After conquering one half of the station in the AM, we wound up near by Chiba Chuo Station on the Keisei Line (京成千葉中央駅). It was a little past lunchtime, and we were starting to feel hungry - but I was bent on going somewhere I'd never gone before! We decided to try out Rix's Cafe, right across from the less crowded entrance to Chiba Chuo Station. I'd heard a lot of good things about this place...and I was quite satisfied with it too!
|I wanted to gracefully gesture to the awesome chalkboard menu (I have a thing for chalkboards) but instead it looks like I am trying to wave awkwardly...|
|Coke! Giant windows! A lovely patio! And you can't tell so much in the photo, but many of the lighting fixtures and furniture are mismatched tastefully. I love cafes!!|
We also got this baby too:
|Tomato...something something. But it is stuffed with giant slabs of CHEESE! How could it not be amazing??|
...We went poking around Chiba PARCO before we decided we were done shopping, and it was time for another break! This time, I was determined to go get waffles at a cafe I've favored since before I moved up to Chiba.
|Cafe Yummy Waffle! The name leaves no room for doubt.|
Not to mention, the cafe is really really tiny! This is pretty much the entire cafe, except for the 4 person table to next to us (to the left). So I believe this place can only seat 10 people at a time...this day, we got lucky and it was fairly open - I guess everyone else was still enjoying the New Year's sales. It has been awhile since I last came here though, so it was a pleasant surprise when one of the cafe people came to give us the menu and said something along the lines of "it's been awhile"! :)
|Fluffy, but crispy...super delicious waffles!!!|
I must admit that this cafe is strangely pricey though...800 yen for a couple of waffles? Really??? It stops me from coming constantly, but it is not enough to bar me from this place all together. The texture of the waffles is perfect, and there is something relaxing about this place, even if it is really tiny.
Anyway, cafe hopping was great! I haven't done nearly as much exploring around Chiba City as I have wanted to, and I want to change that this year. I just know that Chiba has a lot more to offer than meets the eye!