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Cafe de Lambre

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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8-10-15 Ginza | SBM Bldg.1F, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3571-1551
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tokyo, Japan
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Now I'm European and I've been sipping coffee since I was born so really hard to tell whether it is the best coffee I've ever had but definitely top 5. The atmosphere reminds me of old French bar, almost like a nice speak easy transformed into coffee shop. The staff is welcoming, had a great time talking with the lady... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was determined to make it to Cafe de L'Ambre during my stay in Tokyo, and I am oh so glad I did. Having tried 2 coffees late this afternoon (one from 2004, the other from 2002), there is a chance that sleep may not come easy. But it was worth it. The coffees were luscious, the staff friendly and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Imagine if a coffee shop was actually just about the coffee...this spot, which has been here since 1948 is about coffee and only coffee. There are only 20 seats and regulars would came in constantly for a small, strong cup of joe crafted by hand from what I can only describe as coffee artisans. Beans are measured out per cup,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Love that once you enter this little coffee shop with the old-style bar and working ice box, you seem to just go back in time. But the best part is how they meticulously prepared everything by hand and how the coffee beans have been aged from 7 to 23 year. Amazing coffee! Try the iced versions as well.

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Thank Rox P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I am a lover of coffee and I can appreciate really good coffee, this place as really good coffee beans a good range of fresh and aged coffee. This place has alot of history. A great place to go to relax and enjoy some good coffee.

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Perth, Australia
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75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

This place was a huge talking point for us. We are big coffee lovers and spend a fair bit of time trying to master coffee making in the comfort of our own home. After visiting here I don't know why we bother as the coffee here was the best thing I have ever tasted. The master at this shop is... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

This tiny little coffee shop is found down a side alley in Ginza. They ONLY serve coffee, no snacks etc. this place is purely dedicated to coffee. The shop itself is full of dark wood, jars of beans, stained-glass lamps, beautiful intricate cups and saucers and a great curved wooden countertop. Sit at the bar if you can as you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

The cafe decor feels like a 1920s prohibition theme cafe. I felt like anytime, I can knock on a random door and I'll be asked a password to enter a secret compartment! The coffee is excellent! I had a coffee from Mexico that was from 1976. The staffs are very knowledgeable about coffee and really take it seriously! A must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

First rate service and beautifully prepared coffee inside the most vintage coffee house imaginable. You feel in a totally different world compared to the modern Ginza less than a block away. I can't recommend this place enough for those who love traditional coffee.

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Thank CRAM3R
Taipei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Excellent cafe! You must try a cup of over 10years coffee! 咖啡店的氣氛充滿濃濃的復古味,連使用的器具也是。 每個角落都值得旅人們細細玩味。 咖啡選擇上除了深受觀光客喜愛的琥珀女王跟冰咖啡之外,超過10年以上的陳年豆手沖單品也請務必試試。保證風味絕妙到讚不絕口!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
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Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-10-15 Ginza | SBM Bldg.1F, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3571-1551

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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