Hello dear readers! How are you? Hope you are well!
The other day I met up with Katie and her photographer friend who was visiting from England. We went to Alice in Dancing Land, a themed restaurant in Shibuya, and we did a little photoshoot too!
Of course the theme of this cafe is Alice in Wonderland. There are a few different Alice cafes in Tokyo all with slightly different themes. I’ve been to a few of these themed restauraunts in the Diamond Dining chain (I’ll put links at the bottom of this post) but this has been my favourite so far in terms of decor. The others have all been so dreadully dark! I have pretty poor vision in the dark so I really hate this. I can’t see any of the nice decorations properly! I’m not quite sure what makes it “Alice in Dancing Land” but anyway I really liked it.
There’s a central carousel of booths, and each booth had a chandelier. It was so pretty! I had a garden salad, drink bar (that’s an unlimited selection of various drinks you can go up and take yourself) and a dessert thing that looked like a caterpillar.
The garden salad was pretty and tasty! Can you see the two roses? One is made of parma ham and the other smoked salmon. Hidden in the middle was a scoop of potato salad! I like Japanese potato salad, it’s really soft and saucy. The whole thing was decorated with fresh flowers which was very pretty though kind of more suited to a Hawaiian restaurant than an Alice cafe.
I ordered the caterpillar dessert because it looked the cutest. It wasn’t particularly good, and rather small, but I was happy enough to eat it anyway. The caterpillar’s body was matcha roll cake and that was nice, then there was a layer of cornflakes and then some sort of tinned fruit at the bottom. It was just a bit haphazard really. Nothing went very well together but it wasn’t digusting. Katie and her friend both had the brownie in the shape of a playing card and it looked a bit dry. The drink bar was nice though, there were all sorts of flavoured teas. I had a cherry blossom tea and a maple tea. They were both ever so nice and I wish I could have sampled them all!
I think this restaurant is worth a visit for the cute decor and the mains and drinks are fairly good. I wouldn’t bother with a dessert next time!
After the cafe we took purikura (I was not quick enough to enter my name as you can see!), played Taiko no Tatsujin (Katie is amazing at it!) and then took some pictures around Shibuya. It was a nice sunny day but terribly windy. Still the pictures seemed to come out pretty well! It guess it’s due to the skills of our great photographer. I can’t wait to see the finished results. I think I will get them in a month or so. Please look forward to them!
Katie and I matched our navy blue outfits and black hats! I really love her bunny ears hat, it’s one of those things that ought to look strange but actually looks really good. I kind of want one! But I think it’s not really my style… what do you think?
I hope you enjoyed the pictures! Here are some links to other themed cafes I’ve written about:
Many thanks for reading,