Whether it’s hot coffee, a comforting lunch or a cheeky aperitif you need, the latest concept to land at Haus in Central has you covered. Taking over from Omotesando Koffee, which ended its residency at Haus at the end of September, Kiosk / Night Kiosk combines convenience with a cool factor. The first-of-its-kind collaboration between Sake Central and Cafe Life brings the best parts of Japanese kiosk culture to the heart of the city. The crossover concept by sake samurai Elliot Faber and Cafe Life’s owner and executive patissier Tetsuya Matsuoka is injecting fresh energy into the cafe scene, with a full barista programme, Japanese-inspired lunches and pastries, and an evening programme of alcoholic libations.
By day, Kiosk brings locally roasted coffee and Inari tea to be enjoyed with a menu of savoury pies, salads and specially designed Japanese-style cakes by Matsuoka—including the cult favourite Sake Central Noto 88 sake kasu Basque cheesecake. The all-day menu focuses on golden savoury pies, with fillings such as beef short rib with demi-glace sauce, Japanese curry, minestrone, and a special clam chowder version made with a recipe created by Faber and his wife Tiffany. We also love the rich, Japanese-style potato salad topped with crispy jamon, shichimi togarashi and nori.