We have grown yet again and still have lots of ideas and plans in the works. We have come to accept and even embrace the idea that we will never ever finish renovating, growing, developing, designing, and creating. We hope you too will enjoy our constant transformations.
2 years ago when I was showing a good friend the dilapidated building near Retreat wabi-sabi, I told him I envisioned a cafe and reception area, with a big deck, hammocks and early morning yoga. He responded with, “Forget it, just tear it down”. Well we obviously didn’t listen to him, and although it was a huge job, it was well-worth the extra effort, bloated budget, and extended (and ongoing) deadlines. Although our initial goal for the grand-opening was July 1st, 2016 we merely got to have a “soft-opening” in September. We’ll be back in Shimoda soon (summer 2017) to brew coffee, offer breakfast, blend up smoothies, serve up light meals, draft beers, and more. Everyone is most welcome at the cafe. Have a drink and enjoy the large chill space on our shaded deck. However, our rental gear, like bikes, surfboards, snorkels, beach towels, and luggage storage, will be available for staying guests (Retreat wabi-sabi, Guesthouse tabi-tabi, and Coya Cottage) only.
You can find more flickr pics transformation photos from boro-boro to our new cafe and chills space at Retreat wabi-sabi here.
See you soon!
Angela & Yasu