In this featured series, dog lover and model Yuna Yabe heads out with her trusty partner Mozuku to visit hot spots that people and their dogs enjoy, while deepening her bond with him. In this article, the two of them stopped by Café Kitsuné during a morning stroll which is a coffee shop developed by French fashion brand Maison Kitsuné.
The time is 9am. Mozuku has a spring in his step as he walks the streets of Omotesando. The two companions cross the pedestrian crossing at Omotesando Crossing and gaze at the show windows of the high fashion brands. After walking a little, they arrive at Café Kitsuné.
The entrance to Café Kitsuné has a traditional Japanese vibe to it, fenced in with bamboo. The café is designed as a Japanese teahouse from the perspective of a French person.
The ceilings are low. Do you know why? It’s a bit off topic, but if you don’t have a low posture in a Japanese tearoom you can’t enter. There’s a reason for this. It’s because when entering a tearoom, everyone is expected to be equal.
When you enter Café Kitsuné, there’s not much distance between people – you are close to them. That sense of relief might be the reason.
The wallpaper has an arrow feather design known as yagasuri and a water design called seigaiha. Although it has a French pop feel to it, it’s relaxing, perhaps due to the traditional Japanese base décor.
You can also purchase souvenirs at the café, including original mugs and stationery. Is that a dog ear on the side of the mug?! … No, it’s a fox ear.
The barista was working quietly but nimbly at the sheet copper counter.
A vase was placed in the middle of the table. The flowers were arranged by the café staff and breathe seasonal life into the Japanese space.
The menu includes things like French toast, a ham and cheese sandwich, pound cake and so on, all of which go perfect with coffee.
The espresso machine is a Marzocco Linea. It’s a big machine with three portafilters. The taste of coffee changes depending on the day’s temperature and level of humidity. To tackle that, the barista changes the quantity of beans each day to maintain the same taste of the coffee.
To convert the coffee into Maison Kitsuné’s “New Classic” fashion theme, the espresso doesn’t have that common acidic flavour to it. Instead, it’s made with a classic taste and fragrance, making it stand out from the rest. The original blend coffee beans also has just a sweet touch of citrus fruits.
Yuna-chan ordered the iced latte (¥560). The sweetness of the coffee together with the milk was balanced perfectly. It had a mellow taste.
Dogs are allowed from the entrance all the way to the terrace. Here, Yuna popped Mozuku on her lap and enjoyed a short coffee break.
Mozuku climbed onto a terrace seat and stared at Yuna-chan sipping her iced latte. She had an expression on her face like she was immersed in the stylish, grown-up café.
This is the proper way to use an elegant café when taking a walk in the city. Enjoying stopping by a café with early summer budding before your eyes in the early morning with your dog is a wonderful thing. Yuna-chan, with her coffee in hand and Mozuku by her side walking the streets of Omotesando, looked like a polished, sophisticated Tokyo girl.
‘Let’s go out again, Mozuku!’
【Tokyo Stroll】Shopping & Sightseeing with Mozuku-kun the Dog: #1 Bondi Café Yoyogi Beach Park
FEATURES ・ 13.December.2017
【Tokyo Stroll】Shopping & Sightseeing with Mozuku-kun the Dog: #2 Makuhari Shintoshin Pecos Pet Mall (Part 1)
FEATURES ・ 31.January.2018
【Tokyo Stroll】Shopping & Sightseeing with Mozuku-kun the Dog: #2 Makuhari Shintoshin Pecos Pet Mall (Part 2)
Uncategorized ・ 01.February.2018
Japanese model Yabe Yuna introduces “Bakkai” izakaya at the beachside in Thailand
FEATURES ・ 19.December.2017
Model Yuna Yabe reports on “Sriracha Japan Festival” in Thailand and live performance by TEMPURA KIDZ
SPOT ・ 08.December.2017
【Tokyo Stroll】Asakusa Sightseeing: Eating and Walking Down Nakamise Shopping Street & Rickshaw Riding at Kaminarimon
FEATURES ・ 29.November.2017
Popular Bean to Bar chocolate shop Dandelion Chocolate opens in Omotesando!
FOOD ・ 17.May.2019
Hoshino Resorts KAI Sengokuhara one of the few luxury hotels worldwide to be hand-picked by American travel magazine AFAR.
BUSINESS ・ 14.May.2019
Tokyo Stroll: The Café That You Want to Visit to See Someone #9 – ‘Donguriya’ in Nishi-Ogikubo
FEATURES ・ 10.May.2019
Office Lady Higashi’s Nonchalant Shibuya Diary #1: “Monmouth Tea” – Sendagaya
FEATURES ・ 07.May.2019
Odate City in Akita to open new tourist exchange centre featuring cute and fluffy Japanese Akita dogs!
SPOT ・ 04.May.2019
Pokémon cafe celebrates release of new Pokémon movie Detective Pikachu with new limited menu!
FOOD ・ 24.April.2019
Yokohama Chinatown’s Beauty & the Beast Cafe & Restaurant Holds Easter Fair
FOOD ・ 20.April.2019
Harajuku’s New Cosmic Girl Cafe Serves Organic Drinks & Desserts
FOOD ・ 18.April.2019
Cupcake Cafe MO’ CREAM DECO CAFE to Open in Omotesando for Limited Time
FOOD ・ 04.April.2019
Travel Japan #10: Sending Japanese Souvenirs to My Dear Friend
FEATURES ・ 29.March.2019
Enjoy an early spring with these Shikoku tourist spots and gourmet food recommendations!
SPOT ・ 28.March.2019
Shaun the Sheep Farm Garden to Open on March 31
ANIME&GAME ・ 25.March.2019