It's got nice furnitures, cool music, interesting books, and tons of records. A little bit far from stations, but it's a good place to go when you walk around Meguro, Rinshi-no mori, Yebisu, and so on.
My husband and I had suppers there, and costed about 7000 yen. We ordered a plate of sausages, pickles, spaghetti, Thai green curry, and some drinks. You gotta try Shochus.
You gotta have a conversation with the master, because he's so kind and has got a sense of music. But I'm not sure if speaks in English.
Though this cafe doesn't have AC, it's a great place to cool your heels and have a beer if you've been trekking though the streets of Meguro.
The interior is a lot of things that other coffee shops try to be and fail at. One wall is entirely made up of bookshelves, and filled with art books (some in English). The light fixtures are made of steal wool that floats in a halo above an exposed light bulb. Cafe Shift offers most of the regular Japanese beers and beverages, and has a food menu as well.
I didn't try the food when I was there, but the handwritten menu is in Japanese. If you're learning Japanese, the staff is very friendly and most likely very curious about why a gaijin has just wandered in. They seemed utterly delighted when I spoke to them in Japanese. While it would help to know a little Japanese to go here, I think you can make yourself understood without it.
Cafe Shift is a great place to go if you write, because you can sit ninterrupted in a great atmosphere. While the cafe itself isn't that much of a draw, there are a couple of famous yakitori shops down the street, and some interesting temples in the area. If you're in the area, you should definitely stop in.