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2-3-12 Jiyugaoka, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5731-5820
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7:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee

This place serves great coffee. It's one of the best cafes I've visited in a country filled to the brim with Starbucks, Tully's, Excelsior Coffee and the like. There's an option for a refill for half the price, which allowed us to sample different varieties of coffee, and both the espresso... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
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  • Romantic
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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The coffee is amazing, both latte & espresso. The barista took extra care with the espresso, discarding ones not up to standard before bringing over the perfect espresso. Good looks & smells good too.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place serves great coffee. It's one of the best cafes I've visited in a country filled to the brim with Starbucks, Tully's, Excelsior Coffee and the like. There's an option for a refill for half the price, which allowed us to sample different varieties of coffee, and both the espresso, ristretto and cappuccinos were really good, apart from the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

After a long walk in cold rain we arrived at Paul Bassett for what we hoped would be a delicious, reviving late afternoon coffee. The cafe had been booked for a private function but we were allowed to sit in the adjoining pizzeria that is part of the same establishment and order coffee. Service was very poor - especially made... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Perhaps mid-day was the wrong time to go, as I felt rushed to order and found myself with a weak cappuccino and being asked (at the final bite of my croissant) to leave a shared table space and move to another darker table. Apparently some tables are for the restaurant and others are for the café, although there is no... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Always looking for great espresso and was not disappointed in the Paul Bassett cafe in Shinjuku, Tokyo, just down from the Tokyo Hilton. Even their regular shots of espresso are short shots, maybe 1 oz but they are like syrup. They had an Ethiopian single origin espresso one day that was outstanding and the blend was also great. The Brazilian... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I searched espresso in Tokyo online and was surprised to find that there are decent coffee shops in Japan! Paul Bassett is definitely among these. We drank coffee here every day we were in Tokyo - because a life without good coffee isn't worth living! The baristas know their stuff and the place is a cool Italian concept store too... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Paul Bassett was like finding an oasis in a sea of vending machines. I love vending machines and the strange sweet tins inside, but finding a strong double shot latte when the craving for a decent shot is strong is the happiest moment of your morning. Like all things Japanese, the staff are trained within an inch of their life... More 

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Additional Information about Paul Bassett

Address: 2-3-12 Jiyugaoka, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5731-5820
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Meguro
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 8
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-3-12 Jiyugaoka, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Meguro
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5731-5820

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 8
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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