It had been over 2 years since I'd seen Hiromi.
We live rather close to each other, but with our schedules, we've never been able to get together until this past Friday.
Since she's been working a lot, she had no idea where we should go for lunch.
I suggested one of my favorite cafes in Minoo, Per Caffe Bianco.
With the economy not being too good, they've cut back their hours and are only open from lunchtime (I think in previous posts I've written that they were open from 9:00 am).
We had their daily lunch 1050 yen + 100 yen to upgrade for cappuccino (about US$11.50)..choice of soup/salad, choice of pasta, drink (coffee or tea)
Our lunch consisted of pumpkin potage, penne arrabiatta & the cappuccino.
The potage was creamy with a hint of ginger, nice as the day was a bit nippy.
The penne was al dente and a little spicy.
Our cappuccinos were cute...a cat and rabbit (or maybe a mouse?)
After a very leisurely lunch, we decided to check out another cafe and she lead me to one in back of the Hankyu Minoo station, Cafe Salunpowak.
This cafe has several art galleries on their property and it reminded me of a country house.
We had some Earl Grey and chatted until Hiromi had to go to another appointment.
It was a great day with lots of chatting despite the clouds and nip in the air.
Closed Wednesdays, Open 11:00-18:00