We’ve had the West time!

Ginza West is a tiny old coffee shop in Ginza that always lifts my mood from the moment I step into the salon. Welcomed by neatly dressed waitresses, surrounded by shiny silver cutlery on crisp white table cloths and brown velour chairs with the lace trimmed white seat covers just makes me want to be my sunday best.


The sweetest logo on the door at West.

West is one of the coffee shops that made me realized how sweet tea time can be with classical music. The salon has created a completely different atmosphere to the busy outside and has a huge wooden shelf full of old records from the 1920’s. Chris and I always trust coffee shops that have a Beethoven head.


A gigantic cast iron head of Beethoven and a beautiful ikebana at West.

As West is open until 11pm I would often meet friends in Ginza after work to enjoy an unrealistic moment with cakes and cups of coffee and fruit juice. I’d often see some off duty hostess ladies having their break but unlike in Roppongi, they’re often in kimono to make the space even more classic!


After our midnight coffee party.

…so this week I was thrilled when Chris suggested that we spend our evening at West after a tiring day of packing.

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