Kokusai Dori is a popular shopping street in Okinawa's capital of Naha, but there's more than just shopping that you'll find in this region. Take a short five minute stroll from the hustle and bustle and you'll encounter Tamagusuku Coffee Roasters, a cafe which is often touted as having some of the island's best coffee.
The store itself is only small, with around ten seats available for patrons, but this really adds to the charm. On any given day you'll find a range of different coffee beans to choose from for your caffeine fix - there are usually a mix of light, medium, and dark roasts from various corners of the globe including Ethiopia, Colombia, Nicaragua, and Indonesia to name a few.
When it comes to the food options here, there are only a few - Belgian-style waffles, some cookies, bagels, and affogato, which is technically a coffee-based dessert. There's something reassuring about the minimalist attitude, though. You truly feel like the sole focus is on creating the perfect cup of coffee, rather than trying to juggle elaborate eats as well.
Do note that the store is closed on Tuesdays and Fridays if you're planning to make a special trip. For those living in Japan but not local to the cafe, you can order coffee beans on their website here. Shipping is charged at a flat fee of 370 yen.
For more to see and do in Naha, visit the Japan Travel city guide here.