Accidentally we found the new & lovely Joo Chiat Cafe on our way to another cafe in Kabira, Ishigaki.
The cafe we intentionally wanted to visit was closed, even though their sign told us something different –opened everyday from 7 am–…be prepared, this can happen in Ishigaki.
Joo Chiat Cafe Ishigaki
We passed the new Joo Chiat Cafe sign on our way to the closed cafe, so we went back to check if this cafe was open. We were slightly late, after 9, and not sure if breakfast was still served. At the parking space a lovely smiling lady, the owner, told us we were welcome for breakfast (usually from 7 – 9 am). Lucky us!
We could enjoy breakfast outside on the terras overlooking the garden. The garden is full of local herbs and plants. With the light breeze going through the house, veranda and garden it was a pleasure to sit here together.
We had a friendly chat with the owner, who is Japanese but living in Singapore one part of the year and the second part of the year in Ishigaki. Joo Chiat Cafe is named after the area where she and her family live in Singapore. According to her an area with great international food and a place where many nationalities live together harmoniously. She would love her cafe to be a reflection of this.
The cafe is opened during the summer. She cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu looks delicious. All prepared with natural ingredients. We noticed vegetarian dishes as well. I would love to try soon.
For a view of all the stunning Yaeyama islands and Kabira bay, have a look at ‘beautiful islands – #Yaeyama’
Joo Chiat Cafe
Note: The restaurant is opened from June – August
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Breakfast: 7:00 – 9:00
Lunch starts at 12:00
Dinner until 20:00