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The Hottest Coffee Shops in Tokyo Right Now

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Last week we focused on the hottest restaurants in Tokyo, Japan. Now, courtesy of A Life Worth Eating's Adam Goldberg, it's time to have a look at some of the more exciting kissatens (coffee shops) in that Japanese metropolis.

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Bear Pond Espresso [Photo: ALWE]

The coffee scene in Tokyo is blowing up, and just like in New York, third wave shops are opening at an explosive rate. The difference is that the shops in Tokyo are trying really hard to specialize and differentiate themselves from each other; each store has its own take. L'Ambre, for example, serves up twenty-year-old aged beans while other spots roast theirs to order for each cup. Bear Pond serves chocolatey espresso, thick as maple syrup, while Nozy highlights beans' more acidic notes. My Tokyo coffee crawls have undoubtedly been my most interesting.

- Adam Goldberg

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bear Pond Espresso

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Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya
Kitazawa, 2丁目36−12

2. Nozy

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Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya
Shimouma, 2丁目29−7
03-5787-8748

3. Café de L'Ambre

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Japan, Tokyo, Chuo
Ginza, 8丁目10−15

4. Be A Good Neighbor

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Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya
Sendagaya, 3丁目51−6

5. Sol Levante

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Japan, Tokyo, Minato
Kitaaoyama, 3丁目10−14

6. Cafe Obscura

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Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya
Sangenjaya, 1丁目9−16

7. Little Nap Coffee Stand

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Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya
Yoyogi, 5丁目65−4

8. Tsuta Coffee

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Japan, Tokyo, Minato
Minamiaoyama, 5丁目11−20

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1. Bear Pond Espresso

Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya, Kitazawa, 2丁目36−12
Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya
Kitazawa, 2丁目36−12

2. Nozy

Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya, Shimouma, 2丁目29−7
Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya
Shimouma, 2丁目29−7

3. Café de L'Ambre

Japan, Tokyo, Chuo, Ginza, 8丁目10−15
Japan, Tokyo, Chuo
Ginza, 8丁目10−15

4. Be A Good Neighbor

Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya, Sendagaya, 3丁目51−6
Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya
Sendagaya, 3丁目51−6

5. Sol Levante

Japan, Tokyo, Minato, Kitaaoyama, 3丁目10−14
Japan, Tokyo, Minato
Kitaaoyama, 3丁目10−14

6. Cafe Obscura

Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya, Sangenjaya, 1丁目9−16
Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya
Sangenjaya, 1丁目9−16

7. Little Nap Coffee Stand

Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya, Yoyogi, 5丁目65−4
Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya
Yoyogi, 5丁目65−4

8. Tsuta Coffee

Japan, Tokyo, Minato, Minamiaoyama, 5丁目11−20
Japan, Tokyo, Minato
Minamiaoyama, 5丁目11−20

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