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This section covers Tokyo cafes and cafe-bars, from the arty to the exotic to the very stylish - places to relax with an afternoon coffee and dessert or an early-evening drink.

If you're especially interested in the coffee, see also our section on espresso bars and tea shops.

European style

Cafe Troisgros - French: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-2, 6-8pm (LO) daily.
Cafe Troisgros, a casual dining spot from Michelin-starred chef Michel Troisgros, turns out speedy, well-prepared lunches that offer good value for money (from Y1500). During off-peak hours...
Open 11am-2, 6-8pm (LO) daily.
Nicolai Bergmann Nomu Cafe - Danish: Omotesando
Open 10am-8pm daily.
A lot of upscale Aoyama shops seem to have an obligatory cafe area tucked into a corner somewhere, but the combination works especially well at this Copenhagen-based designer flower shop. While the...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Viron - Bakery: Shibuya
Open 9am-10pm daily.
Great French cafe-style sandwiches, quiches and pastries to take out; there's also a pleasant cafe upstairs.
Open 9am-10pm daily.
Deux Magots - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
French-style cafe beverages and pastries. The courtyard seating is unusual in that you're in the basement of the Bunkamura complex, but still out under the open sky. (Indoor seating also available.)
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Rue Favart - Cafe: Ebisu
Open 10am-2am daily.
A very French-style multi-story cafe with a relaxed atmosphere; they serve light food items and desserts as well as coffee and drinks.
Open 10am-2am daily.
Michelangelo - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-midnight daily.
This big, European-style cafe opens onto the street for enhanced people-watching, with lots of outdoor seating when the weather permits. The casual food menu includes pastas, sandwiches and...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Blue Point - Cafe: Shirokanedai
Open 11:30-3am daily.
The restaurant in back is pretentious and overpriced, but the outdoor cafe is a pleasant place to sit during warm weather.
Open 11:30-3am daily.
Aux Bacchanales - French: Shinagawa
Open 9am-11pm daily.
This small chain of French brasserie-cafes is popular for their authentic food and atmosphere. The cafe serves simple dishes like omelettes and salads all day long, while the brasserie has more...
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Le Pain Quotidien - Bakery: Shiba-koen
Open 7:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Located inside a park and surrounded by greenery, this popular Belgian organic bakery is famous for their large communal table, although they also offer smaller tables for two or four. The interior...
Open 7:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Va-tout - French: Roppongi
Open 11am-11pm daily.
A friendly cafe-brasserie with authentic French atmosphere and good, reasonably priced food. The daily Y1000 lunch is an especially good deal, and is served until 5pm. Evening specialties include...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Aux Bacchanales - Cafe: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.
A cheerful cafe with a nice lunch menu (under Y1,000) and a take-away bakery department.
Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.
Bar Del Sole Due - Cafe: Ginza
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
This picturesque little Italian-style cafe-bar is worth noting for their late-night hours (till midnight most evenings); stop by for coffee, a glass of wine or a light Italian snack.
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Aux Bacchanales - Cafe: Ginza
Open 9am-11pm daily.
This popular Tokyo French cafe-bakery serves light snacks all day (quiche, omelettes, salade nicoise), plus more substantial prix-fixe lunches until 3pm (Y1260).
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Pagliaccio - Italian: Marunouchi
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
The cheerful green exterior of this recently opened cafe/trattoria adds a bit of color to a street lined with generically tasteful shops selling luxury goods. Large windows offering a peek at the...
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Cafe Aimee Vibert - French: Mitsukoshimae
Open 10am-10pm daily.
This cafe venture from the Michelin-starred Aimee Vibert in Nibancho offers above-average bistro fare in a casual setting. The decor is classic French cafe style - tile floors, dark wood and...
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Aux Bacchanales - French: Kioicho
Open 10am-11pm daily.
A bright and airy branch of this French-cafe landmark, located directly in front of the New Otani Hotel. There's a take-out bakery at the entrance, a big cafe area, a smaller dining room for proper...
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Paul - Bakery: Kagurazaka
Open 10am-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Good pastries and sandwiches, to eat in or take out, at this French-based bakery-cafe.
