Nestle’s global coffee brand Nescafe recently opened their first permanent nap cafe in Oimachi in the business district of Shinagawa on March 6.
The cafe, called Nescafe Sleep Cafe, provides leather reclining chairs and beds where customers can go to enjoy Nescafe’s Gold Blend coffee and get anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 full hours of sleep. Nescafe has opened three pop-up cafes blending sleep and coffee in the past, and they must have performed well because this Oimachi cafe is here to stay!
While we can’t exactly say that the real thing looks as luxury-meets-futuristic as the concept images, the Nescafe Sleep Cafe is a solid step-up from your average smoke-scented manga kissa (Internet cafes stocked with manga that can double-up as uncomfortable overnight accommodation) and provides a nice haven for the tired Tokyo masses.
Choose between a nap or a sleep course
Nescafe Sleep Cafe offers two types of course: a nap course and a sleep course. The nap courses start from ¥750 (US$6.71) for a 30-min nap on one of their reclining chairs, and sleep courses start from ¥1,500 (US$13.43) for one hour with a choice of reclining chair or bed.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a cafe without coffee, and the Nescafe Sleep Cafe delivers on that front. Shorter courses include one complimentary coffee, and longer courses include one decaffeinated coffee before lying down and one caffeinated coffee when you wake up — giving you an extra energy boost to get back to the office or continue exploring Tokyo.
Customize your course to get the best nap possible
Along with providing amenities and maintaining an optimal temperature for sleep, Nescafe Sleep Cafe also offers the following customizable options to help you achieve maximum relaxation:
- Choice of stiffness in pillows and mattresses (so none of those awful bean pillows)
- Smart lights with customizable colors and brightness levels
- A smart eye mask that monitors sleep patterns which you’ll get a record of when you leave
Whether you’re looking for a concept cafe with beds and the soothing sounds of snoring on your next trip in Tokyo or simply need an afternoon off to catch up on z’s, Nescafe Sleep Cafe is here to help you have the nap of your dreams.
How to get there
The Nescafe Sleep Cafe (ネスカフェ 睡眠カフェ) is about a 4-minute walk from JR Oimachi Station.