Cafes, bars and restaurants with free wifi


Cafe Pause (Ikebukuro - Cafe). 6912-7711
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.
SunmapToshima-ku, Minami-Ikebukuro 2-14-12. Open noon-10:30pm (LO) daily.
10 Degree Cafe (Takadanobaba - Cafe). 6912-6109
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 seats overlooking the Kanda River. Food is typical coffeeshop fare, although they do serve some interesting varieties of tea.
mapToshima-ku, Takada 3-12-8. Open 11am-midnight daily.
!Brooklyn Parlor (Shinjuku - Cafe). 6457-7763
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 cafes, here it feels like you've stumbled onto the hub of a social scene. Of course all the standard cafe needs are provided for - free wifi; hip background music; tons of magazines and books on art, design and fashion; good espresso beverages, interesting cocktails and very affordable wines. [Show more]
SunmapShinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 3-1-26, Shinjuku Marui Annex B1F. Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily.
Tas Yard (Kita-Sando - Cafe). 3470-3940
A very pleasant garden-style cafe with decent food and drink.
decorSunmapShibuya-ku, Sendagaya 3-3-14. Open 11am-8pm daily.
PDX Taproom (Harajuku - Beer bar). 6450-5455
There are maps of Portand Oregon on the wall and music from Portland indie bands on the stereo; the bartender sports a lumberjack shirt and a beard. Most important though, they sell Portland's greatest export - a rotating selection of ten craft beers from various Oregon breweries. Prices are Y700 for a half pint and Y1100 for a pint. [Show more]
no smokingSunmapShibuya-ku, Jingumae 5-30-2, 2F. Open 3-11pm (Sat, Sun noon-) daily.
Sign (Gaienmae - Cafe). 5474-5040
A convenient Gaienmae meeting spot, with music listening booths as well as a coffee and food menu.
SunmapMinato-ku, Kita-Aoyama 2-7-18, Yamazaki Bldg. 1F. Open 11am-2am (LO) daily.
Royal Garden Cafe Aoyama (Gaienmae - Cafe). 5414-6170
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 grilled meats and fish and other Mediterranean-inspired fare. There's some outdoor terrace seating overlooking the Jingu Gaien promenade.
SunmapMinato-ku, Kita-Aoyama 2-1-19. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Yao (Jingumae 2-chome - Cafe). 3475-0860
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. Budget around Y2500 for food at dinnertime.
SunmapShibuya-ku, Jingumae 2-33-12, Villa Bianca 1F. Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Microcosmos (Shibuya - Cafe). 5784-5496
It's a bustling cafe-lounge space by day, with late-night dining and DJ club events on weekends. There's free wifi, although it's not exactly a laptop-conducive atmosphere. [Show more]
lateSunmapShibuya-ku, Dogenzaka 2-23-12, Shibuya Fhontis Bldg 2F. Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Streamer Coffee Company (Shibuya - Coffee shop). 6427-3705
Well-contructed lattes and nice latte art, plus free wifi, in a relaxed atmosphere. Open noon-6pm weekends.
SunmapShibuya-ku, Shibuya 1-20-28. Open 8am-7pm daily.
Tokyo Family Restaurant (Shibuya - Cafe). 3797-3355
TFR presents an eclectic menu of ethnic cuisines from around the world, including tagines, couscous and other Middle Eastern dishes. Monday through Thursday evenings an every-changing roster of cuisines is showcased in the Y1400 special dinner plate. Lunch covers a similar range of styles, and averages around Y1000 with coffee or tea. [Show more]
mapShibuya-ku, Higashi 1-3-1, Kaminito 20, 3F. Open noon-4, 6-11pm (LO; Sat 6-11pm). Closed Sundays.
Time Out Cafe (Ebisu - Cafe). 5774-0440
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 wi-fi access.
SunmapShibuya-ku, Higashi 3-16-6, Liquid Room 2F. Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily.
!Sarutahiko (Ebisu - Coffee shop). 5422-6970
Well-made coffee in a cozy, but very popular cafe space - during especially busy times the crowd spills out onto the sidewalk. Cafe latte runs Y380, and there are several varieties of beans to take home. Open from 10am weekends.
SunmapShibuya-ku, Ebisu 1-6-6, Saito Bldg 1F. Open 8am-12:30am daily.
Nyafe Melange (Ebisu - Cat cafe). 5449-4024
A mid-sized cafe located very close to Ebisu station, Melange has a living-room-themed decor, with bookcases, sofas, and numerous custom-made shelves and tiny stools for the 22 resident cats to perch on. Coffee and tea are served, and WiFi is free. Entry is a very reasonable Y600 for the first thirty minutes (Y700 on weekends). [Show more]
no smokingSunmapShibuya-ku, Ebisu 1-7-13. Open noon-8pm (Fri, Sat -9pm) daily.
