Billing themselves as an "avocado cafe," this sprawling, comfortable space is filled with mismatched furniture and charmingly primitive artwork (or perhaps projects from a kindergarten art class). Eating utensils are nestled in empty Spam cans. We nearly tripped over a big shaggy dog asleep just inside the entrance. A DJ setup stands ready for the cafe's regular music nights and occasional art events.
The food menu focuses heavily on avocados - prize-winning guacamole, avocado fritters and numerous other avocado dishes in the evenings as well as daily pasta and risotto specials. At lunchtime there's a terrific Indonesian-style coconut and avocado curry, made with mushrooms and ground meat and seasoned on the spicy side. Take-out is available. Drinks include Belgian beers (all three colors of Chimay), coffee awamori and pear- and grape-flavored makkoli (milky Korean sake, for a limited time only). Budget around Y3000 at dinnertime.
by Robb Satterwhite
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.