This concept cafe was built on the same plot occupied by Kunitomo’s original coffee shop, Omotesando Koffee (now boasting several locations worldwide). “Mameya” in Japanese can be translated to ‘bean shop’, which is essentially all it is. There’s no seating, no food, no milk, and no sugar. It’s simply coffee in its purest form. The result is a stunning space that feels more like a shrine dedicated to the art of making coffee than a traditional café.
Mameya’s charming and attentive baristas perform a consultation of sorts with every customer to help them choose a coffee they’ll love. Nearly 20 different beans from the world’s best coffee roasters are on offer, (including La Cabra, Single O, Gardelli, Code Black, Cupping Room, Tokado, and more) mapped in order from lightest to darkest roast.
After savouring your cup, be sure to take home some beans — a hand-written recipe based on your homebrew method is included. It’s easy to wax lyrical about Koffee Mameya, but it is truly an unforgettable experience that must be witnessed firsthand.