It's a no brainer that when we did our research for the trip, good cult coffee joints were on the top of the lists of me and the gals.
We had a few on the list.
However, due to our busy itinerary *cough shopping cough* we really only managed to hunt down one such store.
A friend, whom I see quite often at my regular local coffee haunt, highly recommended "Be A Good Neighbour" at Sendagaya.
So after filling our tummies with good old Ichiran, we starting our long walk for our first cup of coffee in the land of the rising sun.
Some 15 minutes later, after walking past the streets of Omotesando, we finally reached our destination.
Opened by the former editor of a lifestyle magazine, Be a Good Neighbour is truly a local neighbourhood hole in the wall espresso joint. Located in a slightly light industrial & residential area, it's so tiny that you really just order a cuppa, wait for it and head out to drink it on the streets. (or you can hang at their bench inside!) It's very cute and quaint, like most Japanese stores. What I loved was the small details like a cute sticker on the cup and little badges that they sell with their emblems.
We ordered our coffee and settled down outside, basking in the warm Tokyo sunshine. The coffee was smooth and for a culture that is used to drip coffee, it was a pretty decent cup. I was pleased to have a good pick me up to start off our trip!
I bought two little badges for the husband. (Just to remind him that we will always have Tokyo!)
Be a Good Neighbor
3-51-6 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Harajuku Station (Yamanote line), Takeshita exit; Kitasando Station (Fukutoshin line)
Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat & hols 11.30-5pm / Closed Sun