Back in October 2015, a concept store called CANVAS TOKYO opened in Hiroo, Shibuya. Many people have since become repeat customers for the delicious coffee and doughnuts that they offer. Find out more about this stylish space and what else they have in store!
CANVAS TOKYO is an open concept store that aims to provide a place of “minimal gathering.” CANVAS TOKYO, in terms of its function as a cafe, is an unusual gathering of three food brands: Mark Espresso, Ramey Circus, and nico donuts.
1. Mark Espresso
Mark Espresso is a specialty coffee store that provides coffee made from an original roasted blend. The types of coffee available are espresso, Americano, long black, cafe latte, cappuccino, and flat white. Their prices range from 480 yen to 600 yen.
Other than coffee, there are also types of tea and soft drinks available. Mark Espresso has rooibos tea, blood orange juice, and Martinelli’s apple juice. These are all priced at 600 yen.
For adults looking for a slight kick to end their evening, Mark Espresso also has three types of beers available: Carlsberg, Corona, and Guinness.
2. Ramey Circus
Ramey Circus is a unique Tex-Mex shop where you can pick up burrito bowls and sandwiches. Their burrito bowls, called “Ramey Bowls,” come in two types: butchers chili con carne and brewers pork. These are both 800 yen. Their sandwiches also come in the same two flavors and are each priced at 480 yen.
Ramey Circus also has a wide range of soybean smoothies, available in the flavors: banana, strawberry, pineapple, mango, kale banana, and acai banana. These are priced from 700 yen to 800 yen. They also have two house brand sodas, in strawberry and blueberry, that are 650 yen each.
3. nico donuts
The doughnuts from nico donuts are made with wholesome ingredients such as multigrain powder and soybean paste. This makes their doughnuts healthy and natural, with an emphasis on the flavor and taste of the natural ingredients. These treats go perfectly with the drinks sold at Mark Espresso as well!
nico donuts have a range of flavors for you to choose from: plain, cinnamon sugar, vanilla sugar, kinako (roasted soybean flour), sesame milk, Belgian chocolate, and berry berry. The price of the doughnuts ranges from 190 to 250 yen.
In November 2017, CANVAS TOKYO expanded its franchise to Daikanyama by opening a new space called “ink by CANVAS TOKYO.” It is a cafe that provides Instagram-worthy, aesthetically pleasing, colorful lattes. The items available at ink by CANVAS TOKYO are different from the original concept store, with a larger emphasis on lattes, pulled pork sandwiches, and croissant paninis.
“Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it,” is the motto of ink by CANVAS TOKYO. As you can tell from its name, the items available here are colorful. They have six types of colored lattes so you are sure to find a favorite.
Not only are these concept stores and cafes Instagram-worthy, they also serve tasty food and drinks, making them truly worth a visit. Don’t forget to drop by CANVAS TOKYO and/or ink by CANVAS TOKYO the next time you’re in Shibuya!