Open 10am-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Lina's Sandwiches - Sandwiches/ deli: Suidobashi
Open 11am-7:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Tucked away in the rather institutional-looking basement of the Athenee Francaise, this branch of the French-based cafe serves a range of good, made-to-order French-style sandwiches.
Open 11am-7:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Le Pain Quotidien - Bakery: Hatsudai
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
The second Tokyo branch of the internationally famous Belgian organic bakery is open from 7:30am, serving coffee and pastries, salads and tartines - open-face Belgian sandwiches with toppings like...
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Fuglen - Bar: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Japanese and Norwegian craft beers and artisanal cocktails are served at this very stylish Norwegian bar - the main branch is in Oslo. During the day they offer serious espresso beverages and tea,...
Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Globe - Cafe: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 11am-8pm daily.
A big, sprawling antique shop with a charming little cafe and dessert corner; the best seats seem to be out front, looking out onto the street.
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Koop Cafe - Cafe: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2:30am (LO) daily.
This late-night riverfront cafe offers a casual Italian-Mediterranean menu and open-air seating up front.
Open 11:30am-2:30am (LO) daily.

Exotic ethnic

Sakuragaoka Cafe - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 8-11am, 11:30am-3, 5:30pm-4am (Sun -12) daily.
A pair of rather cute goats, living in a pen in front of the shop, are one of the main draws at this lively neighborhood cafe. The interior is spacious, filled with mismatched, comfortable chairs...
Open 8-11am, 11:30am-3, 5:30pm-4am (Sun -12) daily.
Time Out Cafe - Cafe: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily.
Salads, ethnic-style dishes and other light fare are served along with coffee and cocktails. Located in the Liquid Room concert space, the cafe also hosts small musical events of its own. Free...
Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily.
Mugs - Cafe: Nakano
Open noon-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Mugs Cafe is the joint venture of three young designers, and the decor is a fusion of fifties cool and Asian lounge. The pan-Asian menu lists unusual items such as bahn mi Vietnamese sandwiches...
Open noon-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Copo do Dio - Brazilian: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 3-11:30pm (LO). Closed Wed, 1st+3rd Tue.
Hidden among the quiet streets north of Nishi Ogikubo station lies Copo do Dia, a tiny cafe that also functions as an informal Brazilian cultural center. The space, with its heavy wooden tables and...
Open 3-11:30pm (LO). Closed Wed, 1st+3rd Tue.
Riddim - Cafe: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 11:30am-2am (4am Fri,Sat) daily.
A bohemian-style cafe with music and food from Southeast Asia and the rest of the world. The menu at lunchtime is mostly Vietnamese, but there's a wider selection in the evening, including pastas.
Open 11:30am-2am (4am Fri,Sat) daily.
Tag Cafe - Cafe: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open noon-11:15pm (LO) daily.
Tucked away in a back alley near Shimo-Kitazawa station, Tag is a pleasantly relaxing spot for an afternoon break. The musical soundtrack is on the mellow side, and tablet computers are supplied on...
Open noon-11:15pm (LO) daily.
Red Book - Cafe: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
This tiny cafe serves tasty curries and dirt-cheap beer all day long. Choose from chicken, keema, or one of their daily specials (from Y650). The sea green walls scream Bangkok, while the single...
Open 11:30am-2am daily.

Arty spaces

Brooklyn Parlor - Cafe: Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily.
Whether you're here for a dessert break, a casual evening meal, or an afternoon working on your laptop, Brooklyn Parlor supplies a fun, bustling backdrop. Unlike Tokyo's many quiet, hidden-away...
Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily.
Ikiba - Bar: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
An experimental venture from the trendy folks who run the Aoyama Farmers Market, this cafe-bar complex has several distinct zones - two separate bars, lots of outdoor seating in the yard, a tiny...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
A to Z Cafe - Cafe: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-11:30pm (to 4am weekends) daily.
Those with a fondness for cartoon-character dolls and action figures will find a kindred spirit in Yoshitomo Nara, whose paintings and sculptures of devilish children are as disconcerting as they are...
Open 11:30am-11:30pm (to 4am weekends) daily.
