Cafe Kinoshita Shoten (Setouchi City)

Cafe Kinoshita Shoten (Setouchi City)

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce Cafe Kinoshita Shoten this time.

Cafe Kinoshita Shoten (Setouchi City)

Kinoshita Shoten is known as one of the best roasters, often seen on magazines or books as reference in Okayama. We have seen it many times (even on TV sometime). There is no reason not to take a visit huh?

The cafe itself is not so visible. We followed the Google maps direction but couldn’t tell until we took a closer look. FYI, free parking is available.

Cafe Kinoshita Shoten (Setouchi City)

Cafe Kinoshita Shoten (Setouchi City)

It was after lunch time but still crowded. We sat at the counter seats. Alright, let’s grab something.

Cafe Kinoshita Shoten (Setouchi City)

Cafe Kinoshita Shoten (Setouchi City)

Coffee is surely good. We just couldn’t stay long because of the crowd. That’s dilemma for popular cafes, I suppose. I am not being negative but we have to be sure that we got enough time for lining up.

Cafe Kinoshita Shoten (Setouchi City)

Let’s call it a day.

Information

Name Kinoshita Shoten (キノシタショウテン)
Access 342-2 Owari, Okucho, Setouchi-shi, Okayama
Business Hours 7:00 – 18:00

Closed: Thursdays

Contact 086-924-7733
Website http://kinoshitashouten.com/ (in JP)

Lastly

How do you find it? Actually this owner has several locations in Okayama Prefecture without Kinoshita Shoten name. I would like to try those if it makes differences.

See you around!

Kaffee Barnack in Okayama City

Kaffee Barnack in Okayama City

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce Kaffee Barnack in Okayama City this time.

Kaffee Barnack in Okayama City

Kaffee Barnack is located in the Aoe area (Kita ward), along the Route 30. The building looks not so visible but I wouldn’t miss it.

As you enter the cafe, a lady serves you over the counter. I suppose she’s the owner. It has huge selection of coffee beans displayed on the wall which is about 30. Some coffee beans look unfamiliar like …Mexico? I don’t think I’ve tried one.

So I’ve got this Mexican coffee with some pastry.

Speaking of atmosphere, I didn’t feel much pressure but this cafe isn’t a place for a long stay. A bit like a bar, I suppose. Drink and go. However, we were a bit amazed by its selection and our coffee was actually pretty good. Something different from regular coffee we have.

Let’s call it a day.

Information

Name Kaffee Barnack (自家焙煎珈琲 カフェバルナック)
Access 1-7-22 Aoe, Kitaku, Okayama City
Business Hours 11:00-19:00

Closed: Thursdays

Contact 086-221-2070

Lastly

How do you find it? It was a little different experience compare to other cafes.  Please swing by when you get around.

See you around!