Tokyo never sleeps, and with an ample enough supply of delicious, fresh coffee, you needn't either!
Thankfully, Tokyo is home to some great coffee shops. We're not suggesting you skip a good night's sleep, but if you're looking for a quick caffeinated pick-me-up, we've got just the right places.
Open early 'til late in many cases, whether you're a night owl "drinking in" the Tokyo nightlife, or an early riser looking for your morning coffee kick, we've got you covered.
Here are ten must-try spots for coffee lovers visiting Tokyo. With a variety of different vibes and styles, there's something for everyone on this list... just so long as they love coffee!
Perfect for: Coffee—or cocktails—with friends, whether morning, noon, or night.
The Roastery by Nozy Coffee
Perfect for: NY-style coffee and cronuts (or a steak and a craft beer).
Perfect for: Authentic coffee company experience away from more central Tokyo locations.
Café Kitsuné3-17-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
Serving quality coffee in calm and luxurious surroundings, Café Kitsuné is part of the Maison Kitsuné brand. The French record company and fashion label's coffee shop brings a cool European vibe to Tokyo, while
simultaneously maintaining a distinctly Japanese feel. Praised for its straight-to-the-point approach to both coffee and service, it's a great place to grab a drink, whether alone or with friends, away from much of the
hustle and bustle of Tokyo.
Perfect for: No-fuss coffee in surroundings straight from a luxury lifestyle magazine.
Opening straight onto the street, this cute coffee kiosk is universally adored by local coffee lovers. With an open air serving area and a tiny additional upstairs seating area, Onibus offers a truly Japanese coffee
experience without the frills of other American, Parisian or Scandinavian inspired coffee shops. The menu is straightforward—extending solely to espresso, latte, Americano, or filter coffee—but the standard
is second to none.
Perfect for: A delicious, high-quality, but quick coffee on the go.
Café de l'Ambre
8-10-15 Ginza, SBM Bldg, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
makes it as accessible to tourists and travelers as it is to locals, by whom it's much loved. A not-to-be-missed coffee spot for true coffee fans visiting Tokyo, and a refreshing alternative to big brand-owned locations in the city.
Perfect for: A truly authentic Japanese coffee experience.
around, but it's more of a take-out situation aimed at both locals and visitors exploring the area.
Perfect for: Proper coffee lovers looking to grab their caffeine fix and go.
Perfect for: Those wanting the classic hipster coffee shop vibe (and somewhere to charge their phone).
4/4 Seasons Coffee
2-7-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Perfect for: Something a little different, where you'll see coffee beans roasted on site.
About Life Coffee Brewers
1-19-8 Dogenzaka, Shibuya 150-0043, Tokyo Prefecture
Perfect for: Quick, delicious and affordable coffee to-go, served with a smile.