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not JUST coffee

Walk the streets of Japan for more than a few minutes and you'll quickly realise that people here absolutely love coffee, although NEVER just by itself....

Here's a splendid one for starters....

Sounds nice....

Ever tried a coffee pizza?

Switching the word order may cause confusion....

Even the "&" is back to front.

Wouldn't beer be better?

Not for the indecisive....

"I'll have a coffee, no wait, make that a tea, hang on, coffee, no tea, coffee..." etc etc

No such dilemmas here....

Perfect for the more hirsute members of society....

Enjoy a drink with the popular Japanese figure skater.

A kick in the teeth with every cappuccino!

[Bottom three photos courtesy of London Shop Fronts]
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On Sunday, 28 February, 2010, Blogger LSL said:

Ah, Japan. I've missed you.  

On Monday, 01 March, 2010, Anonymous Invader_Stu said:

I love the sound of Coffee & Coffee  

On Monday, 01 March, 2010, Blogger Living Labyrinth said:

Every inch of Englishness screams at me to finish that sentence likewise in a slow provocative tone: it’s not just coffee, its Japanese coffee. Shame many of you probably won’t get that...  

On Tuesday, 02 March, 2010, Blogger ShibataBread said:

I'll have a large coffee with a room for chest wax, please. Oh, make that two.

As always, love your blog.  

On Wednesday, 03 March, 2010, Blogger Manech said:

The last photo made me smirk.

Though reading the comments and looking at the pictures again, that last photo looks edited. I mean, it doesn't even look like a coffee shop.  

On Wednesday, 03 March, 2010, Anonymous adrian said:

wow that's a nice collection of pictures! I didn't know Japan routinely groups 'coffee' with other things to attract customers...makes the whole Starbucks regime here in the US seem so one-dimensional. haha  

On Thursday, 04 March, 2010, Anonymous Billy W said:

Could have a place inside a train station, right on the platform like the standing udon shops, called "Coffee and the Hereafter."  

On Thursday, 04 March, 2010, Blogger Munin said:

Coffee & Bukaki?  

On Friday, 19 March, 2010, Anonymous bagus said:

Coffee and chest waxing, very good idea. so you can broke faster.  

On Sunday, 11 April, 2010, Anonymous Matthias said:

There is a place called HIFI COFFEE here in Kitahorie.  

On Sunday, 11 April, 2010, Anonymous AdelaideBen said:

If only half of that were true... or should I say, it would be a scary world if it were. Hmmm - coffee and okonomiyake.... now there's a good combination.

How about "coffee & hot water (milk and sugar optional)"... now that's truth in advertising.  

On Friday, 14 May, 2010, Anonymous Shizue said:

I did taste a coffee pizza in Shibuya.  

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