Ueno is well-known for Tokyo National Museum and Ueno Park. It is a great place to go sightseeing and visit the popular attractions of the district. Over the years, countless dining establishments that cater to a wide range of people opened up in Ueno.
Many people consider breakfast as the most important meal of the day. You can find some of your preferred dining places in Ueno by taking a casual stroll, or by simply taking a quick Google search. Whether you prefer bread, pastries, desserts, rice, and heavy meals to start your day, there will always be a place that will suit your taste.
If you are staying in Ueno, make sure to try these 10 places to have breakfast in Ueno that you will love.
1. Usagiya CAFE (うさぎやCAFE)
Usagiaya is a long-established dorayaki shop in Ueno. Dorayaki is a Japanese sweet red bean paste put between two pieces of pancakes. Usagiya CAFE is best known for their “Usa Pancake” and “Usadora French Toast.” Usa Pancake is a pancake served with fermented butter. Usadora French Toast is a dorayaki soaked in butter, milk, sugar, then toasted just like usual French toast. Take note that “Usa Pancake” is only sold for a limited time, so you have to get there at 9 AM when they open the cafe in order to grab a bite!
Address: 1-17-5 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://usagiya-cafe.com (Japanese Only)
2. Shimpachi Shokudo Okachimachi (しんぱち食堂 御徒町店)
Shimpachi Shokudo Okachimachi is best suited for breakfast and brunch, where you can enjoy their set meals at a very affordable price. Their grilled fish is delicious, and the atmosphere inside the store is nice. Shimpachi Shokudo Okachimachi is the kind of place that you’d like to visit again if you ever have the craving to eat grilled fish at a reasonable price.
Address: JRE Bldg. 1F, 6-2-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
3. Park Side Cafe
Park Side Cafe is a very popular cafe that is conveniently located in Ueno Park. You can go here before strolling the park, or visiting the Tokyo National Museum. They have a limited menu but don’t let that stop you from trying what they have to offer. The food is excellent, and you’d love to visit them again if an opportunity arises.
Address: 8-4 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.facebook.com/psc.ueno/ (Japanese Only)
4. LA COCORICO Ueno
LA COCORICO Ueno is well-known for their very tasty rotisserie chicken. They offer breakfast buffets from 7:00 AM. For other times of the day, there are also other dishes that will suit your fancies like their Alsace-style super thin crust pizza and their delicious steak. The food is excellent, and the service is superb. A great place to enjoy good food with your family and friends.
Address: Hotel Sunroute Stellar Ueno, 7-7-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.la-cocorico.jp/ueno (Japanese Only)
Iacoupe is a popular sandwich shop in Ueno’s new Sakura Terrace Building. Delicious treats conveniently wrapped in hot dog-style buns called “Coppepan” in Japan. There are so many choices to choose from, and all of them are very delicious. A highly recommended place that you can visit in Ueno.
Address: Ueno No Mori Sakura Terrace 3F, 1-54 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
6. Sandaime Taimeiken (三代目たいめいけん)
Sandaime Taimeiken is a Western-style restaurant that serves omurice (omelet rice). Taimeiken is one of the most famous places to have omurice in Tokyo, and this one is the Ueno branch. For breakfast, they offer omelets or scrambled egg set, pancake, curry rice, and hayashi rice. Another good thing about this restaurant is that it is a non-smoking establishment. The other items on their menu are reasonably priced, and you might want to check some of them as well.
Address: Ecute Ueno 3F, 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.ecute.jp/ueno/shop/550.html (Japanese Only)
7. UP CAFE
UP CAFE has some of the best breakfast sets in Tokyo that are fairly priced. Feel free to try their morning plate that contains salad, scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, or sandwiches, pancakes. It is conveniently located at the Ueno Station, where you can enjoy a latte and admire the panda photos in their gallery. A great place to have breakfast to start your day.
Address: Ecute Ueno 3F, 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.ecute.jp/ueno/shop/525 (Japanese Only)
8. Hard Rock Cafe Ueno
Hard Rock Cafe Ueno is a good alternative if you are craving for other things aside from Japanese food. Their main attractions are their burgers, which will hit you right on your sweet spot. Just add fries and some nachos to the mix, and you’re good to go! During their breakfast time, they offer an American breakfast plate, hot dog, wrap sand, etc. Great place, excellent service, and their burgers will fill you up pretty nicely.
Address: Atre Ueno 1F, 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
9. Soup Stock Tokyo Ueno
Soup Stock Tokyo Ueno is a store where you can find some good soup dishes in Ueno. They have a good variety of soup sets that you can choose from. You can also order them for take-out if you prefer to eat them after you leave the station. Overall, it’s a good place to eat something light before strolling Ueno or boarding the train.
Address: JR Ueno station 3F, 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.soup-stock-tokyo.com/store/detail/?id=1062 (Japanese Only)
10. Tsubakiya Coffee Ueno (椿屋珈琲店 上野茶廊)
Tsubakiya Coffee Ueno is perfect if you prefer to eat light-meals or just coffee. The interior design is quite unique and gives you a high-class retro-style feeling. The decorations will not fail to capture your attention, and you can expect that the price is a bit higher as well compared to the other cafes in Ueno. The cake-sets are highly recommended.
Address: Yamada Bldg. 1F to 2F, 6-14-6 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.towafood-net.co.jp/cafe/store/tubakiya_ueno/tabid/223/Default.aspx (Japanese Only)
Data is as of published or updated date
Thumbnail is from Flickr