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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.

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Mighty Steps Coffee Stop outside

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.

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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.

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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.

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I’ve been here twice. Coffee and ice cream are equally very decent. An average bill is about ¥1000 (about 10$).

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There’s a small showcase of honey, and you can buy from it.

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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.

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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.

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Address:103-0023 Tokyo, Nihonbashihoncho, 4 Chome−3-14
Working hours: Weekdays 11:00-22:00, Saturdays, holidays 10:00-19:00