Kuriya Kashi Kurogi & Sarutahiko Coffee to Open Collaborative Cafe in Minami Aoyama

10.August.2018 | FOOD

Sweet shop Kuriya Kashi Kurogi and roastery cafe Sarutahiko Coffee are collaborating to open their own cafe for a limited period from August 12 to November 11.

Both chains have innovated the worlds of traditional Japanese food and coffee respectively and are now coming together to co-open a new cafe.

The highlight of this collaboration are the two original shaved ice flavours, ‘Sumitachibana’ and ‘Sumizumi,’ both of which can’t be found anywhere else.

Sumitachibana is a mix of cold-brew coffee syrup, sudachi citrus syrup, and a homemade cream cheese. It’s a never-before-seen combination that is both rich and refreshing.

The coffee served at the cafe is made using rare beans that won Cup Of Essence (COE) and geisha beans. Every mug of this drip coffee is made carefully one by one.

 

The cafe interior uses white as a base colour and is decked out with handmade antique wood and aluminium furniture to give it a unique but mellow atmosphere.

 

Enjoy a relaxing time with a mug of high class coffee and Japanese sweets made using carefully selected ingredients.

 

■Information

Kuriya Kashi Kurogi x Sarutahiko Coffee
Address: 5-4-50 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11:00am-8:00pm
No Fixed Holidays.

Access: 3-minutes from Omotesando Station via Tokyo Metro

Kuriya Kashi Kurogi Website: http://www.wagashi-kurogi.co.jp/

Sarutahiko Coffee: http://sarutahiko.co/

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    14.April.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Hey, everyone. Shiota here, the Director of the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center. Harajuku is a candy and sweets battleground, with many different stores lining the streets. Today, we take a look at Instagram-worthy goodies from much talked about newly opened stores!

     

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    “THE PARFAIT STAND” – Takeout Parfaits
    Located exactly ZERO minutes from the Takeshita Exit of Harajuku Station is THE PARFAIT STAND, the sister store to popular cheese tart shop BAKE CHEESE TART.

     

    Topping the parfait isn’t fresh cream, but meringue! The taste and texture of the parfait is irresistible throughout, with ice cream, purin, mousse and more. Just holding it is kawaii and something new to take onto the streets of Harajuku with you♡

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/100198

     

    ■Information
    THE PARFAIT STAND Harajuku
    Address: JR Harajuku Station Takeshita Exit Ticket Gates, 1-18-20 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
    TEL: 03-5413-3763
    Website:https://theparfaitstand.com

     

     

    LONG! LONGER!! LONGEST!!!

    “LONG! LONGER!! LONGEST!!!” – Japan’s Longest Food & Sweets
    Opening as Japan’s first shop to center around the ‘length’ of food, LONG! LONGER!! LONGEST!!! is located along Takeshita Street. The menu has three size variations, the same as in the store’s name. ‘LONGEST’ in fact offers the longest food product in Japan!

     

    They have lots of products on offer, including soft serve ice cream, tornado potato, churros and more. You’ll never forget about their crazy length once you try one!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/93395

     

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    LONG! LONGER!! LONGEST!!!
    Address: 1-7-3 CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU 1F, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
    No Fixed Holidays.
    Website:https://longest.jp

     

     

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    “GOMAYA KUKI” – Sesame Ice Cream
    GOMAYA KUKI is a store selling sesame ice cream which has received support from inside and outside Japan. They have opened a store in Ura-Harajuku. One serving is covered in close to 9,000 sesame seeds!

     

    Their menu is full of new, unique products including ice cream made with sweets friend in sesame oil, Japanese-style parfaits sprinkled with sesame seeds, and more. They also offer takeaway ice cream in cups.

     

    ◼︎Information
    GOMAYA KUKI
    Address: Harajuku H Bldg. 1F, 4-26-22 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00
    TEL: 080-7961-8516
    Website:http://gomayakuki.jp/

     

     

    “Q-pot CAFE.” – Accessories Turned Into Sweets
    This café is inspired by Q-pot., an accessory brand who create kawaii products themed around sweets.

     

    The café is decorated in all things sweet as far as the eye can see. The interior has a fairy-tale like atmosphere that female customers will love. The sweets here are both sweet in appearance and taste looking exactly Q-pot.’s necklaces, rings and so on.

