A shortlist of independent coffee roasters and coffee shops between Setagaya Ward’s Ikejiriohashi and Sangaenjaya Stations on the Den-en-to-shi Line. Notes are by an amateur coffee enthusiast and shoestring digital nomad. All places are reviewed for their remote work suitability, but the main focus is usually either the coffee or the story behind the cafe.

Coffee Collective copenhagen

Pourover coffee at PNB coffee — Photo by Athena Lam

How to read this coffee list:

These are independent cafes I’ve seen during my walks. The ones I have visited have links to my review. Below, you will find a photo of the cafe space, a brief profile of what they offer, and the location on Google Maps.

You can click on the map to see a suggested walking route. The total route time is about 1.5 hours of walking at a leisurely pace (not including stops at cafes). You will go through residential neighbourhoods and some shotengai (neighbourhood commercial streets) — try out the places with lineups, such as Tolo Pan bakery. That street has many famous eateries. Start your day at Ikeijiohashi and finish it off in one of Sangenjaya’s alleyway curry stands and izakayas.

You can pre-load this map onto your phone and it works offline as long as you don’t restart it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment! Happy exploring!

PNB Coffee Roasters

PNB Coffee Tokyo Setagaya

PNB Coffee has Coffee Collective beans from Denmark — Photo by Athena Lam

Coffee: Single-origin pour over, espresso
Remote Work: Wi-Fi, Outlets
Hours: Weekdays: 10:00-20:00
Weekends: 10:00-22:00

The Workers Coffee / Bar

the workers coffee bar setagaya tokyo

The Workers Coffee / Bar also has a comfortable restaurant section — Photo by Athena Lam

Coffee: Single-origin pour over, espressos, french press
Remote Work: Wi-Fi, Outlets
Hours:  Daily: 8:00-22:30 月〜日

Good People & Good Coffee 

Good people and Good coffee

Good People & Good Coffee is a neighbourhood gathering place — Photo by Athena Lam

Coffee: Espresso, hand drip, Aeropress
Remote Work: Not really, quite small
Hours: Weekdays: 8:00-18:00
Weekends & Holidays: 10:30-18:00

Bubbles Chill

 

Bubbles Chill Setagaya coffee

Bubbles Chill is on neighbourhood restaurant street, so grab lunch after coffee! — Photo by Athena Lam

Coffee: Single-origin pour over, espressos, french press
Remote Work: No, it’s a coffee stand
Hours: Daily: 8:30-20:00

Jam Stand Coffee

Setagaya cafe tokyo

Jam Stand has workshops and shows in its garage-like space — Photo by Athena Lam

Coffee: Aeropress, drip, espresso
Remote Work: Outlet
Hours: Daily: 12:00-23:00

Nozy Coffee

Nozy coffee the roastery tokyo

Nozy Coffee is has a small loft set up and offers tasting classes — Photo by Athena Lam

Coffee: French press, pour over, aeropress, espresso
Remote Work: Outlets
Hours: Daily: 10:00-18:00

Cafe Obscura

sangenjaya independent coffee roaster tokyo

Cafe Obscura is famous for its syphon coffee and living room-like setup with books on the shelves — Photo by Athena Lam

Coffee: Syphon, pour over
Remote Work: Outlets
Hours: Daily: 9:00-20:00
Closed 3rd Wed every month

Meals:

I suggest you check out the shopping street that Bubbles Chill is on. After a full day of walking, I suggest you head to the last part of the map that says Sangenjaya Izakayas. The narrow alleys around Sangenjaya station have many cozy local eateries that come alive in the evening. Happy eating!

If you liked this post, you can check out my other coffee maps:

Of course, would always appreciate a share! Thanks!

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