Ebisu, one of the top tourist destinations in Tokyo, is now a popular hub for dining and shopping, as well as other commercial activities. From a cup of delicious coffee to Western and traditional Japanese cuisine, you can find everything that tickles your fantasies in cafes around Ebisu. As there are many coffee shops and cafes in Ebisu, it is hard to pick one during your trip to Tokyo. Read on for our top picks and begin your planning for the café crawl throughout Ebisu:
1. Sarutahiko Coffee
This famous café in Ebisu, Sarutahiko Coffee, is situated a few minutes’ walks from the station and is a perfect spot to grab a classic coffee on the go. The coffee shop has a few seats inside as well as outside and remains busy, especially on the weekends. This place features a range of options and is known for serving espresso full of cream and caramel that makes it one of the best coffee shops in Tokyo. It remains open till late at night, which makes it an ideal spot for night owls to unwind.
Address: 1-6-6 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
2. Pile Café
Only two minutes away from Ebisu Station, Pile Café is more like a hideout where you can enjoy a coffee or have a meal in a cozy tucked-away atmosphere. It is a French-style café featuring an amazing menu that can be enjoyed with your friends. You can sit back and relax on their comfy sofas and look outside of their classic airplane-style windows. Different desserts, pasta, and latte art are worth trying here.
Address: West Palace 207, 1-8-2 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://renovationplanning.co.jp/portfolio_page/pile-cafe-ebisu (Japanese Only)
English Website: https://gurunavi.com/en/a242104/rst/
3. Analog Ebisu
Situated right next to Ebisu Station, Analog Café is a hidden gem in Tokyo where people come to hang out or drink coffee or a beer. The café has a nice and calm atmosphere with artistic decorations and vintage furniture. People can find everything here from cocktails to coffee that comes in different flavors. They serve the home-made sweets and cakes that are beautifully presented to the guests.
Address: 1-8-3 Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
4. Accueil Ebisu
A popular coffee shop situated near the main region of Ebisu, Accueil is a charming and a small place that is a favorite among those checking out this part of the city. This café in Ebisu is known for serving classic coffee and desserts that can be enjoyed in a lively atmosphere and great seating and lighting. Their recommended menu is various pancakes and carefully made cakes.
Address: 2-10-10 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://accueil.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
English Website: https://gurunavi.com/en/g384308/rst/
5. Café Tsubaki
One of the best art-themed cafes located in Tokyo is Café Tsubaki, or Café Camellia. It is located inside Yamatane Museum of Art and is a delightful place where people come to enjoy Japanese and Western beverages and sweets. The café got its name from the camellia flower and is known for serving Tsubaki café and tea. They serve wagashi and Japanese sweets, which are based on fruits and flowers. Some of the menus are inspired by the works in the current exhibition, which makes this place stand out. People visit this place to enjoy special Japanese and Western confectionery while appreciating art in a calm atmosphere.
Address: Yamatane Museum of Art, 3-12-36 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
6. Dot. Eatery and Bar Ebisu
Dot. Ebisu is a bar and café located near the Ebisu Station. The café serves everything from lunch to dinner, including tea time. No matter what your plan is, it’s a great spot to relax during the day or enjoy lunch/dinner with your date or friends. The atmosphere is quite welcoming, and the hosts are very friendly. The interior is stylish, and they have an outdoor/terrace seating space as well.
Address: 1-18-14 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://dot-ebisu.com/eatery/ (Japanese Only)
7. Torch café
Torch café is the coolest café/bar combination one can ever see in Ebisu. The café is located two-minute away from the Subway Hibiya Line Ebisu Station. It’s an amazing place to wake up with a bright shot of espresso or wind down with a beer. They have different kinds of drinks and snacks available, making it a perfect spot for a quick visit. Also, the clean interior of this compact café attracts many admirers and makes it worth visiting.
Address: Sato Bldg. 2F, 2-1-12 Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
8. Loger Café
Anyone looking for a typical coffee shop where they can spend an amazing time should head to the Loger Café in Ebisu. The café has a modern interior, cozy leather sofas for the guests surrounded by various standing lamps. They serve European food and Western/Japanese fusion food accompanied by excellent desserts. However, the star attraction here is the cute latte art, adorable bunnies, bears, and cats. During the evening, the café operates as a bar as well.
Address: Kyoei Bldg. 2F, 1-7-3 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
9. Time Out Café & Diner
Located near a busy street of Ebisu, Time Out Café & Diner is a coffee shop and a dining place that offers guests with both local and international food and drink varieties – specialties including Yatsugatake Premium Pork Burger and Sandwich of The Week. It is housed on the floor above the live-music venue Liquidroom and has a conventional seating ideal for bigger gatherings. This place is popular among both those on the go as well as others looking for casual meetings and lazy lunches. People can also browse the library of Time Out magazines and books from all over the world.
Address: Liquidroom 2F, 3-16-6 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.timeoutcafe.jp/ (Japanese Only)
10. Lion-no-iru Circus
Lion-no-iru Circus is a hideaway-style café and bar located only four minutes from the Ebisu Station. The café name literally means the circus with the lion, which was gotten from a piece of artwork that used to be hung on a wall here. People can find antique furniture and several hidden lions throughout the café. This place is famous for serving delicious Western dishes, of which the most ordered is tsukemen pasta (Dipping pasta). Guests can also enjoy other various Western and Japanese mixed dishes and different desserts.
Address: 2F, 2-3-1 Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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