I rarely watch animé beyond Studio Ghibli’s work. However, one adorable series I watched nearly to the end was “Polar Bear’s Café” (the original name is “Shirokuma Café”). In fact, I’ve never watched the last episode because I don’t want it to be over! I’ve even been tempted into buying some Shirokuma Cafe merch (the most adorable teaspoon which unfortunately broke in two in the dishwasher *cries).
It’s about a very laid back polar bear who runs an organic café, complete with coffee beans roasted by a group of industrious tree kangaroos! His customers are mostly animals that “work” at the local zoo. It’s the cutest thing ever and I highly recommend checking it out if you’re an animal lover like me.
You can imagine how ecstatic I was to find out that a real life version of this café exists in Takadanobaba, a district in the outskirts of Tokyo. I was lucky to get a chance to stop by last month for a cake and a coffee. Read on for my full experience at the Polar Bear’s Cafe Tokyo.