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Smart Coffee


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


Cafe, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Seating, Waitstaff

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very uniquely Japanese experience. This is one of the oldest coffee shops in Tokyo and is worth going for the location and decor alone. The food and coffee is excellent too. I would highly recommend this place - but be prepared to queue!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank giuliablue
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately (depends on) it is allowed to smoke inside. So if you’re surrounded by smokers it’s not nice to eat. But I would recommend the French toast.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank weltengossip
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth waiting in a line, which moves pretty fast. Coffe was amazing, egg sandwich so simple but still delicious! The French toast was our highlight of a day, we came back 4 days in a row for it :D very polite staff too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marina J
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Worth breakfast stop. Coffee was good, nothing overly special. They had a handful of simple breakfast sandwhiches available which were good (think soft white bread with eggs, ham). The true standout was the French Toast! Delicious, and definitely the right choice over the pancake. It...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank briguy517
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely worth the visit for their renowned French toast! The coffee was good but French toast much better!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Holderthoughts
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Quaint and cozy establishment. We ordered “Egg Toast”. Expect scrambled eggs on toast with a light slathering of ketchup/wisabi sauce. French toast is airy and delicious, though the middle was undercooked for our liking. Pancakes are good but not noteworthy, a little too dense. Coffee...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Amanda F
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Anyone who loves Japanese coffee has to drop by Smart Coffee for a break on their wanderings through the back streets of Teramachi. It's one of Kyoto's old coffee houses, passed on from father to son to grandson. Superb Japanese filter coffee and simple choice...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank psritharan
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Breakfast selection is okay — with western choices. I liked my French toast — eggy. Coffee, despite the name, isn’t particularly distinguished.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank GoesToo
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

We had French toast and maple syrup that was delicious, kids had scrambled egg sandwiches and pancakes and loved them. Fairly small place and limited menu so be prepared to queue, if you fancy an egg related brunch this is the place for you!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank ktb752014
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We had a really great brunch at Smart Coffee. We ordered one portion of French toast and one portion of hotcakes (pancakes). The French toast really is amazing, so soft and gooey. Hotcakes were also really nice, although I found them slightly dry after the...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Response from MokeyMok | Reviewed this property |
Is around USD23 and they have English menu on their website.
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