[Shut Down: Cafe Felice in Sapporo] Catalana and Latte
March 21st, 2015
Cafe Felice (カフェフェリーチェ) is a curling cafe at PIVOT 5 floor in Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and is near Odori Park and Tanukikoji Shopping Street (狸小路商店街). Thier concept is a curlingm, and it is a rare concept. Their latte art is famous, too. Unfortunately, they closed down. This article before closing is as follows.
There were magazines and curling accessories at the cafe. Ms. T introduced this cafe to me, and I visited here. The cafe was not crowded, and visitors could relax themselves. Counter seats and table seats were provided, so I guessed that even family customers enjoyed meals.
Odori Park (大通公園) is in the very center of Sapporo city, and is located between Sapporo Station and Susukino. Offices and commercial facilities are built around the park, and it is just at very center of the big city. But 92 types 4,700 trees such as lilac, Japanese elm and cherry tree are planted, and fountains and flower beds are built, so the park is well-known as a place of relief for Sapporo citizens as well as tourists. The park has been chosen as one of The 100 Best Roads in Japan (日本の道100選), Japanese City Park Best 100 (日本の都市公園100選), The 100 Best Townscapes (都市景観100選) and Japan's Top 100 Historical Parks (日本の歴史公園100選), so it is one of the most famous parks in Japan. Article is here
Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Article is here
Catalana and Latte
I took a seat, and asked a waiter about cafe's recommendation immediately. He recommended sweets produced by Mrs. Ogasawara and Mrs. Funayama, famous curling players, but I ordered a constant seller, Catalana (カタラーナ) with Slightly Bitter and Latte. The prices were JPY 1,100. Customers could order a patern of the latte, and I had him design cherry blossoms. World Women's Curling Championship was just held in the Sapporo, so overseas customers visited here.
About 10 minutes later, the Catalana and Latte were served. The catalana that was a freezing pudding with caramelized surface had a little bitterness. In addition, the sweetness was just right, and I supposed that even a person without a sweet tooth enjoyed it. An ice cream was put on a plate, too, and the sweetness was added when I ate the ice cream and the catalana together, and it was tasty. Because the latte had the bitterness, I could enjoy the sweetness of catalana and the ice cream. Thanks for the tasty sweets!
|Parking lot||Pay parking lot is provided|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||9 492 621*28|
A page of Sapporo is here