I had an English lesson today. Satoshi had his German language class. After his class though, he had to go to the office to settle some details for a customers travel itinerary.
So, after my lesson, I went to Umeda to have lunch. I went to one of my favorite places, Cafe Copine Plus. The reason why I like this place is: they have good food and they don't allow smoking. This cafe is located in the Daimaru-Umeda Department Store. Recently, a lot of department stores have banned smoking in most of their restaurants and cafes (yeah!!).
I had the daily plate lunch (in Japanese, they call this the "higawari" (daily) "wan" (one) plate lunch) Today's menu was grilled chicken and weiners with veggies. The sauce for the chicken and veggies was a balsamic one and grainy mustard for the weiners. Under the chicken was a little scoop of potatoes au gratin. There was also was a green salad and green beans mixed with corn and tuna. Plus, two pieces of baguette (which you could have seconds of...)
It was quite filling...but I also had dessert...a "tonyu" (soy milk) pudding wrapped in a thin "mochi" (rice cake) , strawberry sorbet and a cafe latte.
After Satoshi finished his work, we got together for dinner at an Italian restaurant called Buco di Muro. (I forgot all about taking pictures, so I guess we'll have to go back again!!) ;)
This place has wood burning oven, so you know pizza was GOOD! We ordered grilled veggies, a pizza with salad on it and a bacon spinach carbonara. Boy, were we stuffed!
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Cafe Copine Plus
Daimaru Umeda Department Store 5F (UPDATE:2011 this cafe is no longer in Daimaru)
Buco di Muro
Chayamachi Applause Tower B1
06-6377-5567 (UPDATE: 2012 this restaurant is no longer at this address)