A lovely vegetarian cafe/restaurant in Nakameguro.
A coffee shop and roastery from New Zealand. I’ve tried a flat white and it was great. It is a bit off the grid, but the coffee and the nice building make it worth it.
A tiny coffee spot serving great espresso.
This was my goto place of the Blue Bottle Coffee chain (there are more shops throughout the city – the one in Nakameguro is also very nice, especially the building itself is great). The big communal table is great for reading and watching the baristas preparing your coffee.
Nicely curated selection of music and clothes. You can also get coffee there.
Great breakfast place in Omotesando, but I’d recommend coming during the week as there are long queues on weekends. Loved the French toast.
A nice coffee shop in Nakameguro. They also serve great cake.
Great matcha latte and cookies. Even during the winter it is nice to sit outside next to heater for a short break.
It took me a while to find the entrance to this place, but once inside it is a great break from the busy streets of Shibuya. James Freeman, CEO of Blue Bottle Coffee, said: I’m sure I think about Chatei Hatou every single working day.
Good coffee, sandwiches and breakfast in a very nice building. Run by motorcycle enthusiasts.
A cafe/bar in Tomigaya near Yoyogi Park. It’s nice to sit at the window counter and watch people going by while having a coffee or a drink (the Negroni is especially great).
A nice place for drip coffee.
The best donuts I had in Tokyo. The shop is near the Yoyogi-Uehara station in a small side alley (I was lucky enough living almost next to this place so I’ve been there multiple times).
This cozy coffee shop is located at a corner just south of Yanaka Cemetery.
This coffee shop in Kichijōji (right opposite of a small park) serves a lighter roast coffee. The area itself is very lovely, but I have a soft spot for all the more suburban areas like Kichijōji, Yoyogi-Uehara, Yanaka or Kōenji.
If drinking coffee while listening to classical music blasting through a great speaker system is your thing: this is your place. It was a special experience walking through the busy streets of Shibuya and then ending in this venue that seems a bit out of touch with everything in the area.
This was one of my favorite coffee places. The shop is quite small, but you can sit outside or take the coffee to the nearby Yoyogi Park.
A nice building in Daikanyama with a gallery and coffee place located inside.
Lovely small coffee place and roastery in Nakameguro close to the train station. It’s hard to pick a favorite coffee place in Toyko as there are so many, but this is the one place I took everyone to who visited me. You can sit outside next to the counter on the ground floor or go upstairs, sit at the big table and watch the trains go by.
Great coffee (they serve Stumptown Coffee) just a short walk from the Yoyogi-Uehara station right through the suburbs. The whole place feels like an extended living room: great interior (it looks like a cabin), very light and good music. And they open very early at 7:30, so it is perfect for an early morning coffee.
A lovely (Scandinavian) coffee place in Nakameguro. The interior is very nice with lots of natural light coming in. I’ve been there only once at the end of my stay, but wished I’ve discovered this place earlier.
Bicycle shop and small café.
Nice coffee place in Ebisu.
The Tokyo branch of the New York City based surf brand Saturdays. Even if their clothes are not your thing go there for a coffee and sit in the back patio which has a great view over the suburbs of Daikanyama.
A small coffee shop run by an elderly gentleman who makes excellent coffee.
I’m not really into latte art, but this is the place to go to.
A small coffee shop in Meguro.
Tokyobike’s Kōenji branch also has a small coffee place.
A small bakery and breakfast place in Nakameguro.