It’s been a hectic week! Between changing schools, cooking extra for lunch (no school lunch this week), and editing some friends’ engagement photos (!!!), I’ve hardly had any time to write – so this is my little break! Hopefully this weekend I’ll be able to recoup my energy and write properly about it, but for now I’m going to reminisce about a cafe I visited for lunch a couple weeks ago with some of my teachers.
Kouba Cafe, like many of the local cafes in town, is a tiny, beautiful little cafe tucked away in a neighbourhood. I’ve actually seen signs for it biking down the main road, but I could never actually see it. I’m glad I finally got to go!
Inside it was cozy, with enough seating for at least two groups of teachers, my group included. I found the overall atmosphere of the cafe to be homey and bright, and despite how brisk business was that day, I never felt too crowded like I often do in small Japanese cafes.
I love cafe lunches in Japan because you can usually buy a set of an appetiser, main dish, and dessert for very cheap! This set’s appetiser was pickles (actual dill pickles!!), grapefruit salad, shrimp and broccoli quiche, and mashed potatoes.
The main dish was “spicy” chicken curry; it was Japanese spicy – so not very spicy at all, but it was still delicious!
Dessert, though…the dessert was amazing. A hot cup of coffee with a slice of sakura cheesecake. Easily the best cake I’ve had in a long while! (They had several different cakes to choose from – chocolate and pumpkin and several others I can’t quite recall!)
If you’re ever in Tatebayashi and have a craving for delicious curry or amazing cheesecake, check out Kouba Cafe! You can find their information on their Tabelog page.