Coffee in Another Dimension: Enjoy the Cartoon World of 2D Cafe

The coffee shop is located in the Shin Okubo district of Tokyo and it’s every Instagrammer’s dream. Photo courtesy of @aitaikimochi.

In a country where manga and anime were given birth, there’s no doubt that creativity can be seen almost everywhere in Japan. Tokyo is filled with cafes dedicated to everyone’s favorite shows like Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and even the legendary Super Mario Game. Meanwhile, the lovely neighborhood of Shin Okubo resides the famous 2D Cafe in which makes the three-dimensional world look like a flat illustration.

If you ever pretended to be a character in a comic book or manga, this cafe is definitely the one for you. 2D cafe looks like an ordinary cafe from the outside but on the inside takes you to a different dimension. It’s like stepping into a manga comic panel.

The cafe’s overall interior features white surfaces with uneven black edges to make it look like a sketch. The all-white furniture is convincing indeed, however, there are parts of the cafe that are certainly just drawings. Decorative items like flower pots, cushions, and curtains are really just flat illustrations. Meanwhile, there are doors and cabinets that are simply drawings, so before leaning on them, check it out first!

There’s no deception at all, and what you’re seeing is indeed flat-plane artwork, like with the curtains and flowers pictured here. Photo Courtesy of 2D Cafe on Twitter.

The interior indeed project a two-dimensional world that is entirely different from our reality. You can live in the moment as you wait for your order to arrive. The 2D Cafe is more than just its exceptional façade. As a cafe, it offers a wide variety of luscious bubble teas. Its bestseller is the brown sugar milk tea that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. Other equally-appetizing bubbles teas include strawberry, mango, and peach. 

In addition to bubbles teas, 2D Cafe also offers a wide range of shaved ice bowl in different flavors – peach, pineapple, mango, azuki beans, banana, blueberry, and strawberry. The colorful desserts are so colorful that they ironically contrast the monochrome ambiance. So when your order arrives, the vivid colors of the food and drinks will instantly bring you back to reality.


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While the flat surfaces are white, the edges all have soft, uneven black stripes, in the style of sketch lines. Photo courtesy of 2D Cafe on Twitter.

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