Toranomon Koffee, Toranomon Hills

Looks like a proper third-wave coffee house.

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They’ve got fancy pastries.

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I think this was an iced cafe mocha.

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Iced latte.

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Hand-drip coffee.

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We tried the baked custard too; it was good.

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The coffee was ok but nothing to write home about. I think a lot of places in Japan like to burn / dark roast their coffee beans. Maybe next time I’ll try more of the pastries.

Toranomon Koffee
Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 1-23-1
Toranomon, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan

Bridge Coffee, Kappabashi

Had some coffee here while in Kappabashi kitchen town, though I forgot to take a photo of it. It was ok; not particularly special.

I think what people seem to like is their ice cream, which I didn’t try.

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Bridge Coffee
3-1-12 Matsugaya
Kappabashi Kitchen Town
Taito 111-0036, Tokyo

Streamer Coffee Company, Shibuya

Found this place while looking for third wave coffee in Tokyo.

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Lol. Wasn’t brave enough to try these.

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Tried an iced latte. I liked it better than other Tokyo coffee houses I checked out, but I still prefer SF coffee.

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Streamer Coffee Company
20-28, Shibuya 1-Chōme
Shibuya, Tokyo
Japan 150-0002

Bear Pond Espresso, On The Corner, Shibuya

After not liking some of the more traditional coffee houses, I went in search of some third wave coffee joints.

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View of the smoking section,  from the non-smoking section. Well, not really, but it smelled that way.

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I tried espresso, but in the form of an iced latte (pictured, right). Also got an iced coffee with milk (pictured, left) because who doesn’t like double-fisting coffee amirite? Really, it was to try both forms.

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I thought both were ok, not particularly special given the hype. Maybe I’m spoiled by the coffee in SF.

Bear Pond Espresso
On The Corner
36-12, Kitazawa 2-Chōme
Setagaya, Tokyo
Japan 155-0031

Fuglen Tokyo, Shibuya

Seemed like there was a pretty good crowd here. I think I found out about this from Time Out magazine.

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It’s pretty inside. The coffee was ok but there is better elsewhere in Shibuya.

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Fuglen Tokyo
1-16-11 Tomigaya
Shibuya, Tokyo