A Piece of Cake - Cafe: Omotesando
Open 11am-7pm. Closed Tuesdays.
A relaxing, quiet space inside a museum devoted to the whimsical works of sculptor Taro Okamoto.
Open 11am-7pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Architect Cafe - Cafe: Gaienmae
Open 7am-11pm (Sun -6pm) daily.
This stylish design-centered cafe offers architecture magazines to browse through while you sip your coffee. They serve a small breakfast buffet (Y1200) from 7-10am.
Open 7am-11pm (Sun -6pm) daily.
Fab Cafe - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 10am-9pm. Closed holidays.
Equipped with laser cutters and a 3D printer, Fab Cafe encourages its patrons to turn their stylish ideas into stylish physical objects. The bright and convivial space feels like a beehive of...
Open 10am-9pm. Closed holidays.
Weekend Garage Tokyo - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Roughly equidistant from Ebisu, Shibuya and Daikanyama, Weekend Garage is a stylishly hip and surprisingly spacious cafe and hangout spot, with lots of greenery and outdoor seating. The food menu...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Cafe Ohana - Cafe: Ginza
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
This charming little cafe is located in an old office building that's now filled with art galleries. Relax on comfortable sofas and listen to mellow lounge music on the stereo while you admire the...
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Ismy - Cafe: Bakurocho
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO; Sun -6pm) daily.
This artsy cafe-bar has a very local, neighborhood feel - there are books and magazines to peruse, a small gallery space upstairs and regular art events. The food menu features pies both sweet...
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO; Sun -6pm) daily.
Boo - Cafe: Akihabara
Open 11:30am-11pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
One of the rare non-chain restaurants in Akihabara, this charming cafe serves an eclectic evening menu of Italian-inspired dishes at very reasonable prices. At lunchtime it's more of a standard cafe...
Open 11:30am-11pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Couzt Cafe - Cafe: Nippori
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
This very hip, artsy cafe is furnished with comfortable sofas and big tables, a nice setting for a coffee break or creative work session. They serve both espresso and drip coffee, and at night you...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Hinata Cafe - Eclectic: Hakusan
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Perched above an exit to Hakusan metro station, this charming neighborhood cafe seems to cultivate a deliberately bohemian atmosphere. Hey, is that a box of sweet potatoes plunked down right in the...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Pole Pole Za Space Cafe - Cafe: Higashi-Nakano
Open 11:30am-11pm (-6pm Sun). Closed Mondays.
The very artsy cafe includes a gallery space in back where you can catch the latest exhibit while enjoying coffee or cocktails; there's also window seating up front, a few outdoor tables, and a movie...
Open 11:30am-11pm (-6pm Sun). Closed Mondays.
Zingaro - Cafe: Nakano
Open 11am-9pm (Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.
Located in the midst the manga, anime and toy stores of Nakano Broadway, Bar Zingaro is a project of well-known pop artist Takashi Murakami. The cafe-bar opened in early 2014 along with four...
Open 11am-9pm (Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.
Planet 3rd - Cafe: Koenji
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Planet 3rd is a pocket of urban cool off the beaten track in Koenji. The spacious interior is well designed, the atmosphere open and friendly. Check your email at one of the free computer terminals...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
AB Cafe - Cafe: Kichijoji
Open noon-1am daily.
A cute little cafe with snappy decor, free wifi and a simple, inexpensive food and drink menu.
Open noon-1am daily.
Zenon - Cafe: Kichijoji
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
It may seem like you've walked halfway to Nishi-Ogikubo station, but when you get here you'll find a hip, very spacious cafe and art gallery that's lively at any hour of the day or night. In...
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Free Factory - Cafe: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11:30am-3am daily.
By day it's a busy work cafe, but after 6pm Free Factory turns into a late-night bar, with a full range of cocktails as well as a "world food journey" menu.
Open 11:30am-3am daily.

Cafe hangouts

Good Morning Cafe - Cafe: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This department-store branch of the popular Sendagaya cafe serves Neapolitan-style pizzas, gourmet burgers, salads and lots of market-fresh vegetable dishes. Budget around Y1000 for lunch, Y2000 for...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Cafe Pause - Cafe: Ikebukuro
Open noon-10:30pm (LO) daily.
