Piman feels different from most of the health-conscious cafes popping up recently. There's a tried and tested, worn-in vibe here that's exceptionally comfortable. A stoic confidence is in the air -- staff dress in black and wear a polite but somewhat indifferent expression as they volley orders, but it doesn't dampen the charm. A mound of apples serves as functional art to an otherwise low-lit, home-style cafe, and colorful, informative menus invite the customer to engage happily in selecting a juice or dish. Page after page of laminated information tells you which juice mix is good for what ailment -- and reminds you that there are no added sugars besides natural lemon and apple juice. (Information is all in Japanese but they have a simplified English menu on request.)
In line with COVID-19 guidelines, the government is strongly requesting that residents and visitors exercise caution if they choose to visit bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.