Shinjuku's premier coffee specialist draws you in with the aromatic beans (both roasted and fresh) sold at the entrance, while the shop interior is littered with countless coffee-related contraptions – from hand-driven coffee grinders to espresso machines and roasters, plus spare parts for all of the above. And as a tribute to its predecessor, a tea leaf shop, the basement stocks a plentiful selection of black and herbal tea alongside various tea-related implements. The owner, Yamamoto-san, is something of a walking coffee encyclopedia and happily welcomes the recent revaluation of quality coffee – and the influx of young customers it has brought.
|Venue name:||Yamamoto Coffee||Contact:|
3-17-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-9pm daily|
|Transport:||Shinjuku Station, east exit; Shinjuku-Sanchome Station (Marunouchi, Fukutoshin, Shinjuku lines), exit B9|