Although not a patch on the pace of life on the mainland and back home, sometimes central Okinawa can get a bit overwhelming, the crush of 58 during rush hour and seemingly more and more concrete buildings every day. If this sounds familiar then taking a trip up North may be the answer, where the scenery rapidly changes and once you get past Nago the traffic eases off.
Nestled amongst the greenery on the tiny island of Sesoko with a population of only around 900 people is the delightful Fuu Cafe. It prides itself on it’s natural organic ingredients used in the menu with many items coming directly from the garden next to the cafe. It’s simply decorated inside with lots of wood, a veranda outside and a large garden with parasols and a children’s play area.
The menu is varied with sandwiches, soups, pizza and daily specials. We had the homemade smoked porked pizza which really surprised us with both the freshness and the smooth, smoky taste of the pork. We just wished there was more of it! There’s also freshly made cakes if you have room afterwards.
Whatever the time of day, the coffee here makes a great accompaniment to your meal as they roast their own beans producing a blend that is smooth without any bitter overtones.
Just down the road is a beautiful natural beach as long as you keep facing towards the sea. Why facing? Because the massive abandoned Sesoko Beach Resort hotel remains as a concrete monument to the financial crash that hit in 2008.
There’s an English menu so ordering isn’t a problem. It can get very busy in Summer so be prepared to wait for a table at peak times.
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