Toranomon Koffee is a legend amongst the 3rd wave coffeeshops in Tokyo.
Ask any barista in town, they will know about it. Ask any coffee lover in Tokyo, they will speak fondly of it. But don't ask me why they misspelt "Koffee" with a "K"....probably because it sounds kooler and katchier?
Toranomon Koffee is a reincarnation of Omotesando Koffee. They started out with a single coffee counter in a small traditional Japanese house in Omotesando.
The interior design concept is minimalist with the use of empty space, symmetrical square shapes, font and wood to create a warm, modern and spacious feel.
The human mind just loves symmetrical shapes and fonts probably because they create a sense of order.
Fast forward a few years later, Omotesando Koffee moved to its new permises at the swanky Toranomon Hills - still retaining the iconic squares for their cafe.
Besides the unique design of the cafe, their baristas also stand out among the other baristas in town. They wear uniforms resembling a lab coat, hence, earning them the nickname "doctor koffee".
Well, in a way it makes sense, we are coffee addicts and we always have to go see doctor koffee for our caffeine cure ;)
And they are really friendly (extra points for that!).
Now let's get down to serious business.
It's pretty legit. As far as espresso drinks go, the baristas know what they are doing. I always go for a latte because they always pull the shots right. It tastes smooth with the correct balance of bitterness and sweetness. For me, it's latte done the right way.
I would also recommend their iced drinks too. Basically, any of their coffee with a "NO".
Like their iced moccachiNO.
And Iced CuppucciNO
But all of their coffee is really good so you won't go wrong with any of their drinks :)
This is a cafe that gets their branding and coffee right! In fact, they are doing so well now that they have branches in Hong Kong and Singapore and they have since reopened a coffee beans shop at their original location in Omotesando as Koffee Mameya (literally "Koffee Beans Shop").
So, the next time you are in the Toranomon / Shinbashi area and need your coffee fix. Rock on down to see your caffeine doctor at Toranomon Koffee!
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Address: 1 Chome-1-23 Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
Hours: 7am - 7pm
Average Spend: ¥600~