Arise Coffee Roasters
Arise Coffee Roasters is located in Kiyosumi Shirakawa, about 5 minutes from the station. This tiny and lovely cafe run by Hayahi Taiju is actually a coffee roaster. The clutter actually makes up the charm of the shop. It is decorated with skateboards and has a fun and modern vibe.
This cafe is a neighborhood favorite, but actually only has a few seats, so that's why Arise Coffee Entangle came about. (This cafe is mentioned below.)
The owner is super knowledgeable about coffee so you can just tell him what kind of taste palette you appreciate and he'll suggest something you're sure to love. Are you looking more of a dark chocolate taste, a red wine taste? Let him know, he'll suggest some perfectly roasted beans to enjoy on the spot or at home.
The menu is limited in the sense that you can pretty much only have coffee beans or drip coffee. But don't let that fool you! Because within these categories, there is so much to choose from! He has beans from all over the world: Ethiopia, Thailand, etc. M size coffee is 350 yen and L size coffee is 450 yen.
ARiSE COFFEE ENTANGLE
The owner is really loved by the locals, but since space in the roaster is limited, they opened a second shop where people can sit down and enjoy his delicious coffee.
The space is cozy and the staff is friendly, and it's cheaper than generic coffee places! They always have around 8 types of coffee beans to choose from around the world!
There are different types of beans to choose from: Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Kenya, etc. You can ask the staff to recommend you something nice and he will hand-drip it right in front of your eyes. You're sure to love it!
A regular cup is 390 yen, and a large is 490 yen.
You can also get beans to go!
They also have some light meals, like sandwiches. You definitely need to try their home-made desserts! Their Brazilian creme caramel on top of a chocolate cake is not only delicious, it's quite cheap (350 yen)!
If you enjoyed both these cafes, you should check out these other cafes in the same neighborhood!