Coffee & Tea // 60 Pelham St Carlton, Melbourne
New Deli Yoga, Falckensteinstraße 37
- Cafe: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat and Sun 10am-6pm
- Yoga: Mon-Fri 6pm-8pm
Tokyo on Drugs
Cafe Kitsuné, purveyors of Omotesando Koffee roast. Omotesando Koffee, purveyor of wide eyes, and joy.
Created some years ago by Eiichi Kunitomo as a temporary venue, OK is now part of Tokyo’s furniture. But there are some new kids on the block at Cafe Kitsune. With baristas and beans churned out of the Kunitomo dojo, Tokyo’s oft misunderstood, entirely hip and sometimes misguided coffee scene appears to be forging a style of its own.
I travel to Tokyo a lot. Almost every year for the past five years in fact. And only on this past trip do I feel like I am beginning to understand the place. Unfailingly the coolest kid on the block, the Japanese hipster gives their western counterpart something to aspire to. And I love them for it.
They make me dress better, they make me eat better, and they make me drink better. Maybe it is wrong to be so positive about a culture where having your five minutes of fame can be taken literally. But as a visitor, and someone always seeking new ideas—this place is a gold mine.
The only part I could never entirely get on board was their coffee. Espresso’s were long and light, or barely a slick on the bottom of my cup. I felt I needed balls the size of bulls to get it down my throat. No denying this is probably a result of being tempered to a style by our stoic and united scene back home, but what other measure do we have.
The fact is I like differences, differences are why I travel and why I eat. I don’t always like what I eat, I’ve worked plenty of objects down my throat that I immediately regretted. And so thats that. Keep it fresh Tokyo, and I’ll see you next year. Sascha.
From the Sublime Lips of God, 2012
Gesso, Acrylic & Vinyl Polymers, Iridescent Pearl Fine, Fluorescent Paint, Aqua Size, Aluminum Leaf / Canvas
90 x 90 x 2.5 inches
(228.6 x 228.6 x 6.35 cm)
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