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Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075
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Nestled within the Shinagawa Train Station, our eponymous cafe is a beacon of repose. Japan’s bullet train, the Shinkansen line, makes its second Tokyo stop at the station. It often seems that in the morning and evening hours, as a sea of travelers sail by, the only constant is motion. We wanted to create a place for quiet pleasure, even if that pleasure only lasts for a few minutes, where those arriving from afar and commuters from nearby stop in.
Jo Nagasaka of Schemata designed the cafe. It’s interior-facing windows reveal a seemingly illuminated room—the result of the natural grey stone from Kanazawa on the floor and vertical surfaces reflecting the light within the cafe. It’s as if the whirl of trains, the bustle of shoppers, and the thousands of miles covered are a distant dream to leave behind.
We serve our full menu of drip coffee and espresso drinks. A seating area invites guests to linger over pastries, and to prolong the slower tempo of time before joining the tides of travelers and shoppers outside.