Oheso Cafe & Bakery

おへそ (Oheso) cafe and bakery is located between Mitsugi and Sera in Hiroshima Prefecture.  I found this cafe in a promotional magazine that my mother-in-law gave me and we decided to give it a try.

The cafe is located about 1 km from the main road and it’s pretty much in the middle of nowhere.  It took us a little while to figure out why there were so many parking spaces.

Oheso occupies a spacious Japanese house.  We got there a little bit before 11 AM and people were already waiting. Their website has an online reservation service which we soon found out is probably the best plan if you want to visit.

Oheso is a Basque restaurant and bakery.  The Basque country is the North Western side of Spain bordering with France.

The interior is your typical old Japanese house.

I shot this the second I walked in and we were early.  The restaurant was full a few minutes after.

While the ingredients are seasonal and partly local, the offering is far from traditional Japanese.

We started with an hummus roll.   OMG!  Tasted like heaven.  Tasted like  Libanese food in Paris or Montreal (sorry, I haven’t been to Lebanon yet).

The roll was followed by a chicken and Sera vegetables paella. 

The chicken was juicy. Paella is something I had never eaten since I arrived in Japan, but this was just a great dish.

We finished with a pizza.  I know it’s a lot of food, but Sera is far from Kurashiki and we were both starving.  We ordered the cabbage, asparagus and anchovies pizza.

Everything was delicious.  This is not a cheap restaurant, but the ingredients and the preparation is top notch.

Since the restaurant has a nice Cimbali espresso machine, I ended my meal with an espresso.

There is magic happening in this kitchen.

The restaurant was so busy, I didn’t want to bother the chef, but I would love to talk with them and learn more about the history of Oheso.

Oheso has bread to go.  I bought a small baguette and a fig & honey bread.

KID FRIENDLY!   Oheso is very baby friendly, they have baby chair and a bed to change the baby.

おへそ (Oheso) cafe and bakery

http://www.ohesocafe.com

世羅郡 世羅町宇津戸1155  Sera, Hiroshima Prefecture.

Tel 0847-23-0678