Add: 2-14-1 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo / 東京都 目黒区 上目黒 2-14-1
Price: coffee around 500 yen
Visited: Oct 2016
This time in Tokyo, I visited Nakameguro for the first time. This neighborhood might seem a bit too quiet for those looking for the typical hustle and bustle of Tokyo, but if you, like I, enjoy wandering along small alleyways to discover the everyday life of the locals, you might really like this residential area.
And my reason for visiting Nakameguro was Onibus, a coffee shop and roaster sandwiched between a small park and train tracks. Its founder Sakao Atsushi, an architect-turned-barista, has been attracting coffee lovers from all over the world since he opened his first shop in Okusawa a few years ago, and he named the shop “Onibus” (which means public bus in Portuguese) for exactly this reason – to connect people via coffee.
會來到中目黑，是爲了 Onibus 這家咖啡店。老板坂尾篤史不僅在東京咖啡界是個名人，也紅到了國外 － 我到訪的當天就有從世界各地來喝咖啡的人，包括幾個從加州來的咖啡師。店名 Onibus 在葡萄牙語中是公車的意思，代表著坂尾先生想通過咖啡將人和人聯系起來的概念。
The shop offers espresso-based coffee brewed on a La Marzocco Linea PB, as well as drip coffee done with Hario V60s. For drip coffee, four choices of coffee beans are available: Ethiopia, Kenya, Colombia, and Guatemala. I went with the first.
店裡提供義式咖啡和手沖，義式用 La Marzocco Linea PB 做，手沖則是用Hario V60s。我點了手沖，在下面四種豆子中選了 Ethiopia。
The coffee cups are gorgeous too, custom-made by Yumiko Iihoshi Porcelain, located just a few stops away from Nakameguro.
杯子也很美，是跟中目黑僅隔幾站之遙的 Yumiko Iihoshi Porcelain 特別定制的。
The space Onibus Coffee occupies used to be an okayu (rice porridge) shop, which has since then been renovated to become this lovely two-story cafe. Coffee can be enjoyed on one of the outdoor seats in their yard, or out on the bench in the neighboring park. A most pleasant vibe.
Onibus Coffee 所在的小屋由一家稀飯店改造而成，夾在公園和火車道之間，買了咖啡後可以做在綠意怏然的露天座位、或是到公園的長板凳上邊曬太陽邊喝，輕松舒服。
There’s a 15kg Diedrich roaster at the back accompanied by drawings by local artist Chalk Boy, which illustrates the bean-to-cup process.
店後方有一台15公斤的 Diedrich 烘豆機，Onibus 的咖啡豆就是在這裡烘的。牆上是當地藝術家 Chalk Boy 的插畫，記錄了咖啡豆從種植到最後入杯裏的過程。
Midway through my coffee, a little bug found its way into my cup. I was totally fine with scooping it out and continuing with the coffee, but the barista insisted to make me a new cup, this time with coffee beans from Colombia.
我的咖啡喝到一半時瓢入了一只小蟲，我沒特別介意想說撈出來就好，不過咖啡師堅持幫我再做一杯，這次是 Colombia 的豆子。
Some people might not notice that Onibus actually has a spacious second floor as well. Filled with sunshine, laughter of children from the neighboring park, and the sound of train rumbling by.
很多人不知道 Onibus 二樓還有座位。陽光透過日式窗戶透進來很燦爛，可以聽到隔壁公園裏孩子們玩耍的聲音，還有東橫線電車經過的轟隆聲。
Mr. Sakao also opened a coffee stand called “About life Coffee Brewers” in Shibuya. I didn’t have a chance to pass by this time, but do visit if you happen to be in the area.
Onibus 在奧沢（自由之丘附近）還有一家同名店，在涉谷區也有一家叫做 About Life Coffee Brewers 的小咖啡亭。我這次沒有時間，不過如果你剛好在附近的話，可以去探探。
地址：東京都 目黒區 上目黒 2-14-1
價位：咖啡 ～500 日幣