It’s hot right now. A wall of drenching humidity slams into you as soon as you step outside the cool confines of anywhere with air-con. So… why would Saori, my Sunday best pal, and I think it’d be a good idea to walk down to Naka-Meguro and visit Sidewalk Stand. Good question, but the answer is fairly simple. Sidewalk Stand has fucking great coffee and fucking great sandwiches.
Occupying a tiny triangle shaped space in Nakameguro, Sidewalk Stand serves AllPress Coffee and hand made toasted sandwiches. I kinda had forgotten what a decent toastie tasted like so the D.T.C (¥850) with Dry Tomato, Chicken Breast, Fresh Basil and Mozzarella Cheese had me salivating from the second I read the menu. They are small in size for the price but hey, these aren’t Japanese ingredients man.
Clientele is trendy 25-35 year old locals. Fit out is timber counter tops and black and white minimalism on the customer space and cluttered black and aluminium in the kitchen.
There’s no seating apart from outside, which in this heat will get you heatstroke in about 2 seconds so stand under the air-con inside, get a iced latte and a D.T.C and engage in friendly banter with the staff. Like Saori and I did much to the detest of the other customers wanting to get in on that air-con.
Sidewalk Stand is located at:
Saito Building 1F,
1-23-14 Aobadai, Meguro-ku
© 2017 Carey Ciuro