Not all kissaten (old-school coffee shops) in Tokyo are worth the moniker, but this one sure makes the grade: stained-glass windows, antique clocks and the soft jazz soundtrack make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Founded in 1975, Monozuki offers a very simple menu – black coffee is the main attraction – but is beloved by both locals and former Nishi-Ogi-ites who come here to savour the flavours of a bygone era.
3-12-10 Nishiogi-Kita, Suginami-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-9pm daily|
|Transport:||Nishi-Ogikubo Station (Chuo, Chuo-Sobu lines), north exit|