10 Places Where You Can Get Rreat Coffee in Fukuoka

You might know that Fukuoka is famous for its delicious food. When you think about Fukuoka cuisine, you might think ramen and mentaiko (spiced cod roe) should be the top two specialties. Besides those, Fukuoka is also known for having a number of good coffee shops. You can find many places where you can simply get a cup of “great coffee”. But what people in Fukuoka are trying to achieve is to offer you a “great moment” with coffee. Café staff, background music, interior design, or even other customers who you share the space with can make your moment with coffee great. Here is our list of cafes where you can spend your special coffee moment!

  • 01

    REC COFFEE

    REC COFFEE is one of Fukuoka’s most famous coffee shops due to its associations with Yoshikazu Iwase. He’s a two-time winner of the Japan Barista Championship (2014 and 2015) and has been a major influencer in the country’s coffee scene, aside from establishing REC. After selecting the type of coffee you’d like, you can also choose your preferred beans. In addition to espresso, REC also offers filter and hand-drip coffee, with a vision to reconnect with Japan’s coffee heritage. It was the kissaten (a traditional tea/coffee room) where pour-over and siphon coffee all began in the country. REC is striving to create a contemporary take on this long-established tradition while offering some of the best specialty coffee in town. The stylish space boasts plenty of seating where you can relax while you enjoy your brew. REC also sells a variety of home-roasted beans in-store, with the option to try them before you buy.

    REC COFFEE 天神店
    place
    福岡県福岡市中央区天神2-3-37 TENJIN249 1F
    phone
    092-406-5214
    no image
  • 02

    manucoffee

    Offering more than 10 different types of lattes, manucoffee has played a leading role in Fukuoka’s specialty coffee scene. A few years ago, they opened their fifth store in Shirogane, which is referred to as the Kujira shop. It’s instantly recognizable thanks to its bright yellow exterior and menu board and occupies a newly renovated first-floor space that is decorated with eclectic furnishings.

    manucoffee Kujira shop interior

    manucoffee Kujira shop interior

    Aside from offering outstanding coffee, Manu also regularly hosts artists and musicians for live concerts and events. They take their coffee very seriously and visit their growers once a year to buy beans directly. Carefully check their opening hours before you visit, as they close periodically to roast beans, which can then be purchased at the Kujira store to take home with you.

    cinnamon honey latte

    cinnamon honey latte

    manucoffee roasters クジラ店
    place
    福岡県福岡市中央区白金1-18-28
    phone
    0927070306
  • 03

    Connect Coffee

    A seven-minute walk from Tenjin Station you will find the stylish café, Connect Coffee, which is owned by a world-famous latte artist. As you can see from its name, the owner started this café believing in the concept that coffee connects people. Having one of the world’s top-class baristas, you can imagine that the taste of their coffee is unquestionably great. In addition to the taste, you can also enjoy their latte art. Beautiful latte art with a bird motif is known as one of the most difficult and complicated latte art patterns there is, but you can find it here! Their café latte is 550 yen.

    Connect Coffee interior

    Connect Coffee interior

    Connect Coffee

    Connect Coffee

    Connect Coffee
    rating

    4.5

    2 Reviews
    place
    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku Tenjin 5-6-13
    phone
    0927917213
  • 04

    Abeki

    Just five minutes’ walk from Nishitetsu Yakuin Station is Abeki, which specializes in not only coffee but also delicious cheesecake. It was originally established as a mobile coffee caterer but settled into its current church-inspired premises in 2005. From the interior decor to the tableware and even the owner’s dress, everything at Abeki is unique. After ordering your coffee and selecting from three different types of beans, the owner grinds them one by one and brews them with care.

    A sense of calm exudes the small space, making it a popular choice for local coffee enthusiasts to enjoy their morning or afternoon cup. The ever-popular white chocolate cheesecake is not to miss, being light yet rich and will simply melt in your mouth. Keep an eye out for the wooden doors that denote the entrance to this attractive coffee shop, with potted plants framing its glass windows.

    Iced coffee and signature cheesecake

    Iced coffee and signature cheesecake

    abeki
    place
    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku Yakuin 3-7-13
    phone
    0925310005
  • 05

    FUK COFFEE

    You might have your eyes wide open seeing this name but it’s actually an airport-themed coffee shop. Now you can probably guess the idea behind its name! FUK is the airport code for Fukuoka Airport! Their regular café latte for 490 yen tastes wonderful. In this latte, you can find the perfect balance between sweetness and sourness in your mouth. However, what people are crazy about is their latte art. You can add latte art to your coffee by paying 20 yen more. They will draw a cute little airplane and the letters of “FUK” on your café latte. This is the perfect latte to get in Fukuoka!

