AFP Tokyo: Japan’s dated, smoky cafes unfazed by Starbucks success

Not everyone is a fan of the customisable drinks and free wifi on offer at over 1,000 Japanese branches of Starbucks.

“The way they make (coffee) is totally wrong, it’s not tasty,” rails Ichiro Sekiguchi, the 100-year-old owner of long-established independent Tokyo coffee shop Cafe de L’Ambre.[…]

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