Following the success of the famed Omotesando Koffee pop-up experiment (RIP 2011 – 2015), Eiichi Kunitomo the “godfather” of the Tokyo coffee scene has carried the spirit of the original to a polar opposite setting.

Whereas Omotesando was an intimate, almost reverential experience in a traditional Japanese home, Toranoman Koffee veers to the other end of the spectrum, housed in the ultra-modern Mori Building in a bustling business district. And the interaction with the barista is decidedly more social and friendly, with more room to loiter and the ability to receive a “coffee counseling” session if you’re seized with indecision at the counter.

So grieve not for Omotesando Koffees past and enjoy this second coming of Eiichi’s 3rd wave.