I can’t believe that there are still some Tokyo posts slumbering in my drafts. Tokyo has an incredibly great food scene. One evening I lay in bed jetlagged and started researching restaurants and cafes. At some point Julia just finds herself laughing, because again and again an “oh we A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y have to go there ” reached her from below (we slept in bunk beds).
It was the same with all the great cafés. Sometimes we only had our language course in the afternoon – perfect to start the morning with a hearty breakfast. Pancakes and Eggs Benedict are the only things you can do in Tokyo. The Japanese love American/French breakfast. The sweeter, the better!
Here are the best breakfast places in Tokyo you shouldn’t miss!
Breakfast in Tokyo
URASANDO GARDEN 裏参道ガーデン
Ursando Garden is known for his Matcha Tea/Latte/was-always. Unfortunately, we were there much too early, so that the Matcha Bar (from about 12:00) was not yet open. I can only warmly recommend the Pancakes to you. So nice and fluffy! Julia’s choice of chocolate and banana pancakes was excellent. My choice with Matcha and bean puree was just as good. Outside, the café offers two seats in the beautiful courtyard. Inside it is lovingly decorated in a modern Japanese style.
- Urasando Garden is located in the middle of the lively Omotesando in Shibuya. Here you will find numerous designer shops, concept stores and many cafés. Urasando Garden is a bit off the beaten track that we didn’t find right away.
４丁目-15-2 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0001, Japan
11:00 – 18:30
Breakfast in Tokyo
Aoyama Flower Market TEA HOUSE
Aoyama is a flower chain in Tokyo. The company has not only numerous shops but also one or two cafés. The interior couldn’t be more beautiful. We visited the Aoyama Flower Market Tea House in Akasaka. The café is very popular and I advise you to come early or reserve a table. We came as soon as the store opened and was full to bursting when we left.
In the Aoyama Flower Market Tea House there are delicious French toasts (which we couldn’t miss), pancakes and salads on the menu. The French toasts were incredibly tasty and can only recommend them to you.
- Akasaka is one of the largest business districts in Tokyo. Especially during the week it is relatively crowded here.
AOYAMA FLOWER MARKET Tea House
Japan, 〒107-6901 Tokyo, Minato, Akasaka, 5 Chome−3−１ 赤坂Bizタワー1F
Befindet/n sich in: Akasaka Biz Tower Shops & Dining
Breakfast in Tokyo
Café Kitsuné knows one or the other probably from Paris. The original café comes from Tokyo. It is a simple café with incredibly tasty coffee.
But what always bothered me about coffee shops in Japan was that they always offer plastic cups. The cafés don’t even have their own cups. So it’s best to bring a To-Go mug with you in Japan!
- If you are in Paris, try the Sorbets – the best!
Café Kitsune Aoyama
3 Chome-17-１ Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 107-0062, Japan
Here are a few more places, which were on my list.
MOre Tokyo Brunch & Coffee Places
- A Happy Pancake Omotesando | extremely fluffy pancakes | get direction
- ARTNIA (Shinjuku) | get direction
- Aoyama Flower Market Tea House (Akasaka) | (see above)
- Bills Omotesando (Shibuya)| best egg dishes in the city | get direction
- Café Kaila (Shibuya) | most trendiest café in town with pancakes and Hawaiians breakfast | get direction
- Canvas Tokyo (Shibuya) | Donuts & Coffee | get direction
- Egg Restaurant Tokyo (Toshima-ku) | get direction
- Ivy Place (Shibuya) | get direction
- Sarabeth’s LUMINE 2 (Shinjuku) | get direction
- Suke6 Diner (Taitō) | get direction
- World Breakfast All Day (Shibuya) | get direction
- Japanese! Yakumo Saryō (Meguro-ku)| Japanese breakfast | get direction
- 裏参道ガーデン/ urasando-garden | of course for the pancakes (see above) | get direction
- Reissue | known for 3d coffee latte art (cats and more) | get direction
- Blue Bottle (more locations)
- Café Kitsuné (see above)