Cafe Unizon; Food, Books and Live Music (sometimes)

When people ask us what we like about Okinawa our answer ALWAYS includes ‘the food’ there are so many choices here and more often than not it’s very reasonably priced, however I never get around to writing about some of the great places we eat at, mostly because we have licked the plate clean before the thought of taking a photo has crossed my mind. A post about food really isn’t all that great without photos, after all!

Eden, not being very patient lol

Eden, not being very patient lol

I was first introduced to Cafe Unizon by a couple of fellow Kiwi’s also living on Okinawa and it has been a frequent stop for us ever since. Located just a 5 minute drive from home its super handy to get to and there is usually a decent amount of parking; something that often puts me off trying out new places.

Are we the only ones that sometimes pull out the iphone/youtube to entertain while out & about

Are we the only ones that sometimes pull out the iphone/youtube to entertain while out & about

It’s actually located above a shop, Mix Style-Life, which sells funky furniture and home decor items and is always worth a quick browse. From time to time we come away with the odd thing!

above; Matt & Clio Dec 2013, below; August 2014 - same table

above; Matt & Clio Dec 2013, below; August 2014 – same table

As you walk into cafe the first thing you notice are lots of books, they have books for sale as well as books and newspapers to read while you eat. It was here that I found a rather used copy of The Cafe Book and started taking photos of all these amazing looking cafes I wanted to try, in the end we asked if they sold said book. They didnt but there became the hunt to get my hands on a copy; which we did at the bookstore in Hamby Town.

Curry Set; the curry that day was mushroom and totally delicious, Eden would have licked the bowl clean had I let her!

Curry Set; the curry that day was mushroom and totally delicious, Eden would have licked the bowl clean had I let her!

The menu is limited but I have yet to have a bad meal; my usual is the ‘Curry Set’; the curry changes daily, is always vegetarian and has never disappointed. Yesterday Matt tried the ‘Authentic Set’ which was very similar to mine, but instead of curry he had a spicy soup type dish and some herbed chicken. The kids enjoyed a bacon and avocado baguette.

Matts Authentic Set, cutlery

Matts Authentic Set, cutlery

Matt's usual, I think its a thai type dish

Matt’s usual, I think its a thai type dish

We try not to sample the delicious sweets for the sake of our waistline but yesterday we couldn’t help ourselves, we ordered one berry sundae type dessert (which contained toasted oats) and one tea cheesecake(?) both were delicious, but the sundae was the hit!

the berry sundae type dessert

the berry sundae type dessert

I think this would be a neat place for a date night too I have seen in the past that they sometimes have live music and they do have a few alcoholic beverages too!

the tea cheesecake (not 100% sure what it was, it was good)

the tea cheesecake (not 100% sure what it was, it was good)

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2 responses to “Cafe Unizon; Food, Books and Live Music (sometimes)

  1. I absolutely agree with you- the food in Okinawa is amazing! I would love to go back there again just to eat more delicious food. The photos of the food you ate are beautiful and really clear 🙂 I’m normally too excited to start eating, so my photos of food are often quite blurry or the composition looks weird haha

    • Haha I am usually the same and its not until I am almost done that I think, oh shoot I should have taken a photo!

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