Welcome to Behind the Museum Cafe

welcome to the Behind the Museum Cafe
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ehind the Museum Café is a unique café that specializes in Japanese tea and foods, Japanese antiques and art and crafts.

The café serves robust EXTRACTO coffee roasted right here in Portland, Oregon. We offer our own homemade sweets, sandwiches, and assorted Japanese-style appetizers with seasonal vegetables, all of which can be paired with our premium Japanese beers and sakés.

The interior design melds traditional Japanese style with modern flair to create a warm, welcoming space, with an inviting atmosphere.
Henry Higgins Boiled Bagles
Etract CoffeeSugimoto Japanese Tea

We will have a booth at
SAKE FEST PDX again this year.

Please come visit us. We look forward to seeing you there! Details »

Our café staff, Elysia is moving to LA at the end of this month, and Ian is moving to Denver at the end of August.

We are having a Farewell party for them on Wednesday, July 1st at 6pm. Everybody is welcome and we will keep the café open to the public until 8pm.

Chisumi is updating cafe pictures on Instagram!
Please click here and check it!

Nishiura Style Calligraphy and
Flower Arrangement Class in July

Schedule and location »
Cold brew Ice Coffee is back!
We are excited to now be serving our espresso drinks in Moko-san's ceramic cups!

Available for sale at the cafe, made in Portland.


Introducing a new summer time special!
Matchagurt - organic 2% yogurt, organic honey, organic matcha, blueberries, almond crumble (made in house), coconuts!
A healthy little snack $4.50

New Items!!

Hojicha Brownie : $3.50
Hojicha Latte
: $3.75


We are now serving UMESHU!

Umeshu on the Rocks (plum wine) : $6.00
Elegant sweetness, perfect for summer evening


Chikara : Gluten free Energy Cake
will be available in July!

Energy Cake : $4.00
pistachio, macadamias, pecan, walnut, fig, blueberry, raisin, prune egg, butter, brown sugar, and rice flour

Behind The Museum Japanese Tea Ceremony
 Video by Annika Bielig-Bussmann