Address: 仙台市青葉区一番町3-１１－１４ 丸和ビル３F. Located on Ichibancho between Chuo-dori and the Forus Department Store, on the third floor in the building next to the KFC.
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Open everyday from 11:30 am to 11 pm, but lunch lasts only till 2:30 pm.
Okay, so I’m a little late in posting this one. But some time ago while enjoying the Pre-Aoba Matsuri festivities, I decided to search for a new eatery for this blog. I strolled around Chuo-dori and Ichibancho looking for that hidden gem that I had yet to experience. Most of the restaurants I saw seem to violate my rule of "less means delicious" when it came to their advertising. Most places went with loud and flashy, trying to attract attention, which probably meant that they're not very good. I saw two young ladies perusing a small, indiscreet blackboard sign, and all three caught my eye (for different reasons).
Café Mozart possesses a very casual and comfy atmosphere. The theme of the cafe seems to be that there is no theme at all. None of the furniture matches. Separated into two different dining areas, there are a few coffee tables with relaxing looking armchairs, a sofa, and also a piano. In the section I was sitting in I saw ten different types of tables, including long tables for a group or for individuals to share.
On this day, the lunch menu provided only three options: a shrimp, squid, and mushroom cream pasta (Yuck! I don’t do squid or cream. I’m a picky eater!). A bacon with cream cheese sandwich (I don’t like cream cheese). And a basil chicken pasta with vegetables. I went with the third option for 900 yen, which came with the pasta, salad, and a beverage. I also splurged for dessert and chose the chocolate cake for an additional 250 yen.
The pasta was light, buttery, and tasty. I especially enjoyed the crisp yet tender chickpeas disbursed among the pasta. And speaking of tender, the slightly seasoned chicken melted in my mouth! My only complaint would be that the succulent chicken was not in abundance.
The salad, due to its very pleasing sesame dressing, was quite refreshing.
The chocolate cake had a walnutty taste with a hint of sweetness to it, and by itself was just okay. But when I mixed it with the accompanying cocoa powder, chocolate sauce, raspberry sauce, and the whipped cream, it was delicious!
This went extremely well with the rich, flavorful coffee.
A fine selection of coffees, teas, and desserts are also on the menu.
All in all, I’d say that this was a very light meal that, with the dessert, satisfied my hunger.
There are a number of other Café Mozarts in Sendai, so this review pertains only to the one on Ichibancho.
This Café Mozart seems to attract a younger crowd, as I noticed that I was the oldest one in the place, but this seems to be a great place to take a break from the shopping crowds and enjoy a coffee or a light meal no matter what your age.
Hmm. I saw this on the menu but I'm not sure what this coffee tastes like.
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