While this might surprise you, cheap doesn't always equal good. Take, for example, coffee. If it\u2019s dirt cheap, it\u2019s probably going to taste like, well, dirt. Tea, too. \u00a0While there\u2019s a ton of the stuff being punted at low prices in Tokyo, not all of it is drinkable.\u00a0 So step away from that suspicious vending machine, and into Caff\u00e9 Veloce. The cheapo sister of the somewhat classier (and less wallet-friendly) Chat Noir brand, Caff\u00e9 Veloce is a chain of lower-mid-range coffee shops with branches all over the place. Falling somewhere between a Denny\u2019s drink bar and Tully\u2019s on the quality scale, and cheaper than Doutor, Caff\u00e9 Veloce offers a decent range of teas and coffees, with surprisingly sizeable sandwiches, a few pasta dishes (only at certain branches) and some cakes on the side. If a budget light meal and a cuppa is what you\u2019re after, this is the place to go. An espresso will set you back 180 yen, a large-size Blend Coffee, 220 yen, and a Caf\u00e9 Latte, 230 yen. Being more of a tea fiend, I can\u2019t verify the quality of the coffee, but I haven\u2019t heard horrendous things about it. I can say that the Cocoa Latte (at 280 yen, the most expensive drink on the menu) is one of the best ones I\u2019ve had in Tokyo (much creamier than the cardboard-like stuff I\u2019ve sometimes had to shell out 400 yen for) \u2013 and it comes with a cute foam heart - earning it bonus \u201caw\u201d points. A mug of Ceylon tea costs between 200-240 yen, and isn't bad at all. Neither is the Matcha Latte, which is priced at 260 yen. They also have Hoji Tea (roasted green tea), as well as some juices and floats. Sadly there is no soy milk option for anything - cancelling out the \u00a0previously mentioned "aw" points.\u00a0There is free water though, unlike at certain other coffee shops ... and a (properly) separate smoking section. The sandwiches are thick and tasty (a lot tastier than a convenience store sandwich, anyway), and are reasonable at 200 - 260 yen. You can choose from egg, ham, tuna, potato and salad, bacon omelette and a hot dog type thing for the filling. There\u2019s also a jam sandwich option, which is only 140 yen. If you roll into one of the branches that serve up pasta, you\u2019ll have a choice of seafood, tomato-meat sauce or a Japanese-style sauce (also meaty), for 480 yen. If it\u2019s authentic Italian food you\u2019re after though, you\u2019re probably better off eating somewhere else. On the sweet side of things, you can grab a piece of baked cheesecake for 280 yen, a serving of coffee jelly for 290 yen, or a seasonal cake for however much they decide to sell it at. There is also a small range of muffins and sweet bean paste rolls. If, like me, you\u2019re a picky eater by necessity, you can check their drink allergy chart\u00a0and food allergy chart online before you go (be warned - they're in Japanese only). Do you frequent Caff\u00e9 Veloce? Think there\u2019s somewhere else we should write about? What are your favourite cheapo coffee and tea spots in Tokyo?