I’ve saved the best for last! Today I’ll let you into one of my favourite cafes for my recent Tokyo trip. Cafe Ikanika in Jiyugaoka is one of those places where I don’t wish to describe in too many words and sentences. I feel that if I do so, I will be tainting your impression of it. This charming little space is an embodiment of simplicity and natural living.
I stepped in on a cool afternoon. A little late for lunch time but which allowed me find a little empty table in this small cafe. For the next hour or so, time slowed down. Being inside somehow led me to relax, speak in soft whispers, feel more clearly the light breeze, listen to the sounds of the birds outside. I took delight in the rustic interior decor as well as the delicious food set before me. Food that’s prepared in a way that maintains the integrity of the original produce, retaining as much of the natural flavour as possible.