Translated by Collin Radford
The Store With Two Faces, "Beach Muffin"!
Written by 森山 あみか
Zushi, located on the Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa, is a popular sight-seeing spot near Tokyo that is known for its vacation homes. The vegetables and seafood are delectable, all fresh from the nearby mountains and ocean. We'd like to introduce to you an o
Zushi, located on the Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa, is a popular sight-seeing spot near Tokyo that is known for its vacation homes. The vegetables and seafood are delectable, all fresh from the nearby mountains and ocean. We'd like to introduce to you an ocean-side cafe that's great for the vegetarian traveler.
The Specialty Veggie-Muffins
Beach Muffin's tidy looking shop sits on a riverside located a brief 5 minutes from Tokyu's New Zushi station.
Inside, the muffins are lined up neatly, and above them are cookies and biscotti. They all look delicious. At first glance, the store appears to serve mainly for take-out, but there's a dine-in area located inside.
The muffins with green circles are vegetarian. Those with orange circles contain eggs and dairy products.
On the left is the sales space. Nuts and dried fruit are the main items, but there is also rice candy, baking soda and aluminum free baking powder, mustard and maple syrup jam. There are tons of macrobiotic products.
Tables are set up on the right from the entrance. Gentle sunlight warms the room.
Passed the landing is "YoRocco michi kusa tap room", where you can sit down and relax.
On the left of the entrance is where the magic takes place. The kitchen is in the back. This is where each and every snack sold here is produced. Everyone working here seem to be having fun.
It's a bar on weekends! Check out the local "Hirokko Beer"
The atmosphere makes you want to bring a book and just relax. Looking at it, you come to envy those who live in the area.
A Wide Variety of Foods, Even Safe for Those With Allergies
Red Chili and Rice, 1,000 yen
The Red Chili and Rice comes with cheese on top, but for the vegan diners they also prepare it without the cheese. It's made with simmered vegetables beans on brown rice.
Locomoco from the children's menu, 550 yen円
The Locomoco contains about half of a bowl of brown rice with a little veggieburger on top. The dish is traditionally served with an egg, but, in keeping with the vegetarian stylings of the establishment, it comes with corn instead.
Veggieburger, 1,100 yen
The veggieburger comes between slices of spiced bread with vegetables. The french fries come battered with a small pickle on top.
Today's Special: Pumpkin Cake
Today's Special: Pumpkin Cake
Their special pumpkin cake has caramel flavoring and comes with coconut and other assorted nuts. The caramel flavoring stands out - perfect for desert. When my friend referred me to this place, I actually had their Tofu Cream Sundae suggested to me, but it was a cold day - too cold for something with ice cream in it. But this cake was fantastic, and I am totally satisfied. I'll try the sundae on another day, maybe in the summer.
Sometimes a Cafe. Others, a Bar. A Shop with Two Faces
This shop's second face - a bar called "tap room hour" - opens in the same place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12 to 8pm on Sunday. They serve the locally brewed "Hirokko Beer". They serve pizza and veggieburgers.
Address：8-3-22 Sakuramayama, Zushi-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm (5pm in the summer)
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Languages: English, Japanese
Multi-Language Menus: Available
Station: Keihin-kyuko Line, New Zushi Station
アクセス：522 meters (20 minutes) from JR Yokosuka Line's New Zushi Station, 5 minutes from Keihin-kyuko Line's New Zushi Station
Price Rance: 1,000~1,999 yen
Religious Information: Vegetarian OK. Requests regarding gokun (five spices banned in Buddism) require prior notice.