Japan’s biggest and most popular buttermilk and butterbean cafe is closing, after just one year in business.
The Kiyokuru cafe has been serving its usual specialties, including buttermaket, but now it has to shut its doors because it no longer has the funds to continue operating.
A spokesperson for the Kiyosu cafe told Recode that the owners have been working on closing the cafe for a few months, but it didn’t come to fruition until last week.
They hope to reopen as soon as possible, the spokesperson said.
“We had been planning to start making our coffee in January but due to a lack of funds, we were forced to put the cafe up for sale,” the spokesperson added.
It’s unclear how long the cafe will be open.
But in April, a number of cafes in Tokyo started shutting down.