Cafe Hopman, Day at the Beach and Cold Draft Beer in Chigasaki, 1 Hour from Tokyo

Not sure why Robbie Swinnerton of Tokyo Food File visited Chigasaki?

Maybe he wanted to escape Tokyo on a hot summer day for a quieter place.

He hopped on the train for a visit to Chigasaki (1 hour away by train) and found time to stop by Cafe Hopman, which he writes caters to local folks, couples, beer aficionados and also surfers. Robbie notes that the beach is only a 20 minutes walk away.

So Chigasaki might be one of those places residents of Tokyo head for on a daily shore outing.

Two of the Japanese brews Robbie tasted were Yonayona Real Ale on the right; and Toshi's IPA on the left (pictured below).


The owner of Cafe Hopman put together a small menu to go with his craft beers including (wafu) pizza. The pizza base is homemade, and you get a choice of 2 different toppings: 1) Dried Fruit and Nuts (which we didn't try); or 2) ネギとカリカリじゃっこ (kujo-negi spring onions and crispy little whitebait), with red miso smeared on the crisp crust for extra savory seasoning.

If you are just visiting Tokyo and want to stay there, Robbie suggests you try the August Beer Club...

Cold beer surfing for Tokyo Thursdays # 154

Previously: Sad Unwanted Mambo Fish at Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

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