Enjoy Open-Faced Sandwiches and Flowers at Nicolai Bergmann Nomu



Enjoy Open-Faced Sandwiches and Flowers at Nicolai Bergmann Nomu


There's one name that's causing quite a stir in the world of floral design: Nicolai Bergmann. In addition to stunning floral arrangements, you can also enjoy foods made with natural ingredients surrounded by flowers and greenery in this Danish flower artist's cafe, Nicolai Bergmann Nomu. 

Experience the world of Nicolai at this cafe

The inside of Nicolai Bergmann Nomu
The cafe feels as if it were filled with works of art.

The cafe is just a three-minute walk from Omotesando Station on a side street in Minami Aoyama. Housed in a large glass-fronted building, flowers play a large role in the decor of the cafe. The sensibility shown in the arrangements reflects a union of Scandinavian and Japanese sensibilities, a combination that contributed to the positive reviews of Bergmann's cafe. 
Black box tables filled with flowers
The kinds of flowers that line the inside of these tables change seasonally.

Nicolai Bergmann rose to prominence in the world of floral design with his "flower boxes:" black boxes filled with colorful flowers. Also, in his flower shop you can see displays of dynamic flower arrangements and bouquets made using Bergmann's unique color combinations, a style that has come to be known as "Nicolai color."

The cafe Nicolai Bergmann Nomu is located inside this flower shop. Inside, you can see Bergmann's influence on the decor choices such as the accent wall covered with greens, the glass-topped tables filled with seasonal flowers, and the unique Danish egg-shaped chairs. The overall effect is stylish and sophisticated. When we visited the cafe, the inside was dyed with the shades of autumn. 

Smørrebrød that are beautiful like flowers

There are five varieties of smørrebrød.
There are five varieties of smørrebrød.

The cafe is particular about their menu. They only want to serve foods that are healthy. For that reason, they primarily use organic ingredients and prepare their foods in a way that maintains their fresh deliciousness. While everything on the menu is delicious, the cafe recommends trying a traditional Danish dish: smørrebrød.

Smørrebrød means "butter and bread," but there's much more to look forward to than that. On top of buttered bread, an assortment of toppings are piled high to create an amazing open-faced sandwich. 
Avocado smørrebrød
On the day of our visit, they were serving a flavored tea by AC Perch's, a brand used by Denmark's imperial household. 

If you're going to go with the smørrebrød, we recommend ordering the smørrebrød set from the lunch menu (1,728 yen). Along with your sandwich, you'll get the drink of the day, a salad, and a chocolate and nut cookie. This lunch is a very substantial meal, so bring your appetite!  

If you're just in the mood to try a sandwich, go with their popular avocado smørrebrød (1,296 yen). This gorgeous sandwich is made with a piece of bread measuring fifteen centimeters in diameter and is packed with sunflower and pumpkin seeds. This is topped with copious amounts of avocado and finished with an assortment of herbs and edible flowers. This is a sandwich with substance that's also healthy for you!

Try the smoothies and sweets, too! 

Smoothies are also available for take-out!
Smoothies are also available for take-out!

Sharing the popularity with smørrebrød are the cafe's smoothies. These are all made to order, and it's this freshness that is the secret behind their success. They offer four varieties, the most popular of which is the BERRY NICE DAY (702 yen), which is a blend of mixed berries, banana, cinnamon, and milk. The tartness of the berries is balanced by the sweetness of the bananas, and the whole mix is rounded out by the aroma of cinnamon. 

And then we can't forget the assortment of desserts like their banana cake topped with plenty of whipped cream or their delectable carrot cake (648 yen ea.). Feel free to enjoy these inside the cafe or, if the weather is nice, outside on the terrace. 
Plenty of flower arrangements are also available.
Plenty of flower arrangements are also available.

Starting with the flowers inside the glass table, the cafe closes once a month to completely redecorate the cafe with fresh new flowers. Checking out the new displays is another great reason to come back and enjoy some more delicious food!


Nicolai Bergmann Nomu
Address: 5-7-2 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 
Hours: 10:00am~8:00pm
Closed the first Monday of every month

This article is based on information that was obtained October 5, 2016. Please be advised that changes to the store’s menu, hours, and et cetera may have occurred.

The original Japanese version of this article was published on co-Trip.

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