Okinawa Cafés: Know Before You Go- part 2

I’ve said it before, but I LOVE the cafés in Okinawa.  If you haven’t already, check out part one of Okinawa Cafés: Know Before You Go. 

  1. At many cafés the check will be given the same time as the food is delivered. Unlike the states however, you don’t put your money on the table. You take your receipt to the register, typically located near the entrance, to pay. Some won’t even give you a receipt at the table, but will hold it at the register until you are ready to pay. 
  2. If you notice a basket near your table, use it for your purse or bag. The baskets are used to keep your belongings off the floor.
  3. At most cafés and restaurants, they will offer a “set” menu. This is basically the same as a combo and the different set options will list what they come with. 
  4. Speaking of sets, if you order one and the server doesn’t bring you a drink or ask what kind of drink you want, take a look around and see if the drinks are self-serve. The machine will have different drinks options with glasses and cups located nearby.
  5. It’s a good idea to check the hours before heading out to a café, even one you are familiar with. It’s common to for them to be closed on a week day, or to close between lunch and dinner. 

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