Ef Cafe
Asakusa: Cafe
Ef Cafe (Asakusa: Cafe)
Ef Cafe
Open 11am-11pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Sun: Open Sundays

Ef Cafe isn't a cat cafe, it's simply a cafe with a resident cat which also happens to exhibit cat-centered artwork on the walls, serve drinks in cat-themed glassware, and sell a small, tasteful collection of feline-focused knick-knacks. During the day they serve espresso beverages, teas, mini-pizzas and other light snacks, switching to a more alcohol-centered bar menu after six pm.

Attached to the back of the cafe is a traditional kura-style warehouse, which the staff give guided tours of. The kura is frequently the venue for musical performances (usually traditional Japanese music) and art exhibitions. Open until 2am Fridays, 10pm Sundays; gallery hours are earlier.

Taito-ku, Kaminarimon 2-19-18.
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