The retro furniture betrays this quirky coffee shop’s ’70s origins. Cafe Arles sits just far enough from the central Shinjuku to be spared a constant influx of shoppers, meaning that you can spend a few hours nursing a single cup of coffee and flicking through the shop's library of manga and photo albums – or playing with their aged cat – without being hassled to move on. During the daytime, Arles serves up reasonably priced lunch sets of pseudo-Western dishes such as omurice and napolitan pasta.
|Venue name:||Cafe Arles|
5-10-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-10pm daily|
|Transport:||Shinjuku-Sanchome Station (Marunouchi, Fukutoshin, Shinjuku lines)|