A very stylish cafe on an Ikebukuro backstreet; they serve cocktails and a limited snack menu as well as coffee and tea. This is also headquarters for the hip toy company Roughtoyz.
Open noon-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Kasoyo - Cafe: Mejiro
Open 11:30am-6:30pm. Closed Tue, Wed.
Attached to a kimono shop that's hidden away on a Mejiro back street, this living room-style tearoom looks out onto a small garden. Choose from coffee, various teas and juices, along with...
Open 11:30am-6:30pm. Closed Tue, Wed.
10 Degree Cafe - Cafe: Takadanobaba
Open 11am-midnight daily.
A steady stream of students and local residents flip open their laptops and settle in for an afternoon of work or study at this well-populated three-story cafe. There's free wifi, with some window...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Tsubame - Cafe: Takadanobaba
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Retro-chic furnishings and a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere are the attractions at this cute neighborhood cafe. The soundtrack ranges from bossa nova to sixties rock, and the drinks list features...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Armwood Cottage - Cafe: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
Open 11:30am-midnight (Sat 2pm-). Closed Sundays.
True to its name, the Armwood Cottage is Tokyo's answer to a log cabin in the mountains, with tall concrete buildings standing in for trees. The space is intimate and inviting, dominated by rough...
Open 11:30am-midnight (Sat 2pm-). Closed Sundays.
Meal Muji - Cafe: Shinjuku
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Stylishly modern and surprisingly spacious, Meal Muji makes a pleasant retreat from the crowds of Shinjuku's shopping district. The decor is bright and cheerful, with ubiquitous sleek blond wood...
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Marble Lounge - International: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 24 hours a day.
Open twenty-four hours a day, the Hilton's Marble Lounge offers various special buffets throughout the day, including a dessert buffet with fountains of chocolate every afternoon from 2:30-6pm...
Open 24 hours a day.
Park Hyatt Delicatessen - Sandwiches/ deli: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm) daily.
Perhaps the best deli counter in town, with a huge selection of cold cuts, pates and salads. Lunches are priced from around Y1000, and breakfast is served on weekdays from 8 to 10:30am. The outdoor...
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm) daily.
Cafe Lolita - Cafe: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
With its inexpensive food menu (pastas, rice dishes) and late-night hours, this is a convenient spot for a late-night drink and snack.
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Tokyo Apartment Cafe - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 11am-10:50pm (LO) daily.
Designed to resemble a stylish Tokyo dwelling (complete with bedroom, living room, and dining room), this popular Harajuku cafe offers shoppers a comfortable place to sit and watch the world go by....
Open 11am-10:50pm (LO) daily.
Bills - Australian: Harajuku
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Australian chef Bill Granger is famous for his gourmet breakfast menu; this is his fourth Tokyo-area venture. Breakfast is served from 8:30am through the end of lunchtime, with signature dishes...
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Eco Farm Cafe 632 - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 9am-11pm daily.
A quiet spot hidden on a back street just a few steps from central Harajuku. There's a spacious cafe up front with fresh-baked pastries, a nice outdoor courtyard where dogs are allowed, and a full...
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Cafe de Take - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 11am-10pm daily.
This surprisingly spacious cafe is quiet enough for conversation or reading, and provides ample space between tables. The small food menu includes tasty curries, donburi dishes and cakes and...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Madosh Cafe - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Billing themselves as an "avocado cafe," this sprawling, comfortable space is filled with mismatched furniture and charmingly primitive artwork (or perhaps projects from a kindergarten art class). ...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Nezucafe - Cafe: Omotesando
Open 10am-4:30pm (LO) daily.
The Nezu Museum's cafe looks out onto a beautiful wooded garden - a lovely, serene setting for a cup of coffee or an afternoon snack. The menu offers coffee, matcha latte and desserts as well as...
Open 10am-4:30pm (LO) daily.
