Translated by Hanni T.
Aww, How Sweet! The Panda Latte at C’s CAFE In Ueno
Written by Miku Yasuda
Though many feel Ueno Park, the Saigo Takamori statue, or Ameyoko are symbols of Ueno, nothing beats the pandas in Ueno Zoo, and C's CAFE knows it!
Do you have any idea what Japanese people will think of when hearing "Ueno"?
Most people may associate it with Ueno Park, the bronze statue of Saigo Takamori, or Ameyoko shopping street. Yet pandas are the most popular answer for sure.
The pandas are the most popular stars at the Ueno Zoo, they're the reason that the area around Ueno, right down to the doors on the platform have panda designs on them.
And this is the only place where you can find colorful panda latte art in all of Tokyo.
The Popular C's Cafe in Ueno Station
The lovely C's Cafe is right next to the Park Exit inside JR Ueno Station. It is not necessary to go outside of the ticket gates to enjoy this cafe, which makes it very convenient on rainy days or when you have time to kill between switching trains. The illustrations of the animals on its windows are very Ueno-style.
The hand-crafted interior design creates a home-like atmosphere. It opens at 7:00 in the morning, so it is a good place to stop for breakfast too.
Too Cute to Drink! This Latte Art Will Kill Your Camera's Battery
I ordered a cafe latte (500 yen) as soon as I was seated. The result is too amazing to be fully appreciated through a photography alone.
If you order a latte, it usually comes with a panda painting on it, however, it is safer to ask staff for your panda painting in advance.
There's even a panda illustration on the cup itself. This cafe is a really great place to relax, enjoy some delicious food and look at all the panda goods. A cafe by day and bar by night, C’s CAFE inside Ueno Station is an all-purpose, fun place to hang out.
Address: Ecute Ueno, JR Ueno Station, 3F,7-1-1 Ueno, Taitoku, Tokyo
Hours: Mon–Sat 7:00–22:00 (Sun/Holidays 7:00–21:30
Nearest Station： Ueno Station (上野駅)
Access: JR Ueno Park Exit
Pricing: from 500 yen
Phone Number: +81(0)3-5826-5605
Website: C's CAFE