If you like robots as much as we do, then there are definitely times when you want to just hang out with other robot fans, enjoy a cup of coffee, chat about robots, and check out the latest and greatest robot creations. Sound like 'heaven on earth'? Actually, it's a great robot store in Osaka called "Robo Cafe."
Last Thursday afternoon, after the Robo Fight 3 competition wrapped up for the day, we headed over to check out Robo Cafe.
We'd heard a lot about it, and quite frankly, we were wondering how it could possibly live up to its great reputation. Much to our surprise and delight, we weren't disappointed at all.
Imagine a store where the shelves, tables, and even the floor is stocked with robots like Pino, Nuvo, Astro Boy, Gigantor (Testsujin 28), Robosapien, KHR-1, Robonova-1, and the like.
Imagine a clean, well lighted place with a very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.
Imagine staff that is not only knowledgeable about robots and robotics, but also staff that has a real passion for it. And, while you're at it, throw in some great coffee and tea.
Did we like it?
Yes, quite a bit. We know we'll definitely head back there during our next visit to Osaka!
Astroboy is always on guard at Robo Cafe
The robot price range at Robo Cafe
includes relatively cheap toy robots
all the way up to high functionality
state of the art robots with price
tags to match.
Enjoy your coffee while playing with
a robot baby seal.
The Robo Cafe atmosphere is extremely warm and
The staff is always ready and willing to
answer questions and offer advice. We
recognized a few of them from the
attendees at the Robo-Fight event.
http://www.robocafe.net/index.html Robo Cafe Osaka website (Japanese)