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    Coffee, Shimokitazawa

    Frankie Melbourne Espresso

    In the heart of Shimokitazawa you’ll find Frankie Melbourne Espresso, a tiny slice of Australia in Tokyo. They are serving some seriously amazing coffee and delicious breakfast dishes, such as poached eggs with…

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    Eating, Shimokitazawa


    Shirube is a bit of an institution in Shimokitazawa and is certainly our favorite place to take visitors! It’s a wonderfully bustling izakaya (or pub) hidden down a back street. Inside, you’ll…

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    Coffee, Shimokitazawa

    Bear Pond Espresso

    Amongst the streets of vintage stores north of Shimokitazawa station, you’ll find Bear Pond Espresso for an incredible coffee. After two decades in New York, the owner Katsu-san returned to Tokyo, set up shop and pulls the…