Tucked down a cosy shopping street in Koenji, Amp is run by a husband-wife duo who have been turning out carefully roasted beans and quality cups of coffee since 2010. The roaster is the first thing you'll notice on entering – space is at a premium in this narrow shop, with weathered floorboards and seats for just over a dozen people, none of them especially comfortable. There's not much opportunity for dawdling at the bar: drinkers are given a simple choice of latte, mocha, espresso or regular coffee, the latter served in a cafetiere and with a choice of different beans. Whether single-origin or one of their house blends, you know you’re always getting a quality cup as the shop has been sourcing beans from the same importers since its inception. Good sweets, too, and you can also buy beans to take home.
|Venue name:||Coffee Amp||Contact:|
2-20-13 Koenji-Minami, Suginami-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 12noon-8pm, Sun & hols 11am-7pm / closed Wed|
|Transport:||Shin-Koenji Station (Marunouchi line)|