Nakano: Cafe
Zingaro (Nakano: Cafe)
Open 11am-9pm (Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
decor: Notable decor

Located in the midst the manga, anime and toy stores of Nakano Broadway, Bar Zingaro is a project of well-known pop artist Takashi Murakami. The cafe-bar opened in early 2014 along with four contemporary art galleries in the same complex. It's managed by Oslo-based cafe-bar Fuglen in Shibuya, and serves up a similar menu of gourmet espresso drinks and creative cocktails.

The drinks menu also offers a few different sake labels and a couple of local craft beers - Baird lager and Hitachino Nest Daidai Ale, a nice American-style IPA. The setting is relaxed and appropriately whimsical for the location, with artwork by Murakami on the walls and shelves full of toys in the cafe's front window. Free WiFi is available.

Nakano-ku, Nakano 5-52-15, Nakano Broadway 2F.
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Venue listing from Bento.com4 Star Rating: recommended