If you ever happen to be strolling around Ura-Harajuku, Annon Cafe is a very nice place to stop for lunch. This was our second time eating here, and we have yet to be disappointed. Delicious all-natural food, great organic coffee, and a cozy, bed & breakfast kind of vibe.
If you have an aversion to healthy, natural food, I guess this place isn’t for you–but for those of you that do like meals like this, here are some close-ups—mmm food porn:
Our original goal today was to try and sell some clothing we don’t want anymore at one of the many buffalo exchange-esque stores around Harajuku and then go study at a cafe. Well, we tried two used clothing stores and neither of them buy clothes, so we gave up. Can anyone advise me in these matters? How do I sell & donate clothing in Japan??!
As for the cafe part, well if you haven’t noticed yet, for me, enjoying coffee and/ or a meal at a cozy little cafe like this is probably on the level of hobby. If you ask me what I feel like doing, I will probably tell you I would like to go exploring and find a cute little place to sit down. I even try to keep a list of all the places I see and want to go. If only my wallet was a little more allowing…
We happened to be starving after our used-clothing-selling-attempt-rejection*, so we decided to hold off on exploring for a new place, knowing Annon is delicious. The only problem with this is that it was so relaxing and comfortable, we just sat and enjoyed our surroundings, watched people walking down below out the window, and talked. Didn’t open our notes. Actually, we never even got them out of our bags. : p
Oh well, no need to take life too seriously! I’m sure our tests will go fine. I’m really just not the type to worry about things like that, I know I will get what I need to done, so why not enjoy life along the way? : )
Anyways, speaking of enjoying life…
It was a really lovely afternoon – a nice way to escape the gray. In the end my total came to about $14 – for the set meal including coffee and dessert. Its a little expensive for me, but considering that most of my food comes from the 100 yen store around the corner, I’m not that worried about it. Anyways, aside from the taste and atmosphere, this is one of the few places in Tokyo I’ve seen a menu thats vegetarian friendly, vegan friendly, and all natural–honestly I was a little amazed when we discovered it. Oh, and on top of all that, they were playing Camera Obscura! I’m in love.
^a glimpse of Ura-Harajuku. I think this is my favorite area of Tokyo to explore – lots of hidden alleyways full of artsy little shops, restaurants, and cafes.
*give me a break – I haven’t spoken English in an academic setting for 5 months!