Cheburashka Cafe

Hello dear readers! Have you heard of Cheburashka, the monkey-like character from Russia? I didn’t know of him until I came to Japan, but perhaps he’s popular in your country?

I visited the Cheburashka Cafe in Kichijoji with friends as part of an early birthday celebration.   

I ordered curry and salad which came with a little Cheburashka biscuit. It was pretty good!

Here’s a full shot of the outfit I wore that day:

Thanks to my friends for a lovely day, and thank you for reading!



Strawberry Dessert Buffet

Hello dear readers! How are you?


Did you celebrate St Valentine’s Day? In England, usually gentlemen give their partners flowers and chocolates, and sometimes couples will go out to dinner or a special date. In Japan, women give men chocolate, or sometimes people just give chocolate to their friends and co-workers. Making handmade chocolates is quite popular.


I made these simple chocolate cornflake cakes and decorated them with manly bears and blue hearts. Grr! You need 100g chocolate and about 80g cornflakes. Melt the chocolate, stir in the cornflakes until they are completely chocolate covered and then spoon them into cake cases. When they have cooled down a bit you can sprinke on some decorations (or leave them elegantly bare, as you wish). After that leave them in the fridge for a while to set completely. Easy! 


I also went to a tea party with lolita friends. We went to the Stawberry Dessert Buffet at the Hilton. There were all sorts of strawberry things- strawberry milk with tapioca beads, strawberry madelines, strawberry macarons, matcha strawberry cake etc etc…



I liked the tapioca best, I think I had three or four of them. I wanted to get my money’s worth so I paced myself, alternating between sweets and savories in order to fit in as much as possible! I think I did pretty well.


Some people wore strawberry themed outfits which was very cute! I was going to but then my friend gave me this amazing Juliette et Justine dress which I just had to wear right away! 



The material is gorgeous, plus I love the length and neckline. Thank you ♥︎ And on this particular day I’m glad it wasn’t too tight on the tummy!


Thanks for reading and see you again soon,





Peter Rabbit Cafe

Hello dear readers! How are you?


Recently I visited the Peter Rabbit Garden Cafe in Jiyugaoka. Jiyugaoka is a cute neighbourhood with a lot of cafes and boutiques.



For that day, I chose a simple summer outfit with a Mary Magdalene onepiece dress, Shirley Temple headddress, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright bag and Oriental Traffic sandals.


The cafe is surrounded by greenery with gives it a cool and countryside-ish atomsphere, though it’s in the middle of town. There are seats indoors and on the terrace, which is shady enough to sit on in summer. I went for the course menu since all the dishes looked so cute that I wanted to try as many as possible!



First was a salad, decorated with an adorable cut-out of Tom Kitten. It also came with some dry ice, I’m not entirely sure why.



The main course was a ‘cottage pie’. I have to put it in inverted commas because it was nothing like a cottage pie! It was bolognese sauce and it was topped with cheese. Maybe potato lasagne would be a better description. Actually the menu described it as a ‘meat sauce and potato gratin’ so at least they were partly honest about it. Anyway the cheese cut outs were ever so cute and I loved the Peter Rabbit bread effigy!


   Finally the dessert course! A piece of strawberry tart and a Peter Rabbit scone with your choice of jam. The tart was very nice! The scone was a little disapointing but I still ate it. Again the presentation was adorable.



All in all, I enjoyed the cafe and I’d say it was definitely worth a visit. The food was ordinary but the presentation was cute. The cafe itself was prettily decorated it had a nice relaxed atmosphere. The outside terrace is particuarly nice in summer and the Jiyugaoka location means that you can include it as part of a nice shopping day. 

Thanks for reading and see you again soon!