A café that offers special coffee! Ebisu’s popular café “Sarutahiko Café” is for coffee lovers.

30.October.2017 | FOOD / SPOT

 

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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    A Select Look at the Menu

    Food


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    Paella Plate: ¥1,599

    A Spanish dish that appears at the end of the show, served with fish, sauce, and a side of gazpacho cold soup.

     

    Desserts


    Pancake & Ice Cream Plate: ¥1,399

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    Tiramisu & Ice Cream Plate: ¥1,399

    You can choose your favourite character with the bittersweet tiramisu too.

     

    Drinks


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    Fans (4 Designs) *For those who book a table in advance only


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    @home cafe Akihaabra collaborates with Sanrio characters every year. In 2018, it joined hands with My Melody and Cinnamoroll, and in 2019 with Pompompurin. In January this year, it teamed up with Hello Kitty, who is now heading to the Osaka cafe.

    The cafe will be decorated with cute pictures of Hello Kitty and her twin sister Mimmy, as well as pink and yellow gingham designs for each character.

    The maids at @home cafe Osaka will also wear special Hello Kitty and Mimmy maid outfits for the duration of the collaboration.

     

    Food Menu

    Hello Kitty’s KAWAII♡ Pink Curry: ¥1,400 (Before Tax) *Comes with a free certificate-style card


    Hello Kitty & Mimmy’s Moe Moe Ribbon Pasta Plate: ¥1,300 (Before Tax)


    Hello Kitty’s Lovely Sweet Sandwich: ¥1,300 (Before Tax)

     

    Dessert Menu

    Hello Kitty’s Moe Moe Parfait / Mimmy’s Kyun Myun Parfait: ¥1,000 Each (Before Tax)


    Okyumuka Cake Topped With a Bright-Red Apple: ¥1,000 (Before Tax)

    All customers who dine at the cafe will receive one of two possible lunch mats for free. You get one of three free coasters too when you order a drink.

     

    Hello Kitty x @home cafe Merchandise

    Acrylic Key Rings (3 Designs): ¥600 Each (Before Tax)


    Mirror: ¥800 (Before Tax)

    See Hello Kitty and Mimmy transform into maids at @home cafe Osaka.

     

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  • SKY FIGHT CAFE Ginza: Tokyo’s New Cafe Where Drones Fly Around

    20.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    SKY FIGHT CAFE Ginza is a cafe with quite the unique experience. It opened in Tokyo’s Marronnier Gate Ginza on June 5, 2020, and offers the usual cafe experience but throws drones into the mix. As well as drinks and meals, SKY FIGHT CAFE Ginza has a drone school where customers can learn how to operate drones, as well as its own store you can get your hands on drones and merchandise.

    The cafe comes as the first of its kind where drone races are also held. Anyone and everyone is invited to join, whether they be a complete beginner of a professional drone pilot.

     

    In addition to coffee and soft drinks, SKY FIGHT CAFE Ginza also serves alcoholic beverages like beer too. For every drink or food item purchased, you get one entry into a drone race.

     

    Enjoy sipping on your drink and flying drones at SKY FIGHT CAFE Ginza.

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