Royal Garden Cafe Aoyama - Cafe: Gaienmae
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This spacious cafe offers typical cafe fare (pastas, sandwiches) during the day, along with fresh-baked breads and pastries from their in-store bakery. In the evening the menu widens to include...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Yao - Cafe: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
The menu here is French-influenced casual cafe fare - liver mousse, ratatouille, mussels and clams steamed in white wine, roast beets with Roquefort cheese. French wines start at around Y3000. ...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Zarigani Cafe - Cafe: Shibuya
Open noon-11:30pm daily.
Tucked away on a quiet side street near the Ward Office, Zarigani has a hip, Bohemian atmosphere far removed from the department-store shopping scene just a few blocks away. The music is bouncy and...
Open noon-11:30pm daily.
BiOcafe - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Organic coffee and tea, breads made with 100% natural yeast, and a completely smoke-free environment - Bio Cafe provides body and mind a bit of respite in junk-food-glutted Shibuya. With its...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Astral Lamp - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Mondays.
This cozy Shibuya hangout has a homey feel - literally. The cafe's six sections are all decorated to look like the rooms of a house. Make yourself comfortable in the bedroom, kitchen, or children's...
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Mondays.
Seat Mania - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-10pm. Closed Saturdays.
As the name indicates, vintage designer chairs are the defining feature of this funky cafe situated between Shibuya and Aoyama. They serve crepes, sandwiches, and a variety of pasta and rice dishes,...
Open 11:30am-10pm. Closed Saturdays.
Dexee Diner - Cafe: Ebisu
Open 11am-2am daily.
A second branch of the popular cafe, with late-night hours, good food, and good prices. (Formerly called Lenox Saloon.)
Open 11am-2am daily.
Pile Cafe - Cafe: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-midnight (4am Fri, Sat) daily.
A mere two minutes from Ebisu station, this comfy hide-away will make you feel right at home. Retro velour-covered sofas and a row of giant airplane windows overlooking the street below add a splash...
Open 11:30am-midnight (4am Fri, Sat) daily.
Sign - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This relaxed cafe-bar is a perfect meeting spot, right in front of Daikanyama station.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Wired Cafe - Cafe: Gotanda
Open 8am-11pm (weekends from 10am) daily.
Located next to Gotanda Station, this branch of the ubiquitous cafe chain offers inexpensive dishes like sandwiches, salads, pastas and pizzas as well as coffee, tea and cocktails. There's plenty of...
Open 8am-11pm (weekends from 10am) daily.
Meal Muji - Cafe: Hibiya
Open 6:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Inexpensive bakery and deli items and salads from the famous no-brand design store Mujirushi. Breakfast is served from 7am.
Open 6:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Meal Muji - Cafe: Marunouchi
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Inexpensive bakery and deli items and salads from the famous no-brand design store Mujirushi, inside their huge flagship store in Yurakucho.
Open 10am-9pm daily.
100% Chocolate Cafe - Cafe: Kyobashi
Open 9am-8pm (11am-7pm weekends) daily.
This dessert cafe offers a big selection of chocolate-themed dishes - eight kinds of chocolate cake, frozen fresh chocolates, and hot chocolate drinks. Located in the headquarters building of the...
Open 9am-8pm (11am-7pm weekends) daily.
Paul - Cafe: Yotsuya
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Good pastries and plenty of outdoor seating.
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Kojimachi Cafe - Cafe: Kojimachi
Open 11:30am-11pm (Sun. noon-6pm) daily.
One might expect this sort of sprawling, relaxed cafe in a neighborhood like Koenji or Naka-Meguro, but it's a surprising find in a business district like Hanzomon. Weekend brunch is served...
Open 11:30am-11pm (Sun. noon-6pm) daily.
Mugimaru 2 - Cafe: Kagurazaka
Open noon-9pm. Closed Wednesdays.
The charming, ramshackle old building is a refurbished merchant's shop filled with artwork, random bric-a-brac and a couple of resident cats. They serve tea and home-made manju (sweet bean-jam buns)...