    FUK COFFEE

    FUK COFFEE

    FUK COFFEE

    FUK COFFEE

    FUKCOFFEEE
    rating

    4.5

    9 Reviews
    place
    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku Haruyoshi 3-21-17
    phone
    0927523135
  • 06

    NO COFFEE

    NO COFFEE has a black latte that made a big hit on SNS. It almost looks like black ink is in the milk! The black color is from the bamboo charcoal they use. You might think it has a strong taste but it doesn’t. It is creamy and smooth. It’s only 600 yen and will surely draw attention to your Instagram if you post it! Besides their coffee, they have a bunch of other drinks available, including seasonal drinks. The most popular menu item is their matcha espresso. The sweetness of the matcha complements the bitterness of the espresso. They also have original goods in collaboration with various artists, which make for the perfect souvenir!

    Black Latte 600 yen

    Black Latte 600 yen

    original goods

    original goods

    No coffee
    rating

    4.5

    11 Reviews
    place
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Hirao 3-17-12
    phone
    0927914515
  • 07

    CARBON COFFEE ART

    Just ten minutes’ walk from Tenjin Station takes you to this splendid café! The blue wall on the back street will welcome you to the stylish space, which makes you feel like you aren’t in Japan. Our recommendation at this shop is Cookie on the Latte for 650 yen. You get an American-sized cookie on top of their hot café latte, with chocolate syrup on the edge of the mug! You will enjoy its presentation as well as the taste. They also have fashionable and original goods for sale at the shop, and occasionally host small exhibitions.

    CARBON COFFEE ART

    CARBON COFFEE ART

    COOKIE on the LATE 650 yen

    COOKIE on the LATE 650 yen

    CARBON COFFEE ART OF LIFE
    place
    福岡県福岡市中央区大名1-2-34 ロイヤルビル1F
    phone
    092-781-2270
    no image
  • 08

    TAISHO COFFEE ROASTER

    TAISHO COFFEE ROASTER is a very cute café in a renovated former house in Itoshima. They make a good cup of specialty coffee from their high-quality coffee beans. You will feel a warmth inside of the café due to its wooden interior and can use your computer with their WiFi in the shop. They also let you bring bread from your favorite bakery to eat with their coffee! It’s a perfect place to work or chill out. Their city-blended fukae is 400 yen and you can get it with coffee jelly as a set for 550 yen if you want something sweet.

    TAISHO COFFEE ROASTER

    TAISHO COFFEE ROASTER

    coffee and coffee jelly set 550 yen

    coffee and coffee jelly set 550 yen

    TAISHOCOFFEEROASTER
    place
    Fukuoka Itoshima-shi Nijo Fukae 569-1
    phone
    0923343328
  • 09

    FOREST MARK ESPRESSO

    Inside this well-designed interior shop you will find a little oasis called FOREST MARK ESPRESSO. The knowledgeable barista will fulfill your coffee desire by making you a great coffee. Once you taste the coffee, you will discover how seriously the barista loves coffee. They arrange their drinks in cute ways too. Their jelly soda is very popular because of its Instagrammable appearance, especially in warm seasons, although it’s not a coffee drink. Colorful, handmade jelly pearls floating in a glass of soda and topped with flowers will make your eyes happy and your mouth refreshed. It’s the perfect drink to beat the heat in summer!

    FOREST MARK ESPRESSO

    FOREST MARK ESPRESSO

    FOREST MARK ESPRESSO

    FOREST MARK ESPRESSO

    FORESTMARKESPRESSO
    place
    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku Yakuin 1-16-172F
    phone
    09025185377
  • 10

    TAG STA

    At TAG STA, you can enjoy various types of coffee, including their hand dripped coffee and espresso. It opens at 7am, so there are many people who come to pick up their coffee to start the day. They also have snacks such as sweet French canelé and chocolate gateau, so you could have a quick breakfast here too. You also shouldn’t pass by without spending some time relaxing with their art. They have a gallery that showcases works by select artists from all over the world. Why not try their white velvet latte with strong espresso in an artistic ambience.

    TAG STA

    TAG STA

    TAG STA

    TAG STA

    TAG STA
    place
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Haruyoshi 1-7-11 Space cube 1F
    phone
    0927247721
    opening-hour
    7:00-20:00

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