Friday, November 4, 2011
This fantastic spot is almost too good to share. It's a tiny space, inside a traditional Japanese house down a side street in Jingumae north of Omotesando dori, with a lovely little outdoor garden seating area. I had the cappuccino, and a bit of baked custard, the sole food item available (trust me, it's all you need). Many thanks to Katy Dix (above) for introducing me. KT had seen this writeup about it in the FT, which, I should point out, calls the shop a "pop-up" that will change locations in January, but the owner told us today that it was staying put for now.
The cube of carmelized sugar (yummmm)
The interior is charming with its chandelier of paper notes and scribblings
Directions by bike or on foot: Head west (more like west-northwest) along the north side of Omotesando dori away from the Aoyama dori intersection and turn right after the United Colours of Benetton. Go to the end and follow the road as it curves to the left. When you reach "Yellow Ruby" at the next corner, turn right and head straight down that road another 2 short blocks or so and Omotesando Koffee will be on your left hand side, directly across from a vacant lot that's thick with weeds as high as your neck.
Address: 4-15-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku 150-0001
Tel: 03 5413 9422
Open 10 am to 7 pm