Fuglen, Tokyo

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Looking for a blast of Nordic cool in Tokyo? Hailing from Oslo, Fuglen (which means “the bird” in Norwegian) is a stylish blend of coffee bar by day and a cocktail bar by night. Located in a small alley near Yoyogi Park, Fuglen Tokyo is decorated with vintage furniture – every piece is for sale!

Night owls may wish to drop by in the evenings for the cocktail menu developed by champion bartender Halvor Digernes and the unusual mix of both Japanese and Norwegian craft beers. (Digernes is the co-owner of Fuglen, together with vintage design expert Einar Kleppe Holthe and Peppe Trulsen, who runs one of the oldest coffee companies in Oslo, Stockfleths.)

There has been some cultural cross-pollination even before Fuglen arrived in Tokyo. Its original shop in Oslo, Kaffefuglen (established in 1963), was declared a cultural heritage site by Widar Halén, the senior curator at the Norwegian National Museum, due to its showcase of Japanese influence on 1950s Scandinavian design. The walls — covered with 1950s-style Biri-straw wallpaper — demonstrate this amply.

Coffee lovers, though, will do well to come by during the day for some delicious brews made from seasonal single origins, ranging from the sweet and chocolaty La Folie from Guatemala to the Kiunyu from Kenya, which has notes of raspberry and dates. Espressos are impeccable too; however, a filter brew might be a better choice for lingering over with a good book. Relax, and enjoy…

到訪過東京的朋友不難發現那的咖啡館林立,
除了當地本土咖啡館外,
近年來更有不少的國外名店也紛紛入駐。
在代代木公園附近的Fuglen便是這樣一家過江猛龍。
Fuglen在挪威語里是鳥的意思,
原店Kaffefuglen設于挪威奧斯陸,早於1963年就開始營業,
是許多咖啡客心目中的朝聖地之一。

代代木這家分店的裝潢以北歐復古風為主,
大量的木質家具配上簡潔的設計,非常的有味道。
這裡白天是一家咖啡館,
在這裡除了可以享用到手沖黑咖啡以及意式咖啡外,
還可以買到他們自家烘焙的豆子。
而到了晚上,咖啡館則搖身一變,成了一家雞尾酒吧,
無論是冠軍調酒師Halvor Digernes所設計的獨特雞尾酒,
還是來自日本以及挪威的精釀啤酒都可以在這嚐到。
一家咖啡館,白天和夜晚兩種風情,
無論是嗜酒還是愛喝咖啡的朋友,
到訪東京時都不妨去看看。


Fuglen Tokyo
1-16-11 Tomigaya, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Open Mon-Tue 8am-10pm / Wed-Thu 8am-1am / Fri 8am-2am / Sat 10am-2am / Sun 10am-1am
fuglen.com

Kenny is a writer. CK is a photographer. Together they café-hop around the world and have contributed to The Malay Mail Online, Time Out, and other cool publications. Read more of Kenny’s stories at Life for Beginners and check out CK’s photography at Devil's Tales 胡思亂想.

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