If you know about Japan, you've heard about school lunch. At most of elementary school, and public junior high school, school lunch is served every day.
When I was an elementary school children, especially when I was in the first and second grade, the school lunch used to be ---- not so tasty. I hate "powdered skim milk". --- Have you had one?
And when I was in the third grade, usual milk appeared, and --- sometimes coffee-tasted milk, fruit-tasted milk were served. I would look forward to them.
And the taste of school lunch is getting better, better --- and is really improved. Every kids are looking forward to school lunch, of course there are some students who don't like it.
And I don't know why, anyway these days "school lunch" is focused. In my city a café which is supported by our city started to serve school lunch, every Tuesday.
I went to have it.
Here it is.
The menu of the day is beef-bowl ( rice and tasted-beef are served separately, and we put tasted-beef on the rice by ourselves.), salad, miso-soup.
Usually at school milk is also served, however, the place is café, so milk is omitted.
I managed to come there, so I didn't drink coffee there. I "managed" to go another café to have "delicious coffee".
Can you see the cost?
The usual coffee is served at 300 yen, and espresso is served at 150 yen, and AMERICA-NO (at the café, it is the name) which means espresso mixed with hot water is served 150 yen.
==== I ordered of course AMERICA-NO.
We call such type of coffee American, which means thin coffee with mixed hot water, or light roasted coffee. It depends on the café.