Espresso Comes to Kobe

Well, I've been predicting it for a couple of years now. I've seen tentative attempts by some, but now I can say for sure that espresso-and the culture that surrounds it-have finally and permanently arrived in Kobe.

Here is an incomplete list of coffee shops and espresso bars in Kobe that serve the real thing.




UCC Coffee Bar


Popolo Deli


Organic Garden