Eureka! I finally discovered the local equivalent of Starbucks here at the Seagaia Resort complex where I'm staying in Miyazaki. It's called the Ninigi Bakery & Cafe and -- while it's not exactly 7th and Montana -- the food doesn't make nasty faces at you or wiggle away when you jab it with a fork. Best of all, the coffee is fresh. Each cup is individually brewed using beans that are ground right in front of you. The "Baristas" don't speak a word of English but ordering is easy: You just point at a picture of what you want and grunt. For example, I ordered a Grande Drip yesterday by simply holding up a picture of a High-Octane Scowling Face. The pastries range from traditional Japanese buns made from rice powder, melons and other local ingredients to standard, international fare like cookies, muffins and scones. The only thing that gave me the creeps was a box of Angry Prunes.