Kumusta? It’s Mr. Wada back in duty lang. (clear throat) I would like to introduce Aburatsu Coffee cafe in Nichinan City (Miyazaki Prefecture) this time.
Aburatsu Coffee in Nichinan City
If you look for Starbucks Coffee for drinks, there ain’t one in Nichinan City but Aburatsu Coffee will do!
FYI, Aburatsu is just one station from JR Nichinan Station. Since a professional baseball team named Hiroshima Carp comes over for the off-season training, this area seems to have more stores than in Nichinan area.
Aburatsu Coffee is just a few-minute walk from the Aburatsu Station on the arcade shopping street. Some restaurants around the cafe look nice. I would love to try them another time.
Here we are. Apparently it used to be a kissaten (old style cafe), and reopened by a local company. FYI, this cafe offers free WiFi (big deal!).
I find its interior and atmosphere neat. Jazz music they play adds up extra coolness. Food menu looks rather ordinary though drinks are cool.
Aburatsu Coffee (油津コーヒー)
3-7-33 Iwasaki, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki
Closed on Wednesdays
How do you find it? It may be a good place to hang out regularly (perhaps it is a hangout for locals).
Konnichiwa! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty desu. I would like to introduce a container cafe called Machi-Koba Cafe in Nichinan this time.
Container Cafe: Machi-Koba Cafe in Nichinan
First of all, I didn’t know why it is called Machi (town) Koba (workshop / factory). It was just listed by online search. As we got to the place it made all sense. The name was a big hint!
A cafe in a factory huh? We need to investigate. Let’s take a look around.
Containers for Rent
While waiting for our drinks, we took a look at containers in the factory (it was more like a warehouse?). A barista told me that the company rent these containers out as storage. That’s a cool idea. When searching online, I thought we’d be sipping drinks in one of these like prisoners. Hehe. That’d be cool as well.
Now I’ve got a question; Which would you pick for having drinks?
A. a barista container (where he prepares drinks)
B. ‘outdoor’ seats (next to the barista container)
C. an air-conditioned-private container
We would go for ….(drum rolls)……..C! (we wouldn’t feel comfortable with the barista in a small container anyway…) Now I see that this cafe is to promote the containers. The same idea as showrooms (I saw catalogs at our seat). Anyway it is a neat idea, don’t you think? Coffee was good, hand dripped.