Sign (Daikanyama - Cafe). 3780-9570
This relaxed cafe-bar is a perfect meeting spot, right in front of Daikanyama station.
SunmapShibuya-ku, Daikanyamacho 19-4. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Wired Cafe (Gotanda - Cafe). 5435-2088
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 internet access and some non-smoking tables.
SunmapShinagawa-ku, Higashi-Gotanda 1-26, Atre Vie Gotanda 2F. Open 8am-11pm (weekends from 10am) daily.
Sign Gotandar (Gotanda - Cafe). 5421-1532
Coffee, drinks, music-listening stations and free wi-fi access. Lunch is served until 3pm.
SunmapShinagawa-ku, Higashi-Gotanda 2-1-2, Remy Gotanda 4F. Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Doichan Chaya (Osaki - Cafe). 5496-3520
A casual "tea house" serving Chinese teas, herb teas, and several varieties of iced tea along with light snacks. Tea time runs from 2-5pm, but if you're hungry you can take advantage of Doichan's late lunch menu (11am-5pm), featuring curries, donburis and sandwiches for under Y1000. In the evenings you'll find grilled meats and creative Japanese and Western dishes, plus beer, wine, sake and cocktails; budget around Y3000. Pets are welcome on the outdoor terrace.
SunmapShinagawa-ku, Osaki 2-1-1, Thinkpark 1F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Wired Cafe (Shinagawa - Cafe). 5461-0855
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain. Open from 11am weekends.
SunmapShinagawa-ku, Konan 2-3-13, Shinagawa Front Bldg 1F. Open 8am-11pm daily.
Wired Cafe Dining Lounge Takanawa (Shinagawa - Cafe). 5449-1028
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
SunmapMinato-ku, Takanawa 4-10-18, Wing Takanawa West 2F. Open 10am-11pm daily.
Cafe Frangipani (Roppongi - Cafe). 3478-2966
This extremely casual venue is furnished with patched-up and mismatched sofas, herds of stuffed animals, and an actual VW bus with a table and chairs inside. There's a rotating art exhibition on the walls, and some outdoor tables up front. The small menu includes dishes like gorgonzola bacon tortilla wraps and an assorted "deli" platter, plus chai and cocktails.
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Roppongi 6-8-21. Open 11:30am-2am daily.
!Lauderdale (Roppongi Hills - Cafe). 3405-5533
It's hard finding a good breakfast in Tokyo outside of the international hotels, but this Roppongi Hills cafe delivers the goods. The breakfast/brunch menu is a mix of European and international influences - freshly made souffles, French-style omelettes, croissants, custom-made salads and buttermilk pancakes. The afternoon/evening menus are a mix of French bistro and international fare - pork rillettes, duck confit, beef-cheek pot-au-feu, falafel croquettes, roast beetroot with goat cheese. Beverages include fancy cocktails, fruit smoothies, and moderately priced wines. [See FULL REVIEW.]
SunmapMinato-ku, Roppongi 6-15-1, Keyakizaka-dori 1F. Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Sign Kasumigaseki (Toranomon - Cafe). 6206-1050
Coffee, drinks, music-listening stations and free wi-fi access. Lunch is served until 3pm.
mapChiyoda-ku, Kasumigaseki 3-2-5, Kasumi Dining 2F. Open 11am-10pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Himachi Cafe + Dining (Uchisaiwaicho - Cafe). 6205-4245
Casual cafe dining, with dishes like grilled pork and vegetable-heavy salads. Teishoku lunches start at Y750, while dinner averages around Y2000. Free WiFi is available.
mapMinato-ku, Nishi-Shimbashi 2-11-4. Open 11am-4, 6-11pm (Sat 2-9pm). Closed Sundays.
Artistree Cafe (Uchisaiwaicho - Coffee shop). 6435-9047
Coffee from Dutch artisanal roaster JH and San Francisco's Zaranda roasters is served in this pleasantly modern coffee bar located near Toranomon Hills.
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Nishi-Shimbashi 3-6-10. Open 8am-7pm (Sat, Sun 11-6) daily.
Paperback Cafe (Jimbocho - Coffee shop). 3291-5181
Don't worry about being the only person working at the Paperback Cafe - you'll generally find laptops in use at every table, giving the place a busy, productive atmosphere. The cafe is spread out over three levels (two of them non-smoking) inside a Jimbocho bookstore, with free WiFi and ample electrical outlets. Reasonably priced tea and espresso will help fuel your work session, along with assorted sandwiches, soups, quiches and rice dishes.
