If you’re like I am, you can’t go without a good cup of coffee in the morning. That rich golden brown cup of pure delight. There is nothing better than that rich chocolatey aroma of a well brewed cup of joe. But what if you find yourself in Tokyo without a clue of where to go? Do you stop by Starbucks, definitely a safe choice but is it really what you were hoping for?
Well lucky for you we got your back. These aren’t your average Blue Bottle or %Arabica shops, these are the real deal. Fresh, local, fashionable, and delicious. For all you caffeine lovers out there, here’s our complete list of our favourite Tokyo coffee shops.
You can view a full map of all our suggested location here (map).
Allpress Espresso Tokyo Roastery & Cafe
Allpress started in 1989 as a roasting company out the American North West, Allpress has since grown into a small coffee chain. Today, most of their locations are located across Europe however, you can find one exceptional location within Tokyo’s Koto area.
Allpress has exceptional roast maintained through their “hot air roasting method”. This method is completely unique to Allpress and is definitely worth checking out.
Address 1: 3 Chome-7-2 Hirano, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0023, Japan
Address 2: Japan, 〒105-6402 Tokyo, Minato City, Toranomon, 1 Chome−17−1 虎ノ門ヒルズ ビジネスタワー 2F
CIBI Tokyo Store
CIBI is located in the northern half of Tokyo, not far from Ueno station. Not only does this shop serve exceptional hot drinks, but also great food. Infact CIBI probably spends just as much time focusing on greating great dishes as they do serving delisous drinks.
Stop by for a light tasty meal. Try their plum and fig tartes, hand made bread, or Chicken karaage with daikon oroshi& ponzu. If you’re looking for a bit to eat with your hand crafted latte, this is the place to be.
Address: 3 Chome-37-11 Sendagi, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-0022, Japan
Bongen Coffee Tokyo Ginza
Bongen is a simple shop, focused on rich coffee and beautiful Japanese traditional design. This small space although lacking in seating, provides a beautiful space for a quick Instagram pic.
If you’re looking for something high-class and truly Japanese, you’ve come to the right place. If you find yourself shopping in the luxury district of Ginza, why not grab yourself a luxury coffee.
Address: 2 Chome-16-3 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Higuma Doughnuts + Coffee Wrights
Tucked away in a quite coner of Shibuya, Higuma Doughnuts is a great place for a sweet treat. Of all the locations on this list, this is our personal favourite place to relax.
Good coffe and fluffy golden doughnuts, whats not to love? Our recommendation, their almond and salted caramel doughnut, the perfect pairing for a hot cup of joe. Hands down the best doughnut in Tokyo. Maybe even the best in Japan? Try them out, we’ll let you decide.
Address: Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 4 Chome−9−13 ミナガワビレッジ #5
Shozo Coffee Store
Shozo Coffee (originally from Tochigi prefecture) is located at the side entrance to common 246, an exciting open-air cluster of food and beverage stalls in Minami-Aoyama.
This shop feels like a country side escape right in the heart of Tokyo. If you’re in Harajuku, and looking for a break from the crowded shopping streets, stop by to refresh yourself.
Here pour-over coffee is on the menu and together with scones and biscuits makes it the perfect afternoon destination.
Address: 3 Chome-13 Minamiaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0062, Japan
Fuglen Coffee Roasters focuses on roasting & sourcing only the best & freshest coffee we can find, buying small lots as directly as possible from what we believe are the best coffee growers around the world.
Fuglen roast lightly, in the Nordic style, to enhance all the good, natural flavours of coffee without adding any roasty tones – showcasing the vast difference of flavours that the world of coffee has to offer. The end goal is to create a product that is as transparent as possible, so that you can experience the taste of the terroir and uniqueness of each and every coffee.
Address: 1 Chome-16-11 Tomigaya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0063, Japan