Little Nap Coffee Stand -
On my first day out and about I happened across what will undoubtedly be one of my favorite coffee experiences here in Tokyo. Just behind a small neighborhood park that sits next to the massive Yoyogi park, is the aptly named, Little Nap Coffee Stand in a building that looks like it’s going to run out of itself.
The name is appropriate with only a couple seats for those while waiting, 2 staff work steadily and with dedication. The owner was out today but the young woman who prepared my latte trained in Vancouver and spoke excellent English. She commented on something I had been thinking about for a while and that is the relatively slow update of craft coffee in Japan, especially in comparison to other Asian neighbors. For those in Phnom Penh, we have good solid coffee, but there are only a couple places in the Penh I know trying to do full craft, one of which just opened a month ago.
Oh, so how was the coffee? Smooth as cream but I think I’ll try the espresso next time to give it the full appreciation.