46-041 Coffee shop?

 A stylish store, potted flowers in front of the store.

 A store without the atmosphere of "No visitors at first sight, this store has its own rules! There's no "no first-time visitors, this shop has its own rules" atmosphere.

 Hmm, I think I can enter this one. It's a nice coffee shop. ...... Hmm? A coffee shop?

 I stopped my hand from reaching for the door of the store.
 The exterior of this store looks like a stylish coffee shop, but this is a different world where Japanese common sense does not apply.

 --In a sense, isn't this a very high-class store?

 I don't need to say this, but I myself don't have a lot of money.
 Haruka manages our wallets, and since we were almost always together, there was no need for me to carry money.

 Therefore, we have only a small amount of money.
 Specifically, 500 Reais.
 I mean, it's really just pocket money.

 Haruka just gave it to me, saying, "Don't you feel uneasy if you have no money? I have never actually spent it.
 We ate breakfast and dinner at the inn, and ate lunch in the forest.
 The "taste of the food stalls on the first day" is too much of a brake for me to think of buying something to eat when I get hungry.

 Of course there are good places to eat, but for a quick snack, the dried fruits that Haruka buys in bulk are enough. They are tasty in their own way, and the taste is guaranteed, so I don't dare to be adventurous with the little money I have.

 However, even though I thought I had enough money, this restaurant made me feel a little uneasy.
 The store's appearance is distinctly different from other restaurants. How can I be sure that the price is not the same?
 I gently withdrew my outstretched hand and tried to surrender.

 And then...!

 Just as I was about to return the favor, the door opened and out came a girl who was a head shorter than me. She had her hair pulled back and her ears were slightly pointed.

She had a little pointed ear sticking out from her hair. You're a customer, aren't you?
"Oh, yeah.

 I'm sorry! I just affirmed it.

 But it can't be helped, right? It's a beautiful girl, an elf.
 A little teary-eyed and loli-ish.

 You can't help but nod when a girl like that says something desperate. As a man...

 What? I'm an elf, and Haruka's an elf too, right?

 It doesn't matter. I'm sure you'll agree with me.

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it'll be fine. ...... Oops, I guess I've gone a bit overboard lately with all the dad stuff.

I'm sure you'll agree.

 It's a great way to make sure you're getting the most out of your money.

 As you might have guessed from the exterior, the interior of the store is also in the style of a relaxed coffee shop.
 There are several counter seats and table seats. The layout is relatively roomy, so you can sit back and relax.

 The interior was different from the cafeterias I've seen in this world so far, and there were things like houseplants placed throughout the store.

 --Yes, it's a high-class restaurant by any measure.

 In the original world, no matter how expensive the coffee shop was, you could eat a light meal for 500 Reais, which is roughly equivalent to 5,000 yen, but here, it might be bad... ...I can manage to get a drink, right?

Please sit here, here.

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm not sure what to do.
 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

What can I get for you?
"Um, .......

 I casually look around the restaurant, feeling intimidated by the luxurious interior.
 In this world, there are generally menus hanging on the wall,......, but there are none.

 Also, it seems that you can ask for something as simple as "meat and sake", but I don't have the courage to do that here.

"The menu is at .......
"Oh, I'm sorry! This is it!

 The elf hurriedly squatted down, took out a piece of wood from under the counter and held it out to me.

Thank you.

 The fact that the Elf-san seemed so relaxed made me feel calmer.
 It's as if she's a small child who's trying to help out at the store. Smiling.

 Of course, being an elf, there is a possibility that she is older than me.
 I feel like admiring it for a while, but for now, it's on the menu.
 I need to find something that my wallet can afford.

 The cheapest one is--


 I looked down at the menu list and tilted my head inward.

 It's kind of ...... cheap?

 I'm not sure what to make of it.

 It's more expensive than the cheaper-than-average Bear of Sleeping Beauty, but it's priced well enough for my pocketbook.

 I turned my gaze away from the menu and looked around the restaurant.

 --Yeah, I don't need to look again. No one is there.

What's wrong, sir?
No, no, no, nothing. No, nothing. I'll have the daily special, then.
Yes! Okay! One moment, please.

 I'm sure you'll be able to understand why I've been doing this.

 ...... Hmmm... I don't know what's going on here.

 It's lunchtime.
 How can there be no customers at this price? ......?

 I ordered the daily set meal for 50 Rea. The price is average or a little low for a meal in a cafeteria.

 You can get the daily special at almost any diner in this world for about this price.
 Even if it is not listed on the menu as a daily special, you can order it by saying "meal" or "something to eat".

 It's a relatively cheap and filling meal, so it's ordered by a large percentage of people, but in general, the contents are quite delicate.

 We ordered it once, and it came out on a plate with a few boiled salted carrots and asparagus-like vegetables, a pile of fried offal scraps with salt, and a big hunk of black bread.

 To say the least, it tasted bad. The peculiar vegetables were stringy, the meat had a strong smell, and the black bread was hard and sour.

 It was a little better than the food stalls in the city, but I still had a hard time finishing it all.

 Since then, when I was in town for lunch, I came back to the inn and ate there, even if it took me a while.

 There may be equally good restaurants if you look for them, but it's too hard to have to eat bad food every time you miss them.

 --Well, I was alone today, so I decided to gamble like this.

 From the appearance of the store, I thought it would be a good place, but even the stall had buyers.
 But there was no one here.
 It would be interesting to know if the food is bad when there are no customers.

 No, of course it's not decided that it's bad.

"Here you go! Here's today's daily special!
"Oh, this is .......

 The dish came out without much wait.
 The appearance of the dish was very different from my previous meals.

 First, the vegetables.
 Four different kinds of vegetables were cut into bite-sized pieces and neatly arranged on the plate.

 The meat was also cut into dice and browned on all sides.

 The staple food seems to be mashed potatoes, but there are minced meat and vegetables inside the potatoes, which are neatly shaped and placed on top.

 In the original world, it is at the level of a family restaurant, but it is not the same as other diners, who basically put the food on the plate and say, "Serving? What's that? What's that?

Hohohoho ....... Let's eat.

 Now, eat.

"...... Mmm.

 It's good as usual.

 It's a little bland in taste due to the lack of variety in seasonings, but it's not bad at all, and I wouldn't mind coming back for it from time to time.
 I can't say the same thing about the innkeeper's cooking.

 If I describe the inn's food as a bit wild, this food is a bit more refined. The food here is a little more elegant, with a flavor that would be popular with women.
 On the other hand, it may be a little insufficient for manual laborers, but in the atmosphere of this restaurant, this may be the right choice.

How's it going?

 Mr. Elf, who had been watching me anxiously from behind the counter, asked me cautiously.

It's pretty good. I wonder why there are no customers.

 The Elf, who had been looking at me worriedly from the counter, asks, "It's quite good.

The elf leaned over the counter and begged me for help.
"Yes. I may only be listening to .......
I don't mind. ......

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 This is a great way to make sure you are getting the most out of your investment.