When you visit Japan, you will be surprised how many cafes are all around the country. Even though the Japanese are traditionally famous for their green tea culture, they are currently the third largest consumers of coffee in the world! Japanese can uniquely adopt western culture and make it to their own, and it is the same case with the art of coffee brewing. Fancy a cup of coffee? Here’s our top 10 choice of cafes in Tokyo!

1. Sarugaku coffee 猿楽珈琲


Sarugaku coffee is located 3 minutes from Daikanyama station in Shibuya, in Tokyo. The cafe’s interior has a retro vibe, with old school radios and dimmed light to ensure your coziness. They serve delicious coffees and cakes from cheesecakes to tarts and parfaits.

Address:
23-3 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
* Sarugaku coffee moved to Yokohama from September 2015 to new address:
2 Chome-32-4 OokaMinami-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture

Getting there by train:
Tokyu Toyoko Line – Daikanyama Station

Hours:
Open everyday 1:00 p.m. –  7:00 p.m.

Website:
http://sarugaku23.jimdo.com/ (Japanese Only)

2. Cafe de Lambre ( カフェ・ド・ランブル)

This cafe in Ginza is great for an artisan cup of delicious coffee. With cute design and hand-painted cups you will enjoy spending some time here talking about your next adventures in Tokyo! 

Addresss:
8-10-15 Ginza Chuo, Tokyo

Getting there by train:
Ginza Line – Shinbashi Station
Hibiya Line – Ginza Station
JR  – Shinbashi Station

Hours:
Weekdays 12:00 p.m. – 10:00. p.m.
Sundays and Holidays from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00. p.m.

Website:
http://www.cafedelambre.com/ (Japanese Only)

3. Gekkousabou (月光茶房)

Enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea with your cake and sandwich of choice in this beautifully lit cafe in Omotesando, Gekkousabou! With all seats at the counter, you can watch how your coffee is being made by the professional baristas, and maybe even get to know the local over your cup of coffee.

Address:
3 Chome-5-2 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Getting there by train
Ginza Line – Omotesando Station
Chiyoda Line – Omotesando Station
Hanzomon Line – Omotesando Station

Hours:
Open from 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Website:
http://home.catv.ne.jp/ff/pendec/ (Japanese Only)

4. Sumida Coffee (すみだ珈琲)

This traditional cafe is located in Sumida-ku, near Kinshicho station. In the wooden interior you can snuggle up in pleaded blanket with a hit cup of coffee and a delicious tart or cheesecake of their selection!

Address:
4-7-11 Taihei Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Getting there by train:
Hanzomon line – Kinshicho Station
JR – Kinshicho Station

Hours:
Open everyday 11:00 a.m. – 7: 00 p.m.

Website:
http://chirotah.blog24.fc2.com/ (Japanese Only)

5. Coffeehouse Nishiya

Cafe during the day and bar in the evening, Coffeehouse Nishiya is a great place to visit at any hour. Located near Shibuya, the place has daily menus, so it is a great place to have a nice lunch as well. A grilled sandwich with a small salad, and a latte is 900 yen.


Address:
1-4-1 Higashi Shibuya, Tokyo

Getting there by train:
Ginza line – Shibuya Station
Chiyoda line – Omotesando Station
Hanzomon line – Shibuya Station
Fukutoshin line – Shibuya Station
JR – Shibuya Station

Hours:
Open from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 pm.
Closed on Tuesdays

Website:
http://coffeehousenishiya.com

6. Sarutahiko Coffee

Sarutahiko Coffee is Japan's local coffee chain started in Ebisu. Their carefully prepared hand-drip coffee or a cup of latte would give you a smile and comfort. Don't forget to try their delicious snacks such as pancakes and french toast.

Address (Ebisu flagship store):
1-6-6,Ebisu,Sibuya-ku,Tokyo

Getting there by train:
Hibiya Line – Ebisu Station
Yamanote Line – Ebisu Station

Hours:
Open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 0:30 a.m., holidays 10:00 a.m. – 0:30 a.m.

Website:
https://sarutahiko.co/

7. Juuichiboukohiten (十一房珈琲店)

This cafe, located in Ginza, serves delicious coffees in a more adult-like design. With jazzy background music and leather seats, one can enjoy a cup of hot black coffee alone or with company, and relax a little.

Address:
2-2-19 Ginza Chuo, Tokyo

Getting there by train:
Yurakucho Line – Yurakucho Station
JR Yamanote Line – Yurakucho Station

Hours:
Open from 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays12:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

8. Steamer Coffee Company

This cafe in Jingumae has a Scandinavian vibe to it, which is currently very popular in Japan. The cafe serves doughnuts and cakes; alongside matcha and regular lattés with beautiful art work on the foal, made by their barista. Definitely worth taking your camera when visiting!

Address:
1-20-28 Shibuya Shibuya, Tokyo

Getting there by train:
Ginza Line – Omotesando Station
Chiyoda Line – Omotesando Station
Hanzomon Line – Omotesando Station

Hours:
Weekdays and Holidays 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Weekends 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Website:
https://streamer.coffee/index.html

9. Chatei Hatou (茶亭 羽當)

You can find this coffee house in Shibuya, and it is a great place for a long and relaxing lunch. Chatei Hatou is a bit pricier than the other cafes on this list, but worth the every penny! With its whimsical interior with greens on every table, and hand painted cups it guarantees you a break form the busy city. Next to the delicious coffee menu, they also serve cakes, form pastries to large matcha pound cakes, to hearty sandwiches.

Address:
1-15-19 Shibuya Shibuya, Tokyo

Getting there by train:
Shibuya Station

Hours:
Open 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

10. Turett Coffee

Last, but not least we have a great cafe, located in Tsukiji on our list. A few blocks down from the famous Tsukiji Market, Turett Coffee sells cakes, and their trademark, traditional Japanese sweet, dorayaki: a pancake like cake with sweet bean filling.

Address:
2-12-6 Tsukiji Chuo, Tokyo

Getting there by train:
Hibiya Line – Tsukiji Station

Hours
Open 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/TurretCOFFEE/

 

 

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