Review excerpt: The coffee shop Saiin Roasting Factory is about a 10-minute walk from Saiin Station, plonked right in the middle of suburbia. It’s definitely a highlight in this nondescript neighborhood.

Review excerpt: Kissaten Nasu is a traditional cafe. But it’s also a curry shop and a jazz cafe, and the master might just be one of the most dapper and suave cafe owners this side of Tokyo.

Review excerpt: For the locals, Path is a breakfast pit stop, a place to gear up for the day with good coffee and even better pastries. At night Path really comes into its own, transforming into a proper sit-down, spend-the-evening restaurant.

Review excerpt: Drop in at Dandelion Chocolate for a cup of the rich, creamy hot chocolate (with five kinds to choose from), coffee or mocha (a potent mix of the two). Alternatively, there are smoothies, horchata (made from almond milk), wine and craft beer.

Review excerpt: Besides coffee, Suzuya’s other specialty is curry. The beef curry, which is served in the kind of silver jug that wouldn’t be out of place at a banquet, as well as a big bowl of rice and salad on the side.

Review excerpt: Togenkyo is essentially an updated version of a kissaten. Known for their idiosyncratic interiors, kissaten are places where an owner can showcase their personal tastes. Just inside the door at Togenkyo is a fish pond in a beautiful big stone basin, and ...

Review excerpt: Cafe Bahnhof takes coffee pretty seriously at this small cafe; several of the staff are even certified “Coffee Meisters.” On a recent visit, one staff member was hunched over next to the in-house roaster, sifting through a tray of green coffee beans looking ...

Review excerpt: Ichikawaya Coffee is housed in a 200-year-old machiya that has been in the Ichikawa family for generations. In 2015 the building was transformed into a cafe that is seductive, traditional and stylish. One of my favorite features is the coffee bar: a ...

From the start, the emphasis was on roasting beans as much as serving lattes, and Amp has steadily sloughed off its cafe trappings ever since. The small tables that used to sit next to the entrance have long gone, and last month an extensive ...

There’s some flashy equipment behind the counter at the Nishi-Azabu branch of Maruyama Coffee, but the method of choice here is the humble cafetiere. As barista Seiya Yamashiro explains, the shop favors French presses for the same reason it uses metal filters in its ...

Over the past five years, Weekenders Coffee has transformed from a conventional sit-down cafe into a dedicated roastery. In 2011, owner Masahiro Kaneko removed all the window seats to make room for a Probat roaster, drawing a few grumbles from customers who liked to ...

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