My husband and I recently bought a house in Enoshima, a ten-minute walk from the beach and slap-bang in the middle of surfers’ town in the Shonan area, Kanagawa, less than an hour from Tokyo. It’s amazing. I love my new home.
Though due to being busy with writing and editing work, settling into a life of cycling everywhere, maintaining a household (previously a one-bedroom apartment and now a multi-bedroom house), as well as many places being currently closed, we haven’t done much exploring. However, a few days ago we found a couple of hours to visit a local restaurant, DOG DEPT + CAFE. It was a little on the pricey side, but worth it for the delicious food and being able to see people’s dogs.
There was an adorable black French bulldog splooting and two gorgeous labradors on the deck. The whole cafe was dog-themed; this was clearly a place for dog owners and dog lovers to enjoy a meal.
I had the taco rice, a popular dish from Okinawa comprising mostly of meat, lettuce, egg, tomatoes, and crunched up tortilla chips. It was bliss to sit in the sun with a beer and good food. They also had dog merchandise so you and your pet can wear the same clothes!
They also had tapioca tea and smoothies, a little on the pricey side at around 600 yen. I had the French toast with berry sauce for dessert and let me tell you, that was G O O D.
Although there was never an official lockdown here in Japan, still many places are closed and people often choose to stay at home rather than venture out. However I’m glad we came here and experienced this place. If you’re in the Enoshima area and you love dogs, be sure to check out this eatery.
Dinner 17:00-22:00 (last order 21:00)
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11:00-21:00 (last order 20:00)
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