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Peaceful Java Refuel

October 06, 2014
Artistree Café
In the bustling megalopolis that is Tokyo, it’s certainly no easy task to locate a woody little nook to enjoy a cup of joe in peace and quiet – especially if you’re smack bang in the centre of frenetic business district Nishi-Shinbashi. If you haven’t given up hope, however, you’re in luck: tucked away in a quieter, calmer neighbourhood thoroughfare, the recently-opened Artistree Café provides caffeine-fueled respite, with all the coffee shop requisites from complimentary WiFi to house-baked muffins, cookies, pounds cakes and more.

Polished concrete floors, rough wood communal tables and repurposed corrugated metal wall panels set the scene, and baristas expertly prepare the curated java selection that includes Indonesia-sourced drip varieties, brews from the Netherland’s 250-year-old roasters JH (Johannes Hessel), and premium espressos from San Francisco’s Zaranda. Meanwhile, sweet tooths can sate sugar cravings with fresh bakes as well as US-imported treats, like organic handmade chocolates by Poco Dolce from SF, and Los Angeles-born Little Flower Candy’s caramels and marshmallow. To top it all off, there’s also a selection from local favourite Patisserie QBG, like puddings and swiss rolls made with regional honey. How’s that for a zen, centre-city refuel?

3-6-10 Nishi-Shimbashi / Minato-ku / +81 3 6435 9047 / 8:00 am-7:00 pm Mon-Fri, 12:00 pm-6:00 pm Sat-Sun /