Three of the Lesser-Known Cafes in Tokyo you Must Visit

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  • Tokyo is one of the best places to find a perfect cup of coffee. Although the best and trendiest coffee spots in the city sell their products at a reasonable price, they are often crowded with people. If you’re looking for a relaxing coffee shop during your day off, might as well head to these three lesser-known coffee shops. They have just opened a couple of months ago so you’ll surely get interested in the cafe’s concepts.


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    Capoon was originally a small coffee shop that is now dedicated to offering fresh Japanese Green Tea. Its name was derived from “Cafe” and “Nippon” (the Sun’s origin) and it belongs to a building with dainty cafes “Cafetelier”. Its location is just a few minutes walk from the JR Chuo Line, Keio Inokashira Line Kichijoji Station.

    You can enjoy drinking different types of Japanese Green tea and Matcha drinks such as Organic Matcha Latte (480 yen), the Green Tea of the day (400 yen~) and Clear Matcha tea (380 yen~). They also have seasonal drinks and sweets such as the Deeply Roasted Green tea (480 yen), Matcha Taiyaki with sweet red bean paste and Dango(sweet dumpling) with Matcha sauce. The owner has a passion for pursuing higher quality of tea made in Japan and purchases tea leaves directly from tea leaves farmers. Other than Capoon, Cafetelier has top notch cafes run by unique owners.

    What about enjoying cafe-hopping and comparing tastes at each shops?

    Business Hours: 1:00 p.m to 7 p.m.
    ※Thursdays from 12:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    ※ Closed on Tuesdays

    Cafe Capoon Website *Japanese Only

    Bongen Coffee

    Bongen Coffee is another small coffee shop which opened in Ginza last December 15, 2017. It is getting a lot of attention owing to the hundred-year-old bonsai plant that serves as a backdrop for the cafe. It looks modern and elegant in its interior. It also has one long bench on one side which has two partitions. It can only accommodate a few people. They serve coffee, latte, espresso, tea and organic coffee. They also have a free Wi-Fi access which is great for busy people. Aside from drinks, they also promote their own products such as a set of three bean bottle source drip bags (650 yen), Bongen Sunflower Tote (2,000 yen), fragrance (1,500 yen), Bogen Wall Mug (1,700 yen) etc. The cafe is just 4 minutes walk from Ginza 1 Chome Station’s 11th Exit. It is open daily even during holidays.
    Business Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Bongen Cafe Website *Japanese Only

    Futatsubokissa Abe Coffee

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    Futatsubokissa Abe Coffee is another lovely coffee shop which opened in Tokyo’s Mizonokuchi last December 3, 2017. Although there’s nowhere to sit inside, customers enjoy the specialty coffee that the cafe provides. It even becomes an important part of people’s daily routine. Among the items they sell are coffee (drip, iced, espresso and latte), craft beer, homemade ginger syrup, homemade squeezed vinegar syrup, hot milk, apple juice, orange juice. They also sell various types of baked confectioneries. Take note that all of these are only available for takeout.

    Business Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (weekdays)
    10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (weekends)

    Futatsubokkisa Abe Coffee Website

    These three are just some of the lesser-known coffee shops which opened in Tokyo a couple of months ago. A visit will assure you a less-crowded experience and a taste of delicious coffee! Let’s support the growth of these new cafes for a prosperous Tokyo.