A lovely little cafe/shop/school that just opened on October 21, 2015, Tomomika is a great place to enjoy a leisurely chat with friends or to unwind with a cup of hot tea and a book.
The cafe specializes in herbs, offering herb-based lunches and herbal teas, as well as other teas and Japanese sweets. In good weather, pet owners can make use of the outdoor terrace seating to enjoy tea time while keeping an eye on their pet(s).
The shop sells loose-leaf and bagged natural and organic teas, as well as aromatherapy-related items, soap-making kits, handmade crafts and local products, etc.
Tomomika also offers various classes such as crafting and aromatherapy.
Recommended Menu Items
(The only items I have tried so far. Look for more additions to the list in the near future!)
Tomomika Sweets Plate 友実家スイーツプレート 680yen/730yen*
(3 mini dorayaki with different types of bean-paste filling, handmade amazake ice cream, comes with choice of drink)
*730yen for black teas, 680yen for all other drink choices
(amazake = sweet fermented rice drink)
Refresh Nettle Tea リフレッシュネトル ハーブティー 400yen*
(a refreshing, light & simple tasting tea with nettle, peppermint, lemon verbena, etc. )
*Comes free with anything on the Sweets Menu
Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Lunch from 11:00～, Sweets Menu: 14:30-17:30, Last Order 17:30) Closed Mondays
English/Picture Menu: English herbal tea names and picture sweets menu available
Seating: Table (5 table x 4 seats, 1 tables x 2 seats) and Terrace Table (2 tables x 4 seats, 1 table x 2 seats)
Good For: Solo Dining, Couples, Families (high chairs available), Small Groups
Reservations: Usually not necessary
Parking: Not Available (parking available nearby at Art Station Towada, etc.)Address/Map:
1-8 Nishi San-Bancho (十和田市西三番町1‐8)
Towada City, Aomori 034-0083
(Former Restaurant Furansuya Building 旧レストラン仏蘭西屋の建物)