A few months ago I went to Kyoto. It must have been the beginning of autumn and the weather was perfect. I was walking without a precise destination when I came across this small place. A sign, placed on the floor, said うめぞの茶房 (Umezono-Sabō), which translates to "Umezono Teahouse." The interior was bare, but … Continue reading Escaping Tokyo — vol.1 — Umezono-Sabō in Kyoto
A great cocktail to cheer you up on rainy days.
Not far from Ochanomizu, find out one of the most enjoyable coffee shop in Tokyo.
Find out a another great coffee shop in near Nishi-Ogikubo station, in West Tokyo.
I finally got to try the famous Blue Bottle coffee. Blue Bottle Coffee is not only a cup of coffee, it is also how the coffee is served and its story. I visited the shop in Roppongi. You may be surprised by the small number of tables, but once you are in, waiting for the … Continue reading The Blue Bottle Coffee or The Brilliant Coffee-Shop
Espresso and pizza at Kocca Bocca, in Suginami area.
The Koishikawa Botanical Garden is one of the most underestimated places in Tokyo. After visiting it, be sure to stop by Coffee&Factory PaLuke.
A good cup of espresso, immersed in the green.
Have you ever heard about the Japanese 古民家カフェ (kominka-kafe) or "old private house cafes"? They are cafes made inside old houses. The atmosphere is usually cozy and relaxed. They are made to rest and to drift away from everyday frantic rhythms. Many of these cafes are hidden and it’s not easy to find them. I … Continue reading A Glimpse on Traditional Japan in Ogikubo
Espresso and sfogliatelle. Bondolfi Boncaffe @Tenoha in Daikanyama. Amazing prices and excellent quality. If you are in the mood for an Italian coffee, in a relaxed environment, this is the place. Not to mention that their sfogliatelle (traditional Neapolitan pastries) are probably the best in Tokyo. Here is their site.