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The world's most artistic & luxurious Starbucks "Reserve Roastery" in Nakameguro, Tokyo!

Posted on October 20, 2020


The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Nakameguro, Tokyo is the largest and fanciest of Starbucks’ other Reserve Roastery stores. Located alongside the famous Meguro River and designed by architect Kengo Kuma, it features four floors of crafted coffee, tea, and delicious food—in other words, a coffee-lovers paradise.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Nakameguro exterior architecture

photo by @okarappaa

Come visit the Nakameguro Roastery for a relaxing day filled with delicious coffee and aromatic smells. You’ll mainly find a mind-boggling amount of coffee on the first floor, tea on the second floor, a suave-looking mixology bar on the third floor, and an “Inspiration Lounge” on the fourth floor which is often reserved for events and coffee tastings. Word has it that the Espresso Martinis are a specialty at the 3F Arriviamo Bar…


Starbucks reserve roastery teavana

photo by @ yokko1419

Starbuck’s Teavana is also a highlight at the store, where you can order the fruity teas on full display. This one is even customized to match the fall vibes of the season with the cute little Japanese maple leaves!


Starbucks reserve roastery cake and drinks

photo by @xxa_ra

There is also an outdoor terrace overlooking the Meguro River on the third and fourth floors. Experience all seasons of the Meguro River from this rare viewpoint! And for those with more of a sweet-tooth, the desserts and pastries are exquisite!


Starbucks Reserve Roastery Nakameguro interior

photo by @ yw.0626

The beautiful and intricate ceiling design that can be glimpsed from this photo was inspired by Japan’s love of origami art.


Starbucks reserve roastery interior coffee bar

photo by @okarappaa

On the first floor, you will be able to sit and watch the baristas busy at work while you sit at the main bar and order from an extensive coffee menu that offers selections from regions all over the world. You’ll be able to experience coffee flights or samples, in which you can sit back and taste the subtleties of a small serving of each crafted coffee.


Starbucks Reserve Roastery Nakameguro cafe

photo by @ yu__o315

Delicate copper sakura petals hang from the ceiling, bringing to life the lovely cherry blossom trees that line the Meguro River where the Starbucks is located. The huge handcrafted roaster is also made of copper, painting the entire store with a beautiful copper glow that looks amazing in both day and nighttimes. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy cold brew and if you are a true coffee lover, you might also notice the unique testing and distillation equipment.


Starbucks reserve roastery cold drink

photo by @ ya_ynn


Starbucks reserve roastery night view

photo by @ yw.0626

After your trip to the Reserve Roastery, why not take a leisurely stroll along the Meguro River? Depending on the season, you might be able to see the cherry blossoms if it’s spring or the autumn leaves changing colors in the fall!


Starbucks reserve roastery tea coffee wall

photo by @ yu__o315

You can take a look at the coffee card wall on the 3F with over 5000 different coffee cards for show. This picture is just a snapshot into the expansive selection of coffee they have to offer … and if you zoom out you’d be able to see the words “TOKYO” written out by the coffee cards! Perfect picture for the gram.



11 mins walk from Nakameguro station

10 mins walk from Ikejiri-Ohashi station

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Written by: Maya Kimura Watts