Service: Very friendly and smiling
Facilities: Very clean. Beautiful washroom.
Strong points: A true cafe where to relax and enjoy a good light meal any time of the day. Interesting reasonable wine and cider list.
When it comes to cakes I’m a loser for tarts!
You simply cannot beat them when you are looking for the tastes you enjoyed at all times of your life.
They probably are the best example of seasonal cakes back home in France and in many other countries!
When it comes to indulging in them I go straight away to Patina in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City where I enjoy them at my convenient leisure with a large cappucino!
Here are two I recently enjoyed:
The first one was advertised as apple and oranges, fruit you find in abundance here in this season!
Tarts there are usually served with a big dollop of ice cream to marry with the tart lightly grilled under a salamander!
For a better look of the fruit baked atop a light marzipan and crispy pate sucree!
With some delightful apple compote and elegant custard sauce and mint for the finishing touch!
The second one served with an elegant cappucino.
Can you guess what fruit are used this time?
Apple, fig, orange and banana!
Really appetizing, isn’t it?
Custard sauce with raspberry sauce, caramel sauce and ice sugar for a sin of a dessert!
And naturally exquisite ice cream to marry with the warm tart!
I always keep the dark baked pate sucree for the last bite!
PATINA, Café & Brasserie
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tenmacho, 17-9
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00, 17:00~21:30 (last orders) for meals, 11:00~22:00 for the cafe, Sunday~Saturday
10:00~22:00 on Sundays
Closed on Tuesdays
Non-smoking until 15:00
Credit Cards OK
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Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,
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-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery
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