Iki Espresso

Photo by Greg Lane
Review: A Coffee Lover's Guide to Quaint Cafes in Kiyosumi
Address: 2-2-12 Tokiwa, Koto-ku, Tokyo [map]
Phone: 03-6659-4654 03-6659-4654
Access: 317 m from Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station Hanzomon Line (Z11)Oedo Line (E14)
416 m from Morishita Station Shinjuku Line (S11)Oedo Line (E13)
0.9 km from Hamachō Station Shinjuku Line (S10)
Hours: 8am to 7pm
Payment options: Cash only
Smoking:  No smoking
Website: https://www.ikiespresso.com/

Iki is a cool, spacious cafe with a distinctive New Zealand flavor. Owners Kim and Teru Harase lived in Auckland for 20 years and now commute back and forth between Tokyo and their base in Queenstown.

Photo by Gregory Lane

The food is brunchy, café style fare, with some adaptions for Japanese taste – the french toast is spongy rather than crunchy. The eggs benedict is very good though with a slice of crunchier bread.

Plates from around 1,200yen.
Flat white:450yen
Hot chocolate: 430yen
Dog friendly

For more of that New Zealand feel, there’s even a magazine rack with a few NZ Rugby magazines and a few issues of Auckland lifestyle magazine Metro.

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