[New Open] Kiefer’s Cafe

To tell you the truth, when I first heard about Kiefer's Cafe, I wasn't excited. Another souffle pancake shop? I thought. Shiawase no Pancake down in Sendai was already bad enough, I didn't need more popular pancakes shops in Akita. But pancakes are a thing in Japan, and souffle pancakes are probably the epitome of … Continue reading [New Open] Kiefer’s Cafe

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Starbucks Series: #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO

On April 12th, Starbucks released their #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO (yes, the hashtag and no spaces and capital letters are included!) to a great and overwhelming success. I, like many other people living in Japan, was looking forward to trying this beauty of a drink. Strawberry sauce, strawberry whipped cream and powder, and a strawberry Frappuccino based drink … Continue reading Starbucks Series: #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO

Cafe Epice

One of the cafes I've been meaning to visit since I came to Akita was Epice, a tiny little cafe located in an art space. The building is rather unassuming, and the opening hours are limited to four times a week - including weekends. Since I had found 08COFFEE, among other fashionable locations, I had … Continue reading Cafe Epice

FRANK

Whilst perusing the list of popular cafes and restaurants in Akita, I wandered across FRANK, a soup curry house in Hodono. The building is a charming and tiny wooden house only open for lunch. They serve three kinds of soup curries and one rue-type curry that changes daily. Their specialty is curry rice - so … Continue reading FRANK

Conmigo

The outside of Conmigo is already a eye-catching dark brown-black, almost the shape of what you would expect a church to look like. Located in Hiroomote and near Tegata, the surrounding buildings are more classy than you would expect from the other side of Akita Station. Conmigo is an atelier and cafe, as they offer … Continue reading Conmigo