Omotesando Koffee

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Sharon Halim 1 Comments

Omotesando Koffee owned by Eiichi Kunitomo, the man behind other caffeine shops such as Bread and Espresso &. It was located in Omotesando residential neighbourhood and hidden at the back street in a machiya (traditional wooden house). It is literally someone's home than transform into small, simple but charming place with traditional serene Japanese vibe. Eiichi Kunitomo works his magic within a small cubical decorated in light wood, accompanied by La Cimbali machine. 

Fun fact: Omotesando Koffee was originally plan to be a 12 months pop up coffee place but turn's out it become a permanent place. Now, Omotesando Koffee has several other branches around Tokyo and Japan.Finding Omotesando Koffee might be a challenge, especially if you are not familiar with the area. The easiest way to find it is to follow Maisen Tonkatsu signboard from Omotesando station and at the junction before Maisen turn left. Melbournians used to find hidden gems in the alley and this is no different, the journey makes it even sweeter.

There's a small courtyard outside but there was only minimum seating area. It focus on take away service rather than cafe.

Iced Baileys Capuccino (700 yen). This is one of the most popular menu but most of their coffee drinks are popular anyway. It was delicious, rich, milky, smooth with a hint of Baileys to amped up the flavour. Love it!

Kashi (160 yen) - baked custard cubes. This cubes reminded me of French canele. It was crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. They served it inside coffee filters bag with their brand name printed on it.

Omotesando Koffee is arguably the most popular coffee place in Tokyo among locals and tourist. While I was there, I met tourist from Indonesia, Europe and also Australia. On peak hours, it could take 30-40 minutes lining up plus waiting for your coffee because there is only one barista running the place. If you are ever around and you love coffee, this is a must visit place!

Monday-Sunday: 10pm-7pm

Omotesando Koffee
14-5-3 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Omotesando. Exit A2/Meiji-Jingumae

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