TOKYO | Verve Coffee Roasters Shinjuku is the Tokyo outpost of American Santa Cruz based coffee company Verve Coffee Roasters. It occupies a prime location directly above Shinjuku Station, and is light, open and welcoming, in keeping with the ethos of the brand.
As with the US stores, espresso based drinks are the specialty here, made using Mythos Nuova Simonelli coffee grinders and a Kees van Der Westen Spirit four-group espresso machine. For those not in the mood for something espresso based, there are lots of other options too. We love the nitro cold brew on a warm day, as well as the signature Tokyo drink – espresso, with steamed milk or soy milk, with honey and some freshly squeezed Valencia orange and a bunch of shaved orange peel on the top.
A few cakes and pastries are offered, including the fantastic Blue Star doughnuts, another US import that’s set up shop in Tokyo, and WSense creations. Whether it’s sitting in for a break or coffee on the go, you can’t go wrong with Verve, which brings a slice of sunny California to the center of Tokyo.
Verve Coffee Roasters
Telephone: 03 6273 1325
Mon – Sun: 8:00am to 10:00pm