27/30 Days of Illustration – Cherry Blossom Coffee & Pancakes

With spring finally upon us, I wanted to paint something to suit the season. Last year when I was living in Hagi, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, I went to Café Jantique (カフェジャンティーク) on a fairly regular basis. One of the best things about Café Jantique was the great latte art. This illustration is actually based on a drink I had there. The pancakes were added because that is what I would most like to have with that latte. I actually cooked them, took a photo or two for reference then ate them for breakfast! So that was a very good morning. Both images painted together end up as an extravagant spring-themed breakfast!

I wish here were a cafe near me which sold breakfasts like this!