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Part 6: An English Tea House in Takarazuka

The "Cream Tea Set"

The Takarazuka matinee of For Whom the Bell Tolls that I went to see happened to be an early matinee—while most start at 1 or 3 pm, the day I went, the show started at 11 am, which is just early enough to make getting lunch awkward. It turns out, of course, that at the Grand Theater, there are restaurants inside and plenty of bento sellers and snack stands that open in time for people to eat before and after the shows. Not knowing this, I had decided to get brunch outside the theater, and as I was passing from Hankyuu Takarazuka Station (阪急宝塚駅) to Hana no Michi(花の道), I noticed a cute coffee shop with a big bilingual sign advertising scones and morning service (モーニング・サービス).

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I was watching a travel show  in early September and saw a feature on モーニングサービス (mouninugu saabisu), or “morning service.” The show explained that if you order just a coffee in most coffee shops in Nagoya between 6 and 11 am, you will receive food with it for free–a regional breakfast special!* So, of course, モーニング got put on my list of things to eat in Nagoya.

Morning for three, please!

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