What I would do for the love of coffee.
I ventured out to the quiet streets of this residential area in Tokyo between Omotesando
and Gaienmae to have a taste of "the best iced cappuccino" in the city.
(Thank you, Google Maps! I wouldn't have done it without you.)
Omotesando Koffee is a traditional Japanese house converted into a coffee shop. It is the
bigger sister to Toranomon Koffee, where I had a hot mocha earlier the same day.
See post here.
There was no signage but this. It was as if the owners did not want people to find this place.
I loved it all the more.
Inside the house was a very minimalist coffee bar
With one La Cimbali coffee machine and one barista
Lantern made with handwritten notes and doodles from customers
The menu was very simple: Koffee Kashi, Hot Koffee, Iced Koffee
It was 4pm and the "kashi" or baked custard was all sold out. Sniff.
I settled for just an iced cappuccino.
BUT this was everything but "just an iced cappuccino."
It was rich, frothy, and so beautifully crafted I found myself still sucking on
the straw long after the cup had been emptied, not wanting to waste a
single drop of the excellent coffee.
I sat on that bench while enjoying my cold drink and my moment of zen
Omotesando Koffee is such a peaceful oasis
in a bustling city like Tokyo.
The only sound you can hear is me sucking on my straw.
Omotesando Koffee: 4-15-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: +81 3 5413 9422