Our Tokyo CafeHop Adventure – Map and Pictures

I was asked off Instagram about which cafes to visit in Tokyo. We’re more than happy to share Shean’s weeks of research in this map. We missed out on the dark blue pins with dots but it’s safe to say we had good coffee (of varying roast levels) at almost all the places and awesome Japanese hospitality at each shop.

The last few days, we revisited a few of our favourites: Fuglen Tokyo, Coffea  Exlibris, Little Nap Coffee Stand and Obscura Laboratory.

Also, here are some of photos of the trip:

Vending machines for coffee are everywhere.

Vending machines for coffee are everywhere.

The world's busiest crossing - Shibuya. Look out for the Hachiko statue!

The world’s busiest crossing – Shibuya. Look out for the Hachiko statue!

At Meiji Jingu.

At Meiji Jingu.

The Island Bar at Nozy Roastery. Try ordering an espresso there.

The Island Bar at Nozy Roastery. Try ordering an espresso there.

Love these little food carts around. This one sells Japanese curry. Motoya Express sells coffee.

Love these little food carts around. This one sells Japanese curry. Motoya Express sells coffee.

A pour-over at a Satei/chatei Hatou Kissaten. Kissatens are traditional Japanese Coffee Houses. A must-visit to experience Japanese Coffee Culture first-hand.

A pour-over at a Satei/chatei Hatou Kissaten. Kissatens are traditional Japanese Coffee Houses. A must-visit to experience Japanese Coffee Culture first-hand.

Lovely place to get lovely photos where beauty is simplicity.

Omotesando Koffee – Lovely place to get lovely photos where beauty is simplicity.

Sidenote: For more photos, Coffee for Beginners wrote about them Omotesnado Koffee here and also, if you like their work – vote for them for “Best new Blogger” here. All the best to Kenny and CK. Good karma, your way, voters!

Kissatens serve darker roasted coffee but also with milk, cream, iced and some, even serve aged coffee beans.

Kissatens serve darker roasted coffee but also with milk, cream, iced and some, even serve aged coffee beans.

At play in Hanegi Park, Cherry Blossoms were in bloom when we were there.

At play in Hanegi Park, Cherry Blossoms were in bloom when we were there.

Kannon Temple in Setagaya.

Kannon Temple in Setagaya.

Some Tips when in Tokyo:

1. Most of the cafes in Tokyo will not have much space or worse still, WiFi. Yes, we are that spoiled in Malaysia! So, our advice is to order a sim-card for your phone before you arrive. B Mobile was the best deal we could find for us. (Thanks, Yso for recommending this!)

2. For accommodation, try Airbnb – The hosts we stayed with were awesome and you’ll save a lot on accommodation and transportation if you plan carefully. If you stay in the quieter neighbourhoods, you will get to experience a better snapshot of life in Japan.

3. Learning some Japanese helps as English is not widely spoken as you may think. Basic phrases from your days of watching Anime may not be enough!

Enjoy Tokyo! We miss it terribly…

One thought on “Our Tokyo CafeHop Adventure – Map and Pictures

  1. Love love love Japan!

    Didn’t go cafe hopping as really don’t know which cafe is good. Also because going with companies that do not enjoy coffee so it would be deem as wasting time..

    Maybe would go cafe hopping everyday if I were to go for a relaxing trip with coffee addict bf. lol.

    Enjoyed all the pictures a lot though! ^^

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