Whether you’re an early bird or a weekend Ginza roamer, Turret Coffee is the perfect coffee pitstop at Ginza. Just across the street from Tsukiji market, it is tucked away in a shady alley serving mostly espresso-based drinks.
Inside, there are a handful of bar seats on a narrow plank on the wall. On the other side, visitors can sit down on a few seats with a small crate serving as a table. The middle section is a wide bench to wait or lounge on. Outside there is another narrow bench to perch on while sipping your cuppa and people watching.
While the prices for the drinks sound quite expensive (430 JPY for an espresso macchiato), they serve drinks with double shots closer to the American sizes. In addition, they are one of the few places that serves nutty and chocolaty roasts to compliment the milk (I find many other Japanese cafes veer towards the fruity or acidic end because they tend to do drip coffees).
They don’t have much of a lineup, even though most of the seats are usually taken. You can saunter in at any point. Many locals also like to read on the bar counter, but it’s not ideal for working.
- Coffee: Espressos
- Space: narrow bar table, middle seating area, small crates, outside bench
- Friends: Catching up
- Work: *not really ideal, but the bar table could fit a tablet or notebook
- Reading: on the wall bar table
|Address:||2Chome-12-6 Tsukiji, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo
|月〜土: 9:00 ～ 18:00
日: 12:00 ～ 18:00
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