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Right now there are two good reasons to stop and doff our caps to the wonderful, one-of-a-kind Berg. The first is that this old-school cafe/bar/diner hidden underneath a far corner of Shinjuku Station has just celebrated its 30th birthday.

Actually, that number comes with an asterisk. The original Berg coffee shop opened back in 1970, but it was rebuilt and revamped 20 years later into the classic basement operation it remains to this day.

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