Location: Azabu Juban, Tokyo, Japan
What a brilliant city. As I continue to explore this monster, the great places that I had envisioned were found, mostly through sheer luck!
Abazu Juban, a great little spot right next to the Roppongi area. A little more quiet , and a little more hidden then some other spots in popular Tokyo, and some wonderful cafe’s and restaurants to satisfy the soul.
‘Eat more greens’ was a cool little place, right in the heart of Abazu Juban. Nice looking food, and a really good cup of the stuff I was after. My order was a cafe latte, and my girlfriends an iced cafe latte. What the?
Never the less, when they arrived I wasn’t disappointed. My latte was well presented, and had a wonderful aroma that put a smile on my dile. The coffee had an interesting taste. light but full of flavor. Most definitely the first taste other than a basic espresso blend. It came to an end far to quick, but I resisted from a second as 580 Yen a pop (7.50 AUD) is a little excessive for me. A huge fan of this place, and sitting here was a relaxed and satisfying feeling. no doubt one of Tokyo’s best, and a pleasing change from a franchise cafe experience. well done Eat more greens, a MCR international gem!
Rating: 2 Beans
Coffee: Doughnut Plant New York City (Organic Blend)
Ginza Tokyo Japan
This place can only be described as a rich man’s wonderland. A place for cash splurgers to do what they do best. Tiffany & Co. Gucci, Blvgari, Prada, all some what out of my humble price range. Something I could afford however, was staring me right in the face, and could make me a very happy man.
I entered Le cafe Doutor Ginza, with no real expectations, and was plesently surprised when I saw what the very capable Japanese barista could do. This young man was in complete control, and after waiting in a long line, I was delighted to be handed a well presented cup, with a solid attempt at some latte art. I sat and enjoyed a well balanced, sweet but suttle coffee, in a cute little garden on the corner of Ginza’s main intersection. Nothing stood out about the blend its self, no real complexity. How ever it was the smooth and strong espresso which has been the void in my life for the past week, and gee it felt good to have it back. After discussing with the staff at the counter in my very poor language skills, I gathered that it was doutor’s house blend.
My satisfaction and the atmosphere in this place is worth awarding a solid 1 bean, to a cafe with huge potential.
Corporate travellers, A must stop.
Coffee: Doutor’s house blend
close to exit 3 Roppongi Station, Roppongi Japan
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is James Clarke. I am the marketing and admin manager for MCR. I’m a young Y gen coffee fanatic, and have began reviewing to share my passion as many others do, who are involved in the company. Debut: Japan
As I arrived late last night into Tokyo Japan, After an unbelievable day of travel, the first thing my body was craving this morning was a satisfying pour of espresso to kick off my day. MY GOD was it hard to find. Apart from the hustle and bustle of navigating my way around one of the worlds largest cities, My efforts for a quality cup of coffee seems rather short chnged after I finally found a place. The culpret, Tully’s Coffee…
My experience was that of a Starbucks, or Gloria jeans franchise. A “cafe” with no real atmosphere, and coffee with no real complexity. The coffee was seved hot, which was a good start as this is a real pleaser for me, but lacked any depth or flavour. I looked around as people swarmed the venue ordering drink after drink, shortly realising the majority were iced coffee’s or dessert type beverages. Obviously painting a clear picture. This was by no means an espresso bar, likes the ones we are privillaged to have in the hidden lanes of Melbourne. never the less, i’m sure many coffee lovers have experienced this at one stage or another. The feeling has left me wanting more, and over the next 10 days of my trip I will cull my way through Japans cafe’s to find a means to an end, and the perfect devils cup..
No beans Mr Tully
Coffee: Tully’s ‘Espresso Roast’