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lattest

Industrial chic women-run coffee shop

Let’s just get this out of the way. Most non-locals know about this place thanks to Terrace House. A lot of people come here for the opportunity to see (my personal favorite) Mizuki, who still (at least as of 2019) works as a barista there. But celebrity sightings aside, Lattest does hold up to snobby coffee standards. After all, the streets and alleys of Omotesando are filled with indie coffee shops. 
 
Now, what is a Lattest you ask? Well, apparently it is actually not just a name, but a name of their specialty drink. Cold milk with a strong shot of espresso on top. But really, they take pride in hiring talented female baristas, so you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.  
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the details

 

Address 3-chōme-5-2 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 
Website http://lattest.jp/
Yelphttps://www.yelp.com/biz/Pm1Pr7EppECpEcFCSa1rgw 
Instagram@lattest28
Hours 10a – 7pm daily
Price $$, about on par with indie coffee shops in the US, $4-5 for most drinks
Aesthetic industrial chic, exposed concrete, metal and wood accents
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good to know

Go here for: a photo with Mizuki. Jk don’t bother her you guys, just go order coffee and enjoy the industrial chic ambiance

Order this: any of their espresso drinks (~400-550¥), they don’t play around when it comes to latte art, so you’ll be sure to have a drink worth photographing

Amount of time to spend: however long you like to take your coffee breaks. It’s spacious enough to not feel rushed

When to come: it’s pretty quiet in the mornings, a lot of people grabbing to go, so it’ll be easy to find a table, but may be busier in the afternoons

Getting here: it is about a 5 min walk from Omote-Sando Station

Other things to note: 

  • They have free wifi, making it a perfect pitstop for tourists

Last visited: May 2018

Last updated: June 2019

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