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[Tokyo 東京] Cafe Kitsuné

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Cafe Kitsuné

Add: 3-17-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato Ku, Tokyo / 東京都港区南青山3-17-1
Tel: +81-3-5786-4842
Hours: 9am-8pm
Website: www.kitsune.fr
Price: coffee ~500 yen
Visited: Oct 2016

French music + fashion label Maison Kitsuné’s cafe in Paris used to be one of my go-to places with friends when I lived there – the outdoor seating under the green shades of Palais Royal is simply perfect on a nice day. But even before Paris, the first Cafe Kitsuné was actually opened in Tokyo back in 2013, located in the stylish Minami-Aoyama area. We explore.

Maison Kitsuné 是個日法混血的音樂+服飾品牌,這幾年來也開起了咖啡店。我住巴黎時就很常去 Palais Royal 裡的 Cafe Kitsuné,簡單有型的小店面加上舒服的露天座位,是我和朋友們聊天的不二選擇。不過早在巴黎之前,Cafe Kitsuné 的第一家店其實開在東京,地點就在潮店雲集的南青山一帶。門面相當低調,一不注意就會錯過,得多多留意。

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The entrance is not especially noticeable to the passerbys, though most people come looking for it specifically, so it’s difficult to miss. The Tokyo cafe was transformed from a Japanese house, and much of the traditional elements have been kept intact or reinforced, such as by installing tatami and fusumi sliding doors custom-made from a 70-year-old studio in Shimbashi.

和巴黎的裝修風格不同,東京店將一個和式空間稍做改造,保留了濃濃的日本味。從門口開始就以竹子爲主材料,室內用了定制的榻榻米和日式拉門(聽說是在新橋一家70多歲的老工作室特別定做的)。

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The baristas are all clad in Kitsuné fashion, and the music is likewise Kitsuné. The vibe is cool, and business is good – the space has always been filled during the few times I passed by, weekends or not.

咖啡師們穿著 Kitsuné 的衣服,店裡的音樂也是 Kitsuné 發行的專輯,風格從頭到尾貫徹的很徹底。咖啡店生意非常的好,我幾次經過時店內都幾乎坐滿了,不論平日還是周末。

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The baristas here were trained by Eiichi Kunimoto from the famed Omotesando Koffee (Toranomon Koffee), and luckily for them the machine of choice here is a gorgeous Slayer, the same brand used by % Arabica of Kyoto.

Cafe Kitsuné 開幕之前,老板特別請了東京咖啡名店 Omotesando Koffee(現改爲 Toranomon Koffee)的創始人國友栄一來培訓他的咖啡師們。吧台裡用的是難得一見的高級品 Slayer 咖啡機,上次介紹過的京都 % Arabica 用的也是這個品牌。

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Wooden furniture, and gorgeous wall papers with traditional Japanese patterns.

店裡用的多是木制家具,質感溫暖。牆紙的花案很美,都是日本傳統的扇形、青海波等紋樣。

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Here’s a latte and a matcha latte, both well done (…and their different sizes made me want to order an espresso to make them a happy family.) The only problem I had with the matcha latte was that it’s already been added with sugar, which I would’ve preferred without. Do remember to request no sugar if you are like me.

我和朋友各點了一杯拿鐵和抹茶拿鐵,都非常好喝。抹茶拿鐵的杯型較小,和拿鐵放在一起好可愛,真想幫他們再點一杯 espresso 組成個小家庭。不過抹茶拿鐵裡面已經事先加了糖,不喜歡有甜味的記得跟咖啡師要求不要放糖。

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On another note, the Maison Kitsuné boutique in Daikanyama is super gorgeous. Do visit if you happen to be in the area.

順帶一提,代官山的 Maison Kitsuné 門店超美,如果去附近逛街的話一定不要錯過它。

 

Cafe Kitsuné

地址:港區 南青山 3-17-1
電話:+81-3-5786-4842
網站:www.kitsune.fr
營業時間:9am-8pm
價位:咖啡 ~500 日幣
造訪日期:2016年10月

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