Suruga Cafe, Daikanyama

Yuko and I ate lunch here the other day when we were in Daikanyama. It was delicious and light (maybe a little too light!). We got to sit on the porch outside and enjoy the sun.

My meal - salmon donburi with soup and iced sencha green tea

My meal - salmon donburi with soup and iced sencha green tea

Thin slices of salmon, onions, mayonaise (I know, it sounds weird, but Japanese mayo is pretty good and goes well with these kinds of dishes!), seaweed, rice

Thin slices of salmon, onions, mayonaise (I know, it sounds weird, but Japanese mayo is pretty good and goes well with these kinds of dishes!), seaweed, rice. I had something like this at another cafe but it included avocado - I wish they had done that here! It was good but didn't keep me full for long.

I light soup with pretty flower shaped fishcakes.

I light soup with pretty flower shaped fishcakes.

Yuko's meal - I think it said "Chinese style" mushrooms and tofu with rice and a salad.

Yuko's meal - I think it said "Chinese style" mushrooms and tofu with rice and a salad.

The cafe was clean and airy. I think the focus of the menu was its selection of green teas and matcha-based beverages, along with green tea and red azuki bean based desserts. There were several varieties of parfaits and roll cakes that looked incredible but were a little to expensive for us. $8-10 for lunch is ok with me but the same amount for a little piece of cake? I’ll have to pass.

Although this is nothing compared to another cafe we stopped in to look at… a Tomato cafe down the street was selling tomato-based meals and desserts, and even individual tomatoes as if they were truffles or something. There were individual green tomatoes for sale for about $6! I’m sure they are great tomatoes but I’m not sure I’ll ever be that much of a foodie.. I’d rather try growing my own!

Back to Suruga: I’d like to come back here again and splurge on one of those matcha parfaits when it starts getting really hot – I’ll just be sure to eat some 100yen onigiri (riceballs) beforehand so I don’t leave with a 2000yen ($20) dent in my wallet!

Information:

Website (in Japanese): http://suruga-cafe.jp/

Sunny Pages listing: http://www.sunnypages.jp/contacts/detail3/4088

Here’s a dessert we had later that day form Ootoya (a cheap restaurant with really good Japanese food! I’ll post on that soon),  – it only cost a couple dollars…hahaha

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Mmm... Custard with red azuki beans, sweet potato, and whipped cream  - all under 200 calories! Yes, they actually tell you the calorie information of every menu item!

Mmm... Custard with red azuki beans, sweet potato, and whipped cream - all under 200 calories! Yes, they actually tell you the calorie information of every menu item!

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**thanks for viewing!

8 responses to “Suruga Cafe, Daikanyama

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  2. Hi!

    I just wanted to say, as a fellow fan of japan, that I really enjoy your blog posts about every day life. It keeps me going knowing that one day I’ll be where you are.

    Keep it up and many thanks!

  3. mmm i think your dish looks nice..well the other one does too and i can imagine that yours would have been even better with avocado….this post is really making me hungry

  4. kaefka – thanks for looking, I really appreciate it! I hope you get here someday too!

    Pei – Yes! If you can find Japanese “Kewpie ” mayonnaise anywhere try it! I’ve hated normal mayo since I was a kid, but the Japanese kind is pretty good.

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