Do you know about Kappabashi? It’s a shopping street in Tokyo that’s between Ueno and Asakusa dedicated to cooking and restaurant operations. Anything you need to run your restaurant business you can find here. Anything from takeaway bento boxes, food samples to signs for your restaurant. In other words, this place is also known as ‘kitchen town’.
This place seems to get more famous year after year. However, it’s really is a fun place for regular consumers to check out too. Looking for a strainer to make the perfect ramen? Check. Or a sashimi knife? Check. Any other Japanese culinary related item? CHECK! You’re in the right place.
Sometimes you want a little break from all the excitement. And today I want to talk about this cute little cafe I found.
A perfect place to hide away when your guest are checking out Kappabashi. Or a place for you to rest a bit during your shopping spree.
This place is a renovated old house, and it’s a lovely space they have created here. My favorite part is the flower shop inside the cafe. The large sakura branches were put up. I love that there’s a mini bouquet at each table. In addition, if you really like the flowers, you can buy if you want to take it home. How lovely is that?
You place your order at the counter and pay first. After that, the coffee is hand dripped. I love sitting in the corner, sipping my coffee, looking around the house and reading my book. The music that is playing were old records the owner has collected over the years. And the place is filled with beautiful antiques. It feels like you stepped into another little world, that you immediately feel at home. Those are the best kind of cafes.
I had the urge to order another cup of coffee. But mom was done shopping and ready for the next stop. To sum it up, next time I’m trying the lunch and dessert. Both look delicious. You can check out their website hereand instagram here.
What are some qualities you look for in a cafe? Are you type to have a drink and leave? Or do you prefer to chill for hours? Let me know in the comments!