Dolce far Niente Cafe (2nd flr) ドルチェ・ファール・ニエンテ
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A Sweet Escape in Kamakura
If you need a break from traditional Japanese food or just to rest your feet after walking around Kamakura all day, relax in one of the many cafes (a few new ones popped up this past summer!) along and off of the side streets of Komachi-Dori. I saw the sign for Dolce far niente café and my grumbling tummy was lured in by the ease of their advertised “English menu." Framed French ads line the narrow stairway up to the second floor entrance. Dark wood floors match the beams of the high ceiling, supported by exposed unfinished logs. Quite a contrast from the ancient tea rooms you’ll find in many temples nearby, this modern café bar is a great place to grab lunch, cake set, or a drink (full bar + beer/wine). I tried the quiche snack set ($8.50), which also came with a drink and a salad. All was tasty, including the creamy cappuccino that came with a heart design in the foam. Sweet, indeed.
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