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While UNLIMITED Coffee Bar opened its doors only recently in 2015, the company has been around since 2012. This cafe’s origins differs from most; it is a barista training company that expanded into wholesale roasting, and finally, into retail coffee.

The location is on a busy corner right under the Tokyo Skytree, with a ground floor for the public and an upper floor for its barista training sessions.

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The main area has two tables for groups of 4, a bar table, and some small tables at the back. It’s a cozy space make use of natural light up at the front that gradually shifts into a more subdued atmosphere at the back with its wooden walls. The space is neatly arranged, with menus available at the counter and at the tables.

The staff are incredibly friendly, and one of them came out to suggest a bike parking spot for me that was most suitable.

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In April 2014, they expanded to wholesale roasting using the Probat Co. 5kg roaster for small-batch roasting.

Their coffee menu is extensive and rotates based on the single origin beans they have on offer. You will need to tell them what type of drink you want, and then the specific roast (which they have a menu for, but in Japanese). If you cannot read Japanese, it’s best you go with a camera translator if you want to choose specific flavours.

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My friend ordered and iced Brazilian coffee and I tried their cappuccino, with a local lemon house roast. Visually, drinks are wins. For espresso-based milk drinks, the baristas will find you and pour the milk right in front of you. Depending on your coffee requirements, this lag time can affect the milk temperature, but the special treatment is certainly charming! The temperature for the milk is in the warm range to preserve the delicate flavours of the coffee. To be honest, the single-shot in a 5.5 oz was too weak, but the flavour of the original brew and the texture of the milk are technically well executed.

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Their full range of drinks are: espresso drink, drip and Aeropress, cold-brew and coffee cocktails.

They also have a food menu, which has English names and comes with photos!

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I quite liked the concept behind their name. In English, the idea is that it means no limits, and no restrictions.

UNLIMITEDとは直訳すると『限りのない』『制限のない』という意味。

They believe in the possibilities that every grower, bean, roaster, and barista have to create a great cup of coffee, and they did that by beginning with education.

This is also a great workspace (but come on weekdays so it’s not awkward for the friendly staff when there are people out the door). I did not notice any plugs and there are is no Wi-Fi available, but the back tables are cozy to work from.

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Good For:

  • Coffee: Drip coffee, espresso, Aeropress coffee, cold-brew coffee, coffee cocktails, and craft beers
  • Lunch, Sweets
  • Work: Tables, no outlets, no WiFi
  • Friends: Hangouts & catching up
  • Chilling and reading
  • People watching from the front tables and benches outside
Address: 1-18-2 Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
東京都墨田区業平1-18-2 1F 〒130-0002
Hours:
Closed (Mon, but open on National Holidays)
Tues-Fri 11:00-24:00
Sat 9:00-24:00
Sun 9:00-22:00
営業日
定休日: 月曜(祝日は営業)

平日 11:00-24:00
土曜 9:00-24:00
日曜 9:00-22:00

If you liked this post, check out the list of East Tokyo’s Cafes.

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