Kurashiki is seeing some sort of rejuvenation with a lot of building restoring their storefront, Scarecrow Coffee & More is giving new life to an old liquor store.
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When I visited Melaka two years ago, I tried to visit Mods Cafe but got turned down by the staff because I walked in 5 min before they close down. This time, I got a slightly warmer reception.
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While I am perfectly happy with drinking the traditional Malaysian white coffee, I wanted to try The Coffee Jar as soon as I arrived in Melaka.
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By Luc Gougeon
Yamau coffee stand is located right the heart of the Bikan historical area of Kurashiki a short distance from Ivy Square and the Ohara Museum.
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I stumbled on Cafe St-Henri when I visited the Jean-Talon market. This is a satellite of the original cafe St-Henri located on rue Notre-Dame.
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I stumbled on Myriade on my first day in Montreal and a gem of coffee shop like this could easily be over seen considering the fact that it’s hidden in the basement of a clothing store on Ste-Catherine street.
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Fukuoka remains one of my favorite city in Japan and like everywhere, the coffee scene is blooming. During this very short stay, I decided to visit Tokado coffee. Too many coffee shops, not enough time.
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Chatei Hatou (茶亭羽當) is one of these coffee shop that keeps popping up in the coffee press. The shop is only a few minutes away from the iconic Shibuya crossing.
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My wife found Hayashi Cafe (林のカフェ） on a blog. Located in Hayashi, there are almost no chances you run into this coffee shop well hidden behind trees. Hayashi Cafe is so nice, I wonder if I should even recommend it. I have a feeling this place will be very popular, maybe too popular.
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by Luc Gougeon
UCC or Ueshima Coffee Company is a household name for any coffee drinkers in Japan. The brand is omnipresent and I was super happy to visit their coffee museum which is located in Kobe. It’s also where I drank one of the rarest coffee in the world, just keep reading.
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Mahou Coffee is colorful café located in Ginowan, just outside of Naha City. I am not sure how easily this coffee shop can be reached without a car, but it was well worth the drive. From the outside, Mahou looks like a regular boxy Okinawa home.
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When I first saw a picture of the Tokyo Tea Room in a book about old Okayama coffee shops, I knew I would eventually find my way there. This very unique shop is located on Akura Dori not too far from the amazing Fa Niente restaurant and I am pretty sure I walked in front of it many times and never stopped because of the UCC coffee sign. Ueshima Coffee company produces some good coffee, but it’s never my first choice. Something else took me here, just keep up reading…
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