If you’ve ever gone on a mission in Japan to pick up coffee utensils, chances are you’ve come across the brand HARIO. In Japan, the easiest of things take preference over the more complicated, and nothing is easier than drip coffee – which is exactly what HARIO as a brand is an expert in.
Having been in the drip coffee business since 1922, HARIO has become quite the household name in Japan. Even if one isn’t a coffee drinker, you're still likely to have crossed paths with some kind of HARIO equipment at one point or another.
But just in case you haven’t, the brand is now opening up their very own directly managed cafe in Tokyo’s Sen-oku Hakukokan Museum.

If you’re a big fan of drip coffee and have shelves full of HARIO equipment at home, or if you just want to see why the brand is so good at what they do, head on over to the new HARIO CAFE to experience the potential of HARIO when used by the hands of the coffee masters.

The cafe is settling into a permanent location at the annex building of Tokyo’s Sen-oku Hakukokan Museum. Here, you can not only enjoy coffee and tea brewed with HARIO equipment, but also purchase and bring home your new coffee utensil favourites.
The first of its kind, the cafe will also sell HARIO CAFE original goods which will only be able to be purchased on location.

In addition, there will be a collection of glass accessories and ornaments which have been made by craftsmen from the HARIO Lampwork Factory. This factory has been initiated by HARIO as a place of learning to ensure the passing on of handicraft skills to the next generation.

To commemorate the opening of the cafe, those who spend more than 2,200 yen in the store will be gifted an original HARIO CAFE glass.

Cafe menu

Drip coffee specialty coffee ( HOT / ICE) 800 yen
* Drip coffee is extracted using the HARIO immersion dripper "Switch"
Drip coffee ‘World Champion’ recipe 2,000 yen
Siphon coffee 1,000 yen
Cafe au lait (HOT / ICE) 900 yen
Ceylon tea (HOT / ICE) 800 yen
Milk tea (HOT / ICE) 900 yen

Ham cheese hot sandwich set 1,300 yen
Basil chicken hot sandwich 1,300 yen
Fruit Sandwich set (limited quantity on Saturdays and Sundays) 1,700 yen
Classic chocolate set 1,500 yen
Cheesecake set 1,500 yen

HARIO CAFE Izumiya Hirokokan Tokyo Store

Location: Sen-oku Hakukokan Museum annex ‘Izumiya Hirokokan’ 1-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Business hours: 11:00 – 18:00
Number of seats available in total: 17 seats

Located 3 minutes walk from "Roppongi 1-chome" station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, 10 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line "Kamiyacho" and 10 minutes walk from "Tameike Sanno" station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Namboku Line

*Whilst the cafe opens on the 1st of October 2021, the Izumiya Hirokokan building is currently closed and is expected to reopen in spring of 2022.

By - Connie Sceaphierde.