Not bad coffee – has wifi, but is unfortunately all smoking.
- People’s Cafe
Japan, Tokyo Setagaya三軒茶屋１丁目９−１６
This little suburban café is a lovely place to hang out. A mix of raw concrete (a personal favourite of mine) and some extremely comfy sofas. There’s also a bookcase, some potted plants, a hushed quiet, and little blankets draped over the arm of every c…
Bear Pond Espresso
Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya, Kitazawa, ２丁目３６−１２
Little store in Shimokitazawa with a big coffee focus: it’s all that’s on the menu. I tried one of their unique concoctions: the “dirty,” espresso pulled directly into a jar of cold milk. Rather tasty! I’ll have to come back to try the espresso straight…
Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya, Shimouma, ２丁目２９−７
Super. This café occupies a split-level space in the corner of a building. A single row of seats up top for drinking the coffee, and an area downstairs where they roast the stuff and sell it to you.
They offer single origin beans, made as espresso or…
Saturdays Surf NYC
Japan, Tokyo, Meguro, Aobadai, １丁目５
Not what I expected from a surf store. Clean lines, spare displays of high quality products. Nice place to look around. Better still, they serve a decent macchiato and have a nice desk out the back where you can enjoy it.
Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya, Tomigaya, １丁目１６−１１
Modern, design-y, but also very comfortable Scandinavian-style café serving some excellent espresso. This is the kind of café that Monocle magazine probably wishes they designed. Be sure to try the brown cheese toast!
Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya, Tomigaya, １丁目１２−７
I was told Caffe Antologia serves the best cappuccino in Tokyo, and it might well be just that. It’s a little Italian-style café, appearing at first glance to have many of the same classical European trappings that the old-school (and horribly dingy and…