How good does this look?

Mocha is my favorite espresso beverage to order at a coffee shop. So I decided to turn it into a mug cake. I even decorated it with whipped cream and chocolate sauce so it looks just like the drink.

I love the fact that it’s a coffee flavored cake cooked in a coffee mug.

I’ve never been to Magnolia Bakery but I’ve heard about their famous vanilla cupcakes.

There’s some so satisfying about a simple vanilla cupcake. Simple, fluffy, without all the fuss.

Vanilla cupcakes sometimes seem to be the wallflower of cupcakes, but I love them.

A few weeks ago I went to Hinotez for dinner. While there, I spotted a sign for their breakfast menu, which seemed interesting with very reasonable prices.

So we made our way back for breakfast. I don’t have much expertise when it comes to traditional Japanese style breakfast. My knowledge is limited to vague memories of a trip to Japan when I was about 5. For a more accurate take, check out A Radiused Corner’s posts here and here.

You start with a base set ($3; rice, tea, pickled cabbage, tofu, miso soup, seaweed snack) and then you can add additional small dishes to your heart’s desire, that range from $1-3.