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Maple Latte at Toykio Gallery & Coffee

A little bit of Canadian flavour is probably the last thing you’d expect in a trendy art gallery, café and shop in the middle of Düsseldorf’s Japanese Quarter. I was expecting whacky, and weirdly wonderful Japanese flavours at Toykio, but I was surprised that their Maple Latte managed to blow my mind!

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Setting Inspiration: Train Station

 

8pm at Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof / Main Train Station in Germany. Platform 13 & 14 seen from Platform 12.  Photo: Cornelia Kaufmann
8pm at Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof / Düsseldorf Main Train Station in Germany. Platform 13 & 14 seen from Platform 12. Photo: Cornelia Kaufmann

 

Setting inspiration.

Is your character on board that train? Are they the one with the bike? Are they next to the photographer and realise they are on the wrong platform? Is the train arriving or just leaving? Is your character running to catch the train? Where are they going? Are they meeting someone?

Photo taken at Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof (Hbf)

Setting Inspiration: Hip Café

Toykio, japanese, frozen yoghurt, Düsseldorf, gallery, art, café, Photo by Conny Kaufmann
Inside Toykio in Düsseldorf. Photo by Cornelia Kaufmann

Maybe this picture inspires a scene in your stories. It did inspire me!

This is a café, art gallery, frozen yoghurt parlour and shop in Düsseldorf, Germany. The upstairs bit has a bar with a long table along one window wall and one long one in the middle of the floor, with several small ones in the nooks and against the other windows. It’s comfy and the coffee is really good. Wild mix of colours and chairs, art books on the tables, newspapers available – my new favourite hangout.

It’s called Toykio.