SunmapChiyoda-ku, Kanda Jimbocho 1-17. Open 10am-9pm (Sun -8pm) daily.
Bookshelf Cafe (Hamacho - Cafe). 5614-0241
This neighborhood cafe offers Hitachino Nest beers (six by the bottle, one or two on draft) and espresso beverages from Horiguchi Coffee. Lunch specials include taco-rice, ciabatta sandwiches and keema curry, most of which are also served at breakfast time. [Show more]
mapChuo-ku, Nihonbashi Hamacho 2-35-4. Open 8:30am-9pm (Sat 10-6). Closed Sundays.
Wired Cafe Atre Ueno (Ueno - Cafe). 5826-5803
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain. Located in a basement corridor next to Ueno station's Retro Gate, this oddly laid-out shop features a cozy balcony area.
SunmapTaito-ku, Ueno 7-1-1, Atre B1F. Open 8am-11pm daily.
Couzt Cafe (Nippori - Cafe). 5815-4660
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 can choose from a few different craft beers from Dutch brewery DeMolen (priced Y860-940 per bottle) along with a full food menu. The soundtrack tends towards modern jazz, played on an impressive audio setup from their collection of vinyl albums.
SunmapTaito-ku, Yanaka 2-1-11. Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Wired Cafe Lumine Kita-Senju (Adachi-ku - Cafe). 3879-9261
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
SunmapAdachi-ku, Senju Asahicho 42-2, Lumine Kita-Senju 8F. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Canteen (Aomi - Cafe). 5530-0261
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.
mapKoto-ku, Aomi 2-7-4, the SOHO 1F. Open 9am-10pm (Sat 10am-6pm). Closed Sundays.
Good Morning Cafe (Nakano - Cafe). 5318-3222
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), espresso beverages and gourmet burgers. In the evenings there's a casual dinner menu with lots of salads and vegetable dishes, along with budget wines. [Show more]
SunmapNakano-ku, Nakano 4-10-2, Nakano Central Park South 1F. Open 8am-11:30pm daily.
Zingaro (Nakano - Cafe). 5942-8382
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 contemporary art galleries in the same complex. It's managed by Oslo-based cafe-bar Fuglen in Shibuya, and serves up a similar menu of gourmet espresso drinks and creative cocktails. [Show more]
decorSunmapNakano-ku, Nakano 5-52-15, Nakano Broadway 2F. Open 11am-9pm (Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.
Planet 3rd (Koenji - Cafe). 3318-3931
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 and then sit back and enjoy your coffee. Dogs are also welcome!
SunmapSuginami-ku, Koenji-Minami 2-49-18. Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Honohono Cafe (Koenji - Cafe). 3318-5100
This comfortable neighborhood cafe serves a casual menu of ethnic dishes from around the world (spicy chicken spring rolls, gizzard confit), and provides customers with free WiFi.
SunmapSuginami-ku, Koenji-Minami 3-21-19. Open 11:30am-11pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Wired Cafe Atre Kichijoji (Kichijoji - Cafe). 0422-22-2168
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-1-24, Atre Kichijoji 2F. Open 10am-10pm daily.
Temari no Ouchi (Kichijoji - Cat cafe). 0422-23-5503
Typical of Tokyo's second wave of cat cafes, Temari no Ouchi strives to create a destination "relaxation space" for visitors rather than just a place to play with cats for half an hour. Kick back with an imported beer or original cocktail, or choose from a range of herbal teas and coffee-based drinks. There's also an extensive menu of desserts, snacks (popcorn shrimp, sausages), and full meals (keema curry, Hawaiian loco moco). [Show more]
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-13-14 3F. Open 10am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
AB Cafe (Kichijoji - Cafe). 0422-23-3778
A cute little cafe with snappy decor, free wifi and a simple, inexpensive food and drink menu.
decorSunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 1-11-2, Michelle Kaihatsu Kosha Dai-ni Bldg B1F. Open noon-1am daily.
Wired Cafe Lumine Tachikawa (Tachikawa - Cafe). 042-523-9677
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
SunmapTachikawa, Akebonocho 2-1-1, Lumine Tachikawa 8F. Open 10am-10pm daily.
Sign Tachikawa (Tachikawa - Cafe). 042-527-7287
Coffee, drinks, music-listening stations and free wi-fi access.
SunmapTachikawa, Shibasakicho 3-1-1, Ecute Tachikawa 1F. Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.
