Known for its charming shopping street, Azabu-Juban is a wonderful neighborhood for strolling around. Besides its many cute shops and specialty stores, you will find numerous fashionable and delicious cafes. If you are a coffee lover like me, you should definitely take a walk around the streets of Azabu-Juban!
DUMBO Doughnuts and Coffee: Taste the harmony of coffee and donuts
DUMBO Doughnuts and Coffee offers New York-inspired Japan-made donuts. The not too sweet, chewy donuts go well with the deep-roasted original blend coffee. The cafe uses beans from the popular ARABICA cafe in Kyoto.
Coffee and donuts is a perfect match, so ordering both is always a great choice. However, since the coffee is so delicious, many customers stop by only for a cup of coffee.
Azabu Kobo: Enjoy freshly roasted specialty coffee at home
Azabu Kobo is my recommended in-house roasted specialty coffee bean shop. Their fragrant coffee is delicious!
If you are not sure which coffee beans you should try, I would go for the Azabu Blend or the Juban Blend. The shop owner Mr. Tanaka told me that he starts roasting the beans right after receiving an order. This way, you always get freshly roasted, perfect beans. The roasting process takes about 30 minutes.
If you don’t enjoy the process of grinding coffee beans or preparing the coffee maker, just buy a coffee drip-pack. The pack is a filter with the ground coffee beans already inside, ready to use for drip coffee. This popular style for preparing coffee is very convenient, making the drip packs a great and fun gift, too!
TAILORED CAFE: The future of cashless cafes
Walk from Azabu-Juban toward Akabanebashi Station (Toei Oedo Line) along the elevated metropolitan expressway, and you will find the TAILORED CAFE near the Akabanebashi Station. This cafe is completely cashless and was launched by a former Mercari executive.
So how do you pay for your coffee? Well, there are a couple of cashless options such as a credit card, transportation IC card (such as Suica or PASMO), and electronic money (PayPay). Cashless payment has become quite popular in recent years, but this cafe goes a step further. TAILORED CAFE has its own app that allows you to order and pay online. Download their app to place an order in advance. Now, you can pick up your coffee without waiting. Besides, you get 5% of the paid amount back in points that you can use to pay a coffee another time ー that is a great deal!
Their authentic latte has a slightly sweet and creamy taste. Additional to coffee, the cafe offers a lot of other drinks, too. For people with allergies, there is an option to change from milk to oat milk. TAILORED CAFE is meeting various tastes and needs, so it is a great place for a coffee for anyone!
The Azabu-Juban cafes and the coffee bean specialty store introduced in this article are all within a walking distance. Enjoy a walk from Azabu-Juban Station to Akabanebashi Station while drinking some delicious coffee on your way!