ON THE CORNER
COFFEE, DELI, BEER AND MORE
Modern and simplistic interior — jet black clock, metallic desk lamp, wooden table and leather sofa seating, On the Corner is situated in a quiet corner in Shibuya (Tokyo). Sharing the same address as the renowned No. 8 Bear Pond, which offering the best coffee in town, On the Corner made its name as the ‘dream brunch spot’. Whether it is a full breakfast or vegetable dish one is after, On the Corner is an excellent restaurant as well as a venue for hanging out.
In keeping with the aesthetic of La Esquina (aka The Corner, in New York), Multi creator Kunichi Nomura is the interior designer of On the Corner (responsible for WTAPS publication ‘PHILOSOPHY ZINE’, fashion labels Band of Outsiders and Bedwin), celebrated art director Naomi Hirabayashi (previously involved in projects for Shiseido, Utada Hikaru and lifestyle and clothing label Arts & Science) is also involved as its creative consultant. The signature dishes are ‘Power Breakfast’ — bacon, sausage, tomato, potato, mushroom, fried egg and cheese; steaming hot pancakes; daily lunch menu offers rice and pasta, as well as espresso, latte, dessert and other drinks. On the Corner’s Food Director Masayo Funakoshi claims that ‘good restaurants can change the city’, and aims to offer beloved dishes round the clock.
Sunday Issue — a gallery, book store and lounge bar located on the second floor — completes On the Corner (and vice versa). ‘We LOVE Japan’, a charity project as seen in ‘Numero TOKYO’ June issue, is its latest event. Participants of the performance and exhibition event include Undercover, Kate Moss, H&M, Mastermind Japan, sacai and Kiko Mizuhara. It aims to revitalise the spirit of Tokyo streets.
Text & Edit: Carmen Lee | Translation: dilettante
Photo Courtesy: ON THE CORNER
Update: 27 May 2011
ON THE CORNER