!Fuglen (Yoyogi-Koen - Bar). 3481-0884
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, and attract a good-sized following thanks to the comfortable setting and the free wifi. [Show more]
SunmapShibuya-ku, Tomigaya 1-16-11. Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Tag Cafe (Shimo-Kitazawa - Cafe). 6450-7253
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 every table for your browsing needs (along with free WiFi). [Show more]
SunmapSetagaya-ku, Kitazawa 2-12-10, Southside II 2B. Open noon-11:15pm (LO) daily.
Wired Kitchen Minami-Machida (Machida - Cafe). 042-796-1754
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
SunmapMachida-shi, Tsuruma 3-4-1, Granberry Mall C Wing. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Wired Cafe (Yokohama Sta. - Cafe). 045-312-1073
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
SunmapNishi-ku, Yokohama, Minami-Saiwai 1-5-1, Yokohama Joinus 4F. Open 10am-9pm daily.

Bars and restaurants

Justin (Harajuku - International). 5772-8858
Eclectic cuisine in a convivial cafe-style setting, with brick walls and a pleasant open-air front area. There are numerous party plans, or you can order a la carte - budget around Y4000 at dinnertime, Y900 for lunch (served until 4pm). On Sunday mornings they're open from 8am. [Free wifi via Freespot; registration required.]
SunmapShibuya-ku, Jingumae 3-25-18, The Share 1F. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Office (Gaienmae - Bar). 5786-1052
For those who hate leaving work, this popular DJ bar is decorated like an office, with file cabinets, bookshelves, and copier machine. Different DJs nightly, a young crowd, a full food menu, and a good nighttime view down Aoyama-dori.
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Kita-Aoyama 2-7-18, Yamazaki Bldg. 5F. Open 5pm to 3am daily.
!Craftheads (Shibuya - Beer bar). 6416-9474
There's an excellent range of nineteen craft beers on tap (mostly US and Japanese) at this stylish basement bar, plus some very hard-to-find bottled imports for when you want to splurge. It's also one of Tokyo's best bars for bourbon whisky. The food menu is light and casual bar fare, but well above average. Background music is a bouncy mix of hiphop and R&B. (Open from 3pm weekends.)
SunmapShibuya-ku, Jinnan 1-13-10, B1F. Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Aldgate (Shibuya - Beer bar). 3462-2983
One of Shibuya's more serious craft beer bars, The Aldgate offers more than twenty craft beers on tap, mostly from Japan, Britain and the US. The food is English pub fare - Toad in the Hole, Cornish pasties, Daal Masala, Fish and Chips. [Show more]
no smokingSunmapShibuya-ku, Udagawacho 30-4, Shiniwasaki Bldg 3F. Open 6pm-2am daily.
Frijoles (Azabu-Juban - Tex-Mex). 6459-4095
Decent fast-food-style burritos, tacos, and fajitas, all made from premium organic ingredients. Choose from grilled chicken, carnitas (braised pork), steak or vegetarian filling; prices range from Y800-1100. There's a small but tastefully appointed dining area, or you can take out.
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 2-3-5. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Frijoles (Tameike - Tex-Mex). 6459-1763
Decent fast-food-style burritos, tacos, and fajitas, all made from premium organic ingredients. Choose from grilled chicken, carnitas (braised pork), steak or vegetarian filling; prices range from Y800-1100. Outdoor seating is available.
no smokingmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 2-11-13, Common Akasaka 1F. Open 11am-8pm. Closed weekends.
Frijoles (Otemachi - Tex-Mex). 6256-0388
Decent fast-food-style burritos, tacos, and fajitas, all made from premium organic ingredients. Choose from grilled chicken, carnitas (braised pork), steak or vegetarian filling; prices range from Y800-1100.
no smokingmapChiyoda-ku, Otemachi 1-5-1, Otemachi First Square East 1F. Open 11am-10pm (Sat -6pm). Closed Sundays.
Lodi (Nakano-Sakaue - Bar). 050-1141-6227
Located above Nakano-Sakaue subway station, Lodi serves both domestic microbrew beers (with a rotating selection of five on tap), and American wines (with six by the glass). At lunchtime (weekdays only) they serve gourmet coffee. [Show more]
no smokingmapNakano-ku, Chuo 1-38-1. Open 11:45am-2:30, 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Kutoma (Ikejiri-Ohashi - Bar). 3485-2735
Behold the ume El Dorado, where up to 250 kinds of umeshu await you: Bar Kutoma. A tiny realm with room for about twenty, benevolently ruled by a soccer-loving umeshu expert, this late-night Ohashi spot offers tasting flights (umeshu kikisake set) for Y1000. Choose on your own or ask the owner to tailor a set to suit your tastes. [Show more]
mapMeguro-ku, Ohashi 2-16-24. Open 8pm-3am (or later). Closed Sundays.