Saturday, June 20, 2009

Second House Cake Shop, Shimo Kitazawa

I know, I know, the last thing you need after a bowl of ramen and a plate of gyoza is a piece of cake. But after walking around for an hours, you get tired of standing up and looking at old clothes (which is one of the main activities in SKZ). This being Japan, there's nary a bench to be found, and that means you've gotta pony up to sit down. This place was tucked away in the corner of an un-promising alley, but it turned out to be very nice. If the sign is to be believed, it originates in Kyoto.

The service was a little less friendly than you'd expect from the sign, but no problems. (The blue text is the best part, if you can read that.)

Inside, it's this kind of place - light wood, pleasant. We sat outside, where there are a variety of semi-distressed / antiqued benches and chairs and stuff.

The cake case tells you everything you need to know...
Except for the green tea-chocolate tart (both mousse) with a macaron shell on top and a thick layer of almondy filling at the bottom. Oh, the almond milk tea I had was kinda crappy.

Actually a fair-sized chain, but the regular food looks nice too!

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