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.
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.
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.
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.
Their Story / What I like About Them:
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.
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!
- 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)
2-7-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
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|Hours: (Check if it’s at the Impact Hub)
|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.