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Cafe Note A6 - Grid

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After many requests to chop our A5 notebooks down to a smaller size, we finally decided it was time to make our own original A6 notebook.

It's the same thickness and page count as our A5 Seven Seas (Crossfield, Standard and Writer) series - just half the height and thus half the weight. And, since it's half the weight, it's possible to ship one notebook inside the USA by First Class Mail (around $4.00).

Performance and paper are the same as our A5: 480 pages, white TRP, lay-flat design. The cover is different though - rather than use the coated-fabric cover we opted for a slightly smoother coated-paper cover. We actually like this new cover a lot  - as much as the A5's fabric cover. It also comes with a dust jacket, which you can choose to use, or not.

The pages are printed with a 3.7mm grid, same size as the Cafe B6-slim, except that it's a full grid.

We hope you like this new notebook - and actually, after working with various larger notebooks over the years, such as our Seven Seas A5, L!FE B5, Tsubame, and even our own Cafe B6, my first thought when I opened the shipment was "Awww...how cute!!!". But since this is a serious tool, it's cute in a way that, say, laser watches, explosive pens, and miniature tape recorders are cute. In fact, if James Bond carried a notebook, this is probably the one he would find most useful.


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  1. So glad I made the switch! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jan 2019

    I wanted an undated journal in A6 size and after a short time with another A6 notebook, I went ahead and ordered this because it seemed like a better fit for my needs: it takes fountain pen ink and my random water color so well splotches and the paper is so amazingly thin and smooth.

  2. the mail came... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jan 2019

    And can't say how pleased I am!

    Just sitting in appreciation of a beautiful, well-made object. It's so very lovely. The grids are perfectly subtle, and I like the miniature size, which surprised me at first. Adorable and worth every penny!

    Now the problem is to actually get myself to start writing in it... but I anticipated the problem and have a Studionote on the way, too.

    Two will make it easier, right? (I don't know, so I'm now eyeing the slim b6 version.... three, three sounds better.)

    Oh no. This is turning into something. My first Seven Seas purchase and I'm hooked.

  3. in love 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2019

    I journal alot and as it was time to start looking for a new journal I've tried others, travelers notebooks, random dot grid notebooks, none really appealed to me and I ended up not finishing them and then I found this and I'm completely obsessed, I've fallen in love with this book, this size, this paper and i write everyday again and I know itll take a while because theres so many pages but I cant wait to see how my life progresses in it, and fill the pages with all the memories ! Amazing quality. Care in the packaging, and fast shipping. I love it! Thank you!

  4. Planner Zen 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jan 2019

    The Cafe Note is the most perfect notebook I've ever own. When I gaze upon it, a choir of angels suddenly appear and sing major chords as a beam of light falls upon it from Heaven.

    I would reiterate all the other reviewers here, but especially Jam from 12/2018 who request that the notebook be made in other sizes.

    All of this PLUS superb customer service. Thank you, Nanami Paper!

  5. Lovely paper 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jan 2019

    I really like this paper. Its so smooth to write on.
    But if you put watercolour on it first i love it even more.
    This is my first experience eith this type of paper so i have nothing to compare it too. I bought more of these even though i have to pay a lot more in postage. If you like notebooks you will like these.

  6. Perfect little notebook !! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Dec 2018

    I keep my traditional written journal in the Seven Seas Standard Journal and love the Tomoe River Paper for using my fountain pens.

    This little A6 Cafe Notebook is just what I was looking for to keep lists and notes in. It has my favorite Tomoe River paper. It is a portable size and because of the TR paper it is very lightweight.... yet has a lot of pages.

    Perfect !!!

  7. Great little book 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Dec 2018

    I love this little book. It is the perfect size with the perfect paper. I am waiting for the day when you guys make one of these in a regular dot grid!

  8. Perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Dec 2018

    I had seen so many people using this and after watching a YouTube video I had to get one and I’m so pleased I did. The paper quality is amazing, the notebooks quality is superb, I wish I had ordered more, I would highly recommend this.

  9. Brilliant, but now we need this in B6 slim and A5 240 pages! Please! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Dec 2018

    Okay, so this is a brilliant little notebook. Love it. 5 stars. Just so well done, bravo!

    However, I am asking for Dave to please consider a v2 version of the B6 slim grid with this exact same full page grid design (no extra "boxes" on the B6 slim!), and keep the same 384 page count on the B6 slim! That would be incredible too. Also, Dave, please consider making a 1/2 thickness of the A5 Studio Note with 240 pages! That would also be fantastic!

    Anyway, this little A6 grid is currently my favorite notebook, surpassing the current B6 slim (v1), just incredible. It's basically a Hobonichi without all the extra "stuff" that gets in the way. Brilliant.

    Thanks, Dave! Hope you make this version for many years! (And please do the other ones!!!) :-)

  10. very nice notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Dec 2018

    Bought to replace my Hobonichi Techo as my daily carry as I bought the larger 5-year A5 for journaling.
    Great paper. Fits Hobonichi planner covers. No complaints.

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