K Coffee Nara || Japan specialty coffee guide
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For anyone traveling to Osaka, Nara deer park is probably at the top of everyone's day trip list. During my stay in Osaka, I visited Nara 3 times. The first was to pat a few cute deer & do the regular touristy things. The other two days I rented out a bicycle & decided to travel a bit further from the city center.
On those days I rode over 70km, but I saw some beautiful countryside, olden time homes & ancient buildings. Of course, before I went back to the town to return my bike I had to have an afternoon cup of coffee. I rode my bike through the winding backstreets, over bridges & past shrines till I came across a tiny cafe called "K's Coffee". K's Coffee inhabited an old gas station & from what I could gather, was family owned & operated.
The owner's children played in the street adjacent to the coffee shop as she restocked the retail beans. The cafe itself had no inside seating; only the mismatched chairs & tables out the front of the service window. I was thankful as I sat down & waited for my v60 to be brewed.
I was also thankful that the city of Nara itself was very flat because I was about 45 minutes out from returning my bike & had to ride a bit over 8km. I returned my bike with 4 minutes to spare & I think that was due to the awesome fruity filter I had a K Coffee. Cheers!