It’s no secret that I’ve been a fan of Woodberry Coffee Roasters since I first stepped into their charming Setagaya shop. In Yoga the team has hand-built two coffee bars and brought specialty coffee to their hometown. They are the sort of cafes you can really get behind: Honest, organic, and part of the community. It seemed that these spots and the town were so interwoven that they couldn’t exist independently. Perch, however, tells a different story.
Daikanyama is not the same sort of town as Yoga. Daikanyama is new, shiny and expensive. Yoga strikes me as wholesome, real, and a little gritty. Yet somehow Woodberry has adapted and integrated, creating a space that is both trendy and warm.
Perch, too, is a cafe built by the baristas who work the bar. The team has mostly stayed the same since opening their first shop, but their carpentry talents have grown substantially; as well as their barista skills. At perch you’ll be greeted by light tones with black accents, ample sunlight, and overflowing greenery.
Customer service is key here, with one barista carefully waiting on one customer at a time, the vibes are pleasant, and the music is choice. Perch is primarily a take-away location, still you can find some intimate seating in the back of the shop. The menu is simple, with only a handful of options, and each drink is made with care.
Whether you are on a Tokyo coffee crawl, or just passing through Daikanyama, Perch is a good spot to flit into and pause for a moment. Does the name make sense now?
Perch by Woodberry Coffee Roasters is located at : 3 Chome 7-1 Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022
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