Sometimes, everything about a place is just perfect.
While exploring the famous Tsuboya district (well known for it’s pottery artists) in the city of Naha / Okinawa, we stumbled upon this tiny little café. Half of the café was a small shop selling hand made mugs and other pottery, the other half was the café itself, with only 4 tables.
I instantly felt in love with the place. Everything was hand made with an great eye for detail. No mug looked alike, all of them were individual pieces of craftsmanship. The single menus as well as the signs on the outside were hand written with small drawings and illustrations.
After enjoying some refreshment (the “Okinawa Lime Drink” was a welcome change on the 37°C pacific island), I secretly wanted to believe that even the oddly shaped ice cubes, which were hand crushed from a big rock of ice, were no coincidence but rather a detail of true dedication.
The young japanese owner did this with full intention, crafted them, at least that’s what I daydreamed, so that everything in her small little café was truly and fully unique.
In case anyone who reads this ever wants to visit: http://goo.gl/maps/VyV9z
I don’t know it’s name, just remembered it’s location in the Tsuboya district. 〒900-0013 Okinawa-ken, Naha-shi, Tsuboya, 1 Chome8 カフェ茶太郎.