A rather quirky store on the site of an old petrol station, the focus is on good beans, which they roast out the back. Grab a cup of espresso to go or find a bench in the forecourt. In summer, they serve great coffee ice cream. | Western Cafes | Yamato Koriyama
Coffee Culture: Nara's Best Brews
Coffee culture is surprisingly strong in Nara. A mix of passionate locals and escapees from the big cities are quietly leading a coffee revolution. With few major chains, the emphasis is on independent cafes with personality.
Settle in for a coffee and cake set or grab a coffee to-go as you stroll the backstreets of Naramachi. Fresh ground beans and Russian touches make this a unique coffee stop. | Western Cafes | Naramachi
With espresso coffee and single origin pour over options, not to mention great cakes, this is a popular stop in town. A strong brew and toast with coffee cream spread will certainly jolt you awake for the day. | Western Cafes | Nara Park
The store is dominated by a massive steel roaster, so you know they care about coffee. The focus is on organic, single origin beans. Choose from espresso or pour over styles. | Western Cafes | Nishinokyo