Tokyo Cafes: 4/4 Seasons Cafe / (All Seasons)

A review of an independent coffee roaster, All Seasons Coffee at Shinjuku Sanchome. Notes are by an amateur coffee enthusiast and shoestring digital nomad. Descriptions are equal parts coffee and remote-work suitability. Most photos are shot with a second-hand Fujifilm X100.

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Pour-over coffee selections are rotated often — Photo by Athena Lam

Cafe Overview:

All Seasons Coffee is hidden in a bar area that is quiet during the day — Photo by Athena Lam

All Seasons Coffee is one of the few shops open on a weekend morning, just as all the bars in the area have closed for the day. Wandering to this side of Shinjuku, closer to the Shinjuku Gyoen, which I highly recommend spending a sunny day in, one sees another side of Shinjuku. Late at night, it is a lively community of bars. By day, you will see quiet preparations going on in small restaurants.

All Seasons Coffee is like a handful of other independent gems that have chosen to set up shop in this area (including a Halal ramen shop called Ouka). Their coffee options include their in-house roasts and other roasters from Tokyo. Drink choices include espresso and pour-over. I tried their latte, which frankly was just alright. I have more confidence in their pour-over and aeropress options.

 

Jun and Emi founded their own shop after they discovered their mutual love for coffee — Photo by Athena Lam

The cafe has a few outlets available for remote work, but no Wi-Fi. Seat options include benches, bar stools with counters or on a communal table, and the usual cafe two-seater table.

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Individual seats at All Seasons Coffee — Photo by Athena Lam

The place has a steady stream of patrons in the morning, but will usually have a spare seat for an individual worker. I’d recommend taking a break here to escape the crowds closer to the Shinjuku JR Station / Kabuki-cho and the department store area. Or, grab a take-out cup before you spend a sunny afternoon on the grass at Shinjuku Gyoen.

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Counter-ledges that are popular in Tokyo cafes — Photo by Athena Lam

Their Story / What I like About Them:

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Remote work seat options include a long bar table — Photo by Athena Lam

All Seasons Coffee was founded by two passionate coffee lovers in their mid-twenties: Jun and Emi. Jun discovered the taste of single origin coffee on a visit to Tokyo and wanted to work at a cafe. That cafe manager hired Jun, who at the time was a furniture maker in another city.

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Four Seasons serves local roasters as well as in-house roasts — Photo by Athena Lam

Jun’s mentor later became the founder of Glitch Coffee Roasters in Jimbocho, which is why you will always have at least one of their roasts to choose from. All Seasons has developed its in-house roasting lines and they document the origins and profiles of the beans (unfortunately only in Japanese). Jun speaks some English, so ask questions if you have any!

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Espresso options also available — Photo by Athena Lam

Good For:

  • Coffee: Pour over and espresso
  • Food: Pastries
  • Cafe Space: Seats about 15
  • Friends: Hangouts, catching up, work
  • Workspace: Communal table, individual coffee tables, and 2-person tables, wall counters
  • Remote Work: A few outlets available (no Wi-Fi)
Address:  〒160-0022 東京都新宿区新宿2-7-7
2-7-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Website:  Website / Facebook
Hours: (Check if it’s at the Impact Hub)
営業日 [無休]
Weekdays: 8:00 – 20:00 平日
Weekends: 10:00 – 19:00 週末

If you liked this post, check out my list of Off-Centre Tokyo Cafes.

One response to “Tokyo Cafes: 4/4 Seasons Cafe / (All Seasons)

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