Coolest Cafes in Tokyo
Collected by Erin Bogar, AFAR Local Expert
The café culture is as varied as the city’s distinct wards. Find hip and relaxing hangouts in Daikanyama, fancy and modern eateries in Tokyo Midtown, and cool outdoor cafes in Roppongi.
1 Chome-5-2 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tōkyō-to 153-0042, Japan
29-3 Sarugakuchō, 渋谷区 Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0033, Japan
My wife’s favorite coffee shop in Daikanyama has an open terrace that’s perfect for people-watching. The space was inspired by 18th-century Italian cafés. —Kashiwa Sato 29-3 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, 81/(0) 3-3770-9517. This appeared in the...
4 Chome-13 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
When I stumbled upon a pristine vintage Airstream trailer in a tiny lot in one of Tokyo's most expensive neighborhoods, I had no idea what would be inside. I was amazed to find a gem of a café, ironically called Uchu (Space) Café. With no more...
Japan, 〒180-0003 Tokyo, Musashino, 吉祥寺南町１丁目６−７
Base Café is located at the top of 2 flights of narrow stairs, both of which are sudden, dark and very mysterious - all wonderful qualities. Suddenly you’re there; the main room is modest and cozy, accommodating an open kitchen and the assortment...
9 Chome-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 107-0052, Japan
Japan, 〒106-0032 Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, Roppongi, 6 Chome−15−１ 六本木ヒルズけやき坂テラス 1F
Having just returned from a fairly lengthy sojourn to France, I consider myself to be somewhat of an expert on croissants. (That, and I’ve also been eating them since I could put food in my mouth of my volition.) And I will admit that the iconic...
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