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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Address:||2Chome-12-6 Tsukiji, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo
|月〜土: 9:00 ～ 18:00|
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