Ebisu's dinkiest coffee spot opened in June 2011, at a location that's ideally positioned to snare office drones on their way to work. There's seating for twenty-five people, and while most of the customers seem to be getting takeaway when we visit, the chill-out soundtrack encourages us to linger a little longer. The owner got his start in drip coffee, which is available with five varieties of bean (courtesy of Sarutahiko's Sengawa shop). He also makes espresso drinks on a Synesso machine, and our cafe latte – made with Colombian beans on the day of our visit – packs an aroma of spice and tobacco and a satisfying, caramelly flavour. It doesn't quite merit a special trip, but if you're in the area, Sarutahiko Coffee is well worth checking out.
|Venue name:||Sarutahiko Coffee|
1-6-6 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 8am-12.30am; Sat, Sun & hols 10am-12.30am|
|Transport:||Ebisu Station (Yamanote, Shonan-Shinjuku, Hibiya lines), east exit|