12 Stylish Cafes in Kinshicho Around Tokyo Skytree

Publish-date: Nov 24 2017 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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12 Stylish Cafes in Kinshicho Around Tokyo Skytree

Kinshicho, with historically exclusive residential areas like Yokokawa and Kamezawa, also has a business area and a downtown area, and is now expanding as the home of Tokyo Skytree. The word "hori" or "bori" originates from a famous rakugo (traditional Japanese comedy) called "Oitekebori". Listed here are stylish cafes that show off all sides of Kinshicho.

1. MAX BRENNER CHOCOLATE BAR Tokyo Solamachi Branch

BRENNER CHOCOLATE BAR Tokyo Solamachi Branch

MAX BRENNER CHOCOLATE BAR originates from Israel. Inside the shop, you'll find a huge chocolate machine and pipes going all around in a way that's reminiscent of a chocolate factory. The interior, with its dark and milky brown, caramel, and white color scheme, contributes to the effect. Their fast-casual dining style offers fresh pizza, waffles, crepes, and fondue straight from the kitchen. There is a great selection of products and merchandise available to take home, so if you are pressed for time, you can still drop in for a quick visit.

MAX BRENNER CHOCOLATE BAR Tokyo Solamachi Branch

Open: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Address: 1F, Tokyo Solamachi, 1-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)



2. SPICE Café

2. SPICE Café

After visiting 48 countries in 3.5 years, the owner opened SPICE Cafe as a place where they could express themselves. It's a cafe-restaurant where you can enjoy a 7-course meal with a new take on spices. Due to its relatively hidden location, this is a restaurant for people in the know.

SPICE Café

Open: Lunch 11:45 am - 2:00 pm Cafe 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm)
Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Every February
Address: 1-6-10, Bunka, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)



3. Oshiage Nyanko

Oshiage Nyanko is a coffee shop that roasts its own coffee beans. It is only open during lunchtime from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. When it changes to Oshiage Bunko, the restaurant serves sake (Japanese rice wine) in special cups. The cafe is covered in cat-related objects, so you cannot help but feel the owner’s love for them. The owner uses their original blends, including the [Saffy Blend], to try and express the personality of a cat-lover through coffee beans. The cups they use are antiques that were made by artisanal potters. Each cup is selected based on the beans, since the flavor of the coffee changes with the shape and texture of the cup.

Oshiage Nyanko

Open: [Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday] 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm)
Closed: Monday - Wednesday
Average price: Dinner:1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY / Lunch: Up to 999 JPY
Address: 3-10-9, Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)




4. Qu’il Fait Bon Tokyo Skytree Town, Solamachi Branch

Qu’il Fait Bon Tokyo Skytree Town, Solamachi Branch is located near the bookstore on the 2nd floor of East Yard in Tokyo Skytree Town. More than 20 types of tarts are visible in a big glass showcase. They use seasonal fruits and ingredients sourced from around the world, and take great care when selecting the combination of fillings and crust, whether it's a crunchy, tart crust or a butter-flavored pie crust. It's worth noting that the cashiers for the baked goods and the fresh tarts are separate, so you can be assured of speedy service even if the shop looks crowded.

Qu’il Fait Bon Tokyo Skytree Town, Solamachi Branch

Open: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: Lunch: 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY / Dinner: 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY
Address: 2F, Tokyo Solamachi, 1-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)



5. Cafe Tokyo

Super-thick pancakes are Cafe Tokyo's specialty. Their pancakes are very thick but compact: 10 cm in diameter and 3 cm thick, with 2 slices in each dish. In addition to the flavor, you can enjoy the contrast of the crispy-on-the-outside and melty-soft-on-the-inside texture. They are baked to order, so you might have to wait about 20 minutes, but they are definitely worth the wait! The owner expresses their love for the local area by using only fresh Edotokyo Traditional Vegetables for the lunch menu items. Get a table by the window to enjoy the view of Tokyo Skytree while you eat.

