We have come to accept and even embrace the idea that we will never ever finish renovating, growing, developing, designing, and creating. We have grown yet again and still have lots of ideas and plans in the works. Please come and check out our latest project, the new wabi-sabi cafe and chill space. We hope you too will enjoy our latest creation and look forward to our future transformations.
2 years ago when I was showing a good friend the dilapidated building near Retreat wabi-sabi, I told him I envisioned a cafe and reception area, with a big deck, hammocks and early morning yoga. He responded with, “Forget it, just tear it down”. Well we obviously didn’t listen to him, and although it was a huge job, it was well-worth the extra effort, bloated budget, and extended (and ongoing) deadlines. Although our initial goal for the grand-opening was July 1st, 2016 we merely got to have a “soft-opening” that September. We’ll be back in Shimoda soon (summer 2017) to brew coffee, offer breakfast, blend up smoothies, serve up light meals, draft beers, and more. Everyone is most welcome at The Cafe. Have a drink and enjoy the large shaded deck. However, our rental gear like bikes, surfboards, snorkels, beach towels, and luggage storage, will be available for staying guests (Retreat wabi-sabi, Guesthouse tabi-tabi, and Coya Cottage) only.
We are now considering all the options and opportunities for our large deck. We are considering providing early morning yoga classes, big screen movie nights, BBQs, roll-your-own sushi parties, board games (Catan anyone?), and more…. If you would like to offer your services, provide a workshop, or host an event, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
See you soon!
Angela & Yasu