Photo Credit: Fuglen Asakusa
This mod café in the heart of a traditional neighbourhood is Norwegian coffee purveyor Fuglen’s second outlet in Tokyo.
In the vicinity of the historic Senso-Ji, it occupies two floors of Nine Hours capsule hotel. Fans of Fuglen would be glad to know that they can purchase their house blends there. They retail brewing equipment and accessories as well.
There are many ways to soak in the minimalist aesthetics. From cosy communal tables, to window seats to enjoy the sunlight or outdoor seats to people-watch.
Stepping into the café, you can definitely feel the Scandinavian influence – from the tastefully done interior to the well-thought-out decor. Coupled with the soothing music and soft chatter floating in the background, it’s the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring.
This outlet offers a more diverse menu as compared to one at Shibuya. In addition to their usual coffee offerings, on the menu, you can find Norwegian waffles and some sweets such as Øland Cookie and Cardamon Biscotti.
The Norwegian waffles — with its distinct heart-shaped edges — are thinner and softer than your usual waffles. Crispy and slightly sweet, it went extremely well with the savoury toppings. Some topping choices include smoked salmon, cream cheese, scrambled egg, sausage and sauteed spinach.
Coffee shop by day and bar by night, the café is open till late from Wednesday through Saturday. Apart from an alternate night menu, Fuglen serves up cocktails, beer and live jazz. We can’t think of a better way to end the day.
Asakusa 2-6-15, Taito-ku
Tokyo, Japan 111-0032
Sun to Tue: 7am – 10pm
Wed to Thu: 7am – 1am
Fri to Sat: 7am – 2am
Nearest Station: Asakusa Station