Various Israeli foods such as pretzels, mini danish, and couscous were also made available to the students. After visiting all the booths, one could also enter a raffle draw for a SodaStream drink carbonator.
I had been wanting to check out Green Grotto after discovering that they had recently opened a location near the main bus terminal, so I swung by today to pick up a hot rose-honey tea in hopes of soothing my sore throat.
While the other location's bookshelf was stacked with manga and a couple outdated magazines, this one featured interesting figurines (daruma and a metallic owl) along with a plethora of magazines from different regions. I was surprised to see that they also had Japanese and Korean fashion magazines.
While waiting, I noticed that the restaurant was unusually empty for a late weekday afternoon. Only three tables were occupied, which led to me to wonder how long this location would last, especially given that it was hidden in the far corner of a small plaza.
Price-wise though, Green Grotto take-out beats dine-in by far. Upgrading to a large size requires only a dollar more, and takeout drinks receive an additional 15% off! The girl at cashier actually gave me two packets of sugar along with my order, explaining that no sugar had been added to the tea. "Isn't this was rose-honey tea?", I thought, extremely puzzled. I didn't end up using the packets of sugar, as my speculation had been correct and a generous amount of honey had, indeed, already been added to the hot drink.
Another thing I noticed was that their take-out cup was much more sturdy and user-friendly in comparison to Ten Ren's.
I'm pretty sure I'll be coming back next time I need a hot tea fix.