In pursuit of the best iced coffee, no distance is too far to travel to; no location is too obscure to venture into. Coffee connoisseurs know how a café’s ambience, and interior design, as an extension, heavily affects taste perception.
If ever you find yourself meandering as far as the refurbished Manseibashi Station in Kanda, you may be rewarded with a vibrant and clean light-bodied cup that goes oh-so-smoothly on the palate you forget how far you had to walk to get it.
True to its name, OBSCURA COFFEE ROASTERS is well hidden in the opposite side of mAAch ecute not facing the Kanda River. Finding it could be a bit troublesome, but let the smell of roasted coffee guide you. It’s easy to miss a coffee stand so small, but don’t let size fool you. Single origin coffee brews inside its industrial interiors. Imagine: a seamless mix of glass, ceramic tiles, steel, and wood. Their Brazilian coffee has its characteristic citrusy notes, but does not have the acidity it is notorious for. (Tip: Their coffee goes so well with the bonbons sold next door.)
As you sit on the wooden benches leaning against the exterior walls, directly in front of the modern lobby and patio of an office building, you could watch everyday goings on flash through your very eyes, like in that toy camera viewer you used to have when you were five.
1-25-4 Kandasudacho, Chiyoda,