Asakusa is well-known for the Senso-Ji Temple, which is the oldest temple in Tokyo. This bustling city is filled with many interesting shops and popular attractions that you can visit at any time of the day. You can stroll around Nakamise-Dori Shopping street that is filled with souvenirs and many local snacks. Needless to say, you can expect great things from the city that used to be the leading entertainment district in Tokyo.
Before you visit these places, it would be a great idea to have a hearty breakfast, so you’ll have the energy to move around the city. Although there are plenty of choices to choose from, there will always be some restaurants and cafes that are better than others. Here are some of the best places to have breakfast in Asakusa to start your day right.
1. Pelican Cafe (ペリカンカフェ )
Pelican Cafe is well-known for its sandwiches and toasts. In fact, some cafes in the area offer the bread that is made from Pelican. This just proves that they are recognized for the quality of their services and the goods that they offer. The simple, yet delicious pieces of bread are great for take-out as well. One of the best ways to start your day right is to have breakfast here in Pelican Cafe.
Address: 3-9-11 Kotobuki, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://pelicancafe.jp (Japanese Only)
2. Misojyu (ミソジュウ)
Misojyu managed to grip the hearts of the people with their tasty miso soups that come in a variety of flavors. The miso soup is accompanied by an onigiri of your choice with green tea. This simple yet healthy combination has become a favorite option for both the locals and tourists alike. The staffs are warm and polite and make the place even more endearing for people going there for the first time.
Address: 1-7-5 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://misojyu.jp (Japanese Only)
3. Royal Coffee (ローヤル珈琲)
Royal Coffee is a small local cafe in the neighborhood of Asakusa. The smell of roasted coffee will assail your senses as you enter its doors. The retro look is quite charming, and it gives you a feeling of peace while enjoying your favorite cup of coffee. The sandwiches are delicious, and you can take your time to choose something that suits your taste. The elderly are the common customers of this café, which seems to fit the concept of its background.
Address: 1-39-7 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
4. R Restaurant & Bar
R Restaurant & Bar is located on the 13th floor of the Gate Hotel in Asakusa. It offers good views of the city while enjoying your meal. As the name suggests, this is a restaurant and bar so you can expect to see a good selection of wines and cocktails for anyone who likes to have a good drink any time of the day. The staffs are amazing and make you feel comfortable enough to stay.
Address: THE GATE HOTEL KAMINARIMON 13F, 2-16-11 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo
5. Asakusa Coffee-ya Hello (浅草珈琲屋ハロー )
Asakusa Coffee-ya Hello is a cafe located between Asakusa Station and Nakamise-Dori Shopping Street. The interior is surprisingly bright and gives a neat and clean feeling. The toast that they offer is quite thick, and you can add syrup or jam to make it better. The surface is crispy yet fragrant, and the rich smell of butter will permit your senses especially when it is freshly baked.
Address: 1-2-11, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Suke6Diner is a hidden gem located near the Sumida River. The prices here are very reasonable and will make you fall in love with everything that they offer. They have a great selection of Western-style dishes that are very delicious and healthy. The taste and quality are superb and will make you feel that you are lucky to have found such a place in the hustle and bustle of Asakusa.
Address: Ayumi Bldg 1-2F, 1-11-1 Hanakawato, Taito-ku, Tokyo
7. Sol’s Coffee
Sol’s Coffee is a nice alternative for those who want to enjoy great coffee without the fuss. They also have pastries like chocolate scones and bagels that goes well with their coffee. The jazz music that is softly playing in the background creates a calming atmosphere that is perfect for those who want to pass the time in peace. One of the best choices for those who love to drink coffee in Kuramae.
Address: 3-19-4 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.sols-coffee.com (Japanese Only)
8. Sekine Bakery (セキネベーカリー )
Sekine Bakery is just a simple bakery filled with delicious treats that you can enjoy in the early morning hours in the city. Nothing tastes better than freshly baked bread and you can be assured that everything you can get here at that time of the day is freshly baked. With so many choices to choose from, it will be a challenge, especially if you’re here for the first time. Just follow your heart and pick the tastiest looking bread on the bunch and dig in!
Address: 3-41-10 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo
9. Shokujidokoro Sakesakana Mizuguchi (食事処 酒肴 水口)
Shokujidokoro Sakesakana Mizuguchi is a family friendly restaurant that is well loved by the locals and tourists alike in Asakusa. The prices here are very reasonable and for those who are traveling on a budget, there is no better place to dine but here. Everything is delicious and the hospitality is warm and accommodating. A highly recommended place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Asakusa.
Address: 2-4-9 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://asakusa-mizuguchi.com (Japanese Only)
10. Kamau (窯う)
Kamau is quite popular for their delicious udon noodles, and some even attest that this is one of the best that you can get in the city. Of course, the udon here tastes better when it is accompanied by tempura. There is plenty of delicious tempura to choose from like vegetable tempura and squid. Another reason why this is a very popular restaurant is that everything here is very affordable, and you can eat to your heart’s content. A highly recommended place to enjoy some good old fashioned udon!
Address: 1F, 2-15-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Data is as of June 2019
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