cafes

Japan’s Gelato Pique isn’t a gelato company, so is their gelato any good?

Mr. Sato’s mistaken assumptions lead to a delicious discovery.

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Heading off the beaten path in Hokkaido for a beautiful view and local sweets

We’re not at this Furano vineyard for the grapes.

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YuYu Hakusho cafes opening in Tokyo and Osaka to fill fans with food and nostalgia

Because the love for the ghost-fighting franchise will never die.

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Let’s eat our favorite anime characters’ hair, says Tokyo cafe

Who’s got a hankering for hair?

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Shaved ice? No thanks – we’re having a shaved milkshake at this Japanese cafe instead!【Photos】

And naturally we’re getting a fist-sized purin pudding as a topping.

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Instead of working from home, let’s find out what it’s like to work from a Japanese “beach house”

Can the Shonan summertime party place work as an office?

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Our matcha skeptic finds green tea dessert for people who don’t like green tea sweets【Taste test】

We get a surprise as we continue our search for Japan’s best cafe shaved ice.

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The restaurant where one of Japan’s last samurai lords ate now has a café with really good cake

If Kawai Tsuginosuke were alive today, he’d probably order the Special Plate dessert too.

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Anna Miller’s announces closure, immediately becomes Tokyo’s top must-visit cafe

Mr Sato gets in line for a taste of pie, but as always, things don’t go as planned.

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New cafe reimagines sushi burgers, serves food like plastic displays

A dream come true for anyone who’s ever wanted to eat those plastic food samples.

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End of the line for Japan’s absolute favorite waitress uniform and one of its favorite pie places

After 40 years, the final Anna Miller’s cafe in Japan is closing down.

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Spy x Family anime cafe opening, non-secret agents welcome too

Here’s your chance to eat like Anya.

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Ghibli found out about the unofficial Ghibli cafe in Nagoya…then something very sweet happened

Anime studio had something to say about the restaurant filled with its characters and a menu inspired by them.

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Starbucks Challenge: How long does it take to visit all the branches in downtown Shinjuku?

Mr Sato puts on his walking boots to give us a whirlwind tour of all the Starbucks in one of Tokyo’s busiest areas. 

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A trip to the deadline cafe in Tokyo, where staff won’t let you leave until you’re done writing

A place where you can pay staff to look over your shoulder to help you stop procrastinating.

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How origami changed the life of a Japanese woman in the U.S.

A lesson in how to overcome your fears and change your destiny.

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This Tokyo cafe won’t let you inside unless you’re a writer or translator with a deadline looming

And they won’t let you go home until you meet your writing goal for the day.

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The Japanese dog cafe that isn’t technically a dog cafe

Drink in the company of cute golden retrievers at Cafe de Monca.

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Step into a manga at Japan’s 2-D cafes in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto

Magical cafes whisk you away from the harsh realities of 3-D living. 

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Japanese cat cafe in Tokyo is a Ghibli-esque village run by felines in a castle

If Studio Ghibli ever created a cat cafe, this is what it would be like.

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