Reputed to be one of Nakameguro's top coffee spots, Cafe Facon appears to be angling for a more mature crowd. It's pocked with Parisian references, including a small library of Francophone books and a grotesque faux-naive painting of cherubs frolicking around the Eiffel Tower. More confusing still are the wooden ornaments that resemble nothing so much as dreamcatchers – but iffy decor aside, Facon clearly means business. The shop roasts its own beans, offering four blends and a selection of single-origin coffees, plus a few milky variations and a variety of teas. If you're feeling peckish, the best bet is to order a cake or sandwich set – the latter being substantial enough to satisfy the lunch crowd. We order a cup of Facon blend coffee – a little on the acidic side, though with a relatively sweet aftertaste – which outclasses the flabby omelette sandwich that we get to go with it.
|Venue name:||Cafe Facon|
3F, 3-8-3 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku
|Opening hours:||10am-10pm daily|
|Transport:||Nakameguro Station (Toyoko, Hibiya lines)|