Retro Café in Kichijoji  

Hello dear readers! How are you? Hope you are doing well.

ごきげんよう!サフィラです。

My friend Abiba and I are both very enthusiastic about retro cafés! Earlier this year we went to one in Kichijoji, Yuriapemuperu.

私と友達のアビバちゃんはレトロな喫茶店に興味があります!吉祥寺のレトロきっさ「ゆりあぺむぺる」へ行きました。

It’s located very close to the South (Park) Exit of Kichijoji station. Just come out, turn right and walk straight for a little while. It will be on your right.

吉祥寺駅の南口の近くにあります。出て、右に曲がって、少しまっすぐ歩いて、右手にあります!

The cafe is rather dark inside, but lit by Tiffany lamps! There is also a cuckoo clock, and the food and drink is served on pretty antique style tableware. 

カフェの中はとてもアンティークな雰囲気があります。ティファニーランプと鳩時計があるし、テーブルクロスとティーカップは花の柄があります。

Bonus selfie from that day:

あの日の顔(*^_^*) Thanks for reading! Please check Yuriapemuperu’s website:

ゆりあぺむぺるのホームペイジ:

http://www.mandala.gr.jp/yuria.html

Thanks for reading and see you again soon!

Sapphira

 

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Issin Niyo

Hello dear readers! How are you?

ごきげんよう!サフィラです。

Today I’d like to tell you about a lovely little cafe I’ve found in Nishi-Ogikubo called Issin Niyo. It’s one of the cutest I have visited, with a unique menu.

この前、とても素敵なカフェを見つけました!西荻窪で〜

Nishi-Ogikubo is a good area for antique hunting. However, it really is hunting, because the shops aren’t so easy to find! They are all pretty spaced out from each other. It will take me a couple more visits before I feel equal to making some sort of guide to the area, so to start off with I’ll tell you about this cafe!

西荻窪のアンティーク屋さんはとても面白いですが、場所を分かるのは難しいです。だから、もう一度行って、ブログで説明いたします!とりあえず、このカフェのことを書きます。

IMG_4876About my outfit, the dress is Mary Magdalene and the navy ribbon is Jane Parple. My other accessories are navy too but they look black in this picture unfortunately! Anyway, I absolutely love this dress, it’s so simple but so beautiful and the fit and length is great for me. I got it for a bargain price because the neck ribbon is missing, even better!

お洋服について〜ワンピースはメアリーマグダレンです、リボンはジェーンマープルです。靴下とブレスレットも紺色ですが、この写真で黒く見える。

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Here’s one of the most interesting items on the menu. It’s a tea from Taiwan with a very particular system for brewing and drinking! As you can see it’s quite complicated and invloves an array of equipment, but the staff are happy to show you the way to do it! Also, you can choose which tea cup you would like to use from their charming collection.

この写真で、私は台湾の面白いお茶を作っています。作り方は少し難しかったが、とても楽しかったです!こんなお茶を見たことないです!ところで、一心二葉さんは色々な可愛いティーカップがあります。お好きなティーカップは自分で選べますそして使えます!

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There is a great selection of teas of various kinds and also japanese dumplings (odango) and scones which come in different flavours, changing with the season. You can purchase the tea leaves to take home with you.

美味しいお団子とスコーンがあります!季節でかわります。ティーリーフも買えます!

Please find information on how to get there and when they are open on Issin Niyo’s website:

一心二葉さんのホームペイジ:

http://issin-niyo.forestarium.com/

Thanks for reading and see you again soon!

Sapphira

 

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Babushka Day

Hello dear readers! How are you?

ごきげんよう!サフィラです。

Today I’ll tell you about a lovely cafe in Shimokitazawa. I noticed Sachi (Kokusyoku Sumire) and Reica Chatani posting about it, and I really wanted to go and check it out!

最近とても素敵なカフェに行きました。乙女の人気カフェです!

It’s called Babooshka and it’s a retro style cafe that displays and sells lovely handmade items like dolls and accessories, plus works of various artists. Kokusyoku Sumire have held concerts there and Atsuko Kaneda the artist and maker of delicious cakes works there. It is a perfect place for maidens!

下北沢のバブーシュカです!このカフェの中で、色々な可愛い物がいっぱいあります。

I went there together with my friend Aviva who writes Solar Flight Voyage. We wore Russian-inspired outfits and of course we accessorised with babushkas!

アビバちゃんと一緒に行きました。もちろんバブーシュカをかぶりました!

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Aviva bought something in Wonder Rocket in Shimokita and the staff took a polaroid of us for their customer photo wall. They also kindly took some extras for us to keep!

ワンダーロケットで、アビバちゃんはカーデガンを買いました、そしてスタフはチェキをとりました。

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A close-up of my headscarf. I added flower accessories to it this time.

ファッションテーマはロシアンロリータです。バブーシュカにコサージュを合わせました。

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This onepiece is Victorian Maiden from around the early 200os. The skirt is so small that it’s not possible to wear anything but the flattest petticoat. I don’t mind that though, flat skirts are very handy for everyday wear! I like this dress very much, and I actually got it the first time I visited Babooshka a couple of weeks previously when they had a flea market there. Everyone was so kind! My bag is Innocent World, blouse is Gunne Sax and other bits and bobs are second hand and offbrand.

このワンピースが大好きです!昔のメイーデンです。バブーシュカのフリマでもらいました。とても優しかったです!

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The way the cakes are served is so pretty, and they are totally delicious too! I’ve had chiffon cake and cheesecake, both so good. There’s also a selection of hot and cold drinks and you can get pasta and curry too!

金田アツコさんのケーキは美味しいし、可愛いし、大好きです!

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The interior is so quaint and cute, and full of my favourite things like antique toys and pictures of pretty girls! There is a whole wall of adorable bunka dolls, old and new. I just want to live here!

可愛いとレトロなオブジェーがあります。私は文化人形が大好きです!

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Since we had matching outfits I thought it would be cute to do purikura. It came out pretty well! I’m still not very good at decorating but I decided I like this machine called Milk Beauty because it has lots of stupid stickers with quotes about milk and it makes you look like a baby.

私とアビバちゃんはぺアールックのプリクラをとりました。楽しかったです!
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I always have a nice time with Aviva and I’m looking forward to our next outing. If you have a chance to visit Babooshka, I really recommend it! I think it has a unique atmosphere and the staff are so kind, and it’s location in Shimokita makes for a nice day out. As I said it is perfect for maidens, but anyone could enjoy it I’m sure!

東京で素敵なカフェがよくありますが、多分私はバブーシュカが一番好きです!遊びに行って下さいね。

Babooshka is located five minutes walk from the South Exit  of Shimokitazawa station. It is open every day except Wednesday from 12pm to 9pm. The address is Setagaya-ku, Kitazawa, 2 Chome−1−1.

下北沢駅 南口徒歩5分
喫茶*手作りケーキ*ナポリタン*カレー*
*小さな展覧会*小さな箱の展覧会*作家作品*雑貨
12:00~21:00
ラストオーダー20:30
水曜定休日
TEL:03-3412-7277
世田谷区北沢2-1-1ツバサマンション

Thanks for reading and see you again soon,

Sapphira

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