こんにちは！ Just a little update today.
Today I went to the Mahaloha Vegetable Cafe for the first time with my friends Kayla and Yumiko for coffee and lunch!
Like most cafes in Japan, it’s very tiny – it only seats about a dozen people – and very charming.
I’m not vegan, but I was interested in seeing what they served! Despite the kanji-heavy menu, the man at the bar was kind enough to come and explain the dishes to us in simple Japanese. Kayla and I arrived first and ordered tanpopo (dandelion) coffee.
It was very nice! As Kayla aptly put it, it tasted “like a weird mix between coffee and tea,” which, when I researched it later, isn’t too far from the truth – roasted dandelion coffee is a type of tea used as a coffee substitute!
When Yumiko arrived, we ordered lunch. Kayla ordered a vegetable curry while Yumiko and I got stew. We also ordered some vegetable sushi to split. It was all good, though I think next time I will definitely go for the coffee and dessert. The couple at the neighbouring table had some delicious-looking tarts!
The sushi was an interesting mix of vegetables. Pumpkin and cucumber, roasted eggplant (I think?), tomato, tofu, mushrooms, some kind of potato, ginger, leek, and some kind of fried soy thing that was supposed to imitate chicken.
All in all, it was a fun experience! I’ll definitely be going there again!
2/26/2018 update: Part 2!