Having enjoyed a decade of happy and successful years in oh-so hip and swinging Harajuku, the greatly loved organic café Annon Cook has upped sticks and alighted in equally fashionable Daikanyama, with an all new fit-out and fresh menu that still manages to feature time-honoured favourites. With its white walls, soft lighting and chunky wooden furniture, the café has long been a favourite of expats and families for its honest-to-goodness fare, that while not vegetarian (more pescatarian, although macrobiotic options are available by reservation), manages to bridge that often tricky gap between health conscious and tasty.
Quite apart from its terribly good puddings and cakes – don’t miss the fab roll cake with apricots and prunes soaked in tea, or the divine apple and caramel cake – the café serves great Horiguchi coffee and a seasonally changing menu of salads and mains. You’ll usually find a good value Curry Set and Rice Set on offer as well as trio dishes like Japanese seaweed marinated tofu, with sides of grilled vegetables and enokitake mushrooms and cabbage salad with natsudaidai (summer grapefruit) in a sweet sake dressing. Invigorating soft drink options like the spicy Thai lemongrass and ginger ale make it the perfect refreshing mid-retail flop-spot. More, Annon!