     

    ◼︎Information
    Q-pot CAFE.
    Address: Q-pot CAFE. 1F, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Last Orders 19:30)
    No Fixed Holidays. (Except New Year’s Holiday)
    TEL: 03-6447-1218
    Website:http://www.Q-pot.jp/shop/cafe/

     

     

    “The Pie Hole Los Angeles” – Original Pies from LA
    This popular store hails from Los Angeles and sells their own original pies and organic coffee, and it’s found its way to Takeshita Street in Harajuku!

     

    Since April 4, they have been holding their second all-you-can-eat session for all their pie products every Wednesday. From sweet pies to classic pies, each and every one is handmade with care and attention. Why not head to one of their all-you-can-eats to try them yourself?

     

    ◼︎Information
    The Pie Hole Los Angeles  Harajuku Takeshita street
    Address:ITO Bldg. 2F, 1-6-12 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours:10:00~20:30
    No Fixed Holidays.
    TEL:03-6804-2010
    Website:http://piehole.jp/

     

     

    Are you hungry now? Be sure to use this list as reference if you’re looking for a café in Harajuku!

     

    And if you’re unsure of how to get to any of these places, then pop into the MOSHI MOSHI BOX and we’d be happy to help!

     

     

    MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center

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    MOSHI MOSHI BOX is a tourist information center located at the cross road of Takeshita Street, Meiji Street, and Harajuku Street. The staff there are experts on the Harajuku area. You can get the most up-to-date news of Harajuku from the site.

     

    Services:

    Service list

    ・free wi-fi

    ・free water

    ・free PC & charge

    ・baggage room

    ・gift shop

    ・currency exchange

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00

    Closed: The year-end and New Year holidays

    Contact: 03-2225-6447

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  • Sales of New Ujimatcha latte starts at “the AIRSTREAM GARDEN” in Omotesando

    10.April.2018 | FOOD

    “Chushutsusha” which introduces the culture of Japanese tea to the world, has developed a new menu item of the demand center style café, “the AIRSTREAM GARDEN” named “Koini Ochiiru (fall in love) Ujimatcha Latte” released on the 6th of April (Fri.)

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    Hibiki Fujioka (barista) and Yuya Koyama (Japan’s first “charista” – tea barista) developed “Chushutsusha” which is introducing the new café culture of Japan created based on the key word of “extracting technology.” They decided to develop and sell “Ujimatcha Latte” at “the AIRSTREAM GARDEN” created based on the key word of “creating a new community by extracting our passion.”

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    宇治抹茶ラテ エアストリームガーデン

    “Ujimatcha Latte” (550 yen – tax included) uses the single-origin matcha tea leaves produced in “Tsujiki,” the tea producing farm family in Ujishi, Kyoto. It is a brand new Japanese tea which has a rich flavor that goes well with the taste of milk.

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    “the AIRSTREAM GARDEN” is also selling many other kinds of drinks and food items. Their original blend of coffee created by a professional roaster will be served in two ways (espresso and hand drip). The café latte created with their special espresso machines is one of the most popular menu items they sell! For those of you who want to enjoy the real taste of coffee we recommend you choose the hand dripped coffee.

     

    The lunch box menu items produced by the catering service, “Mo:take” will be offered on a day-by-day basis. Both main and side dishes can be chosen at your own will and you can eat your food on the wood deck or you can takeout your order.

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    Why not spend a splendid time at “the AIRSTREAM GARDEN” which will sell some very special menu items?

     

    ■Information

    the AIRSTREAM GARDEN

    Address: 13-8, 4th Street, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 11:00 to 18:00

    TEL:03-6408-9085

    Website:https://airstream-garden.com/

     

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    Hello, my name is Shiota. I am the curator of MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Information Center.

    Ebisu is an area that tops my chart in “the area in which I want to reside.” I visited Ebisu, an area where many fashionable and food-loving people gather with one of my center staff, Ellie.

    In this article, I will introduce to you the special coffee shop, “Sarutahiko Coffee” Ebisu Main Store which is gathering much attention nowadays.

     

    The interior the shop has a warm atmosphere.

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    The inside of the store is small but it has a cozy atmosphere. The interior’s color coordination is very fashionable.

    And the charm point of this shop is that the staff are all very friendly. They are not pushy with their customers but are very kind and thus the atmosphere of the shop is very good. I can tell that they are relating with their coffee and customers with love. I visited the shop before, privately and at that time I stayed in the shop for a long time.

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    Tomoyuki Otsuka – the head of the shop.

    He used to be an actor but changed his job and started to sell coffee.

