"FabCafe Tokyo", a "manufacturing cafe" in Shibuya, Tokyo, was reopened on August 5th by doubling the store area.
The store is equipped with digital machine tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers, allowing you to experience various creative experiences. I have participated in the macaron engraving experience at "Macaron Fab" before (it looks like this at the sister site En-eating ), but what can I do at the new cafe? I took a peek at the preview!
◆ "Pepper" is resident as a crew!
The location of FabCafe Tokyo is the same as before, just up Dogenzaka from Shibuya station. At the entrance, the popular humanoid robot "Pepper" welcomes you! It will explain the recommended menus and machines.
In addition, the coffee counter, which is much more open than before, offers the hottest "third wave" coffee this year. A bright and friendly barista enjoys a cup of coffee and a conversation.
As you walk through the store with large machines and enter the newly expanded area, you'll see a display wall and an open kitchen that stretch across the wall. The furniture in this area is made from domestic wood selected by the architect himself in Hida. It is a chic gray-like calm space.
◆ Creative fresh vegetables! The main menu is "customized salad"
The main menu of the cafe is "FAB SALAD" (starting at 850 yen), which is a combination of 12 kinds of seasonal vegetables gathered from all over Japan. Choose from bowl salads or sandwiches to eat, and customize toppings and dressings to your liking. In addition, four-color smoothies (600 yen each), hot sandwiches, and main dishes (dinner time only) that are bright to the eye are also available.
◆ Newly introduced "UV printer"
Newly introduced this time is Roland DG's high-precision UV-LED printer "LEF-12". This is a special ink that cures with UV irradiation, so you can print on materials that you can't normally print, such as acrylic. It can be used for 45 minutes at 4,000 yen (advance reservation required on the Web), just like a laser cutter.
◆ You can "Fab" even if you go empty-handed
In addition, the store also has a "Fab package" that allows you to experience various manufacturing experiences even if you come to the store empty-handed. You can also print photos on acrylic cubes using the UV printer you mentioned earlier.
In addition, a support counter has been set up to support the manufacturing of visitors (advance reservation required). The staff will help you shape your ideas.
By the way, the word "Fab" has two meanings, "FABrication" and "FABulous". Mr. Mitsuhiro Suwa, the representative of Loftwork, who runs the cafe, says that he would like to continue to strengthen it as a place to create a "manufacturing community" between customers as well as customers through manufacturing and eating.
Even if you want to give shape to your design or idea, it is difficult for you to get such a device individually. Why don't you enjoy making your own at FabCafe where the latest technology is gathered?
The store is located on the 1st floor of Dogenzaka Pier, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Business hours are from 10:00 to 22:00 (* Shortened business until 18:00 until August 14).
Address:1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Dogenzaka Pier 1F