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

Due to the requests of many customers,
we have decided to keep our cafe open on Mondays (starting May 1st).

Our Monday hours will be 8 am to 3 pm.
We will be serving a limited food menu on Mondays with only pastries and onigiri.
All drinks will be available as usual.

We are happy to reopen on Mondays!
Thank you!

We got some new t-shirts in with our Chaya Wasabi Popcorn characters!

Now selling at the cafe ($25)

Nishiura Style Calligraphy and
Flower Arrangement Class

Schedule and location »
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.

coco koji drink

New Items!!

Now we are serving Chakin Shibori, Wasabi Mochi, Daifuku Mochi, Matcha Roll. Each for $4.00

coco koji drink

Hojicha Latte !

Now we are serving Chisumi's Hojicha Latte. $4.00

coco koji drink
Serving cold coco-koji with lime!
Coco-Koji is made from homemade Amazake, coconut milk and lime.
Amazake is a fermented koji (Japanese culture) drink.No sugar, no honey, naturally and elegantly sweetened. Of course contains no alcohol too.
Crafted drink, only 10 serving a day. $4.50


New Items!!

Hojicha Parfait and Hojicha ice cream are now available!

extra spicy popcorn

Extra Spicy Wasabi Popcorn

is now available, as well as new packaging!


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