Specifications Wood-free Paper Paperback 125mm × 188mm 112pp ISBN 9789810970697
Written by Pok Yue Weng Edited by Candice Lim Published by Five Finger Mountain Published in November 2015
“Sometimes life is merely a matter of coffee and whatever intimacy a cup of coffee affords."
The second edition of Tokyo Cafe. What a trip it has been, and how thankful I am to the people who have supported and made the first edition such a success. I hope that this updated version will continue to serve the people searching for that cup of coffee that speaks to them in Tokyo.
Two years have passed since the first edition and during that time, Blue Bottle has landed. What effect that has on local cafes is yet to be seen, but it is worth keeping an eye on. With every trip to Tokyo, new cafes are found while old ones have ended. Old cafes have an air of familarity to the — a ‘coming home’ kind of feeling while new cafes welcome you into their new abode with the hope that this new relationship will last.
The most frequent question I have been asked is “... which cafe do I find the best.” I have always replied that the cafes listed here will always give you different experiences, depending on the time, season, coffee, who serves your coffee and who you meet in the cafe. So every experience will differ for each person and that is what I find so wonderful and exciting about cafe hunting. The more different your experiences are, however good or bad, the more I want to share in them or unearth new ones. So please do share you experiences with me.