Add: 3-17-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato Ku, Tokyo / 東京都港区南青山3-17-1
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。
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.
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。
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。
Wooden furniture, and gorgeous wall papers with traditional Japanese patterns.
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。
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。
地址：港區 南青山 3-17-1
價位：咖啡 ～500 日幣