I finally went to Mo-an Cafe in Kyoto. I tried to go there after climbing Daimon-ji with some friends last Autumn, but there was a half hour wait to get in, and I didn't have time to wait. But last week I climbed the path up through the green, mossy garden once again, and had lunch in the beautiful old restaurant. On one side of the restaurant you can see out over the rooftops of Kyoto, and the other side overlooks the trees of the garden.
Athough the setting was absolutely perfect, the food was a little disappointing. It was alright, but nothing special (and kind of expensive for nothing special.) One of my companions used to be a regular at the cafe, and she said the menu had changed. Her favorite in the past was curry, but it was no longer available and so we ate udon, and pita 'sandwiches'.
If I go again, I think I'll just order coffee and enjoy the view.