Whenever you stroll around Tokyo, you’ll always see something that you had never seen before. With that said, food is not an exception. There are countless restaurants scattered all over the city. However, not all of them serve delicious breakfast in the early morning hours.
It doesn’t matter if you prefer scrambled eggs, pancakes, coffee or bread. These places are guaranteed to complete your morning and help you start your day with a smile. So set those alarm clocks and prepare to wake up early to experience the sumptuous breakfast that awaits in the city of Tokyo!
Here are the 10 best restaurants in Tokyo for a delicious breakfast.
1. Eggcellent (エッグセレント)
Eggcellent as the name suggests is an excellent restaurant when it comes to serving breakfast. You get to enjoy western style breakfast and “eggcellent” dishes in their fluffy glory. Omelets, egg benedict and pancakes are highly recommended, and they also serve unlimited coffee (Yes, go there coffee lovers!). Truly a wonderful and delicious dining experience.
Address: 6-4-1 Roppongi Minato Tokyo
2. BREAD, ESPRESSO, &
Bread, Espresso, & is a cozy cafe that is found in the busy district of Omotesando There are a few places that are open for breakfast in the area from early morning hours, and this cafe is one of them. Their french toast is highly sought out by bread lovers and the reason why the cafe is almost always crowded. They offer their toast set in the mornings during weekdays and special brunch sets on weekends.. Their espresso is very great as well so you might want to check that out as well.
Address: 3-4-9 Jingumae Shibuya Tokyo
Website: http://www.bread-espresso.jp (Japanese Only)
3. IVY PLACE
IVY PLACE is a beautiful and spacious restaurant surrounded by lush greenery. A wonderful place to have scrambled eggs and pancakes in the early morning hours. Their sandwiches are also greatly recommended, and you will definitely enjoy going here for breakfast.
Address: 16-15 Sarugakucho Shibuya Tokyo
4. Washoku Kato (和食 かとう)
Washoku Kato is all about seafood goodness. It is also conveniently located inside the Tsukiji Fish Market. You can enjoy your sashimi and taste the freshness as you take each bite. While the prices might be a bit expensive for an early breakfast, it will not disappoint you. Take your pick and enjoy the many dishes that Washoku Kato has to offer.
Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji Chuo Tokyo
5. Pain au sourire (パン・オ・スリール)
Pain au sourire is another great alternative if you want to have bread and coffee in the early mornings. Their most recommended items are the baguette, curry sandwich and they even have anpan (the Japanese bread with red bean paste as filling)! Without a doubt, you should visit this place at least once when you ever find yourself in Shibuya. Their morning set menu is limited only on weekdays.
Address: 1-4-6 Shibuya Shibuya Tokyo
Website: http://pain-au-sourire.jp (Japanese Only)
6. Oreno Bakery & Cafe (俺のBakery&Cafe)
Oreno Bakery & Cafe offers a good breakfast for a very reasonable price. Although the menu is quite limited, you will certainly find them to be filling as well. Toast, soup, yogurt, and drinks are available for those who are willing to wait in line in the at their store.
Address: 4-20-6 Ebisu Garden Place Clock Square, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.oreno.co.jp/restaurant/bakery_cafe_ebisu/ (Japanese Only)
7. NICK STOCK
NICK STOCK is all about meat, meat, and more MEAT! If you plan on having a hearty and heavy breakfast, then this place will certainly suit your taste. Whether it be steaks, sausages, burgers name it, they have it! Of course, not everyone can appreciate having a heavy meal at the start of the day. But for those who like to eat meat, this restaurant will satisfy your craving. They have lighter menu for breakfast such as “hot dog set”, “french toast”, and “bacon, egg, and french toast”
Address: Dogenzaka Imai Building 1-2F, 1-19-12 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://nick-stock.com/ (Japanese Only)
8. Akasaka Umaya Shinjuku (赤坂うまや 新宿)
Akasaka Umaya Shinjuku is a good restaurant to have breakfast. The restaurant is located on the 1st floor of the JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom. The place offers only buffet menu and it is ¥2,400 per person. You get to enjoy a mix of Western and Japanese hotel quality food in their breakfast buffet. It can get very crowded during peak hours so try to come there early.
Address: 2-6-2 Yoyogi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku 1F
Website: http://www.jrfs.co.jp/umaya/restaurant2s/shinjuku (Japanese Only)
9. Takahashi (高はし)
Takahashi is a well-known restaurant in Tsukiji. You will often find people waiting there just an hour before the store opens. Their seafood rice bowl certainly lives up to their reputation and is a great alternative for breakfast (if you prefer to eat rice in the morning of course). Overall, you will not regret going to Takahashi for breakfast in Tsukiji.
Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji Chuo Tokyo
10. Maguro Donburi Segawa (まぐろどんぶり瀬川)
Maguro Donburi Segawa is quite popular because of their maguro donburi (tuna rice bowl). If you are going there for the first time, it would be best to get there as early as possible. The reason? This small restaurant will close once all their tuna donburi gets sold out. If you happen to miss the chance to taste their tuna donburi, you’ll just have to try harder next time!
Address: 4-9-12 Tsukiji Chuo Tokyo
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All information in this article is as of July 2017