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:
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!
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…