Monday, September 27, 2010

foodie friday in minoo

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.

Cafe Salunpowak
6-2-18 Minoo
Minoo, Osaka
Phone: 072.764.8200
Closed Wednesdays, Open 11:00-18:00


Dennis K. said...

Hmm, that's a tough one.. I'd say Rabbit. There aren't a lot of places here in SD that does latte art unfortunately.

Rowena said...

Tha cappuccino art always makes me smile. ^-^

K and S said...

I noticed that latte art isn't too popular in Hawaii too Dennis.

It does doesn't it Rowena?

Take care you two.

Anonymous said...

Your capuccino looks so cute. Glad you were able to get together with your friend. I have the same problem. Live close by to friends but don't see them often because we're all busy. Life. ;-)


OkiHwn said...

Where's the pix of the penne?

Deb in Hawaii said...

Sounds like a great day. I love that blue cup & saucer in the last photo.

K and S said...

I hope you get a chance to visit with some of your friends soon Paz :)

Sorry Nate, was too busy talking!

I thought it might something that would catch your eye Debinhawaii ;)

Take care everyone.

K said...

Sounds like a great lunch - love the latte art!

K and S said...

I love the cappuccino art too K, it plus the great food was what hooked me to go there many times :)

Take care.