Fans of real coffee should just pass over-the-top hipster whereabouts like Café Kitsune and Blue Bottle, and head over to Koffee Mameya, the reincarnation of Tokyo’s famous coffee bean store, Omotesando Koffee.
Featuring a small counter bar and not a single chair, a wall crammed with bags of coffee beans and a tiny retail space, Koffee Mameya is packed with coffee masters whose passions for the roasted bean shine from their eyes. The tiny cafe has the feel of an upscale pharmacy but instead of medicines, you’re prescribed excellent cuppas. This isn’t a place for idly sitting back and leisurely sipping your cappuccino. It’s more a place you visit to engage in deep conversations with coffee connoisseurs, sample a few brews, and buy beans to take home. Koffee Mameya doesn’t roast their own beans, but they do source the best beans from many places in Japan and around the world, and at least one should be a good fit for you.
> 4-15-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Omotesando. Open daily 10:00-18:00