    He studied about coffee very hard and has lots of knowledge about coffee.

    He did not have enough money to install a counter when he first started the shop, so he made the counter himself. He said he sanded the planks used in his shop himself using sandpaper!

     

    Official coffee shop of Sarutahiko Shrine in Ise

    Many coffee shops in Japan have an English name but Sarutahiko Coffee uses Kanji characters for the shop’s name (猿田彦珈琲).The name “Sarutahiko” was officially bestowed by Sarutahiko Shrine in Ise.

    So, the shop is officially approved by the shrine. They also sell souvenirs other than coffee. The shrine enshrines “Michihiraki” so the souvenirs are popular as gifts at wedding parties.

     

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    Michihiraki blend (5 packs) (959 yen, tax included)

     

    Menu items which make you want to drink many cups of coffee

    Sarutahiko Coffee offers hand-dripped coffee. It feels good to watch the staff making your coffee. Sarutahiko Coffee is a coffee shop which promotes the culture of “hand dripped coffee.” Before they started offering hand dripped coffee, such coffee was thought to be the “wrong” way to make coffee.

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    Classic French Short (399 yen, tax included)

    The deep dripped hand dripped coffee is more bitter than other coffees. It has less sourness and it is easy to drink.

     

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    Caramel Flappe Short (529 yen, tax included)

    This drink is not too sweet and has a strong coffee flavor. It is recommended for those of you who love sweet desserts and do not drink coffee so often. The ice melts tenderly inside your mouth so you won’t get a headache.

     

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    Coffee of the day, Sarutahiko French (300 yen, tax included)

    When we see “coffee of the day,” it makes us think that we will only be able to drink this coffee today, so we had better not miss this chance.

    The “coffee of the day” offered on the day I visited the shop was “Sarutahiko French,” a standard coffee of the shop which is bitter but fresh at the same time.

    The Japanese-style design of the cup is very cute.

     

    By the way, did you notice that the prices of the menu items noted above are cheaper than the usual prices in other shops? Very reasonable indeed!

     

    This is because the head of the shop wants to create a community-based shop.

    “I want my customers to visit my shop several times per day and feel that the shop is a part of their daily lives.”

    The head of the shop is surely a passionate person who loves his coffee, customers and the local area he resides in.

     

    I became a fan of Sarutahiko Coffee through this visit.

     

    Currently, there are seven branches of Sarutahiko Coffee inside Tokyo. Let’s visit one of their shops and have a real good coffee!

     

     

    ◼Information

    Sarutahiko Coffee Ebisu Main Shop

    Address: 1F, Saito Building, 1-6-6, Ebisu, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: weekdays: 8:00 to 1:00

    Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 to 1:00

    Holidays: no holidays

    TEL: 03-5422-6970

    URL:http://sarutahiko.co/

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    Win a birthday bromide photo

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    Left: Cacao Kintoki | Right: White Cacao Kintoki

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    Saryo Tsukikage

     

    The open-air baths at Yuen Bettei Daita

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    The cafe collaboration’s main visual

     

    Menu ① Line-Up

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    Menu ② Line-Up

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    America’s Cherry Cola Float / England’s Biscuit Tea / France’s Rose Ginger Ale / Russia’s Varenye Tea / China’s Floral Jasmine Tea – ¥800 Each (Tax Included)

     

    Available in Menus ① and ②

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    Takeout Bottle Drink | ¥972 (Tax Included)

     

    Menu Order Bonus Items

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    Bonus Items | Left: Moomin Shop, Right: Moomin Cafe (Limited Stock)

     

     

     

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  • Enjoy a Cup of High Quality Japanese Tea in the Morning at This New Cafe in Nagoya

    14.May.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Mirume Shinryoku Sabo is a new cafe and tea-lover paradise that opened in Nagoya on May 10, 2021, serving high quality bottled Japanese tea, desserts, and other delicious delights.

    Daifuku : Eat-In ¥250 (Tax Included)

    Ise Tea Sweet Bean Jelly: Eat-In ¥250 / Store ¥500 (Tax Included)

    Ise Tea Cheesecake: Eat-In ¥350 / Store ¥3,300 (Tax Included)

    Mirume Shinryoku Sabo is the newest cafe to be opened by Shinryoku Sabo, an award-winning tea company in Mie Prefecture. The cafe’s tea experience includes using a kyuusu, which is a type of small teapot, to brew Isecha green tea. Customers can learn the best way to prepare tea from an in-house instructor of Japanese tea, who will also provide backstory on the tea leaves used. Their deliciously brewed cup can be paired with a variety of desserts like daifuku, maju, cheesecake, and more.

