Beach Muffin One Paragraph Review
Beach Muffin is definitely a place we will continue visiting in the future when we find ourselves in the area. The beers have become much improved and the food is delicious. The warm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere will keep you nice and chilled out for your time there though the only downside is that depending on when you get there, not all the beers will be on, so do plan accordingly. All prices include tax and the bar is entirely non-smoking as well.
Beach Muffin Full Review
After numerous mistaken tries and emails, Joe and myself finally made it down to Beach Muffin in Zushi, a vegan cafe that also happens to be the taproom for Yorocco Beer. In the past, we’ve tried to contact both Beach Muffin and Yorocco Beer to no avail, so one cloudy, rainy, crappy weather Saturday, we hiked down and got here without getting lost as this time, we used an Android phone for directions.
Beach Muffin is a tiny little shack that reminded us both of someone’s house – low wooden beams that Joe smacked his head on once or twice and tacked on “extensions” to provide more space though overall, Beach Muffin felt light and airy with all the light coming in. Most importantly, the chairs were bloody comfortable, so much so that I almost fell asleep due to how soft and warm mine was. There is plenty of seating around the bar for small groups as well as large groups by the front windows as the breeze from the sea flows into the building.
Due to the schedules throughout the year, the amount of taps on at Beac Muffin varies: with one or two on outside of the official taproom hours. However, if you do go during taproom hours (announced on the Yorocco Beer homepage), then anywhere between four to eight beers are on tap. All the beers are one size, including some guest beers, with all of them being 350ml for ¥800 which included tax. The beers did come with a large amount of head but the nice guy behind the bar did top them up after letting them settle for a bit. The beers are also available for takeaway and for the same price as drinking in, you can get a plastic cup for your beer to drink on the nice stroll back to the station or the beach.
The food though at Beach Muffin is great. The menu varied from small bar snacks to full vegan meals that changes daily depending on what is available. The vegan burger comes highly recommended, if not for the burger then for the chips which are great. The spicy soya protein taco wrap, while small in comparison, was wickedly spicy. The only shame about it is that you only get one wrap and a small bowl of pinto beans along with one bowl of salsa. Who would have thought that vegan food could be so tasty.
Beach Muffin Details
Open: Cafe is open Thursday to Saturday 11:00 ~ 18:00, taproom is the same except on Saturday where its 17:00 ~ 22:00 and on Sunday 12:00 ~ 18:00
Closed: Monday to Wednesday
Homepage (in Japanese): https://www.beachmuffin.com/
How to Get to Beach Muffin
The closest stations are JR Zushi or Shin-Zushi on the Keikyu line Zushi branch, with the latter being slightly closer. Beach Muffin is about a ten to fifteen minute walk from JR Zushi, while less than ten minutes from Shin-Zushi.