A shocked stool plush keychain was redeemed as consolation.
With a bit of time on my hands, I opted to swing by Thank U Coffee first. The understated café had ranked high on my list of to-gos, and I must say that it did not disappoint.
I later chose a regular-sized Thank U Coffee - essentially a latte with Earl Grey syrup (and no leaves in sight). The result was fragrant, delicious, and hit all the notes for a great iced latte. Needless to say, though, it was priced steeper than one would prefer.
A brief run of errands ensued, then we returned for sustenance.
The diversity in assortment was greatly appreciated, as we found ourselves craving different aspects of the cuisine.
My heart - or rather, my gut - hankered for a hearty, warm serving of omurice, preferably the classic style with diced chicken and ketchup fried rice. Unfortunately, I was informed that omurice was not served without curry, and that the glaze had been prepared beforehand. Spice adjustments would not be possible, but the waitress also assured me that its profile wasn't "that spicy".
Despite being a plentiful portion, it was quite an underwhelming creation at its $22.90 price tag.
That said, it's important to remember that the establishment doesn't intend to exceed the expectations of a local diner. The seating area is only partially enclosed with a cloth curtain, which means greasy fumes are allowed to escape and permeate one's entire being. (In other words, be prepared to step out smelling a tad greasy.
The menu was limited to start, and our post-sundown visit saw only fewer options. While jars of preserved citrus fruit and freshly packaged cookies could be seen from the counter, neither were being served. There was little that posed great appeal to me, and the Earl Grey variety that my dining buddy had her eyes set on were also nowhere to be seen.
After much contemplation, we settled on a Matcha Browkie (me) and duo of Espresso and Raspberry macarons (her). Naturally, I saved the narrow slice for the next day. It was a risky move, with the bakery item only slipped into a white paper bag with no enclosure, but boxes rang in at an additional charge of fifteen cents.
The macarons also failed to stimulate much of a reaction.
I did apologize after the fact for the puddle of Softsoap resulting from an unsuitable amount of applied pressure. That said, the soap dispenser hadn't performed within its serviceability limit either.