After hearing much hype about the new Japanese family-run-type Basho Cafe, I was raring to go try. Excitedly, I grabbed my camera and Sir Durr along and we putted all the way down to the east side to check it out. When you go inside, you are greeted with the the chalkboard menu on the wall and then you will order and pay at the counter first before sitting down. I took out my DSLR to snap pictures of the cute decor only to found out that I had forgotten to put my memory card back in after loading all the photos into my computer! D: So that’s why despite having visited Basho Cafe back in August, I’m only posting about it now. I was waiting for when I would go revisit with a proper camera to talk about them but realize now that that might be a while. ^^;
The matcha latte appeared to be a popular choice so I went with that and the tuna tataki set while Sir Durr ordered the Teri pulled pork by itself along with the matcha latte.
Each of the lattes came with a bite-sized sweet. Because the latte itself is not sweetened, the sweet was made very sugary to balance it out. I really enjoyed my matcha latte and the size was huge.
So when you order your lunch as a set, it will come with a salad, soup and a selection of their sweets. The daily soup I had was potato soup which I found nice and creamy. The tuna tataki was placed on a bed of sushi rice (I could taste a hint of vinegar). On top of the tuna was grated garlic, green onions and some shichimi. I found it there to be a little too much garlic and ended up scraping some of it off near the end, but it might just be my personal preference. The sweets were really good. I enjoyed the chocolate mochi sweet so much that we ended up buying 3 of each of their mochi sweet flavors to go afterwards.
This was the Teri pulled pork. I only tried a little bit, but Sir Durr didn’t seem to be too big on it. He said it was okay, nothing special.
Overall, there really isn’t much of a selection for food there at Basho but its not something that I didn’t expect already coming in as its more of a cafe where you have a drink and enjoy their sweets. Their prices are really reasonable and the atmosphere there is nice. Its a little out of the way for me so I don’t see myself going very often unfortunately. I probably won’t go back for lunch, but the sweets and drinks are definitely worth a try.
I actually loved their mochi sweets so much that I ended up trying to make my own mochi brownies which turned out pretty good. Haha!