Cafe in Kōrakuen & Akihabara

Sabōru checks the boxes of a classic mid-20th-century kissaten (coffee shop): dim lighting, low tables, lots of dark wood and strong burendo kōhī ('blend' coffee). And then it adds a few of its own pluses: totem poles, a Robinson Crusoe vibe and copious potted plants. Come before 11am for the good-value morning set (coffee, hard-boiled egg and two rolls for ¥500).