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Western-Style Café-Restaurant: BLUE BOOKS café in Shizuoka city!

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Foie Gras Hamburger!

Service: Very friendly, smiling and attentive
Equipment & Facilities: Great overall cleanliness. Superb gender-separated washroom in same building on same floor independent from the cafe.
Prices: Reasonable for such big servings! Great value for your money!
Strong points: Very generous cafe/bistro multi-genred gastronomy. Great variety. Great products. Very modern atmosphere. Great books! Extensive drinks menu.

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Shizuoka City has a lot to offer to hungry and tired visitors and arguably the best place in town to take a break and delve into international, especially Western-style gastronomy at very decent prices for generous servings is BLUE BOOKS café at a walking distance from Shizuoka JR Station right in the middle of the city close to all the shops of note!

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Not only can you eat and/or drink, especially at lunch time and dinner time, but you can also enjoy yourself as long as you want with coffee, tea or any other drink with your own book, laptop, android or with one of themany books on the shelves against the walls.

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There are many kinds of seating including easy table and chairs, deep armchairs or my favorite elevated table near the kitchen! Be you alone or in company you will find your favorite seat!

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Lunch and more extensive dinner menus are available any day of the week served by smiling and attentive but easy-going staff!
The hungry customers will be happy to learn than home-baked bread is freely served before and during meals!
Now, they do serve many scrumptious dishes, all very generous and good value for your money!
Here is an idea of what you can enjoy, keeping in mind that the menus change accordingly to seasons and availability as most ingredients are local! And bear in mind that this is a slow food establishment!

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Curry with saffron rice and small grilled lobster!

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Bread and salad and coffee/tea are always included in the set menus!

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Deep-fried chicken scone sandwich and mushrooms in cream sauce!

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Sauteed black bass, deep-fried oysters and seasonal vegetables in curry sauce!

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Theri hamburgers are the talk of the town!
The above Foie gras and fruit sauce hamburger is a real beauty. don’t you think? And really big!
At 17 US $ ridiculously cheap!

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How about a marlin slider?!

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The Terrine de Campagne Sandwich for the French!

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In season you must try one of their salad lunch sets!

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Traditional meat loaf for North Americans!

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Fish and Chips for the British!

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Visitors with a sweet tooth will have a field day at any time of the day such as with this New York Cheese Cake!

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BBC Apple Pie!

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New York Chocolate to finish or start?

BLUE BOOKS café

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)
Tel.: 054-280-7644
Opening hours: 11:00~14:30 (lunch), 14:30^17:30 (cafe), 17:30~23:00 (dinner)
Credit Cards OK
HOMEPAGE
FACEBOOK
Twitter: @BlueBooksCafe

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ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Cafe: O-cha Bokko in Ieyama, Kawane Cho, Shimada City! Along the Oigawa Railway line!

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Service: very friendly and ever smiling
Equipment & facilities: basic but very clean
Prices: very reasonable
Strong points: home-made cakes. Crafts

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The other day when I visited my good friend Osamu Kurosawa/黒澤修さん in Ieyama, kawane-Cho, Shimada City he told me I had to pay a visit to a good friend of his, Mr. Fujio Hino/飛野藤雄さん, who, after retirement, opened a very original cafe 9 years ago along a mountain road overlooking Ieyama!

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The place looks like a pyramid having landing out of nowhere all surrounded with artifacts made from natural products and finds!

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In good weather you can avoid the crowded interior and relax outside!

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For cat lovers?

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The atelier at the back!

Mr. Hino is more of a hobby artist than of a cafe entrepreneur!
Only coffee, tea and soft drinks are available, but if you give him a phone call beforehand you can bring you own alcohol (that he enjoys much, too!) and even your own food!

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Succulent Japanese-style cake with Kawane=Cho green tea!

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And the home-made chiffon cake is a real beauty!

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Apparently many famous people left their signatures!

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A minuscule counter for about 6 people right in the middle of an atelier!

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Take your time and a good look at all the real and cute objets d’art created with local natural products!

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A game for the kids!

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Now, what is this?

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Mr. Hino is capable to create real-life insects with hemp palm (棕櫚 in Japanese)!

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He made those two just for me!

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Don’t forget to look around!
A pagoda still in its making!

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Pine cone owls everywhere!

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Do pay him a visit any time!
The most original cafe in the whole Shizuoka Prefecture!

O-Cha Bokko Cafe
Owner: Mr. Fujio Hino/飛野藤雄

428-0104 Shimada City, Kawane Cho, Ieyama, 1806-15 (400 m above Owada Station along the Oigawa Railway Line.)
The SL Train will run past it at 10:20, 11:07 and 12:14
tel.: 09054977728
Opening hours: 10:00~18:00
Closed on Wednesdays
Small car park available
BLOG (Japanese)

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City