Saturday Morning English Club


What is SMEC.

SMEC is a gathering place to meet up new friends in Kobe.

We are like a party in a cafe and only on Saturday morning we open.
We talk in English as a common language over coffee, instead of beer.
Even if you are the Japanese or foreigners, we welcome you.
You can talk friendly and safely with everybody here.

We also take care of all participant's tables. We look for which tables and people that are the best for you and introduce you to them.
Don't worry. Follow us. We are here to help you feel comfortable.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We'll do our best to answer any questions.

What you can.

For the foreigners. 
You don't need to worry about your Japanese language.

Everybody can speak in English fluently.

Please don't be afraid to attend this event because you can't speak Japanese.
We don't care. We just want to have fun with you.


For the Japanese. 
If you are looking for the place to talk in English, SMEC can be for you. 

 So,  you can talk in peace of mind.

A place for a good Saturday morning.



During 2 hours, SMEC, it's like a Starbucks Coffee.
Everybody order a cup of drink and take a seat.

But there are 2 things different between SMEC & Starbucks.

1) You can talk to anyone here. 
Maybe, in Starbucks, you will never say "Hi" to the person next to you.
 But it naturally happens here.  Please feel free to say hi to everyone.
They will welcome you.

2) After you join the table,  if you feel something wrong or want to change the other tables,  please feel free to move.  It is not your fault.

If it is boring, change the table. And make a good friends.

13:00~- Activities

After 13:00, 

When you find the good people, you can invite or invited to hang around
in the evening time.

For example, going to lunch, cafe, or some interesting events.

This is a good time to make the friendship grow more.

Please feel free to ask people to go out together.

Everyone here coming to make new friends. 
Why don't you make the good experiences each other?

Location &Time

  • Bar S"alu(バルサル) in Motomachi.
  • 神戸市中央区北長狭通3-31-91 ピアザkobe
  • One minutes by walk from JR Motomachi station.
  • Every Saturday from 11a.m.~1p.m.
  • Anytime you can come & leave.
  • ¥1,500(entrance & one drink)

Bar S"alu Motomachi



If you join SMEC for the first time.

Please contact us anytime!

※Sorry. Now we can't welcome  people who  younger than 20 & over than 50 years old.

1. Send the form below, we reply during the day.

  • Please write your comment in Message box.

  • ex, why you are interested in our SMEC ....etc.

2. Check the location and come and join.

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