Japan might be better known for tea, but it is also becoming a great destination for coffee lovers. Coffee products are just within arm’s reach anywhere in the country and coffee shops abound in limitless permutations. As a matter of fact, Japan is considered to be one of the largest consumers of coffee around the world. If you’re ever traveling to Ota (大田), Tokyo (a combination of Omori [大森] and Kamata [鎌田]), here are three of the best coffee shops in the area!
This is probably one of the best places to have coffee in the morning. The quality of their coffee is higher than other shops. Some of the items you can order include cappuccino (550 yen), cafe latte (550 yen), caramel macchiato (600 yen), cafe mocha (600 yen), pelican blend (500 yen), juice, iced coffee, and many more! They also serve galettes (800 yen), sandwiches (400 yen), and set meals (1,000 yen).
The place is usually not crowded so you can definitely have a relaxing time. The Wi-Fi is very fast and stable which makes it suitable for people who want to work in a quiet place.
Tully’s Coffee was originally established in Seattle, Washington. It provides handcrafted barista drinks that are meant to provide satisfaction to customers. This is something which sets them apart from all the other coffee shops in town. High-skilled artisans achieve the perfect coffee flavor for you instead of the automated process. Their coffee has a smooth and deep-roasted flavor common to the Pacific Northwest. Some of their signature drinks are White Chocolate Mocha, Cafe Mocha, Cocoa, Kid’s Cocoa, and Intense Dark Mocha.
The place also offers several meals and sweets in a relaxing environment. There are also kid-friendly menus in case you want to bring your child along. There are only 40 seats available in the cafe and there’s no private room. It is open from 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
ILOHA Coffee is popular for its “ECOPRESSO,” which is espresso coffee served in an edible cup. The cup is made of cookies, making it a great pair with coffee. Their coffee is rich in beans which make every cup of coffee delicious.
The cafe provides guests a unique espresso experience. The atmosphere here is perfect for dating or spending time with family and children. The place is also eco-friendly and seems to be bright yet peaceful. It is open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. However, do take note that it is always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
With the plethora of bottled, canned, and instant coffees you can get from vending machines, it doesn’t hurt to have real roasted coffee from time to time. So if you ever find a coffee shop having limited flavors or fewer varieties to choose from, you can always head to these three coffee shops in Ota. The coffee culture in the country seems to be changing rapidly as the Japanese try to blend foreign elements into their cups of coffee so expect a whole new level of coffee craftsmanship in these shops.