Japanese accessories retailer Dot Co has branched into cafes, launching Anywhere Door, taking the name from the fictional transportation device in the Doraemon cartoon series.
But this is not a transportation portal – it is a concept built around the Coneshot, an ice-cream cone cup with chocolate frosting and containing coffee, tea or orange juice with extras and toppings.
According to the website, fillings can also include ice cream and whisky.
If comes from the waffle shot – espresso coffee in a chocolate-coated waffle cone – pioneered by such Los Angeles coffee shops as Alfred Coffee & Kitchen and Zia Valentina a few years ago.
In Tokyo’s Harajuku district, Anywhere Door takes a sweeter approach involving chocolate cream, marshmallows and mascarpone. A creamy tiramisu cone filling is also offered with matcha or roasted tea.
As well as coffee variations, Coneshot options include matcha and fruit combinations.