We had our Japanese breakfast with the fishmongers at the market then took the JR back towards Shinjuku, to go back to our hotel and take a nap before heading back out to Roppongi.
But we had not had any coffee that morning and we were a little bit sleepy after such an early wake up call. While walking towards the station's west exit, we came across a tiny and beautiful coffee house that looked just like the place we need to rest our feet (the fish market is a few football fields too big) and get some much needed caffeine.
Café Amati offers table service, it is lovingly lighted, with pretty silverware and a collection of Wedgwood porcelain. Every place setting is different, all of them beautiful and the thimble-like silver creamers cute as a button and small enough for Thumbelina to take a bath in.
The coffee, was dark, creamy, strong and delicious and the toast, my gosh, the toast! Thick and eggy, brioche-like served hot and golden with a choice of jams and Hokkaido butter.
In such beautiful and warm surroundings and with coffee so delicious, we were no longer in a hurry for any nap. Who says you can't find Zen while having a cup of coffee?
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