Mighty Steps Coffee Stop is a small coffee shop in one of Nihonbashi side-walks. Here you can take shelter from the urban sun in summer, or warm up in winter. It’s one of few venues in Tokyo where coffee has a taste.
The coffee shop is very small, several tables on the first floor. The second floor is occupied by hairdressers; don’t expect more tables up the stairs. The overall capacity is limited to 10 persons or so. Coffee to go is available.
Despite the small area the interior is all about details. Details create a distinctive atmosphere. It’s not quite to my taste though; I prefer more succinct interiors, without so much decoration.
The menu, by contrast, is succinct: just a few sorts of coffee and ice cream. Puzzlingly, you can also find beer in the price list.
I’ve been here twice. Coffee and ice cream are equally very decent. An average bill is about ¥1000 (about 10$).
There’s a small showcase of honey, and you can buy from it.
This place is very much worth your visit if you like a combination of coffee and ice cream, or any of these. But it’s really not the best place to open a laptop. Those who prefer secluded tables for heart-to-heart talking won’t feel comfortable either; the space is scarce, most of places for sitting are actually on a long couch, with small tables standing next to it. People sit right next to each other.
But you can come around to browse through numerous (paperback) magazines, take a break in a working day and have a good coffee, or just make a quick visit with a friend or on your own. Those who appreciate nice serving won’t be disappointed – but they’d probably prefer to sit closer to the window for better lighting.
Address:103-0023 Tokyo, Nihonbashihoncho, 4 Chome−3-14
Working hours: Weekdays 11:00-22:00, Saturdays, holidays 10:00-19:00