Bear Pond Espresso

Cafe in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Bear Pond is Tokyo's most haloed espresso stand and its most divisive: the thick syrupy 'angel stain' espresso is considered holy grail by many; others vow never to return because of the often testy service (rules include no photos without permission). Espresso shots are limited, served only until noon; lattes etc are served all day. Drinks ¥300 to ¥700.