14 Cafes In Tokyo You Must Visit At Least Once In Your Life

Tokyo Best Cafes

Japan is the world’s most innovative nation, and there is always something new to discover. Every time we visit Tokyo, we will be super inspired by all the fascinating dining concepts in the capital city.

With so many restaurants and cafes to choose from, it can be challenging to know where to eat in Tokyo. From a stunning flower tea salon, to a Brooklyn-inspired pancake house, we have picked our favourites in this guide to Tokyo’s Top 14 Cafes to visit.

Aoyama Flower Market Tea House


Aoyama Flower Market Tea House combines a florist with a tea house, and the result is the dream café for every girl. Like an indoor greenhouse but with an impeccable sophistication, the tea house is lavishly decorated with fresh flowers of the season.

Decorative mini lights span across the ceiling and drape down the pillars, creating an illumination so dreamy that it enraptures your soul; soft instrumentals looping, quite like a choir of nightingale serenading every dreamer in the room. Nothing quite as beautiful, nothing quite as enchanting.

It is just a 5-minute walk from Omotesando station. If you ever find yourself in the area, a trip to the tea house is very highly recommended. Because whatever you are feeling, the sheer beauty and tranquility will complete your day.

5-1-2, Minami-Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 3 3400 0887
Nearest Station: Omotesando


Perched on the top floor of Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, Bills is the hottest breakfast spot in Tokyo at the moment. This popular Australian cafe by Bill Granger is extremely popular, so be prepared to wait in line for the signature ricotta pancakes and organic scrambled eggs.

7F Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
4-30-3 Jingumae, Tokyo
Tel: +81 03 5772 1133
Daily: 8.30am – 11pm

Brooklyn Pancake House


If you walk from Shibuya towards Meiji-Jingumae, you will find yourself in a quaint and charming area littered with lifestyle concept stores and cafes. Brooklyn Pancake House is one of the places that we stumbled upon in this area. It is essentially a New-Yorker style diner which offers a variety of sweet and savoury pancakes.

1F Mode S, 6-14-12 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 03 3409 2018
Daily: 11.30am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Meiji-Jingumae/Harajuku


Singaporeans will be familiar with celebrity baker Gontran Cherrier, who is behind the popular Tiong Bahru Bakery on our sunny island.

Gontran Cherrier Artisan Bakery in Tokyo has garnered a cult following among the Japanese, with its range of Japanese-inspired creations. The bakery cafe in the Shibuya neighbourhood is a great spot to grab a quick bite before exploring the area.

1-14-11 Shibuya
Daily: 7.30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Shibuya

Lattest Omotesando Espresso Bar

#5 Lattest Omotesando Espresso Bar

Also at Omotesando – just a stone’s throw away from Omotseando Koffee – is Lattest Omotesando Espresso Bar. If you are cafe-hopping in the area, you have to make a pitstop here.

3-5-2 Jingumae
Tel: +81 03 3478 6276
Mon to Fri: 10am – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 12am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Omotesando Exit A2/Meiji-Jingumae


Located directly across the road from Shibuya Station, L’occitane Cafe not only serves really healthy and wholesome food, but also commands a great view of the famous Shibuya Crossing.

Shibuya Ekimae build
2-3-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
Tel: +65 03-5428-1563
Daily: 10am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Shibuya

Lotus Cafe


Just a few steps from 76 Cafe and Maisen Tonkatsu is Lotus, a hipster cafe in Omotesando. The combination of a cosy interior, affordable food, good magazines, and excellent location in the heart of Omotesando makes Lotus a place to return to again and again.

It opens till late night – quite the perfect place if you are feeling peckish in the middle of the night.

4-6-8 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 03 5772 6077
Mon to Thu, & Sun: 11am – 3am
Fri & Sat: 11am – 4am
Nearest Station: Omotesando (A2 Exit)

On the corner


Sharing a space with No.8 Bear Pond, On The Corner is another American-style diner that dishes burgers and all the known comfort food. Boasting a red and white interior, the outlet is a cosy one and you can count on them for a good dinner with your best pals.

1-17-1, Shibuya
Tel: +81 03 6427 7273
Daily: 9am – 2am
Nearest Station: Shibuya



Tucked along an alley in Kita-Aoyama, Pariya is a delicatessen which serves a decent meal with healthy options. For ¥1,050, you get a set of rice, main, salad and side.

3-12-14, Kita-Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 03 3409 8468
Daily: 11.30am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Omotesando

Rainbow Pancake


This pancake specialist serves all kinds of sweet and savoury pancakes (prices start from ¥1,100). Try the much-lauded Macadamia nut sauce Pancake.

2F, 4-28-4, Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 03 6434 0466
Daily: 11am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Harajuku/Meiji-Jingumae

Suzu Cafe


Our favourite spot in Tokyo, Suzu Café is quite above the rest – pun intended. Apart from people-watching and indulging in Japanese tracks, Suzu Cafe offers a range of earnest and simple comfort food at sensible prices (from ¥750 – ¥1300) – expect salads, rice dishes, pizzas and pastas.

Partake in an afternoon tea (from 2pm to 6pm) at Suzu, with a repertoire of desserts (¥650 – ¥750) like Victoria Cake with homemade lemon curd, Kiwi & Apricot Shortcake and Chocolate Parfait to choose from.

1-20-5 Jinnan
Shibuya, Tokyo
Tel: +81 3 5428 3739
Sun to Thu: 11.30am – 12 midnight
Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 3am
Nearest Station: Meiji-Jingumae/Harajuku

Streamer Company


This is one of the most popular coffee shops in Tokyo – the owner Hiroshi Sawada is a latte art champion and a rock star in the local coffee scene. Even though Streamer Coffee Company is located on the fringe of Shibuya – a good 10 minutes walk from the station – it is always crowded and packed with locals and expats. Every cup of coffee comes with beautiful latte art.

With good coffee with beautiful latte art, and a buzzing atmosphere, Streamer Coffee Company is one place that coffee lovers must go to when in Tokyo.

Streamer Coffee Company is listed in our guide to Tokyo’s Best Coffee Shops.

1-20-28 Shibuya
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 03 6427 3705
Mon to Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 8am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Shibuya



If you are in the Shibuya area, Boulangerie Patisserie Viron is one pitstop you must not miss. Think good bread and desserts that are so oishii, you will linger for more. On the ground floor, the boulangerie sells bread and pastries. You can also choose to dine in the brasserie on the second floor.

Boulangerie Patisserie Viron is listed in our guide to Tokyo’s Best Patisseries.

33-8 Udagawa-cho
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 03 5458 1770
Nearest Station: Shibuya

76 Nalu Cafe

#14 NALU 76 CAFE

Nalu 76 Cafe marries the concept of a cafe and hair salon, and it has always been a favourite among locals. They are pets-friendly, too! We wouldn’t come here for the food, but it is a nice place to chill out and have coffee when you are in the area.

4-9-2 Jingumae
Shibuya, Tokyo
Tel: +81 3 5786 1781
Nearest Station: Omotesando

For more recommendations and tips, read our curated Tokyo’s food and travel guides