Family Business: Mom and Daughter Cafe

Pizza Lunch

Pizza Lunch

If you are willing to drive 30 minutes for lunch, I think you definitely ought to try this cafe! It is called Ohashi to Komugi (chopsticks and wheat) and located in Kabe, tucked among a cluster of houses off the main road. It would be hard to find if you don’t have a navigation system. It is worth looking for though! We arrived early and there was one other group having lunch.

Antique chest of drawers, kaidan dansu

Antique chest of drawers, kaidan dansu

This cafe is decorated with obi, kaidan tansu, byoubu and other Japanese antiques, accented with arrangements of branches and flowers. The owner, Takako, greeted us with a beautiful smile that exuded warmth. She is the person you’d want to choose to be your mother! ( Of course, she is younger than I!)

Takako at Ohashi to Komugi Cafe

Takako at Ohashi to Komugi Cafe

For just 800 yen you can enjoy a beautifully- prepared lunch of six items. The menu changes every week. Natsuko chose the tomato and ham pizza (also 800 yen). My lunch was Hakusai Cabbage Rolls garnished with yuzu, nanohana hitashi, a mini buckwheat crepe with vegetables and cheese, fresh salad anchovy dressing, tofu shira-ae, white miso soup with a grilled mochi and homegrown rice.  Most of the vegetables are grown in the adjoining  field .

Lunch Set, only 800 yen!!

Lunch Set, only 800 yen!!

Takako’s daughter, Yuko, bakes bread from sourdough starter. We bought several kinds and I really loved the ones with cranberries and cream cheese inside! It seems Yuko is in charge of baking bread, pizza and cake while Takako  prepares the lunch menu.

Bread baked with sourdough starter!

Bread baked with sourdough starter!

Chief baker, Yuko

Chief baker, Yuko

This cafe just opened last March (2013) but while we were there, all the 5 tables were filled with customers. Still it had a quiet atmosphere with the aroma of freshly baked bread! I definitely want to go back. Who wants to go with me?

Ohashi to Komugi Cafe, Kabe

Ohashi to Komugi Cafe, Kabe

You can contact them at 082-812-0850 . Closed on Thursdays and holidays. The address in Japanese is:

広島市安佐北区可部9丁目25-17

Natsuko dropped me off at Yasuura farm around 5:30 PM and Hiroo had our dinner all prepared! Oden and grilled fish with rice and homemade pickles! What can you say about a husband like that!

Dinner's ready! ( At Yasuura Farm)

Dinner’s ready! ( At Yasuura Farm)

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. leahmama1
    Jan 15, 2014 @ 00:31:57

    楽しそう!また行きたいですね(Test)

    Reply

    • leahmama1
      Jan 15, 2014 @ 08:04:29

      ありがとう!はじめての日本語のコメントです!うれしい!!またみてね!明日カフェに行ったら、私らと同じメニューを食べられるかな?!おいしかったよ!

      Reply

  2. setuko.nakamiti
    Jan 15, 2014 @ 00:40:39

    リヤさんこんにちは
    お元気そうで幸せそうなご主人とのツーショットにうれしく思います。
    明日は近所の友達と従妹に教えてもらった「おはしとこむぎこ」に行きます。
    リヤさんのブログお気に入りに入れました。これからもたくさん写真見せてくださいね。
    節より

    Reply

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