     

    The cafe also sells the “Morning Bottle,” its signature bottled cold-brew tea which is prepared on the day in the early morning. Bottles can be returned to the cafe to be reused, allowing for no waste. Since the tea is cold-brewed, it also contains little caffeine.

  • Deliciously Luxurious Matcha Shaved Ice to be Served in Shinjuku This Summer

    11.May.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    This summer, Southern Tower Dining and Lounge South Court—both of which are located inside Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower—are serving up a fluffy matcha shaved ice dessert called Wa -Nagomi- from June 1 to September 30.

    Southern Tower’s Famous Fluffy Light Snowfall Wa -Nagomi- Shaved Ice | Eat In ¥1,470, Takeout ¥700

    The matcha-flavoured shaved ice has a texture as light and fluffy as snow. As you spoon through the dessert your taste buds are met with a range of delicious tastes and textures like the Japanese rice flour confection known as gyuhi, winter melon syrup, black soybean flour ice cream, and cream.

    The dessert can also be ordered for takeout. The black soy bean flour ice cream adds a crunchy cereal-like texture to the soft shaved ice, and with the takeout option, there’s also chocolate-coated wheat bran and brown sugar syrup.

  • Retro Looking Tram Turns Into Cafe in Fukuoka’s City of Omuta

    10.May.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Tram No. 204, a tram that used to run in the city of Omuta, Fukuoka, has been placed in front of the west entrance of Omuta Station as a symbol and turned into ‘hara harmony coffee,’ a new cafe.

    The cafe opened on March 28, 2021.

     

    A little look at the menu

    Coffee (Hot/Iced)

    Fruit Sandwiches (Kiwi/Pineapple/Strawberry/Strawberry & Anko)

    hara harmony coffee serves coffee, fruit sandwiches, and other items from Coffee Salon Hara, a now-closed cafe that was loved by the people of Omuta for many years. They will also introduce alcohol to the menu as well as a night-time service in the near future. The cafe even sells souvenirs.

    Roll up to the retro tram for a nostalgia trip and cup of coffee.

  • Tokyo’s New Museum Cafe is a Haven For Fans of Architecture

    06.May.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Japanese company Banc, which specialises in setting up hotels and other sites, held the grand opening of the new Architecture Cafe Sumika, a new museum/cafe in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on April 28.

    A peek inside

    A recreation of Fallingwater, a house designed by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright 

    Painting by chalk artist Misuzu Wakai

     

    Architectural designs recreated at the new museum cafe

    Villa Savoye (Le Corbusier)
    Fallingwater (Frank Lloyd Wright)
    Casa Ligornetto (Mario Botta)
    Sky House (Kiyonori Kikutake)
    Maison a Bordeaux (Rem Koolhaas)
    Malin Residence “chemosphere” (John Lautner)
    Eames House (Charles and Ray Eames)
    Silver Hat (Toyo Ito)
    Fisher House (Louis Kahn)
    Mailam House (Paul Rudolph)
    The Glass House (Lina Bo Bardi)
    Steel House (Kengo Kuma)

     

    A little look at the menu

    <Miho Chef Chocolatier> Premium Gateau Chocolate: ¥1,200 / Raw Marble Chocolate: ¥1,000 / Raw Dami Chocolate ¥450

     

    <Ten no Ya> Egg Sandwich: ¥750

    Architecture Cafe Sumika aim sto be a cosy space for architecture lovers who can enjoy thinking about their ideal home, talking about their favourite architect, and thinking about how architecture changes with the times. The cafe has recreated 12 architectural marvels from 12 different renowned architects, each at which sits at a different table.

     

    The cafe, which is located in Shinjuku Sanchome, employs a spacious cafe area with high ceilings that can be enjoyed by both lovers of architects and cafe enthusiasts where they can relax with a cup of tea, coffee, a soft drink, or even alcohol, the latter of which is served at bar hours from 18:00, completely changing the atmosphere into a night museum. There’s also a tasty food menu to tuck into.

     

    If you’re looking to speak to someone about architecture and real estate, Architecture Cafe Sumika also houses its own resident experts. Customers can also enjoy a range of other works by architects and interior designers.

     

    In celebration of the cafe’s opening, a competition is being held to create a jungle gym for children where entrees can win cash prizes, the top being ¥300,000. More details below.

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