Allow yourself plenty of time to find Omotesando Koffee. With its secret box design inside an old Japanese house, the journey is part of the charm of this pop-up café in Tokyo.
Think traditional Japanese tea experience meets Italian coffee. The café is located in the fashionable Omotesando district near Harajuku. You’ll find an old house with a small garden in front and zen surrounds. Inside, a wooden counter with a steel frame make up the coffee house’s minimalist design.
Owner/barista Eichii Kunitomo opened this concept café in January 2011 and like many pop-ups restaurants, it will be on the move from January 2012 when the house it occupies will be demolished. The new location will naturally see it change its name.
Treat yourself to a freshly-made coffee and pick up a couple of Koffee Kashi sweets. They resemble a cube version of The French canelé, dark and caramelised on every side. And while you’re there, ask for a business card which comes in the shape of a coffee filter with a map to the coffee house on the back.
4-15-3, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo