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Review of Chatei Hato

Chatei Hato
Ranked #177 of 9,581 Restaurants in Shibuya
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Cafe
Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

One of the best kisaten in Tokyo. In a crazy area, this place is a peaceful oasis. The coffee is excellent, the atmosphere is like a movie. Try to avoid interaction with the youngest guy behind the bar, for some reason he’s curiously rude. The other baristas are very kind, like everyone in Japan, in my experience

Ps: the man in the photo is very kind and knows A LOT.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank María S
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

This is the perennial coffee space in Tokyo.

The vibe is prim and proper with coat hangars and wait staff at the door.

The entrance is slightly hidden and once you walk in, it’s a step back into 70s japan with well attired baristas ready to serve pour over black coffee in its Essence.

Each cup is of a different pattern and the extensive menu leaves nothing to the imagination.

Must try to get that original historical coffee that Japan is famous for.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank namtheps
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I’m no fan of pour over but this place is a must try. They serve coffee on unique and colorful cups. I had this impression that pour overs are not strong enough but wow, I was really impressed! It’s roughly double to triple in price compared to a normal cup of coffee. It’s definitely worth going to. Oh, people are allowed to smoke inside - I honestly am allergic to smoke but because of the coffee, smoke was not a deal breaker for me.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank steph_anndm
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

By far. The coolest. Cafe I’ve ever been to in the world. And I’ve literally been to hundreds of cafes in over a hundred cities.

The style. The fact that things haven’t changed in decades. The feel of a Jiro dreams of sushi insanity with their coffee.

The cups are also amazing. They have a wall of cups and the barista chooses a cup depending on what he thinks of you. And they’re so beautiful.

Ill come here on every single visit to Tokyo and it’s so conveniently located. Really, an old gem in a busy, modernized area.

This is one of those places I never wanted everyone to know about, because I want it to myself, but really this place should be shared with everyone. Just watching his hands as he does his craft is amazing. It would inspire people to work with their hands or hone a craft.

For anime fans, I swear these guys inspired the owl in Tokyo ghoul. Hahah

I can’t adequately express how much I love this spot. Enjoy it!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank PhilipCha
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

After experiencing the crazy street crossing outside the Shibuya Station this is a charming cool way to relax with a great cup of coffee and a snack.

If you are solo, you will get seated faster at the bar and you can watch all the orders being made. If more than one, you may a a wait for one of the tables.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank julieebob
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