Service: Very friendly
Facilities: old but clean
Strong points: Vegetarian and ethnic cuisine. Easy-going atmosphere for all ages and trends. Home-made umeshu and biscuits.
Non-smoking on Second Floor!
In Shizuoka City (and elsewhere in Japan) many young people come up with interesting small cafes/bars/restaurants reminiscent of the hippy (and happy) years that most people have either forgotten or never experienced (I’m becoming to feel like an old, but happy, geezer!).
One such place is CAPU. It is not easy to find as the facade does not really reveal the interior and the purpose of the cafe. Actually it advertizes itself for food and craft.
The first floor is a real bric a brac with only a few seats.
But if you want to eat or drink away from the smokers go to the second floor (don’t forget to take off your shoes!) where you can consume at any time of the day.
Alone or with friend(s) you can choose your own (small) seating and read while you eat or drink (a good place to bring your own book!).
Lunch can be very busy, and as this is slow food par exellence you might do well coming in the afternoon.
Slow food and slow life. Not only ladies, but a few gentlemen do patronize the place.
CAPU both serves vegatarian and omnivore food, most of it ethnic (from Thailand to Western Africa and Mexico).
This time, a friend and I concentrated on vegetarian food.
I chose the above, Vegetarian Thai Curry.
All vegetables are cooked with coconut milk. Vegans can surely ask for their own priorities there.
Rice is always mixed with almost half a dozen cereals, making for a very healthy offering!
Cooked and raw vegetables are all seasonal from Shizuoka.
My friend opted for the West African maffe with couscous. Couscous and chick peas are obviously improted but it still contains plenty of vegetables from Shizuoka!
These very tasty vegetables reminded me of soft Indian curry.
But the couscous is defeinitely African. Great mixed with the vegetables!
Plenty of greens and Vitamin C for a well-balanced meal!
The dessert comes with the set menu and I know a lot of ladies who will find enough space for it!
Food & Craft cafe CAPU/カフエカプ
3-6-13, Tokiwa-cho, aoi-ku, Shizuoka City, 静岡市葵ときわちょうー６－１３
Business hours: 12:00~21:00 (Sat. & Sun. ~22:00)
Closed on Wednesdays.
Private parties possible.
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