Koba Coffee Kurashiki

Koba Coffee is a brand new coffee roaster located in the heart of the old Bikan area in Kurashiki.  It’s a bit on the edge of the old historic area on one of the smaller streets near Ivy Square, but it’s worth the trip. Kurashiki is such a nice place, so it’s always fun to play tourist in my own town.

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Union Bread Kurashiki

 Union bread is not open anymore… they closed down in March 2017.  
Union Bread has been for a couple of years my go to place in Kurashiki for great bread, but I somehow never posted anything about it. It’s not too late to recommend this great little bakery built inside two shipping containers.

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Kura Beer Tei Kurashiki

Kurashiki Beer Tei as moved to a new location.
Read about it HERE.

 

Kurashiki and especially the Bikan area are a major tourist magnet and I love to play tourist in my own town.   I discovered Kura Beer Tei by reading a tourist guide about Kurashiki while sipping a cafe latte at Cafe Mugi.  I think this little beer shop will make a lot of us happy.

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Inspired by Starbucks: a new type of Starbucks cafe in Tokyo

I don’t often watch Japanese TV, but last night I saw an interesting segment on a news show about a new Starbucks concept store which recently opened in Tokyo, it’s called Inspired by Starbucks.  The CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, was there for the opening.

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