If you’re not a fan of bitter coffee, you will go crazy for the smooth espresso they pour in Japan. We found it hard to find a bad cup. Almond milk was not to be found, but the Japanese soy milk (available at most cafes) was especially creamy and made for a great latte. The most disappointing thing about Tokyo’s bean scene was the opening time of most coffee houses: 10am! That’s because the Japanese see coffee as more of a treat before or after lunch than a morning wake-up call. Because of this (and jet lag), coffee wasn’t a big focus of our trip (hence the tiny list below), but check out this post featuring “10 Incredible Cafes in Tokyo”.