This was the perfect place to have a romantic date. Right after our dinner at Ichiban Fish House, we were strolling down the hallway at Richlane Mall towards Full House Desserts when we heard some loud music playing. We peeked into Zen Café & Lounge and it turned out that they had a live band playing! We decided on a whim to go inside and enjoy the live music and café.
I’ve always wanted to enter Zen Café & Lounge to try their mille crepe cakes out. It was a Friday night and it turned out that they have live music every Friday and Saturday night.
Walking in, it felt like we were in the Christmas season again. They still had many of their Christmas decorations and trees out. It was dimly lit with the two musicians playing really nice music at the front of the café. There were other customers inside too enjoying some drinks, snacks, and the live music.
It’s hard to describe the mood and atmosphere but it was an absolutely wonderful and intimate evening. The music wasn’t too loud so we were still able to hear each other and enjoy each other’s company. We ordered the combo for one that included a drink and a mini cheesecake. The mini cheesecake was incredibly cute and miniature. It was a really rich and dense chocolate cheesecake that I really liked.
We ended up staying past midnight when they were supposed to close but we actually didn’t leave until 1 a.m. at which point the server informed us that they were closing.