Sea Breeze Café Sea Glass, 2-46 Miyagi, Chatan Town, 098-936-2123
Ambiance: Very Good
Cocktails: Tea & Coffee both Very Good
Food Quality: Very Good
Features : American-style breakfast, café fare, early morning hours, pet-friendly (outdoor terrace only), set lunch, takeout available
Cuisine : Stylized American
Price/Value: Very Good
Situated on the Sunabe Seawall in Chatan, Breeze Café Sea Glass opened its doors to the public on Aug. 23, 2013 and offers an oceanfront setting with stylish drinking and dining, but sadly no view of the actual ocean. Starting at 6:00 every morning (except on Wednesdays), the café serves a wide variety of American breakfast favorites with a twist, such as pancakes, French toast, omelets, fresh fruit salads and galettes (buckwheat crepes), and delicious smoothies in 10 flavors. In addition, a large selection of toppings and side dishes are available to customize your breakfast. The breakfast fare and smoothies are available throughout the day, but there is also a lunch “dish of the day” which comes with an appetizer, soup, all-you-can-eat salad and bread, and a soft drink, served from 11:30 until closing.
Jody and finally took the two block walk down to get some breakfast. The interior is very rustic in a modern way, well-appointed and comfortable in every way. The service is good and fast, and English menus were available, while the staff spoke English well. What at first appeared to be relatively expensive breakfast items – toast for 380 yen – quickly became obvious that you get much more than you bargain for here. Our breakfasts both came with a savory salad, complete with a lite French-like dressing, along with very yummy tater tots, called “hash browns” per the menu.
My toast was the hearty thick-cut Japanese kind, and my two slices easily equaled four American pieces. Soft butter and jam were supplied as toppings. Jody’s French toast came prepared as two smaller pieces of what looked like baguettes; steeped in an egg concoction (but not soaked), cooked to a toasty and crunchy exterior, but with a warm, soft delicious inner core. Jody chose fresh fruit as a topping, and a large portion of sliced, fresh fruit was provided.
There is a small deck outside where you can enjoy a relaxing morning or afternoon in the sea breeze while savoring a cup of coffee with a yummy dessert. Just be prepared to be right on the Sunabe Seawall street, with only a view of the landward side of the newly heightened seawall. The terrace seating area outside is pet friendly; Jody and I watched one of the servers bring out a dog dish full of water for a small furry friend visiting with its owner. Also be aware that the terrace area is shaded much of the morning, but will take some direct sunlight in the afternoons.
Jody and I both highly recommend this café!! We will most definitely be back, and become regulars.
Open 6:00-17:00, Closed Wed and 4th Thursday of every month
•English menu available
•All food and drink items are available for takeout.