A cozy space inspired by the American west coast! Relaxing in the PEANUTS Cafe
Here is a report on a standalone cafe with a design inspired by the American west coast that is associated with PEANUTS, the famous comic strip in the U.S. that features the character Snoopy!
PEANUTS is a popular American comic strip that has been translated to 21 different languages in 75 countries. The comical stories that unfold involving the main character Charlie Brown and his pet Snoopy have worked into the hearts of many people for a very long time and they have come to be loved by everybody all over the world.
The PEANUTS Cafe along the Meguro River is a standalone coffee shop affiliated with the PEANUTS comic strip that is designed like the eateries in the American west coast. With a menu that is inspired by the comics, this cafe is filled with a certain kind of playfulness and a natural atmosphere that makes it easy for anyone to enter. Emi Nakajima, a contributor to the C CHANNEL, a video magazine for fashion, has reported on her experience in PEANUTS Cafe. Here are her recommended dishes and original merchandise!
A natural cafe resembling the dining places in the American west coast
If you walk along the Meguro River, you will find a refreshing two-story restaurant. Once you go inside, a space decorated with wood will spread before your eyes. The first floor has a west coast-style design, while the second floor is lined with vintage figurines and other items that make it look like a collector’s room. You can choose to eat on whichever floor you want, except during peak hours when the cafe gets crowded.
While looking around the room, Nakajima held the merchandise displayed on the racks and said “There are so many goods, too!” Here at PEANUTS Cafe, about 20 kinds of limited-edition products are for sale, including the PEANUTS Cafe Original Cookies (390 JPY (excl. tax), three flavors available) that are perfect for souvenirs, and the PEANUTS Cafe Original Plates (price starts at 1,200 JPY (excl. tax)) that are the same plates used in the cafe. Seeing all the merchandise, Nakajima said, “There are a lot of kitchen goods that anybody can nonchalantly get their hands on, including coasters and paper napkins. I just can’t help myself from wanting all of them. It’s also great that they deliver, right?”
After checking the goods, it’s now time to eat! Nakajima chose three dishes: The Goose Eggs Slider (1,800 JPY (excl. tax)) set of mini hamburgers, the Harriet’s Angel Food Cake (950 JPY (excl. tax)), and Yaki Marshmallow Latte (roasted marshmallow latte) (800 JPY (excl. tax)). After saying “thanks for the food," she started to gulp down the burger.
The Goose Eggs Slider (1,800 JPY (excl. tax)) is a dish that is named after “The Goose Eggs,” the little league baseball team in which Charlie Brown became the accidental coach. This dish is served with four palm-sized burgers with berry and cheese cream, walnuts and carrot rapees, roast beef, and ham and cheese fillings. Each of these flavors represents the members of the team. “The fragrant buns are fluffy and soft. The peanut butter on the side goes unexpectedly well with the burger and French fries!” said Nakajima.
For dessert, Nakajima had the Yaki Marshmallow Latte (roasted marshmallow latte) (800 JPY (excl. tax)) from the story on the “Beagle Scout," wherein Snoopy leads Woodstock and the other small birds in outdoor activities, and Harriet’s Angel Food Cake (950 JPY (excl. tax)) that was inspired by the handmade cake that was the specialty of Harriet, the only girl member of the “Beagle Scout”.
“Even the appearance is so cute that it really looks like something from the comics! The exquisite latte with melt-in-your-mouth marshmallows is sweet and has a robust taste with the lingering taste of beans. The highlights of this drink are the smell of honey that is spread on the mouth of the cup and the texture of the cookie,” said Nakajima. She added, “As for the fluffy Harriet’s Angel Food Cake that lavishly uses meringue, the acidity of the sour cream and berry works really well, so it is an adult taste that is light on the sweetness.”
Having tasted a lot of colorful dishes in the cafe, even Nakajima was content. “The real pleasure about dining in a character cafe is that you get to really enjoy the world of stories. Inside the shop, there are drawings of episodes and scenes from the comics of the creator, Charles Schulz, and I was surrounded by the words of the friends in PEANUTS. Next time, I want to check out the second floor that looks like a collector’s room,” she said.
PEANUTS Cafe is a cafe for mature customers that they would want to visit every day. Go ahead, spend some time in this spacious cafe in the company of the friends in PEANUTS. [TokyoWalker]
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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