Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. The same can be said of Omotesando Koffee, an intringuing cube-shaped coffee shop concealed within the backstreets of the fashionable Omotesando district.
With a minimal zen-like decor by Yosuke Hayashi of studio 14sd, Omotesando Koffee is housed in a 60-year-old Machiya (a traditional wooden Japanese townhouse) with the bare essentials to delight customers longing for a coffee made to perfection.
The highly simplified space, the sparse decoration and the square shape of all the products and items for sale immediately grabbed our attention.
Every single detail is considered of highest importance. The color scheme of brown and black successfully creates a sophisticated atmosphere.
Originally from Osaka, owner and master barista Eiichi Kunitomo offers premium quality speciality coffee from within a kiosk-inspired minimalist steel cube. Built around the idea of a pop-up shop, the experienced coffee consultant plans to move his tiny cafe around the world.
Neatly attired in a white short-sleeved shirt and using a La Cimbali machine, Mr. Kunitomo took his time to prepare our Iced Baileys Cappuccino and Iced Mochaccino.
The Koffee kiosk offers a wide selection of hot and iced drinks. Similar to French canelés, their signature baked custard tiny cubes were absolutely delicious.
The Zen-like garden outside with round pebbles, foliage plants and frangant flowers was the perfect setting to savor our refreshing coffees. Suffused with a sense of calm and serenity, we silently bid adieu to this unique pop-up shop with one thing in mind: Less is more!
4-15-3, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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