So, it has been three weeks living in the amazing metropolis of Tokyo, and of all the beautiful areas this city offers, I feel very fortunate to be living in Koenji, a charming and welcoming neighbourhood in the Suginami Ward, full of independent cafes, restaurants, and vintage stores tucked away in its endless maze of narrow streets.
Although I need to do a proper introduction to this little secret called Koenji, I could not help it getting ahead of myself and had to share with you what has now become my regular coffee spot in the neighbourhood. Being a coffee lover, I love roaming the streets looking for places where I can enjoy a good cup of coffee, a comfortable atmosphere, and great service. Well…at Honohono Cafe I found that and much more.
Honohono is nestled in Koenji’s main pedestrian strip, about a 15-minute walk south of the JR station. It looks very unassuming from the outside, but on the inside, the owners have done a great job to make you feel as if you are walking into your own living room…that is a living room full of beautiful vintage furniture, all of which I want to take home every time I visit.
The coffee is of course delicious and the main reason I come to Honohono. It is served in a different hand-crafted cup each visit, making the smooth cremma look even tastier then it already is. And if you are not a coffee lover per se…no need to worry. Following on the guidelines of cafe culture in Tokyo, Honohono offers a food menu full of tasty treats…salads, curry dishes, miso soup (of course) and sweets that will make your mouth water.
The experience at Honohono Cafe wouldn’t be complete without the welcoming service that the owners provide. Always friendly and with a big smile on their face, the two girls running this place are doing it right…and I am definitely sold on it.
Please do yourself a favour and visit Koenji and Honohono Café. You will not be disappointed.
For more information please visit: http://honohonocafe.com