it a day.

 

Information

Name Le pain de Taka (ル・パン・ドゥ・タカ)
Access

1-chōme-37-16 Nishifurumatsu, Kita-ku, Okayama

Business Hours Friday-Tuesday: 7:00 – 18:00
Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Contact 086-250-7337

 

Lastly

How do you find it? Each bakery has different bread selection, interior layouts, etc. Do you know any good bakeries in your neighborhood? Why don’t you share with us?

See you around!