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Our new cafe in Nakameguro takes its cue from the neighborhood’s penchant for creativity and design. Housed in a former electrical-parts factory three stories high and triangular in shape, we’ve transformed this charming industrial building into a multifaceted space for coffee and community.
The first floor includes the cafe, as well as two kinds of spaces new to Blue Bottle—a tasting room and a workshop. The cafe offers pour-over and espresso service and pastries to go. The tasting room is open to guests curious to smell and sample coffees in barista-led sessions, or in pursuit of learning more about coffee. The workshop area hosts community gatherings and seminars on the topic of coffee, creativity, or any other subject worthy of contemplation.
Designed by Schemata’s Jo Nagasaka, the building retains an industrial feel with concrete floors and high ceilings. Wood counters, soaring plants, and multilevel visibility add warmth. The open floorplan creates transparency and a dynamism that communicates to all that this is a place for delight and learning. The second and third floors house space for Blue Bottle Coffee teams from Japan and the U.S. to collaborate and exchange ideas.
The Nakameguro neighborhood was not always as popular as it is now. But ever since artists and designers began moving in a few decades ago, the area has become known as an artistic center and a coveted residential area. The Meguro River meanders through, and its high walls resemble an urban canal. Cherry trees line the river on both sides and explode into full blossom in the spring.
Inside the cafe, soaring plants nurtured and grown under radiant light signal a different kind of growth—that of the baristas and coffee lovers who will gather and learn here for years to come.