Open noon-9pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Saryo - Cafe: Kagurazaka
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Occupying an old, traditional-style house, this cute cafe serves home-made pastries, soy-milk desserts and many kinds of tea - Chinese, Japanese and herbal. There's outdoor seating on the big...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Canal Cafe - Italian: Iidabashi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Cafes with scenic settings are a rarity in Tokyo, so this lovely spot looking out over the rowboats on the moat is worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood. After 5pm it's a proper restaurant,...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
23 Banchi Cafe - Brewpub: Asakusa
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
This casual cafe is run by Asahi Beer, on the grounds of their Philippe Starck-designed headquarters. Drinks include coffees, wine, and various Asahi and Asahi-imported beers, including three...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Cafe Muji - Cafe: Sugamo
Open 10am-9pm (LO) daily.
Inexpensive bakery and deli items and salads from the famous no-brand design store Mujirushi. The surprisingly spacious interior features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the street.
Open 10am-9pm (LO) daily.
Les Deux Bleue - Cafe: Toyosu
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Bring your canine companion and choose from a large doggy menu, including cheese pizza, chicken-breast jerky, tofu burgers and cake. For after-dinner exercise there's a big, fenced-in dog run right...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Canteen - Cafe: Aomi
Open 9am-10pm (Sat 10am-6pm). Closed Sundays.
Run by Transit General Office (Sign, Office) and designed by Wonderwall, this cafeteria-style cafe features outdoor terrace seating, a magazine library and wi-fi access.
Open 9am-10pm (Sat 10am-6pm). Closed Sundays.
Breadworks - Bakery: Tennozu Isle
Open 8am-8pm daily.
Luxuriously spacious and modern in feel, this combination bakery-cafe is a comfortable place to relax with a coffee and pastry, or a quiche, cup of soup and salad. There's also a bit of outdoor...
Open 8am-8pm daily.
Good Morning Cafe - Cafe: Nakano
Open 8am-11:30pm daily.
A lively branch of the Osaka-spawned cafe chain, Good Morning Cafe Nakano draws a crowd of Meiji University students and other Nakano denizens with its salt-butter caramel waffles (from 8am),...
Open 8am-11:30pm daily.
Cafe Apartment - Cafe: Koenji
Open 3-11:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Make yourself comfortable at Koenji's Cafe Apartment, where you are given a pair of slippers at the door. The floor plan is that of a 1DK apartment, strikingly similar to the domiciles of many...
Open 3-11:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Wired Cafe Atre Kichijoji - Cafe: Kichijoji
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Il Cafe - Cafe: Kichijoji
Open noon-11pm daily.
The atmosphere at this hidden-away third-floor walkup is comfortable and homey, with big sofas and mismatched chairs and white concrete-block walls. A TV and stereo sit in one corner and an...
Open noon-11pm daily.
Fireking Cafe - Cafe: Yoyogi-Uehara
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
With its spacious, lively dining room, convenient late-night hours, huge bar and wide-ranging food menu, Fireking has established itself as the hub of Uehara nightlife since its opening in 2000. ...
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Sunday Brunch - Cafe: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11am-8pm daily.
A spacious, high-ceilinged bakery-cafe in the midst of Shimo-Kitazawa's young-fashion shopping district. The menu includes casual dishes like shrimp and avocado salad with French toast and cream...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Cafe Muji - Cafe: Futago-tamagawa
Open 10am-8pm (LO) daily.
Inexpensive bakery and deli items and salads from the famous no-brand design store Mujirushi.
Open 10am-8pm (LO) daily.
Aoya - Japanese regional: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-6pm. Closed first, third Mondays.
Located in a Showa-era house, this charming lunch spot along the backstreets of trendy Aobadai serves up healthy Japanese home cooking and specialty teas. The Obanzai set for Y1200 changes daily and...
Open 11:30am-6pm. Closed first, third Mondays.
Patisserie Potager - Bakery: Naka-Meguro
Open 10am-8pm (LO 7:30) daily.
If you love dessert but also love vegetables, this unique pastry shop is the place for you. Sample tempting creations like avocado cheesecake, buckwheat chai mousse, arugula jelly with black-sesame...
Open 10am-8pm (LO 7:30) daily.
Kosoan - Cafe: Jiyugaoka
Open 11am-6:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
This charming little cafe occupies a traditional Japanese garden on a quiet Jiyugaoka side street. The menu offers green tea, coffee, and traditional Japanese sweets. Note the early closing time...
Open 11am-6:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.

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Updated 2016-09-16