Inside The Secret Angel Library Cafe in Japan

A well-hidden, exclusive cafe in Japan has been discovered and it’s mesmerizing coffee lovers for its unique, ethereal ambiance.

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Located underneath the Cacao Market in Gion District of Kyoto, the Angel Library cafe is so private that only guests with a special code are allowed to enter, reported RocketNews24.

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The secret shop was initially brought to the spotlight by Japanese Twitter user @probotprobot who posted images about their recent visit:

“There’s a cafe I want to go to next time I go to Kyoto!

It’s a secret cafe underneath CACAO MARKET in Gion.

You tell a staff member that you want to use the cafe, and then they will hand you a secret code. You have to go around to the back to a door behind the building and put in the code, then when you go downstairs….”

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Outside, Cacao Market is made to look like a typical store, with no indication of a cafe inside it.

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Clients who are in-the-know can merely ask for the secret cafe and they will be provided a code, one that is changed daily. They are then directed to go around to a very mystical-looking entrance at the back.

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Only after descending through a mysterious staircase is the hidden Angel Library cafe finally revealed.

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Adorned with angel-related decor and artwork, the cafe is also stacked with books in its numerous shelves.

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While there were no mystical creatures and beings to be found, the ambiance inside the Angel Library cafe is certainly enough to bring one imaginative customer to another world.

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For that coffee time with a bit of an Alice in Wonderland/Harry Potter vibe, adventurous souls may discover the Angel Library cafe here: Kyoto-fu, Kyoto-shi, Higashiyama-ku, Tokiwacho 165-2

京都府 京都市東山区 常盤町 165-2 B1F.

The secret shop is open daily, except Tuesdays, from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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