Iki Espresso
Kiyosumi-Shirakawa: Cafe
Iki Espresso (Kiyosumi-Shirakawa: Cafe)
Iki Espresso
Open 8am-5pm (Sat, Sun -6pm) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

If you're exploring the galleries and coffee roasteries of Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, this spacious backstreet cafe is a great place for a midday breakfast stop. The standard breakfast platter is a satisfying collection of crisp bacon, runny eggs, plump sausage, roast potatoes and grilled tomatoes, served along with some excellent bread. The Hollandaise sauce is well put together, and salt and pepper shakers are provided so you can season things to your taste.

Numerous other breakfasty options will entice return visits - Eggs Benedict (with salmon or bacon); Pork Belly Hash (pork belly, poached egg, sausage, potato, apple); Creamy Mushrooms on Toast (with bacon); and Oatmeal Porridge (manuka honey, banana, brown sugar, milk). The Turkish Egg platter is a festive spread of sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, labne (a thick yogurt-cheese dip) or pumpkin hummus, rocket, dukkah (toasted nuts and spices) and chili oil, served with home-made Turkish bread.

As a legit coffee specialist, they serve flat whites and other New Zealand-style espresso beverages, along with a wide range of pastries and other desserts. The interior is relatively spacious, with decent airflow. Most breakfast platters are priced in the Y1,400-1,700 range, and flat whites are Y510. The cafe is open from 8am until sometime in the afternoon - check their schedule before you go.

Koto-ku, Tokiwa 2-2-12.

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Venue listing from Bento.com4 Star Rating: recommended