[Tokyo] This is a truly hipster café in Harajuku that sells only single origin coffee.
The search for the “best coffee in Tokyo” brought me to Roastery By Nozy Coffee. Customers have reviewed that this is one of the best coffee shops in the neighbourhood.
No regrets. It has industrial chic and charm painted all over. Got the feels.
The coffee place was born when Mr. Nojiro and TY Harbor – which owns dozens of restaurants like Breadworks and Ivy Place, decided to join forces and open up a new third wave coffee roaster.
“I want to open a coffee shop on Cat Street someday.” That’s what I told myself six years ago when I was still in college. It was my dream”, according to the co-owner.
Roastery By Nozy Coffee attracts hundreds of customers daily. Thanks to the central location in Harajuku’s Cat Street – known for its vibrant street fashion culture, and is considered to be one of the best shopping spots in Tokyo dozens of funky shops and quirky boutiques.
The atmosphere can be best described as contrastingly peaceful, and the Wi-Fi is fast and reliable.
Customers come in to take a short reprise, or grab a must-needed take-away coffee.
Once you enter Roastery By Nozy Coffee, you will see a blackboard with two types of beans available for the day.
There are three espresso machines inside the shop and a brew station in the back where baristas prepare drinks.
In the middle of the shop, there is a big 360 degree counter which reflects the important of barista interaction with the customer.
The baristas are well-trained and informed about the beans, and speak relatively good English. They seemed more than happy to provide useful information about the whole beans on the menu.
The menu is quite simple. You can choose from three different coffee items including Café Latte (¥580, SGD7.14), Espresso (¥480, SGD5.91), Hand Brew (¥650, SGD8) and Americano (¥530, SGD6.53).
For each of these, you can choose from 2 types of coffee beans from Mexico and Equador.
The espresso was bright and fruity with a strong note of mango, while the Café Latte was smooth and dark.
Customers who wish to purchase whole beans can head out to the brewing station in the back where they will find a large selection of whole beans.
If you are looking for fresh coffee brewed in different methods by experienced baristas, you will probably fall in love with this place immediately.
Roastery By Nozy Coffee is centrally located just 2 minutes from the Meiji-jingu-mae Sation. It is served by the Fukutoshin Line and Chiyoda Line.
Roastery By Nozy Coffee
5−17−13 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 (Near Meiji-jingu-mae Sation)
Tel: +81 3 6450 5755
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sat), 10am – 9pm (Sun, PH)
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