Tuesday, December 11, 2007

CAFE FRANKENSTEIN: KYOTO'S ANSWER TO STARBUCKS ...!

                             

I'm back in Kyoto, one of my favorite cities in Japan, for a series of meetings this week.  While I haven't had a chance yet to explore much of the city, one trend seems clear:  Starbucks is taking over.  Last time I was in Kyoto -- about a year-and-a-half ago -- I struggled to find a single Starbucks (A Tale of Two Starbucks).  Tonight, however, I've already seen four of them.  I still prefer the Cafe in my hotel, the Hotel Granvia Kyoto, where they prepare coffee in large, glass beakers and heat it over a contraption, pictured here, that looks like it came from Frankenstein's Lab.  What next, Breakfast in a Petrie Dish ...?!?

7 comments:

tenyearnap said...

I clicked on the link and checked out your hotel. OOOH!!!! I wouldn't care if they served hot coffee right into my hand if I could go there. You lucky guy! Have some fun on your vacation...oh, I mean "work." --Cin

gazker said...

Do you have the toilets with warm seats and that wash and wipe your bottoms too?
Gaz

PS, I kinda liked them ;-)

bvaneps834 said...

avoid those petrie dishes----we use em to breed germs!! haha---Barb

princesssaurora said...

Wow... that does look cool!  I think they have Starbuck's in Hell too... I know they must in heaven!  LOL

be well,
Dawn

kattytrick said...

Ahhhh Japan!...My Dad was Military and flew to Japan quite often on temp. duty. When he would return from these trips, he would always bring me a special gift from the "Hello Kitty" stores that were excluesive to Japan only back then. It was my Father who had named me Kittie, and this was a special little something between us. I still have some of my "Hello Kitty" collection. Thanks for the trip down memory lane...Kit

deshelestraci said...

Is no place safe from Starbucks?
Traci

beckiepainton said...

I wouldnt be surprised if they grew the food in a petrie dish....Beckie x