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Weekends Only! Ocean View Home Café
post : 2014.06.10 16:00
In front, the ocean spreads out before you. It is the best location above the sea. The manager cat “Omiso” and family run the weekend only café Zanpa-Tei. You can slowly and quietly pass time at this hideaway café.
When you first enter the café, the first thing that flies at you is the expansive view of the blue sky and sea. It is the best location above the sea. Based on the season and weather, the face of the ocean changes. It is a view that if you look at it year round you won’t get tired of it. You can spend a luxurious time in the calm and quiet of the shop looking out as long as you like. The shop representative Yukie told us that “The color of the ocean is most vibrant from opening until 2:00pm.” If you are lucky in winter you can see whales swimming.
Zanpa-Tei is originally a house that was built along a cliff with an ocean view. After seeing a lot of people coming near the house to look at the view and take pictures, they opened a café that is only open on weekends to allow them to have more fun. There is a large window so that wherever you are can seen the ocean and there are no tables or anything placed that can obstruct the view. Because of that there are not many seats but you can slowly pass time in an wide and open space.
You can feel Yukie’s desire of wanting a café where people can enjoy their time calmly and relaxingly. It is a popular place so the café fills up quickly. If you plan to visit, if would be safer to call and make a reservation first.
There is one more point to recommend other than the beautiful ocean. It is Zanpa-Tei’s mascot and manager cat Omiso. Always in a reserved seat in the corner, she looks silently at the smiling customers. When I pointed the camera at her, she looked right at me.
The manager cat “Omiso” and family run the weekend only café Zanpa-Tei.
You can slowly and quietly pass time at this hideaway café.
At this café, you are welcomed to get your fill of delicious food and beautiful scenery.
Address: 925-1 Senaha, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Operating Days: Saturday/Sunday/Holidays
Operating Hours: 12:00pm-5:00pm
(There are dangerous areas such as the cliff and pool on the grounds, so in order to be safe, children not yet in middle school aren’t permitted to enter the shop.)
Okinawa Clip Photo Writer Taiki Gushiken