This wonderful café, located along the Hato-no-machi-dori shopping arcade close to Hikifune Station, provides you with a full dose of old-school shitamachi ambience. Housed in a wooden building that was constructed in 1927 as a pharmacy, the shop was remodeled into a café in 2006. You’ll still find the old medicine cabinets, medicine drawers, wall clocks and sewing machines once used by the former tenants.
Koguma serves up hearty lunches – classic choices like baked omurice (¥1,050), baked curry rice (¥1,050) and chickpea curry rice (¥900) – as well as homemade cakes (all ¥500), that are all tasty and expertly prepared. Many old-style Tokyo cafés offer cheesecake, but the seasonal fruit cheesecake here is something special. You can choose from 30 different drinks, including a retro milkshake made in a cocktail shaker (¥600), but we recommend the Koguma craft coffee (¥500).