Off-Centre Tokyo Cafes

shinjuku independent cafe
Verve Coffee at Shinjuku — Photo by Athena Lam

This post and all the cafe reviews linked below will be deleted by December 2020. If you were looking for the Tokyo Coffee Walks, you can still find the map and a list of cafes here:
Thank you for visiting over the years!

This is a list of posts I’ve done on cafes outside the main areas of Shibuya and Shimokitazawa, which are already well-covered by many travel and coffee review sites.

This list is growing as I review more places. If you have suggestions to add to my maps, please let me know!

Central Tokyo

Glitch Coffee and Roasters Tokyo
Eiji Dobashi making a pour over coffee. — Photo by Athena Lam

Ginza, Mitsukoshimae, Tsukiji, Jimbocho

East Tokyo

Skytree, Asakusa, east of Nihonbashi and Tokyo Station

West Tokyo

Light Up Coffee Kichijoji
Light Up Coffee — Photo by Athena Lam

Shinjuku, Kichijoji, Studio Ghibli Museum, Nakano Broadway

South-West Tokyo

coloso coffee tokyo
Colosso Coffee serves Heart beans from Portland, Oregon — Photo by Athena Lam

Shibuya, Setagaya, Sangenjaya, Ikejiriohashi, Meguro, Jiyugaoka

North Tokyo

Faro coffee tokyo bunkyo
Faro Coffee and Catering — Photo by Athena Lam

Asakusa, Yanasen, Ueno, Tokyo University, Iidabashi, Kagurazaka

Cafes posts come out every Tuesday morning, Asia time!

Athena Lam

A content marketing strategist and consultant. Passionate about storytelling for great teams and products. Co-founder of Business 3.0 (, Personal blog at

47 thoughts on “Off-Centre Tokyo Cafes

    1. No problem! Hope it helps and please check out my other lists! They’re grouped by neighbourhood, so it’s easy for you to visit several in one go. Personally, I think Kiyosumishirakawa has the highest concentration of high quality coffee. Some other areas are more life-style concept focused than drink-focused.


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