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Would you like cinnamon, cocoa or a dusting of nail jewelry with your cappuccino? From innovative fitness classes to crossover art spaces, new Tokyo cafes are expanding the idea of what goes well with a cup of coffee.

Coffee shops with character have long been an institution in Japan, but  true cafe culture only started to take off about 10 years ago. While coffee chains are now as common as convenience stores and the  designer cafe boom  is still going strong, it appears that some café entrepreneurs are looking beyond java, jazz and scones and serving up some personality with a hobby or two on the side. And we’re not talking maid cafes and cat cafes.

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