Getting Your Coffee Fix in Koenji Getting Your Coffee Fix in Koenji

Getting Your Coffee Fix in Koenji


2018.05.21

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Getting Your Coffee Fix in Koenji
  • Third wave coffee has hit Tokyo in a big way and the hipster friendly neighbourhood of Koenji has been well and truly sucked into the trend. Getting a cup of globally sourced, high quality coffee is becoming easier and easier as new shops pop up around the district. Here’s our coffee lover’s guide to Koenji for guaranteed good vibes to go with your fresh blend. Just keep in mind that coffee in Tokyo is treated as an afternoon pick me up with most places not opening until after 11 am but staying open late into the evening.

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    Porta Coffee Stand

    Porta Coffee Stand

    Porta Coffee Stand

    One of the newest kids on the block is Porta Coffee Stand which opened its wooden doors to the public in early 2018. Opening up onto the covered shopping arcade, Pal Street, just south of the train, Porta Coffee is well set up for passersby looking for a caffeine fix on a day out around Koenji although it also offers a couple of small tables inside if you’re looking to rest your legs. The cafe’s house blend is Blackbird, a rich and flavoursome dark roast from Guatemala, while their second blend is on rotation and tends to offer a sweeter, lighter flavour. Pick up a homemade cake baked with a generous dose of spices to complement your coffee.

    Porta Coffee Stand

    Porta Coffee Stand

    Porta Coffee Stand
    place
    東京都杉並区高円寺南3-58-26
    phone
    03-6383-2774
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    Ichisango

    Ichisango

    Ichisango

    Another 2018 addition to the Koenji coffee scene is Ichisango, whose name originates from a clever combination of the three colleagues who started up the cafe. Although Ichisango also offers take outs, it’s worth taking a seat as the coffee here is served up in smart glasses a rare find in Tokyo. You’ll also find Japanese artists’ works exhibited both downstairs and upstairs with the chance to rent out the first floor for events and gatherings. Demonstrating the Japanese spin on coffee shops, Ichisango stays open until 3 am Tuesdays to Saturdays when you can keep topping yourself up with coffee or move onto the liquor.

    壱参伍
    place
    東京都杉並区高円寺南3-44-13
    phone
    03-4296-2167
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    Coffee Cone

    Coffee Cone

    Coffee Cone

    Adding a completely new theme to the coffee trend, Coffee Cone’s specialty and the inspiration behind its name is coffee served up in an ice cream cone. Playing on the concept of edible crockery, an icing, chocolate, or sprinkle dipped coffee cup is sure to be one of the most tasty, not to mention instagrammable, vessels you’ve drunk from. Turning your coffee into dessert not your thing? The menu also includes your average espressos, lattes, and americanos served in a normal cup.

    COFFEECONETOKYO
    rating

    4.0

    2 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Suginami-ku Koenjiminami 3-20-15
    phone
    05011375662
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    City

    City

    City

    Entering City feels like you’re stepping into somebody’s kitchen with owner and Koenji local Tashiro san serving up pour over coffee from behind the breakfast bar. With just a few simple tables and a bookshelf of carefully selected CDs, the minimalism of City contributes to its calm and homely feel. The lunch menu matches the simple theme with a safe selection of sandwiches, soups, and salads as well as delicious homemade cakes served on stylish teardrop plates.

    CITY
    place
    Tokyo Suginami-ku Koenji-minami 3-49-12
    phone
    0333147166
    opening-hour
    [Weekday]15:00-0:00[Saturday…
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    Honohono Cafe

    Honohono Cafe

    Honohono Cafe

    Heading south down Pal Street brings you to Honohono Cafe, a good stop off for both coffee and lunch. The bill of fare covers a wide selection of cuisines in a healthy theme ranging from colourful salads and platters of bread and meat to Asian dishes including Vietnamese pho. The recently renovated first floor offers the best seats where you can people watch from the counter seats that overlook the street below.

    honohono・cafe
    place
    東京都杉並区高円寺南3丁目21-19
    phone
    0333185100
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