The Best Cafes in Shinjuku, Tokyo

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Tokyo Writer3 May 2017

All the bustling energy in Shinjuku has to come from somewhere. Grab your next pick me up from one of these top cafes in the Tokyo district.

Blue Bottle Coffee

Cafe, European, $$$
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Hailing from San Francisco, Blue Bottle Coffee has quickly become a Tokyo favorite. One of the company’s trademarks is their commitment to freshness. To ensure every cup at Blue Bottle tastes as it was meant to, they never hang on to roasted beans for more than a couple of days.

Sarutahiko Coffee

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European
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Sarutahiko Coffee is perfect if you’re looking for a coffee on the go. In fact, you don’t even have to go inside – they have a takeout window for passersby.

Coffee L'Ambre

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Japanese, $$$
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Cafe de L'Ambre exterior
Cafe de L'Ambre exterior | © Kars Alfrink/Flickr

L’Ambre is built out of what was decades ago a Showa Era live music hall. It has a distinctly antique feel with the old brick facing outside, while red velour and dark wooden accents make up the interior. They have a full menu in addition to great coffee and desserts.

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