Release Date: May 15, 2015

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It’s the kinda place that has turned the practice of coffee into an art form. It’s kinda like the place that everyone in the area knows when you say; I’m lost… I’m looking for that little coffee shop… It’s the kinda place that pops up on a google search first when you put a space after the word Omotesando.

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It’s the kinda place that reminds you of the Electric Empire’s song that goes: “Baby for some, they want the world / But I’ll take the little things / And share them with you”

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It’s the kinda place that Bill Granger is on the record for saying has the best coffee served up in the whole wide world. It’s the kinda place that makes you consider missing your flight back home just to stay a little longer – or perhaps even makes you think about throwing it all in and starting again. And it’s the kinda place that inspired someone to start a coffee blog.

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Every now and then someone starts a cafe that is so brilliantly beautiful – that it leaves you wishing you’d thought of it first.

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There’s no denying it, Omotesando Koffee’s beauty is in it’s minimalism. You enter what looks to be someone’s house (an old house), you can see two small benches in a very tiny Japanese garden and an entrance on the right. Step up inside the Japanese house – no, you don’t need to take off your shoes, and watch your head! 

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Waiting for you is your professional barista wearing a lab coat next to the la cimbali m31 dosatron. Your barista will make your espresso with the utmost care. You will queue on the weekends – but it’s well worth being late to your next appointment. You’ve never had coffee time like it!


-by Vaughan

Photography by Nik van der Giesen

OMOTESANDO KOFFEE Shop detail on GoodCoffee(English)

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