Yucafe: Cute cups of cappuccino at café near MCAS Iwakuni

Photos by Linda Cordes
Photos by Linda Cordes

Yucafe: Cute cups of cappuccino at café near MCAS Iwakuni

by Linda Cordes

I was watching a local Japanese show with my parents one evening when I saw a piece on this cute place called Yucafe in Waki Town that made the most adorable cappuccinos. I wrote down the name and added it to my list of places to check out.

Yucafe popped up on Google Maps right away, which made me super happy. I go to Waki every now and then, but I’m not familiar with the whole area. I saved the pin and tried to figure out when I would be able to go.

I finally found the time, and after an issue finding the place with Google Maps, I finally arrived with my friend Tani. I was definitely ready for a kawaii cappuccino!

It is a really cute cafe!

There’s not a whole lot of parking in front. Maybe just enough room for two or three cars.

I knew I was getting a design cappuccino before I even walked in. What I didn’t know however, was that there is French toast on the menu here! Chocolate banana French toast?? Um. Yes, please! I had already eaten lunch so this was going to be my afternoon “snack.”  Tani had not had lunch yet though so she ordered the Baked Curry Doria lunch and a design cappuccino.

After we placed our orders, we looked around the inside of the cafe. It is just as cute as the outside!

After a short wait, she brought out Tani’s curry doria. It smelled amazing!

This has rice on the bottom with curry and cheese on top. I tried some and it was very good! If curry is not your thing, there is also a daily lunch special on the menu. Or…you can order French toast for lunch. I see nothing wrong with that at all.

My chocolate banana French toast came in a cute little castiron skillet. I really like the way she does her French toast! It wasn’t super mushy in the center and the bread is nice and thick. She also offers plain French toast and a berry French toast. Then she brought out our cappuccinos. Oh. My. Gosh. They were so cute! 

The prices were also very reasonable. For the two of us, our total was less than ¥2,000 (less than $20 at the current exchange rate).

Yucafe is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day, except for Tuesdays.

Most of the drinks can be ordered for take-out also.

Grab a cup
Address: 1-9-11 Waki, Wakicho, Kuga-gun, Yamaguchi Pref.
Phone: 0827-35-6135
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays and some holidays (call ahead or check website)

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