This Fukuoka-born coffee roastery has found a home in the old Coffeehouse Nishiya shop in Shibuya. Leaving most of Nishiya’s retro interior intact, the menu has also incorporated a few of the old café’s favourites including premium pudding (¥550).
Rec Coffee initially started out as a small coffee truck and has expanded to ten shops including two in Tokyo and even a couple in Taiwan. Grab a seat inside or out on the terrace and enjoy an espresso or hand drip coffee made from Rec’s premium roasted beans. Have your pick from single-origin varieties and popular blends including the shop’s Hakata and Lucy blends. You can also buy beans for takeaway if you’re keen to practice your hand drip at home.
The café also boasts a small food menu with items like croque monsieurs, croque madames, hot dogs and a smoked salmon sandwich. You can make it a lunch set by adding your choice of drink. Go beyond regular coffee with an espresso banana shake (¥740), or skip the caffeine with a warm chai latte or a mug of warm, frothy milk mixed with honey.