Thursday, July 03, 2008

AtoZ café

Patrick and I went to AtoZ café in the Omotesando area of Aoyama last week. This café was imagined as a collaboration between artist Yoshitomo Nara and interior designers graf. There is a workshop built inside a little shack in the middle of the café where, supposedly, Mr. Nara himself comes to work sometimes. He wasn't in evidence this day, but it was still neat to peer inside and have a look at some of his sketches that were messily (and probably artfully) scattered about.

The food and drink are average to slightly high-priced, and the atmosphere is nice: on the 5th floor of a posh alley building with a rustic theme, like rough picnic-table-esque wood and corrugated tin ceilings. I enjoyed my coconut latte and Patrick had a fried rice dish.

A nice pit stop for Nara fanatics or if you're in the neighborhood.

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