Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Photos by Shoji Kudaka ()

It’s not just an adventure Cave Okinawa’s surrounding neighborhood has to offer. After you spend time exploring the cave, let your appetite take you for a short walk over to Junon, a café inside a cottage on a hill.

Enjoy lunch in lush green surroundings enjoying views of the area’s nature at this quaint café.

Junon offers hearty comfort foods perfect after spending time underground. Choose from hamburger steak, taco rice, a “fish dish” and more. There are also both Japanese and English menus available.

After my adventure at Cave Okinawa, I was hungry and decided to try the café’s meat plate (1,200 yen or about $8.88). This meal consisted of chicken sauté, with potato salad on the side, tomato and lettuce salad, tofu, fried papaya, and white rice. The presentation was neat, and the taste of the food was delightful. The chicken was tender and the tofu and papaya added a nice touch of local flavor.

Even better, Junon’s lunch menu includes soup, dessert and free refills on drinks. I took advantage of the generous offer and capped my meal with several cups of coffee.

Although I ended my meal on a caffeinated note, the atmosphere was relaxing in the café and made me feel at ease. That Junon’s food was delicious made the experience that much better.

Mori café Junon (Forest Café Junon)

GPS Coordinates: N 26.420182, E 127.807680 Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. *Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

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