Oh man, this Japanese coffee “kissa” looks completely inviting.
I’d love to find a corner in this place and spend a few hours with a good book, a cup of coffee, and a little plate of food.
So culturally distinctive that many kissas serve
pizza toast to eat with your coffee.
Rather hang out here than in Starbucks any day…
But that’s just me.
Craig Mod is an American writer/programmer/photographer who lives in Japan, and is fascinated by the distinctively Japanese coffeeshop/cafe called kissa. They’re sort of dying out now, thanks to Starbucks and the like, so Mod visited pretty much every kissa he could find and wrote a book about them. All kissa serve coffee and most of them serve “pizza toast” to eat as you drink your coffee.