Although nowhere near as accomplished as the craft beer and 'third wave' coffee movements, 'bean to bar' chocolate is definitely bubbling under in Tokyo. Maintaining in-house control of the entire production process, such specialist makers include both centuries-old companies and artisanal upstarts, all sharing a commitment to producing only the finest choc. One of the first exclusively bean-to-bar focused shops in the city, December 2014 opener Minimal sources cacao beans from select producers all over the world and creates delectable treats at their factory, housed in the same building as the shop, which also includes a small café. When visiting, do give their chocolate ice cream and warm drinks a shot – you won't be disappointed.
2-1-9 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-7pm / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)|
|Transport:||Yoyogi-Hachiman Station (Odakyu line), south exit|