Tokyo Cafes: North Tokyo

Hi there!

This is a map I’ve done for coffee in North Tokyo, covering from Ikebukuro, Waseda University, Kagurazaka and Iidabashi, the University of Tokyo, and Yanasen.

These areas make great, local walking neighbourhoods. That means they that they are better known for their kissaten, coffee houses, and lifestyle cafes than espresso bars per se.

In the map below, the blue icons are ‘lifestyle cafes’, which are included for their ambience, food, or view.

For good espressos I recommend:

  • Mojo Coffee (Waseda)

For working:

  • Cafe Goto (Waseda)
  • Uni Cafe 125 (Waseda Unversity Campus)
  • Mojo Coffee (Waseda)
  • Times Cafe (Kagurazaka)

THE SHORT LIST*

*Not indicative of quality. The ones featured here are ones I’ve been to.

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Yanaka Coffee

Yanaka Coffee’s a little hole in the wall that’s got a cozy bench to perch on and people watch, especially on a sunny weekend! Their menu is simple: drip, latte, or ice and they only have one bean option.

Good For: Drip (black), fresh beans, people watching (from the bench)

Address:
Yanaka 3-8-6, Taito-Ku, Tokyo
東京都台東区谷中3-8-6

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Kayaba Coffee

Yanaka Coffee’s a little hole in the wall that’s got a cozy bench to perch on and people watch, especially on a sunny weekend! Their menu is simple: drip, latte, or ice and they only have one bean option.

Good For: Pour-over coffee, Lunch served until 2pm, afternoon tea, dinner, Hangouts & catching up, reading, short working period on the 2/F

Address:
6Chome-1-29 Yanaka, Taito-Ku, Tokyo
〒110-0001東京都台東区谷中6丁目1−29

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Kokonn

Yanaka Coffee’s a little hole in the wall that’s got a cozy bench to perch on and people watch, especially on a sunny weekend! Their menu is simple: drip, latte, or ice and they only have one bean option.

Good For: French press, meals & cakes, catching up with friends

Address:
6Chome-3-8 Yanaka, Taito-Ku, Tokyo
東京都台東区谷中6丁目3-8

 

If you liked this post, please check out my recommended walking guide of the coffee shops in Yanaka.

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