Care to share your favorite Cafe?

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  1. Karen

    KarenKaren is a Verified Member Mistress of the Night

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    I'm usually a patron of Excelsior, mainly as a result of my Japanese girl friends that like to hang out there.

    Starbucks = Too stuffy
    Tullys = can't stand some of the drinks
    Doutor = Ok

    There are a bunch of small cafes that are independent and most have a different theme. I've got a few I like to keep to myself, don't want the world crowding in these smaller places on the weekend when I'm trying to hide from the rest of the world. :p
     
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    karen-chan

    i prefer dotour or beckers.
    too many noisy girls at excelsior and starbucks. not to mention dimwitted foreign guys slobbering over jp girls at those places.
     
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    Excelsior for sure.

    My current office location in Central Tokyo doesn't have an Excelsior close by, shocking I know. The closest one is somewhere near the Shin-Maru building, which is a good 15 minute walk underground to get there. As a matter of fact, I was walking around this morning looking for a place to get a good Iced Cafe Latte, but no one had one that I liked and Starbucks is much too expensive for what you get. I'd still walk the 15 minutes to pay 100 yen less and get a better tasting one.

    Another interesting point, to the east of where my apartment is, there are hardly any cafes at all. To the west, there plenty... strange.
     
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    Personally, I prefer Starbucks. Maybe it's just because it feels like home. (There's also some good looking girls hanging out at Starbucks as well, bonus!)

    There are others I like on ocasion, but I have no idea what their name is since I cannot read the Kanji.
     
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    KarenKaren is a Verified Member Mistress of the Night

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    LOL! :p

    Take picture and give us the Google Map location!!!!
     
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    I'd have to throw my hat in the ring for Excelsior.

    They are usually easy to find and usually have a decent selection of food and drink items. Where I'm working right now, there isn't one close by. I hope that will change soon with one of the new buildings going up near my main office. Most everywhere else I go, there is one nearby.

    There's one or two small weekend cafes that I like to spend time at. One is in Shinjuku, out in the western part. There's another in Ueno... usually see the same local people in those places each time I go in. They recognize me as a regular patron after going there for the last few months. ;)
     
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    Starbucks in Lumine 5th floor Shinjuku. Harder to get to so with a little wait there is always a seat. Book store connected to it with some good art books. Its not my favorite but I dont like smoking. There are lots of little ones around but the coffee is expensive and small. 1 I like in Koenji is called Mone- it is a small art cafe. Photographers use the walls to display latest works and the owner is really cool. Its on a small alley across from Seiyu south of Koenji Eki on the chuo sen
     
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    Koenji!

    I know that place! I'll have to check that out. Koenji is a strange town with a very weird history of Yazkuza and media personalities. It's not a bad place to live though. Thanks for that that tip in Koenji.

    For others, I'm usually found in some Starbucks around Yoyogi area.
     

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