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Best Brew In Town: Japan

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

Japan - The land of the rising sun, sushi, cherry blossoms & great coffee!

We travelled to a few key areas in Japan, to find the best cafe's right now. From blend, process, aesthetic & education, see our top picks below.


Genovese Alexandria

Kitasando Coffee

Various Locations

Japan, 〒151-0051 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Sendagaya, 4 Chome−12−8, Sunny Side Up Bldg, 1F

Monday: 8 am–6 pm

Tuesday: 8 am–6 pm

Wednesday: 8 am–6 pm

Thursday: 8 am–6 pm

Friday: 8 am–6pm

Saturday :10 am–6 pm

Sunday: 10 am–6pm

Speciality Roaster: Yes

Hero Item: Pour Over & Espresso Coffee.


Amie Chatswood

Blue Bottle

Various Locations

1 Chome-7-3 Jinnan, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0041, Japan

Monday: 8  am–8 pm

Tuesday:  8  am–8pm

Wednesday: 8  am–8 pm

Thursday: 8  am–8 pm

Friday: 8  am–8 pm

Saturday : 8  am–8pm

Sunday: 8  am–8pm

Speciality Roaster: Yes

Hero Item: Espresso & Oat Milk Latte.


Theeca Darlinghurst



Japan, 〒150-0034 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Daikanyamacho, 15−10 Grove 代官山 1F

Monday: 10am–6pm

Tuesday: 10am–6pm

Wednesday: 10 am–6pm

Thursday: 10am–6pm

Friday: 10 am–6pm

Saturday: 10 am–6pm

Sunday: 10am–6pm

Speciality Roaster: Yes

Hero Item: Cold & Hot Matcha.


Little West Darlinghurst



2 Chome-16-3 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Monday: 10 am–7:00 pm

Tuesday: 10 am–7:00 pm

Wednesday: 10 am–7:00 pm

Thursday: 10 am–7:00 pm

Friday: 10 am–7:00 pm

Saturday: 10 am–7:00 pm

Sunday: 10 am–7:00 pm

Speciality Roaster: Yes

Hero Item: Bongen Latte (EC's Favourite Cafe)


Boronia Kitchen Gladesville

Chop Coffee Cat Cafe


5 Chome-11-13 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan

Monday: 11am–7:00 pm

Tuesday: 11am–7:00 pm

Wednesday: 11am–7:00 pm

Thursday: 11am–7:00 pm

Friday: 11 am–7:00 pm

Saturday: 11am–7:00 pm

Sunday: 11 am–7:00 pm

Speciality Roaster: Yes

Hero Item: Pour Over & Espresso.


Koffee Mameya


4 Chome-15-3 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan

Monday: 10am–6:00 pm

Tuesday: 10am–6:00 pm

Wednesday: 10am–6:00 pm

Thursday: 10 am–6:00 pm

Friday: 10am–6:00 pm

Saturday: 10am–6:00 pm

Sunday: 10am–6:00 pm

Speciality Roaster: Yes

Specialty: 1:1 45 minute coffee analysis, based on your strength and order preference. A great location for anyone wanting to lwarn & understand more about bean origin, grind & overall process.




6-2 Tsunofurishinyacho, Nara, 630-8223, Japan

Monday: 10 am–6:00 pm

Tuesday: 10 am–6:00 pm

Wednesday: 10 am–6:00 pm

Thursday: 10 am–6:00 pm

Friday: 10 am–6:00 pm

Saturday: 10 am–6:00 pm

Sunday: 9 am–6:00 pm

Speciality Roaster: Yes

Hero Item: Pour Over, Espresso & Matcha

Take your Keep-Cup & happy Café hopping!

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