Kodoku is a Japanese word that is very hard to translate in English. It is somewhat and somewhere threading the fine lines between loneliness, sadness, sorrow, despair and/or depression.
So Why Kodoku as the name of the Cafe?
Mostly, people these days wish to visit such cafe-like places in the hopes to calm their "inner kodoku-ness" and feel somewhat that they belong to a crowd, much-less, a place where all other people feel the same. Imagine you are sitting in a cafe, just a few inches or steps away beside other visitors and patrons that you never have ever met and all share the same space, air and ambience, but not really have that connection...maybe some will talk to one another, but most probably, everybody will just keep themselves busy with their own selves, without really connecting to each one another.
Don't you feel and think it is "kodoku" as it is? You are with people but yet you don't feel connected, nor bothered to be approached - err, or maybe wanting to be approached but dont know how it will happen. Maybe you are yearning for a warm casual conversation that will appease your weary soul and calm your "kodoku-ness". This is the typical setting in any cafe, bar or whatever you call such a place. And this is where we want to make a difference. We want to build a cozy, warm, friendly ambience where you can easily feel that you want to connect with other people that you will meet in our place, whether you do it or not, be approached to talk to someone, we just want to provide that environment where you can feel relaxed and at home connecting with some other people that may "fill" your needs to belong. Thus, even though it seems a lonely cafe with a sad name, Cafe Kodoku, wishes to fulfill your inner desire to belong and feel being part of a community that shares your tastes, vibes and chillz for that matter and we hope that you will go home a bit more fuller and happy at the least. So every time you need a social charge or some time to space out and lounge in a cozy and warm place, you can count on us to help you with that.
With our heartfelt smiles, will be ready to serve your dreary souls and make you go home a happy soul.