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Travel in Japan - Angelus Cafe, Asakusa Tokyo

If you are looking for some historical rest stop in Asakusa area, then Angelus, founded in 1946, will be your best choice in Asakusa.

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Angelus is located on Orange Tori. The out front is a glass counter selling the variety of seasonal fancy cakes. I walked past there all the time and finally decided to have a rest after work. 
The outside of the house looks very normal, however, when you walk in, the whole building contains 4 different layouts.

The main concept of this retro cafe is using dark brown wood and creamy wall paint. Once you walk in, the atmosphere takes you back to 1946 that period. Here, most of the customers are older generations. You can tell that they might be started visit here since they were young. 

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I ordered a strawberry cake with a blended coffee. The coffee tastes good, as well as this cute strawberry cake. The price compares with those chain coffee shops will be a little bit expensive. Therefore, 500 yen for a cup of coffee in this kind of retro cafe seems very normal in Japan. They very care about the quality of the food as well as the environment. 

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When you sitting inside Angelus by the window seat. You can see local people and tourists from all around the world walking pass. In this fast-moving century, there are so many histories and traditional buildings and culture are losing day by day.
Time to forget about Starbucks, this is the best place for you to experience the real Japanese culture and lifestyle.

Address: 1 Chome-17-6 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo 111-0032

Travel in Japan - 天国カフェ Coffee of Tengoku, Asakusa

As my working space is near Asakusa and my Airbnb is in Asakusa as well, so I almost go through there every single day. This cafe - Coffee of Tengoku always has lots of people queueing outside. Finally, I picked up a time and visited this cafe. Be aware, even if you go there on the weekday, you might still need to wait for a bit in order to get in.

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Coffee of Tengoku is a very small local cafe in Asakusa, it has less than 10 seats which is a very traditional Japanese way. Tengoku in Japanese means "Heaven". 
The popular food here which is the Tengoku Pankake. Also, you can choose Tengoku hotdog etc. 

I personally do not really like pancakes and sweet stuff, so for me, it tastes just fine. But seems in Japan, sweet things are very popular. They like pancakes, ice-creams, sweet toasts etc.

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Generally, the coffee tastes good, pancake to me very average. Cafe environment is standard, a little bit crowded. 

If you are interested in this cafe and want to get some special survivors home, this can be a fun place.

Address: Address: 〒111-0032 Tokyo, Taitō, Asakusa, 1−41−9 (Tuesday closed)

Travel in Japan - 菓子工房 Ressources

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菓子工房 Ressources

The cafe is not that big, it only has 3 set of tables. The main space is a bakery space, which you can book online to learn how to make cute desserts.  The only thing I don't like which is you need to order a dessert + a drink as a set. You can not only order a coffee or tea. Uh... this is a little bit weird.

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The whole shop interior is towards vintage/retro style, very fit into Asakusa's Edo Period felling. If you are looking for some special cafe around Asakusa area, this is a good place to relax.

Address: Yubinbango111-0032
Taito-ku, Tokyo Asakusa 3-chome, 31-7 

I usually fancy a cup of nice coffee and a small dessert after clean up my Airbnb rooms. That is how I found this stylish cafe hiding inside back Asakusa area. 

The name of the cafe translate to English is "Sweets Factory - Ressources". It is not far from main Asakusa area, but you do need a google map to find it. Because of the small streets in Japan, they just look like exactly the same. lol
I actually miss the entrance the first time when I focusing on my google map, so be careful when you are trying so hard to find it, it probably just in front of you.

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菓子工房 Ressources

So I ordered a cup of milk tea + a pudding, my boyfriend ordered a cup of original coffee + a cheesecake. Two sets cost us around 2300 JPY, I think this is an average price in a Japanese individual cafe. The desserts are great! So fresh and not over sweet.
 

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