Coffee place

Street photography

The first day of discovering Kyoto. Our first stop is a coffee place where we wait for the sudden summer rain to stop—just the time for a coffee and some snacks. I observe the chef working in the open kitchen. He seems lost in his thoughts while preparing the dishes he has been preparing for a long time.

It is an old-style coffee place. On a shelf, there is a dial phone that is from another era. The short menus are hidden behind salt and pepper.

Time has slowed down in this coffee place.

Chef, Kyoto 2011
Menu, Kyoto 2011
Dial, Kyoto 2011