This Nendo Coffee Shop is Located on the Second Floor of an Estate

By: Rebecca Byers - Feb 18, 2016
This Nendo coffee shop is situated on the second floor of a sprawling estate located in Tokyo's Minato ward. Located inside the Sogetsu Kaikan, Connel Coffee offers sweeping views of the Akasaka Estate, Korekiyo Takahashi Memorial Park and a stone garden designed by Isamu Noguchi.

The experience of Connel Coffee is marked by its wide-spanning views and mixture of materials, with the natural tones of the wood flooring and counters providing a contrast to the floor-to-ceiling glass walls that showcase the lush trees outside. Additionally, much of the space's original design features have been adapted for new use, like the tulip chairs designed by Eero Saarinen that have been repaired and mirrored tabletops that match the ceiling in the dining room.