Steven and I dropped in at Chez Momo this weekend for a bite of breakfast. We don’t do this often, but we should. After all, six hundred yen is a small price to pay for scones this fluffy, coffee this rich. And then, of course, there’s the jam.
(Top: hot coffee, waffle, plum-banana confiture. Bottom: iced coffee, scones, blackcurrant-rhubarb confiture.)
To my delight, the shelves were stocked with jams in new, summery flavors, including strawberry-rhubarb, raspberry-mikan, and plum-orange.
I couldn’t resist adding another jar to my pantry, but I also picked up two little gifts for a fellow-rhubarb lover whose birthday is today. (Well, yesterday in Japan. In any case, happy birthday, Dad!)
The decor had been revamped a little as well.
And some old pieces that I hadn’t noticed before caught my eye this time. (That’s the character for peach, momo in Japanese.)
Anyway, enough about jam (for now, at least!)
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Maita-san’s blog on the Chez Momo site. Even if you can’t read Japanese, you can check out his great photos.
Next up: Japanese street food at the 37th annual Matsumoto Bon Bon festival!