Ka-Ku is a rather special cafe-cum-pen shop. You’ll recognize it by its streetside exhibition of pens and assorted stationery, giving just a hint of what lies within. Inside, the shop has some 300 exquisitely-crafted designer fountain and ballpoint pens amongst other fine stationery. At its “Ink Labo” you can mix your own ink from 24 base colors in just 30 minutes. The cafe is the only one in Kyushu to serve ‘Ice Brewed Coffee’ (¥500); its rich flavor perfectly compliments a lengthy writing session. The cafe has Wi-Fi, an outdoor terrace and a power outlet at each table.
Menu: (excl. tax): “Labo” ¥2,000 (30ml/bottle, incl. 1 drink), cold brew coffee ¥500, iced coffee ¥450, lemon yogurt cake ¥380
Originally published in the Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn215, Nov. 2016)