A favourite of international style bible Monocle, the original Fuglen shop in Oslo, Norway is a blend of café, cocktail bar and vintage design boutique, where even the furniture is up for sale. Its Tokyo shop, which opened in May 2012, transplants the concept to a backstreet corner not far from Yoyogi Park, in the space formerly occupied by Koz Café.
Fuglen Tokyo opens at 8am on weekdays, selling tea and some remarkably good coffee during the daytime (though not any food – if you're feeling peckish, bring your own). It switches to bar mode in the evenings, with Japanese and Norwegian craft beers and a menu of cocktails devised by champion bartender Halvor Digernes, which makes extensive use of infused spirits and bitters; try the ginger daiquiri: it's a winner. The uniqueness of the décor – even the Biri-straw wallpaper is '50s vintage – and outdoor seating make this a plum destination for caffeine addicts and the cocktail crowd alike, though be prepared to pay Oslo prices for your drinks.