Tuesday, April 20, 2010

foodie sunday in kobe

Sunday, it was sunny, but with a haze.

We headed to Kobe since I wanted Satoshi to experience Freundlieb.

After talking Satoshi out of ordering a salad and sandwich, we shared the chef salad and Satoshi had the club house sandwich. We were lucky that we beat the lunch crowd too.

He was happy with the food and that he didn't order both items.

After lunch, we walked around the Ijinkan area. The Ijinkan area has homes of foreign consulate generals and commerce traders from the Meiji period which are located on the hillside of Kobe. Most are not used as homes anymore but have been transformed into museums or cafes.

I had heard that there was a Starbucks located inside one of these renovated homes, so I wanted to check it out.

The drinks and food are the same as any other Starbucks in Japan, but the atmosphere is definitely more relaxing and you can't hear a lot of chatter.

In fact, we had to leave before Satoshi fell asleep!

The weather was nice, we had a lot to eat and see. It was a nice Sunday.

Starbucks Ijinkan
3-1-31 Kitano-cho
Chuo, Kobe
Phone: 078.230.6302


scargosun said...

That is a really nice Starbucks! :)

KirkK said...

Falling asleep in a Starbucks.... I think you'll need another double latte! ;o)

K said...

Sounds like a nice day + and interesting Starbucks - glad you got a chance to check it out!

Taeko said...

Hi, This is Taeko, first time to write a comment here. I'm originally from Kobe, but curretnly live in the SF bay area in CA. Last summer when I was back in Kobe, my friend took me to Freundlieb. And I liked the food and its building (previously an old church). Did you like Kobe? Sore ja!

Rowena said...

Poor Satoshi! I can't imagine getting sleepy-eyed at Starbucks so that must have been one really mellow place.

K and S said...

Thanks Scargosun, I was amazed it wasn't more crowded as it is en route to a sight seeing spot.

So true Kirk :)

Thanks K!

Hi Taeko, thanks for commenting. I love Kobe, I studied there in college.

Mellow it was Rowena. Satoshi doesn't know much about Kobe, so he was fascinated by all the different cafes and shops.

Take care everyone.

Tamakikat said...

Was that sitting room part of the Staba, Kat? If so, they did well.


K and S said...

They had many areas for sitting TK, upstairs, downstairs and on their porch, it was quite nice!

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I love when they put Starbucks in more original places--few and far between but fun to visit. ;-)

K and S said...

This is apparently a concept store Debinhawaii :)

Take care.