The Roastery by Nozy Coffee is a new ‘Single Origin Coffee’ shop that opened in collaboration with TY Harbor (which owns restaurants and cafes such as Ivy Place, CICADA and Breadworks among others). Since I’ve enjoyed many of those other places, I had high hopes for this new coffee shop and I must say they did a great job with the ambiance and decor. They really got the hip and cool vibe nailed for this coffee shop and it’s in the perfect location right on ‘Cat Street’ where all the fashionistas walk by. It’s like the place you want to be seen at.
They have a very simple menu and their coffee beans change frequently from all around the world such as Ethiopia, Brazil, Indonesia, etc. We ordered a latte (450yen) and they gave us a choice of coffee beans from their daily selection. Both of the coffee bean options smelled amazing so we chose one and then waited about 5 minutes until it was ready. Unfortunately we weren’t huge fans of their coffee since it was too strong on the acidity + bitterness even with milk in it. If you’re a big coffee drinker perhaps you may like it so I suggest giving it a shot if you’re in the area.
Address // 5-17-13, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6450-5755
Website // http://www.nozycoffee.jp
If you’re in the mood for a good cup of coffee, check out “Identity Coffee” located in a tiny shop near Harajuku/Meijijingumae. They carry beans from INTELLIGENTSIA, HANDSOME COFFEE, etc. In case you’ve never heard of them, they are very popular coffee brands from the US which are a rare find in Japan.
This coffee shop has funky but awesome chairs and artwork that make them very unique. The staff are friendly and were very happy to explain the different coffees to choose from. My friend and I both ordered the cappuccino for 580yen. At first I thought this was an expensive cup of coffee but the cup was huge and we loved our Cappuccino made with Intelligentsia beans so it was all worth it. The chairs were surprisingly comfortable and we ended up chit chatting for a few hours so they even brought out a free sample iced coffee for us! It’s a small shop so there’s not much seating but if you are looking for a good coffee in the area, I recommend it.
Address // 4-28-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6804-3573
Website // http://identitycoffeegallery.jp/
Omotesando Koffee is a quaint coffee shop located in a residential neighborhood between Omotesando and Gaienmae. It’s literally someone’s home which has been converted into a coffee shop, but it serves playful and delicious coffee. The very minimal zen-like decor and well designed space makes this one of those places you’ll definitely want to try if you’re a coffee lover.
Since it was quite hot outside, we ordered your not-so-typical ‘Iced Cappuccino’ and ‘Iced Cafe Granita’. Both were yummy but we liked the Iced Cappuccino more since it was creamier. The ‘Iced Cappuccino’ seems like it’s their most popular iced drink menu item.
Iced Koffee Menu:
– Omotesando Koffee (400yen)
– Iced Shakerato — Espresso that is cooled in a shaker (500yen)
– Iced Cafe Latte — Espresso + Ice milk (500yen)
– Iced Cappuccino — Espresso + milk that is blended with ice, and then blended all together = very creamy and yummy (550yen)
– Iced Cappuccino Doppio — for people who like stronger cappuccino (650yen)
– Iced Cafe Mocha — Espresso + Iced Milk + Chocolate + Cream + Cocoa powder on the top (550yen)
– Iced Mochaccino — Ice + Cappuccino + Chocolate + Cream + Cocoa powder on the top (650yen)
– Iced Cafe Granita — Espresso + ice blended which is like a frappuccino (600yen)
– Iced Baileys Cappuccino — Iced Cappuccino + Irish Cream Liquor (700yen)
Their ‘Hot Koffee’ menu is pretty much the same as their ‘Iced Koffee’ menu without the ice.
There’s a small bench to sit down on but this is primarily a take-out coffee shop so you can sip on your coffee while you stroll through the shops in Omotesando.
Shop hours: 10:00-19:00
Address // 4-15-3, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5413-9422
Website // http://ooo-koffee.com/
Streamer Coffee Company is owned by Hiroshi Sawada, who was crowned “The World’s Best Latte Artist” in Seattle’s free pour latte art championship back in 2008. This coffee shop is located slightly off the main area of Shibuya but it’s definitely worth checking out since it’s a cozy & hip place for anyone who enjoys a good latte and the art of beautifully drawn latte art. Unfortunately the champion himself wasn’t there when we came here for coffee, but the barista still drew the pretty latte art pictured above. Their coffee menu is very small but they definitely do it well. I very much enjoyed my latte and I plan to come back to get my coffee fix whenever I’m in Shibuya.
Address // 1-20-28, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6427-3705
Website // http://streamercoffee.com
Found a good coffee shop. “On the corner” is literally on the corner of a quieter part of Shibuya. Unlike the scramble cross-walk which is constantly filled with people, this is located in a quiet place where hipsters and young adults come to sip on good coffee, chit chat, and get some work done on their laptops. Their coffee is great and they have free wifi as well so it’s a nice spot to hang out. I don’t know why but the vibe of this place really reminds me of Portland Oregon, a city that I love.
PS: I’ll have to try their food and do a post on it in the near future
Address // 1-17-1, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6427-7273
Website // http://www.onthecorner-shibuya.com/