Sonya has been around since 1984 but moved to their present location – Koishikawa, in December 2002. It just happens to be in my neck of the woods so thought of dropping in. The ambience is very warm and cosy. It is kinda like eating in your dining/kitchen area. It is run by a family … More Sonya~ソーニヤ

Botanist Café

The popular Japanese brand, Botanist, sells many hair products that are made with natural, plant-derived ingredients. They also have a plethora of attractive beauty and skincare products. But that’s not all, they have a cafe on the 2nd floor too. The store in Harajuku opened on July 15th, 2017. It is a minutes walk from … More Botanist Café

Oto No Ha Café

After celebrating fall foliage at Hotel Chinzanzo’s garden and worshipping at St. Mary’s Cathedral, it was time to nourish the body, heart and soul with something healthy. So, I trotted off to Oto No Ha Café  just across from the cathedral. This café opened in May 2013. It is a nice, spacious, cosy two story house … More Oto No Ha Café

Venice ~ La Vita

Heard about this place online so thought of checking it out over the weekend. It’s about a 5-7 min walk from Jiyugaoka station’s main exit. It is a small shopping complex that comprises of six buildings that house a hairstylist, cram school for kids, organic pet food store, aesthetic salon, and a leather goods store. … More Venice ~ La Vita

Toriton Kaitenzushi

Toriton is one of my favorite Kaitenzushi restaurants from Hokkaido. Some time back I dined at Toriton in the Tokyo Skytree, with friends visiting from Canada and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I happened to be window shopping around West Ikebukuro and thought of grabbing a quick snack at the Toriton Ikebukuro restaurant on the 11F … More Toriton Kaitenzushi

Bikini Medi

Straight outta Spain ! Chef Josep Barahona Vines is behind this beautiful restaurant themed around the regional coastal areas of Spain – Catalonia, Valencia, Murcia and Andalusia. Located on the 14F of Tobu Department store, West Ikebukuro. For lunch we tried the Special course for ¥3000. It started off with an exquisite assortment of Pinchos … More Bikini Medi