Our favorite place to eat breakfast in Tokyo is a wonderful coffee shop just about a minute walk from our room. It’s actually a chain store here in Japan called Precious Moments.
We were initially drawn to this particular spot because of its vintage atmosphere. But the food and the service was very good and was the main reason we kept coming back here each morning. The iced coffee is even served in a copper cup, much like a Moscow mule. I loved the fact that we could get a breakfast set for under $5 that included one egg cooked to order, a thick slice of the best buttered toast you have ever tasted, and your choice of coffee. We also loved listening to the sing song voices of the staff as they called out the orders. Since we were staying in a residential area of Tokyo there were not many foreign tourists at this particular location. The staff spoke very little English so there definitely was a language barrier. Just the simple act of asking for some salt for my egg turned into a scene worthy of a Saturday Night live sketch. But I think they tolerated our daily visits quite well and dare I say even came to enjoy seeing our faces each morning? All I know for certain is that I am going to miss that buttered toast!!!
“He was my cream, and I was his coffee –
And when you poured us together, it was something.”