Kyoto is a gorgeous place filled with gardens, palaces and shrines. In a few short weeks Kyoto’s first cherry blossoms are expected to bloom.
Kyoto is also where Ogawa Coffee first began roasting beans in 1952. Boston is almost a full day’s flight from Kyoto, but thankfully it serves as home base for Ogawa Coffee’s first international shop.
The servers behind Ogawa Coffee’s counters are a perfect blend of part barista and part coffee artisan.
Ogawa Coffee’s signature drink (a cold espresso served in martini glass accompanied with small cappuccino) was a blast in a glass sans alcohol.
The gorgeous cappuccino we were served at Ogawa Coffee was almost too pretty to drink. (We encountered a similar conundrum when trying not to damage Love to Go’s lovely 3D coffee critters.)
Even the café’s seating arrangement is fun. Just don’t attempt to balance those precious coffee trays on your lap. You’re much better off resting it on the seat above you.
In addition to a lengthy menu filled with coffee drinks and a monthly special (like the tricolor café shakerato – a drink made with grenadine syrup, ice cream and an Italian iced coffee drink served over ice), Ogawa Coffee also serves a number of breakfast dishes, lunch items and sweets.
Ogawa Coffee’s Boston shop offers pour over classes (from around $30.00) and latte art classes (around $40.00), so if you’re artistically inclined you can attempt your own coffee flower art magic at home.
By late May cherry blossom season in Japan will end and your chances of seeing pink posies will blow away with the wind, so it’s nice to know you can order pretty Kyoto flower power in your coffee from Ogawa Coffee any day of the year.
10 Milk Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Hours: Monday Through Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: (617) 780-7139
Pricing (All in U.S. Dollars or USD): Coffee Drinks $2.75 to $10.25, Other Drinks $4.00 to $5.75, Breakfast Items $4.50 to $8.50, Lunch Items $4.00 to $9.00, Sweets $4.25 to $10.00