Mahika Mano Hammock Cafe
The concept of a hammock cafe might seem strange but once you'll try it, you may wonder why cafes even use chairs. The place is that comfortable. As you walk by, the cafe should be easily recognizable as there is a hammock hanging in front of it.
When you enter the cafe, you will be greeted and guided to your hammock. You must remove your shoes to enter the hammock space. There is relaxing music playing and the ambiance is really inviting and warm.
The cafe also doubles as a showroom for the hammocks that are all for sale.
Although you may be tempted to fall asleep, be aware that since the cafe is so popular, you can only stay there for an hour and a half to two hours. There are often queues in front of the cafe to get in. No reservations are accepted.
There are lots to choose from the menu. They serve sweets, coffees, teas, light meals and more.
For meals, you can order a curry made of 4 types of beans, an organic taco rice (filling for tacos on a bed of rice), squash gnocchi or tofu paddies with a korokke. All are around 1,000 yen. There is a lunch time special. From 1,100 yen, you get a mini salad, side dishes, a soup, a drink and a main course.
As you might expect from a cafe, sweets are particularly delectable! There is a good selection of cakes that are 600 or 650 yen. The banana cheese cake is really good. They also serve creme brulee, nuts and chocolate cake, a chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream and many more.
The teas and coffees are 600 to 700 yen. They make their own special blend coffee called the Mahikamamano Original Blend. You can also have sweet coffees that include maple syrup and caramel. You might also want to try the excellent green tea latte. There is also a long selection of alcoholic drinks that are all between 750 to 830 yen. You should try one of the cafe's original herbal cocktails (wild elder flower, rose, cinnamon and berry, etc.).
If you have time to spare in Kichijoji, Mahika Mano Cafe could be a good place for you to go. You'll have a thoroughly relaxing time of gentle hammock swimming while sipping on your coffee or eating delectable sweets or healthy light meals.