Nicolai Bergmann NOMU

There is no obvious entrance or signage for this place, as it’s actually inside a flower shop all under the same name.  But it definitely catches the eye, with large windows making up the outside wall, and flowers on display worth up to a couple hundred dollars.  The restaurant is farther inside, which is where it got a little confusing.
You order at a counter in front of the kitchen, and it appeared that we could just take a seat first like at a cafe.  But seats for two were all full, and with no obvious place to wait or put our name down or wait-person to talk to, we flagged someone down who took our name and told us to enjoy the flower shop until a table opened.  Then one of two caucasian workers told everyone waiting for tables to wait by the entrance to the flower shop, from where we were called shortly after.  The two seated next to us at about the same time seemed confused also, and were waiting to be waited on while we were ordering our food at the counter.  When we got back we saw them flagging down the waiter to ask for a menu and being told there is no menu and to please order at the counter.
They have sandwiches for around 1200yen, and a set with salad and soup.  The sandwiches were filling and the soup was good.  “NOMU” I assume refers to “drink” in Japanese, and there is a huge drink menu with 700yen juices and smoothies, but given that the only menu is right at the register, I didn’t want to hold up the line going over the drink menu and just went with the set’s ice tea.  Overall it was nice to go once; nice atmosphere, decorations, being inside flower shop.  I hesitate to give it a high grade because of the prices.  Desserts also looked good but didn’t look worth the cost.  Not to mention the water that dripped on me a few times from a vent above me during my meal.  But I bet the juices are delicious, and I’d consider going again to try one.
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Jacob
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お花やさんの隣にあるお花がいっぱいのレストラン。
入り口がお花やさんなので、一見どうなってるの!?という感じですが奥に行くとテーブルがたくさんありカフェになっています。
食べ物のメニューはサンドイッチ等の軽食。
ほとんどが1200円でランチだと飲み物とスープが付いて1600円!
ちょっと高いですがサンドウィッチはボリュームがあるしスープが美味しかったです。
混雑した時の入店の案内が。。。ん???と言う感じでよくわからなかったのとオーダーの方法も分からない人がいたようなのでそのようなアナウンスがちゃんとあるともっと良いと思いました。
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のどか;)***
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Hours:  10:00~20:00 (LO 19:30)
Location:  Omotesando (map)

Nana’s Green Tea

A place that caught my eye when looking for food options in the department store by Yokosuka Chuo station.  What probably caught my eye was the dish I chose the first time, the tuna and avocado rice bowl.  There are several such bowls with rice and noodles and soups, and a plentiful drink selection plus some Japanese style desserts.  Being in a department store, the prices are a bit above average, and it’s not a place to linger for a long time.  However, it tasted fresh, the servings were just right, and the interior was nice with blue lights.  Not sure about English menus, but it’s easy to go in.  Just something to consider if in the area, or I think there’s a branch in Yokohama too.

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Jacob
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メインはカフェですが和風の面白い軽食も扱っています。
味も悪くない!
ランチだとセットメニューもあり最適だと感じました。
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のどか;)*****
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Hours:  10:00-21:00
Location:  Yokosuka Chuo More’s City (map)

 

City Shop

We’ve been eating around this area quite a lot lately, and just happened to pass by one day.  It’s bright and spacious with large windows, and feels just like most shops in the Omotesando area do- casual but on the nicer end.  City Shop is a deli full of healthy and organic goodies, mainly fruits and vegetables, with some meat and pastas and such. You choose between a salad + 2 items from the deli, or 5 items from the deli without salad for a couple hundred yen more.  I had salad topped with quinoa (not very common here), some also not very common fruits, and chicken, and some special ice tea.  I believe they had fruity water for free too.  Not cheap but I’d go again.

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Jacob
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青山のお洒落地域にあるだけありお洒落なお店です。
最初に注文方法が書いてあるプレートを眺めていたら店員さんが声を掛けてくれとても親切でした。
値段は青山価格!!まあちょっと高いけど質のいい物を提供してくれていのかなっと感じました。
ドレッシングの味も美味しかったしフルーツもボリュームがあり美味しかったです。
アイスコーヒーとアイスティーはお代わり自由でした◎
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のどか;)*****
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Hours:  11:30 – 22:00 (LO 21:30)
Location:  Omotesando/ Minami Aoyama (map)

Tower Records Cafe

Probably my favorite store in Japan- Tower Records.  If you don’t live in Japan you’d probably think, “What, Tower Records still exists?”  Oh yeah, and it’s huge in Japan.  There are actually two major competing CD stores.  And on the second floor of the several-story-tall Shibuya branch is a book store and cafe.  I was curious about it for a while considering how often I go to Tower Records (not too much lately but at least once a month my first year or two working in Japan), and I think I looked at it once and thought it looked expensive.  I think every once in a while they have a theme menu, featuring characters like Snoopy, and I happened to look in on a day when they had that menu out and there was a line.  But we checked it out on a weekday night, and there was a normal menu with normal prices, and enough open tables.  It’s a very comfortable place with comfy seating and feels very open.  It’s not somewhere like a coffee shop where you can plug in a laptop and stay all day, although when it’s not super crowded, at least when we went it looked like there were some people that were chilling there for a while, studying or reading magazines from a stand in the middle of the cafe.  They had typical cafe-restaurant food-  a few nice appetizers for 500, a few big salads, pizza, pasta, Japanese curry, etc around 1000.  At first glance you might think such food is not worth the price, but what we ate was actually pretty good.  Nothing special but it was all done well.  There were drinks and desserts too a little more expensive than your typical cafe, which we did not try.  Not the first stop for a tourist to Japan, but if you’re ever at Tower Records go for it.

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Jacob
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渋谷のタワレコの中にある少しお洒落なカフェ。
夕飯時に行ってきました。
ご飯はバリエーションが少し少ないですが味はまあまあ美味しい。
少し値段は高めです。
飲み物のメニューは充実していそうだしケーキも美味しそうだったので買い物ついでに少し休憩するのには使えるレストランかなと感じました。
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のどか;)*****
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Hours:  10:00-23:00
Location:  Shibuya Tower Records (map), others

Cool Clan Cafe

A cafe not one minute away from Uraga Station in Yokosuka.  At first I was a little turned off by the name.  Cool Clan Cafe… CCC… K…

But I pass by it every day and you can’t miss it if you do.  At first glance the food and drink are typical cafe fare, including the prices.  In other words, nothing to die for.  However, although maybe it was because the day we went was perfectly sunny and because of the way the food looked under the natural light coming through the windows, we had a very pleasant time.  Comfortable seats, spacious, soft jazz music, food and drink a notch up from your typical chain-store cafe, probably never too crowded given the location, and to top it off, one of the only cafes I have found besides Starbucks that has computer friendly wi-fi…  In two words, quite charming.

Unless conquering new cafes is your hobby, I wouldn’t say there is really any reason to make your way out here just for this cafe, but it’s a nice place.

 

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Jacob

横須賀浦賀駅の近くにあるカフェ。

出来て間もないので店内はとても奇麗だし落ち着いた雰囲気がとても過ごしやすい!

Wi-Fiも使えます!

店員さんも優しい〜

私はナポリタンを注文。500円というワンコインが嬉しいし味も悪くない!

ゆっくり過ごしたい時のお勧めスポットです☆

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nodoka;)*****

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Cool Clan Cafe

Hours:  7:00~21:00

Location:  Uraga, Yokosuka (map)

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