Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Huit, Nakameguro

Cafe Life (in capitals) appeals to me, but I've never been able to relax for hours in cafes. It's always something - the chairs are too hard, or too soft, or there's not enough to read...and I can't just sit and stare. The police told me that if I get picked up for that again, I'm going away for good.

Huit has some attractive characteristics - dark, semi-shabby interior set off by huge windows; view through the cherry trees to the Meguro river (with concrete banks and concrete bottom), great bread and pastries (their selling point), casual French menu, books on shelves, good prices. Despite having been around for a few years, it ties to the current Bohemian theme, and it'll make you feel a little like an artist in Paris. What's not to like?

I had a slice of pate de campagne (with salad, bread and coffee Y1250) and a banana muffin (Y230) while listening to selections from an astrology book pulled off the shelf. Everything was good and made me want to come back, as well as wishing I lived closer.

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