Charm Coffee

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A surprisingly popular Coffee Shop in the Aoyama section of Minato ward. The building has two floors, though only the first floor is available to customers. The theme of the cafe is "Charmingly Elegant." This theme has the waiters and waitresses dressed up in sleek, elegant outfits of black vest and pats with white button down blouses and gold accents and the emblem of the shop on their back. The decor of the shop is that of an Autumn evening and is filled with a lot of dark hues of dark brown, black, reds, and streaks of gold. The emblem of the cafe is a golden leaf encircled by two rings, the inner ring black and the outer ring red on a dark brown background. The waitstaff is very charismatic and attentive.

The music is very appealing and smooth with an indie flair. A lot of local and up-and-coming singers showcase their music by selling their CD's and having small performances on Music Night every Sunday night from 8 till 10:30.

Recently, they've started having Open Mic Night on Friday evenings. This is where one can go and recite poetry, tell stories, sing acoustic songs. It's a lot more laid back and the people that perform are more on an amateur level than professional.

Along with regional varieties of excellent coffee, this cafe also offers a large selection of teas, hot chocolate, and a daily selection of freshly made sweets and pastries, which are delivered to them by Cafe Flowerbell.

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Hours: Tues-Thurs: 0800 - 1000

Fri-Sun: 0800 - 1100

Charm Coffee is closed on Mondays.

History

Formerly Nice Cafe, Mayu Minamoto bought the failing cafe and refurbished it into Charm Coffee in 2012. The shop had some trouble getting on its feet but through a viral ad campaign with the help of well known actress Kaifuu Aoi, Charm Coffee was able to become increasingly popular. Mayu is the owner and manager. As of July, 2016, they received their liquor license.

Mayu considers Charm Coffee to be a safe haven for all Sailor Senshi.


Menu

Coffee

Hot

  • Charm Blend - The house special, served with a swirled drop of the secret ingredient known as Heaven.
  • Simple Espresso - 30 ml shot of espresso.
  • Cappuccino - 60 ml espresso, 60 ml, steamed milk, 60 ml foam.
  • Mocha - 60 ml espresso, 60 ml chocolate, 30 ml steamed milk.
  • Latte - 60 ml espresso, 300 ml steamed milk, 2 ml foamed milk.
  • Cafe Au Lait - strong coffee with warm, steamed milk.
  • Americano - 30 ml espresso, 60 ml water.
  • Noisette - A Big Shot of Espresso with half a shot of hot milk.
  • Macchiato - A shot of espresso with just a dab of foamed milk.
  • Doppio - 60 ml shot of espresso.
  • Ristretto - 22 ml Super Concentrated espresso.
  • Regular Joe - a simple cup of coffee.
  • Irregular Joe - a simple cup of decaf coffee.

Cold

  • Iced Blend - The house special, served with ice and a hint of Heaven and an extra sweetener.
  • Iced Coffee - Chilled decaf coffee served in a glass of ice.
  • Cinnamon Spiced - Coffee, ground cinnamon, cold water, sweetened condensed milk, and ice.
  • Coconut Cafe - Chilled coconut milk, coffee, sweetened condensed milk, ice.
  • Charm Frappe - A milkshake of ice, coffee, chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and a choice of flavored syrup.

Syrups

  • Heaven
  • Strawberry
  • Coconut
  • Almond
  • Chocolate
  • Caramel
  • Hazelnut


Tea

Chocolate

Pastries

The daily assortment of sweets and pastries are from Cafe Flowerbell. They change everyday so it's good to check what's behind the glass display case next to the counter!

One might find a ChocoChoco Chip Cookie ($1.50) or an Luscious Eclair ($3.50).

Every day is a surprise!

Alcohol

Charm Coffee offers a select few alcoholic beverages that go with the theme of the shop.

Food

Charm Coffee offers a limited selection of food, depending on the day of the week.


  • Tuesday:
    • TonTonTonkatsu Don - $7.50
    • Shiny Omurice - $15.50
    • Puffy Potato Croquettes - $5.50


  • Wednesday:


  • Thursday:


  • Friday:


  • Saturday:
    • Supah Udon - $12.50
    • Meaty Curry Rice - $11.00
    • Kansai-style Okonomiyaki - $10.50


  • Sunday:


Staff

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From left to right: Mayu, Marie, Nanako, Jackie, Izumi, and Daisy


Mayu Minamoto: Owner and Manager

Marie Ishihara: Assistant Manager and Substitute Server


Full-Time Servers

Nanako Baba

Jackie Delarose

Izumi Nagai

Daisy Jenkins

MaryLou Kakaku

OPEN POSITION: HELP WANTED


Part-Time Servers

Setsuna Saizuki

Cintia Ueno

Yurika Linriel

Kohana Someina

Katsumi Isamu

Ayami Karatsu


Kitchen Staff

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Security

Kokayo Wasanata


Former Employees

Kazue Karatsu


Shifts

Mon-Thurs

Opening Shift: 7:00 - 12:00.

Lunch Shift: 11:30 - 4:30.

Part Time Shift: 2:30 - 6:30

Closing Shift: 4:00 - 10:30.

Fri-Sun

Opening Shift: 7:00 - 12:00.

Lunch Shift: 10:00 - 3:00.

Part Time shift: 2:30 - 7:30

Evening Shift: 3:00 - 10:00.

Closing Shift: 5:00 - 11:30


Weekly Work Schedule

Work schedule as of February 2017


  • Monday closed


  • Tuesday
    • Opening: Izumi
    • Lunch: Daisy
    • Part-Time: Katsumi or Cintia
    • Closing: Jackie and HELP WANTED


  • Wednesday
    • Opening: Nanako
    • Lunch: Marie
    • Part-Time: Kohana or Setsuna
    • Closing: Daisy and HELP WANTED


  • Thursday
    • Opening: Izumi
    • Lunch: Mary
    • Part-Time: Ayami or Setsuna
    • Closing: Nanako and Jackie


  • Friday
    • Opening: Daisy
    • Lunch: Mary
    • Part-Time: Yurika and/or Ayami
    • Evening: Jackie
    • Closing: HELP WANTED
  • Saturday
    • Opening: Izumi
    • Lunch: Mary
    • Part-Time: Kohana and/or Katsumi
    • Evening: Daisy
    • Closing: Nanako


  • Sunday
    • Opening: Jackie
    • Lunch: Izumi
    • Part-Time: Cintia, Setsuna, and/or Yurika
    • Evening: Daisy
    • Closing: Nanako