Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cafe Vega

When I visit Rishiri Island, I often like to make a stop by Cafe Vega. Actually, it's where I am as I'm writing this. Cafe Vega is a cosy coffee shop tucked down one of the side streets in Kutsugata, one of the larger settlements on the island. It's a short walk from my hotel.

I've been here many times, with teachers, friends, and sometimes by myself. And there was one particularly special visit here - I've even been here with my brother. So this cafe has lots of good memories for me.

The shopkeepers here are always really friendly, so I especially like coming here when it's cold and I need somewhere fun and warm. The menu has a wide variety of drinks and sandwiches. And they have one of the best pizzas I've eaten in Japan. I think I've told you about this pizza. It comes with tentacles. But it's still delicious. Plus, I can't eat the whole thing, so I will automatically have lunch for tomorrow. Yay!

And, sometimes I get extra treats! For example, tonight I was surprised to receive some frozen yogurt with mountain grape jam. Mmmmm. The yogurt was tangy and creamy, and the jam provided a sweet complement.

I recommend that you visit Cafe Vega on your next trip to Rishiri Island!