TOKYO – How do you usually begin your day? Getting a cup of joe to settle your nerves, so they don’t later fray? According to the latest scientific research by the University of Toronto, simply looking at a cup of coffee can make you feel more alert and attentive – even if you do not drink it. Perhaps it’s the thought of caffeine in your bloodstream or the sight of beautiful coffee art!
Fancy a Rainbow Latte?
Located a stone’s throw away from Hatchobori Station, this hole-in-the-wall café has been named as one of the top 50 cafes in Tokyo. Roar Coffee House & Roastery is well-known among the locals, especially the white-collar workers.
As its name suggests, the coffee beans are freshly roasted in-house, and the owner-barista takes pride in creating a colourful latte art that will put a smile on your face. Even if you’re ordering a coffee to-go, you can still expect to find a multi-hued latte art in your paper cup.
This teeny sit-down espresso joint is a perfect hideout for the busy Tokyoites. Time flies when one is enjoying a coffee break here. Watch how the barista prepares each cup of coffee with meticulous precision, you can choose between a white or brown canvas for your latte art. If you opt for a white canvas, the latte art is served with a separate shot of espresso for you to pour it in.
For the non-coffee drinkers, there is an extensive list of tea lattes available, and you can request for the rainbow latte art on it too!
Roar Coffee House & Roastery (ロアーコーヒーハウス＆ロースタリー)
2 Chome-19-11 Hatchobori, Chūō, Tokyo
Nearest station: Hatchobori Station on Hibiya Line
Monday to Friday 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM (Closed on weekends)
Top photograph by __erableerouge via Instagram