|Cafe in Ghibli museum|
I am so sorry that I haven't written any on this blog for a long time.
Ok... what should I start with...
I will talk about Japanese coffee shops and restaurants.
There are many coffee shops which are called "kissaten" in Japan.
Of course they have Starbucks too!
By the way do you know what Japanese people calls Starbucks? It is "Su-Ta-Ba".
Kissaten are particularly popular among students or business people, like salary men.
Kissaten serve coffee, tea, soft drinks, and food such as sandwiches, toast, spagetti, sweets, etc...
It depends on the place, but if you go shopping in a popular town, it is naturally to see girls enjoying some "tea-time."
There are Kissten that have different themes. For example, if they have a lot of manga books, it is called "Manga kissa". If they wear maid clothes, it is called "Maid kissa". These Kissa means "kissaten".
CAUTION! Most coffee shops and restaurants are not refill free.
For example, if you order coke, they will serve one can of coke and a glass with ice. That's it! If you get refill, they will charge another one.
Compared to the cups given in the US, these cups are really small! So if you are thirsty, one sip is all you need to drink it all.
Just remind you..... the portion of the food is also small compare to here in US.
If you go to a family restaurant, like Dennys and Cocos, they usually have a drink bar.
These are refill free and you can get as much as
At last, if you have a chance to visit Japan, please stop by a Japanese convenience store.
They are totally different. They have all kinds of drinks (everything is so tasty), sweets and