Surrounded by a whole load of ice cream parlours, this jazzy kissaten was named after Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki's movie Juha (1999), which the owner loved, inspiring him to put together a decidedly Scandinavian-vibe interior. Settle into one of the chairs and contemplate life or read a book while listening to the soothing music – but while doing that, don't forget to order the signature Masako's An Toast. This slice of bread was conjured up at a now-closed jazz café in Shimokitazawa named Masako, and is more or less faithfully replicated here in Nishi-Ogi. They use bread from a popular local bakery, so fans of both can rest happily after biting into this delicacy. Beware if you're looking to grab a coffee here between 6pm and 7pm on weekdays: they're closed for a break at said time.
2-25-4 Nishiogi-Minami, Suginami-ku
|Opening hours:||12noon-11pm (Sun 1pm-10pm) / closed Mon|
|Transport:||Nishi-Ogikubo Station (Chuo, Sobu lines), south exit|