Food and Food: Asia and japan29 Oct 2010 04:30 pm

Last Sunday was a particularly awesome day. Mike and I did a few random things – he got a haircut, we had soba for lunch and yakiniku for dinner and studying some Japanese in between at a little cafe. In Edmonton we rarely visited cafes together – it just was not part of our lives.

I would often stop for tea or coffee during work, but when we went to Duchess or such, we would not usually stay to chat or relax. So I really enjoyed what I hope becomes a somewhat regular routine.

Cinnamon kind of reminded me of the Sugarbowl, actually. Their service and serving ware did it most, I guess.

Iced latte and lemongrass iced tea.

There was some ginger cake that looked amazing, and I have heard their brownie cake is very good – but I was not hungry enough to get a piece!

However, Mike got this delicious berry flan of some sort. As he remarked, the whipped cream was totally my style. Not very sweet and as thick as sour cream, or Liberte yogurt.

There were many pictures books and magazines to peruse. Something to aspire to read when our Japanese gets better.

The adorable patio.

There was an adobe house/pueblo feel going on. I really enjoyed it.

On the way out, we made a new friend.

The only complaint was that it was a bit smokey at Cinnamon. While smoking is not as prevalent here as I feared it would be (ie., people can no longer smoke in the teacher’s office at work, and some streets it is illegal to smoke on in Naha) it is still common at bars and such.

Cinnamon Cafe

Behind the JAL Hotel on Kokusai Dori.
Open noon to midnight

4 Responses to “studying at cinnamon, naha”

  1. on 29 Oct 2010 at 5:21 pm The Celiac Husband

    I am imoressed by your japanese studies. Seems so hard to me.

  2. on 29 Oct 2010 at 5:22 pm The Celiac Husband


  3. on 01 Nov 2010 at 5:56 pm Mark

    When Mark D. lived in Japan, he said he hated getting haircuts because every stylist he met seemed a little intimidated by non-Asian hair types. Erring on the side of caution, they’d just trim a tiny bit off each visit and his hair would just get longer and longer.

    As for smoking, I’m actually kind of surprised that public workplaces like bars and restaurants still allow it there! I mean, if Paris and Ireland can do it…

  4. on 13 Feb 2011 at 5:07 pm Heather

    I wish I had read this article before our trip to Naha on early Feb. This coffee shop is widely acclaimed in Taiwanese travel book. We tried to look for this shop but in vain, lost in so many little allies.