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Although nowhere near as accomplished as the craft beer and 'third wave' coffee movements, 'bean to bar' chocolate is definitely bubbling under in Tokyo. Maintaining in-house control of the entire production process, such specialist makers include both centuries-old companies and artisanal upstarts, all sharing a commitment to producing only the finest choc. One of the first exclusively bean-to-bar focused shops in the city, December opener Minimal sources cacao beans from select producers all over the world and creates delectable treats at their factory, housed in the same building as the shop, which also includes a small café. When visiting, do give their chocolate ice cream and warm drinks a shot – you won't be disappointed.


2-1-9 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Transport Yoyogi-Hachiman Station (Odakyu line), south exit

Telephone 03-6322-9998

Open 10am-7pm


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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