Arise Coffee Roasters
With a friendly "ohayou-gozaimasu", Arise’s owner Taiju Hayashi welcomes customers into his compact coffee shop and roastery in Kiyosumi Shirakawa.
Poised behind the counter like the captain of a ship, Hayashi works with a casual efficiency as he drips coffee, sells single origin beans and chimes into conversations with the customers who gather inside – paper coffee cups in hand.
Despite the mounds of coffee beans and the countless works of art, skateboard decks and other paraphernalia packed into the interior, the shop has a surprisingly down to earth atmosphere.
As an unofficial information hub for the local area, Arise should be your first port of call when visiting Kiyosumi Shirakawa.