Tokyo Cafes: Gumtree Coffee

Gumtree Coffee Tokyo Storefront
Gumtree Coffee in a corner of Hong Kong

At an nondescript gunmetal grey corner, professionals just outside the manic Tokyo city centre can get a great cup of coffee at Gumtree. This small, lost corner of central Tokyo bordering Ginza and Tsukiji remains relatively quiet, making it a great place to work.

Gumtree Coffee Tokyo
Seats overlooking the street on the 2/F

Of course, the busy can simply buy a take-out coffee. Those who want to work or catch up with friends can head up to the 2/F seating area.

Gumtree Coffee serves beans from Single Origin Roasters in Australia. They have daily single origin and blend beans for Aeropress. I tried the cappuccino, and the beans have a nutty flavour to go with the milk. They also have pastries (i.e. muffins) and sandwiches at economical prices (think ¥160-250 range). They can keep a workaholic digital nomad going all day without burning too big a hole in the wallet.

Gumtree Coffee Tokyo
Ground-level coffee far

The upstairs area is quite small, but comfortable enough for working. There are three plugs on one wall, and one of the bar tables runs along a window with a view of the street below. Jazz belts out from a ceiling speaker, adding ambience for those who like this sort of stuff.

Gumtree Coffee Tokyo Cappuccino

There’s no Wi-Fi. For me personally, its location in such a random corner of Tokyo, an easy 5-minute bike ride from Ginza and Tsukiji, is a winner.

Gumtree Coffee Tokyo
Cozy 2/F seating at Gumtree

Cafe is Good For:

  • Coffee: Espressos, Aeropress, Cold-brew
  • Space: 8 bar seats upstairs, and 2 lounge seats
  • Friends: Catching up
  • Remote Work: Narrow bar tables, and 3 outlets on one wall, no Wi-Fi
  • Reading: Yes. There are magazines available too.

Cafe Information:

Address: 2Chome-12-6 Tsukiji, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo
Website Facebook Page
Closed: Sundays
Mon-Sat: 7:00-19:00
月〜土: 9:00 ~ 18:00

If you liked this post, check out my map of East Tokyo Cafes.

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

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