TGIF! It’s been a busy week for me! I was pretty much tied up with a huge custom plush. In between, I was packing orders for pouches and zines and sending them off to my sweet buyers. I shouldn’t complain really.
I know you’ve been looking forward and so, here’s the first in my current series of Japan posts! As you may already know, I was in the Land of the Rising Sun recently for about a week. It was so FUN! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that my travels usually revolve around uncovering cafes with great interiors, crafty stuff, zakka, food and soaking in the street views. Well, this trip was no exception. The difference is, there is SO MUCH of these to do in Japan! So, here we go!
Cafe Mame Hico in Shibuya was a real tough one to find. Why? Because I couldn’t see it on the street level! I had to go to the basement of some random building and after I emerged from the stairs, apart from the cafe, I felt like I was in a different place as before. Still puzzled. But by the time I got there, I couldn’t be bothered to sort this out. I was there for breakfast and my stomach was not very happy with the long walk.
I entered the cafe and felt a stark difference from when I was on the other side of the door. This was like an oasis of calm. Dark wood furnishings, dim lightings, a huge long table in the middle of the room, beautiful fresh flowers and the smell of coffee greeted me.
Although there were a couple of individual tables, the few people in the cafe were all sitting at the long table. I did the same. It felt intriguing. We were all seated at the same table, somewhat communal, yet we all had enough personal space. People spoke softly and only the sound of the coffee machine and cutleries punctuated the soft music.
The breakfast menu comprised mainly of toasts. But you’ll be happy with it. And oh, if you’re a coffee lover, you’ll like this place!