If you want to fully experience the Japanese way of drinking Joe, head straight for Sumida Coffee. Instead of serving their power-packed roast in ceramic mugs, these guys use Edo Kiriko cups, honouring the traditional, Tokyo-born form of glass manufacturing and decoration. Typically only associated with cold drinks, the Edo Kiriko ware here was made to order by a master of the craft and can't be found anywhere else. There are 11 different cup designs, and the owner pairs each one with a customer based on his impression of the person in question. If you like the one he picks for you, consider buying a cup with the same design as a souvenir – they're all for sale at the counter.
|Venue name:||Sumida Coffee|
4-7-11 Taihei, Sumida-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-7pm / closed Wed, 2nd & 4th Tue of every month (Wed if Tue is hol)|
|Transport:||Kinshicho Station (Chuo-Sobu, Sobu, Hanzomon lines)|