Sunday, October 30, 2011

ze roku

osaka102611 (10) There is a tiny coffee shop called Ze Roku in Honmachi that has been in business since 1913.

They only have 12 seats and their menu kind of limited...

Coffee, tea, cream coffee (ice cream coffee float), iced coffee, ice monaka, ice cream.

The nice thing about this place is that it is non-smoking and everything is under 500 yen.

osaka102611 (8) Their top seller is their ice monaka. Vanilla ice cream with a hint of lemon covered with a dome-shaped wafer which tastes similar to a cone.

They have a "drive thru" window, which is more like a "drive-by".

While we were there, there were many people on bicycles who stopped by to buy some ice monaka from the window.

osaka102611 (6) Coffee (or tea) and 1 ice monaka sold as a "set" only 300 yen.

It was a very homey place, several old-timers, sitting around chatting with the owners.

osaka102611 (4) There weren't many seats, so many were turned away.

The ice monaka was about the size of my palm, maybe about 4-inches round?!

osaka102611 (2) One each was enough for Satoshi and I but we were amazed that many were eating two each, which you could order for 200 yen.

I loved the buildings in this area too...this one is the Entrepreneurial Museum.

osaka102611 (12) This one with a big saxophone player, according to Google Street View, has a huge trumpet player on the side of the building.

osaka102611 And this dome like objet.

We'll definitely be back when we are in this area.

Ze Roku
1-3-22 Honmachi
Chuo, Osaka
Phone: 06.6261.2606
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-18:00
Saturday 9:00-15:00
Closed: Sundays, holidays and 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays

13 comments:

Lizzy said...

Cool buildings...and sounds like a great little coffee shop :)

Rick said...

300Y? Wow! Sounds like a great deal for coffee and a snack in Japan.

K and S said...

thanks Lizzy, it is a great little place :)

definitely a good deal Rick :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Rowena... said...

I love cute little places like this, so it's good you were able to grab a seat!

Japan Australia said...

Looks like a great little place and must be good to have been around so long. Love the drive by window, which is great for the folk on bikes :)

Japan Australia

K and S said...

we're happy we got seats too, Rowena :)

definitely great for those on bikes J-A!

Take care you two.
Kat

Christine's Pantry said...

Sounds like a great coffee shop.

Interwebs Fails said...

Nice cup. (:

K and S said...

Thanks Christine, it was :)

Thanks IF!

Take care you two.
Kat

Deb in Hawaii said...

The ice monaka are fun! ;-)

K and S said...

definitely Deb!

Take care.
Kat

KirkK said...

Pretty pictures Kat! Thanks for always sharing.

K and S said...

glad you enjoyed this Kirk!

take care.
Kat