Named after Japan’s all-day cafes, Kissaten was developed by owner Adam Wright to capture the spirit of a traditional Japanese coffee house. Take a seat inside the intimate cafe, enjoy the sunny courtyard, or grab a takeaway coffee from the window next to a large car park where you can pull up for a quick order.
The menu isn’t traditionally Japanese in its entirety, but the inspiration is present throughout. Find ramen three ways: a shio tonkotsu, a vegetarian version, and a rich, untraditional breakfast ramen. From 8am, there’s also pork katsu sandos, Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki and omurice, a soft, fluffy omelette atop fried rice and drizzled with demi-glace.
Like at Japanese kissaten, coffee and tea are a big focus. Beans come from Abbotsford’s Locale Espresso, while the spice mix for the cafe’s signature hojicha (green tea) latte is made in-house.
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