Markt Cafe

A handful of friends decided to meet up during the Golden Week and I was tasked to find a place to have lunch in Futako Tamagawa area. I have only been in the area once but, luckily, found a spectacular place there.

Tucked away in a relatively quiet street, just a few minutes walk from the Futako Tamagawa station, is Markt Cafe.


the charming facade

Image vintage-y vibe


Lunch menu for the day


Dessert menu


Reserving for 20 is no small feat in Tokyo. There’s the language barrier, so I had to ask DrG to make the reservations.   Then, there’s the large group issue! After some hesitation, they accepted our reservations– and what do you know, they gave us their party/event space with no overhead charges! Excellent Japanese customer service.


The Markt Cafe is a restaurant slash photo studio. They do 357 for kids (a Japanese thing), pre nuptial and nuptial photos shoots.  We were also told that magazine shoots happen often in the restaurant and the second floor.


Pretty background/props

They had set menu so all we had to do what choose between fish and pork. Each set came with salad, unlimited bread and drink.


Greens with a very light dressing


The Pork Set.

Two chunks of soft meat with a very good side dish of cabbages and mashed potatoesIMG_7242The Fish Set.

Crispy skin hides the perfectly cooked fish. It sits on top of veggies swimming in egg white and light marinara sauce. Little A feasted on the unlimited bread and the fish set!

Overall, it was a great way to spend the day with friends (old and new!)

Markt Cafe can host your parties and events. Also perfect for a Mother’s Day celebration lunch!

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Visit them at
Telephone: 03-3708-7723 

Little A Attended a Party

My nephew celebrated his birthday recently and Little A got to attend her second big party!

Here’s some scenes from the day:

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You’re Invited

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Get Ready to Have Fun


The stage. Styled by styledbycheri.


Paper planes and balloons take flight.

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Dessert table by Quintbelles. Cupcakes, cookies, cake, cake pops.

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Quintbelles’ Cupcakes

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More cupcakesby Quintbelles! Chocolate with oreo tidbits!

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Quintbelles’ Oreo Truffles

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Birthday Cakeby Quintbelles

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Quintbelles’ Sugar Cookies

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Kids enjoying the desserts

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Paper Planes

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Parting Gifts aka Baggages


Friends of the birthday boy

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the birthday boy and parents

IMG-20140302-WA0034after opening his birthday gifts

A happy boy he was although he wasn’t feeling all that well!

Apart from a few wakeful moments, Little A spent most of the party sleeping 🙂 Never mind the loud music and chattering, she wanted to sleep so she slept!

Cakes by Quintbelles
Photos by Stanley Ong Photography
Styling by Styledbycheri