Omotesando’s Best Coffee Hot Spots
I don’t know about you, but if coffee is your elixir of life and number one drug of choice, there is a fantastic neighborhood in Tokyo you need to try out! Omotesando is a beautiful and quiet area close to the lively Harajuku, where you can find amazing cafés in every (hidden) corner! The other day, I grabbed my lovely friend (who is as addicted to coffee as I am) and found four must-try spots that you shouldn’t miss out on!
Coutume Aoyama Café
I’ve been told the Coutume Aoyama Café has a reputation for having the best coffee in Paris. I’d believe it at once, because their coffee and cappuccinos are h-e-a-v-e-n-l-y. They have a great variety in flavours (which my friend and I are still working through coffee-wise). Plus, the French pastries (did I mention they have Matcha Eclairs?) in their menu harmonize with their coffee just fantastically. This pretty place will make your caffeinated heart leap for joy.
Address: 〒107-0062 Tokyo, Minato, Minamiaoyama, 5−9−15
The Aoyama Flower Market
The next one is located inside a flower market – therefore just follow your nose until you find the entrance of the Aoyama Flower Market, not far away from the station. Inside, there’s a small tea house located which sells drinks in an incredibly beautiful room. Flowers are everywhere you look, so not only will your taste buds love this atmosphere, but your eyes and nose will, too. The menu also boasts delicious drinks with flowers along with flower-covered desserts (which are worth sampling as well) such as flower parfaits, flower jellies, flower French toasts – and more. Take a look and be captivated!
Address: 〒107-0062 Tokyo, Minato, Minamiaoyama, 5 Chome−1−2, 青山エリービル1F
The Maruyama Coffee
This place has newly opened in Omotesando and it’s a hidden gem – it is in one of the allies and doesn’t look like much from the outside, but the coffee there is superb. The Maruyama Coffee is so good it won the 2014 World Barista Championship, and took the Japan Barista Championship for five years in a row. They serve their coffee in a French braiser and the taste is one-of-a-kind. When we first went there, we were a bit skeptical about their coffee being described as having a “bright aftertaste”, but after a sip we could taste it. The quality of the coffee is what makes this cozy place so special and worth paying a visit.
Address: 3 Chome-13-3 Nishiazabu, Minato, Tokyo 106-0031
The Alley Lujiaoxing Omotesando
The last one is not for coffee-lovers, but for all tea- and bubble tea-lovers: The Alley Lujiaoxing Omotesando. It has its own Milk Tea Brew (which tastes fantastic), delicious juice and Tapioca combinations, and, not to mention, the awesome interior design. It is, ironically to the name, located in a little ally surrounded by pretty buildings and other small shops. It is a great place to spend some time or grab your drink for further adventures!
Address: 6 Chome-6-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001