Service: Very friendly, smiling and attentive
Equipment & Facilities: Great overall cleanliness. Superb washroom in same building separated from the cafe.
Prices: Reasonable for such big servings!
Strong points: Very generous cafe/bistro multi-genred gastronomy. Great variety. Great products. Very modern atmosphere. Great books!
Fancy having a full lunch in Shizuoka City, I mean a healthy and tasty one for only 1,000 yen (+ 80 yen consumption tax), that is less than 9 US $ at the present rate?
It is a full lunch with drink included.
Well, on that day I was craving for greens so I Chose the 5 starters salad and Manhattan Clam Chowder lunch at BLUE BOOKS Cafe in Miyuki Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!
Americans rejoice, they serve home-made bread, including corn bread, and you can ask for “refills” as they explain in their quaint English menu!
Great hot Manhattan Clam Chowder!
You can start right away if your hungry or cold!
The full set with coffee thrown in!
Vegetables are super fresh and local!
But you will have to wait for a little while as every dish is composed on order!
The violet sweet potato chips are home-made!
As for the “5 items”, they include such delicacies as small slices of terrines, fish croquette, cooked meat which change regularly!
Don’t be fooled by the “small size”. You will be full at the end of this lunch!
BLUE BOOKS cafe
420-0857 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki-Cho, 4-6, Den Bldg 1F (5~10 minutes walk straight ahead from Shizuoka JR Station North Exit, around the corner at the large crossroads)
Opening hours: 11:00~14:30 (lunch), 14:30^17:30 (cafe), 17:30~23:00 (dinner)
Credit Cards OK
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