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Tokyo Cafes: Ryumon Coffee Stand

Consider yourself in know if you’ve come to check out hip Kichijoji, just 15 minutes train ride out of Shinjuku, but already in Musashino City. You probably already know about lights, bustle and covered main shopping arcade with a down-to-earth mix of veggie stalls, boutiques, bars, and famous food joints. The unique indie shops radiate […]

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East Tokyo Cafes: 15 on a Short List

Hi there! This is a full map of East Tokyo Cafes, which has many hidden gems missed in popular guides. You should set aside an entire day to explore this entire map, the neighbourhoods, and scenic canals of Koto District (Koto-Ku). If you want a quick tour, I recommend focusing on Kiyosumishirakawa, Oshiage (Tokyo Sky Tree), […]

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Tokyo Cafes: Sunshine State Espresso

In a quirky corner just out of Asakusa and the Tokyo Skytree, you’ll find one of the best-covered verandas for all-weather coffee enjoyment in East Tokyo. The indoor seating includes a communal table, two small tables, and three bar tables. There are at least two outlets for computers, and a WiFi option charged per half-hour for […]

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Tokyo Cafes: Unlimited Coffee Roasters

While UNLIMITED Coffee Bar opened its doors only recently in 2015, the company has been around since 2012. This cafe’s origins differs from most; it is a barista training company that expanded into wholesale roasting, and finally, into retail coffee. The location is on a busy corner right under the Tokyo Skytree, with a ground […]

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Tokyo Cafes: Fukagawa Coffee

  Just a stone’s throw away from the and ramen shops of Monzenakacho and hip modern cafes up at Kiyosumi, one stumbles along a shop veranda with plants, classic countryside-garden benches, and a wind chime. Jazz music floats out from the open door, and when you poke your head in, it’s like walking into a […]

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Tokyo Cafes: Allpress

In Kiyosumishirakawa, a great cafe from New Zealand serves coffee from a renovated timber warehouse.

Behind a cup of great espresso, is a solid, honest, transparent process.

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Tokyo Cafes: Fukadaso 深田荘

If you’re speeding by in Koto-ku’s gridded lego-block streets, you’re likely to miss this unassuming warehouse. That is, in part, the point. The owners kept the facade in cohesion with the neighbourhood and focused on a cozy interior that complimented the original structure. Fukadaso has been a community hub since it opened its doors in 2012, and with its […]

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