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Little Nap Coffee Stand

Little Nap Coffee Stand

You know what Tokyo really comes short in? Good coffee houses. Japan isn’t a nation of coffee connoisseurs; so a chance of accidentally stumbling over an interesting coffee house is frustratingly low. Standard things like “burendo kohee” (blend coffee), “kafe ratte” (latte) and cappuccino are everywhere; and I still haven’t found creative combinations or coffee cocktails in the local venues. Still, if you want to show Starbucks what the really good coffee is, there are options 🙂

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Little Nap Coffee Stand is, actually, a coffee stand with a place to sit for only a few persons and a queue outside. Ok, the queue is not always there; the place is on the back side of Yoyogi park, not many people come by.

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The venue itself is very small but packed up with antiques. It’s not a place to have a chat over coffee with friends. Rather, a place to take a paper glass of coffee “to go” and let yourself wander around Yoyogi park; or sit at a tiny bar stand and let your mind wander away.

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The menu is brief and very conventional: drip coffee, latte, cappuccino, and americano; cold and hot serving is available.

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Aside from coffee, there are cookies, ice cream and chocolate.

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Peculiar-looking $8 chocolate.

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And a bit of coffee propaganda, to Instagram junkies aggravation 🙂

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Surfaces are covered with all kinds of antique things, which are covered by dust; I wouldn’t say it’s exceptionally clean there. There’s a watercloset, the size of a, well, simple closet; it’s tight even for Japan.

They do the dishes, apparently.

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Home-made lemonade (they sell it too).

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And here’s our cappuccino! I haven’t tasted the real one from Italy but this one should be closer to real than commonplace beverages around Tokyo. Liked it!

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