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Tokyo’s Trendy Coffee Culture Along the Meguro River

Nakameguro in Tokyo, Japan, is a hot spot. It’s a neighborhood famous for its stylish streets that capture the essence of Tokyo. Nakameguro is home to trendy cafes, restaurants, and boutiques.

When spring arrives, it’s a great place to admire the cherry blossoms along the Meguro River. It’s also a renowned cherry blossom viewing spot. Let’s introduce you to some of the beloved cafes in Nakameguro.

Sidewalk Stand is a cafe famous for its delicious coffee. It’s located on a quiet alleyway, where you can stumble upon it while strolling along the Meguro River. It’s a great spot to enjoy a savory latte. The cafe is small, so many people want coffee on the terrace when the weather is good. Their grilled sandwiches are also a popular menu item.

Locals love Sidewalk Stand, but it is also well-known among foreign tourists. Despite its Japanese essence, the cafe exudes an exotic atmosphere.

  • Address: 1 Chome-23-14 Aobadai, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0042, Japan
  • Operating hours: 09:00~19:00

Streamer Coffee Company Shibuya is a place where you can enjoy excellent latte art. It has garnered attention as the cafe opened by Hiroshi Sawada, the first Asian to win the Latte Art Championship. It’s a place where you can visually appreciate the fantastic latte art and enjoy its taste. The latte art is so stunning that it’s almost too beautiful to drink.

  • Address: 1 Chome-20-28 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan
  • Operating hours: 08:00~20:00

FACON is one of the representative cafes in Nakameguro. It’s a cafe that has been loved by locals for a long time and is also popular among Korean tourists for its cozy atmosphere where you can comfortably enjoy coffee.

The cafe offers a variety of coffee beans that they blend themselves. They also sell coffee bean sets, allowing you to purchase beans that suit your taste. You can also enjoy a variety of desserts.

The cafe has a terrace seating area, making it a great place to visit in the spring. It’s a recommended cafe after viewing cherry blossoms along the Meguro River.

  • Address: 3 Chome-8-3 Kamimeguro, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0051, Japan
  • Operating hours: 10:00~20:00

Onibus Coffee is a cafe known for its delicious hand-drip coffee. The cafe is housed in a two-story wooden building that fully captures the atmosphere of local Japan. From the second floor, you can see the tranquil alleyway and the passing trains. It’s a three-minute walk from Nakameguro Station.

Onibus Coffee is considered a popular cafe thanks to its unique atmosphere. It is located next to the train tracks and prides itself on its consistent coffee taste. Onibus Coffee has locations in Jiyugaoka, Shibuya, Omotesando, and other areas besides Nakameguro.

Thanks to its trendy interior, it’s also popular among Korean tourists. A discount is applied when using a tumbler.

  • Address: 2 Chome-14-1 Kamimeguro, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0051, Japan
  • Operating hours: 09:00~18:00

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo opened in February 2019. It’s the fifth Starbucks Reserve Roastery to open worldwide and has attracted much attention. As the world’s largest roastery store, it continues to be loved. The store is spacious and has terrace seating. The menu also includes exceptional coffee and desserts that can only be tasted here.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery is even more popular in the spring. It’s famous as a ‘cherry blossom spot.’ You can enjoy the cherry blossoms from the store beyond the large glass windows. From the terrace seating, you can appreciate the cherry blossoms even closer.

  • Address: 2 Chome-19-23 Aobadai, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0042, Japan
  • Operating hours: 07:00~22:00

Reporter Kim Min Ha ofminha@tvreport.co.kr / Photos=Sidewalk Stand Official Instagram, timeout, FACON Official Instagram, Onibus Coffee Official Site

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