Perhaps, at some point in the distant past, this was the way local upmarket operations got to grips with handling newfangled foreign delicacies. At Asakusa's Angelus, founded in 1946, you're in for a real blast from the kissaten past: the joe is painstakingly brewed by hand and the clientele consists mainly of old folk who have been coming here for decades. Out front is a smart counter selling a fancy selection of Western-style cakes; further inside, the coffee shop section is a more spartan affair of plain walls and dark wood trimmings.
1-17-6 Asakusa, Taito-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-7pm / closed Mon (except for holidays)|
|Transport:||Asakusa Station (Asakusa, Ginza, Tobu Skytree lines), exits 1, 3|