This cosy café between Asakusa and Ueno serves freshly-brewed coffee creations by latte art champion Takehiro Okudaira, who trained in Australia’s coffee capital Melbourne. You can choose between two types of beans, either a Brazilian and Colombian dark roast with a chocolate-like aroma, or a single origin light roast with a fruity taste.
After winning several latte art competitions around Japan, Okudaira ranked third at the Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship in Denver in 2018. He can turn any cup of joe into a mini artwork as long as steamed milk is involved, featuring either a detailed rosetta made when the milk is poured, or a cute motif created from the crema and foam. Okudaira also offers latte art lessons (¥4,200/2hrs per person; currently suspended due to Covid-19), but note that they are only conducted in Japanese.