baked plain bagels (with 50/50 bread/rice flours) to try the fig blackcurrant jam from Maison Romi-Unie and peanut butter from Happy Nuts Day on. had them with an Amameria Espresso blend coffee. late breakfast.
a little assortment of cookies that comes in an adorable house-shaped paper bag(!), and 'mint milk' which is a blend of black tea & mint, created for a really milky infusion. also: a tiny jar of fig blackcurrant jam. from Maison Romi-Unie.
random bits and pieces i picked up at the store, all made in jp: toasted sesame oil (my go-to brand), peanut butter, anchovies, rice malt syrup, a big cookie, vegan curry-flavored pies, and shio-koji (salted rice malt). no, i didn't go for their packaging.. alone.
a hip little natural food shop with a communal table in one corner where you can sit down to nibble and sip. i had a sort of croissant-baguette hybrid from Jiyugaoka Bakeshop (my fave!) and a coffee. btw isn't the wooden milk server beautiful?
checking out a little wine tasting event. many for free of charge, some for a price. i went there fully prepared to pay 1,500 yen for a mouthful (20ml/0.7fl.oz) of Opus One, only to learn it had sold out from advance reservations alone. oh well. the event is until Sunday September 21.