Cafe Tokyo

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: Tuesday
Sometimes closed without advanced notice
Average price: Lunch: Up to 999 JPY / Dinner: Up to 999 JPY
Address: 2F, Matsuribana Mansion, 1-10-8, Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)



6. Three Seasons

Three Seasons is located near Tokyo Skytree, on a street which retains much of the original downtown Tokyo vibe. You can find this combined cafe and Thai food restaurant on the second floor of Yume no Oka, a traditional Asian handicraft shop on a back street near Asakusa-dori. There are 4 seats at the counter by the window and 4 tables that each seat 2 people. The dishes are freshly cooked to order, so it can take some time, but the steaming hot dishes are worth the wait. For lunch, there are 3 dishes to choose from, including rice lunch, curry lunch, and a special limited-availability meal (only 5 servings per day). For spicy dishes, you can have the spiciness level adjusted to suit your preference. Their tea party, called the Skytree Tea Party, is also worth a mention. Having been held quite a number of times now, it has become a regular event. It's an unusual tea party and a great experience, where Thai treats, like tea cakes, are served.

Three Seasons

Open: 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed: Thursday
Average price: Lunch: Up to 999 JPY
Address: 2F, Yamaneko Bldg., 2-12-5, Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)



7. Skytree Cafe Floor 350

Skytree Cafe Floor 350 is on the Tembo Deck of Tokyo Skytree. There are no seats, so you can appreciate the scenery as you enjoy your beverage. They have a regular menu that includes soft-serve ice cream, coffee, and tea. They also have signature drinks, with vinegar as an ingredient. These healthy and delicious drinks made with fruit-flavored vinegar and soda, milk, or mineral water, are very popular!

Skytree Cafe Floor 350

Open: 8:00 am - 9:45 pm (L.O. 9:15 pm)
Closed: If there's strong winds or bad weather
Average price: Dinner: Up to 999 JPY / Lunch: Up to 999 JPY
Address: Tokyo Skytree Tenbo Deck Floor 350, 1-1-2, Tokyo Solamachi, Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)



8. Koguma

From Hikifune Station, walk for 5 minutes with Tokyo Skytree at your back, and you will come to Hato no Machi-dori Shopping Street. The street retains some wooden buildings from the Showa era (1926 - 1989), but the number of renovated shops is increasing. There is an interesting atmosphere on this street, due to the juxtaposition of the new and the nostalgic. Koguma is located on the corner of this street, in an old Japanese building. The cafe fits so well into this street that you might not notice it if it weren't for the sign! The expansive menu contains 30 types of drinks, including unusual fare like Osmanthus tea, red bean latte, and apple milk. The homemade cakes change from season to season. Their original desserts and treats like chocolate, coffee tart, and anmitsu dama, are a big draw.

Koguma

Open: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm (L.O. 6:00 pm)
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday
Average price: Dinner: 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY / Lunch: 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY
Address: 1-23-14, Higashi Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)



9. MoominHouse Café Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi Branch

As the name implies, MoominHouse Café Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi Branch is a Moominhouse-themed cafe. There is a Moominhouse in the middle of the cafe, snacks and treats shaped like Moominhouse, and dishes that are made in the image of the Finnish Moomin cartoon characters, all of which are delivered from the Moominhouse. On the takeout menu, there are donuts shaped like Hattifattener. This is the only cafe that offers blueberry coffee from Robert's Coffee, a popular coffee shop in Finland. You can enjoy the cafe as it is, or drop in to get something from the takeout menu. You can even purchase some original merchandise!

MoominHouse Café Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi Branch

Open: Morning Time 8:00 am - 11:00 am 
Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Tea Time 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Average price: Dinner: 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY / Lunch: 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY
Address: 1F, Tokyo Solamachi, 1-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)

10. Blue Ocean Café

Blue Ocean Cafe is a community cafe that helps people prepare for the end of life. It is owned by the captain of a ship that operates an ash-scattering business. It has a very lively atmosphere, with a Hawaiian-style interior and Hawaiian dishes. Inside, there are 4 tables for 4 people and 5 tables for 2 people, as well as 2 tables for 2 people on the terrace. Everything about the cafe screams tropical. The staff wears aloha shirts as a uniform, and the sound of waves can be heard in the background. There is a free seminar on preparing for the end of life around 10 times a month. There, they discuss topics like cancer. You can even experience what it’s like to be in a coffin! It's unique because the seminars help you think about life, but it is also a stylish cafe where you can simply relax. Local moms like to get together here because they offer kids’ meals with drinks included.

Blue Ocean Café

Open: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
10:00 am -11:30 am (Drinks Only) 
11:30 am - 2:00 pm (Lunch) *Meals come with a cup of soup and a small dessert) 
Up to 5:00 pm (Closing time)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: Lunch: Up to 999 JPY
Address: 2-2-4, Sumiyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)

11. Ginza no Ginger Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi Branch

Ginza no Ginger Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi Branch is a specialty shop where you can appreciate the healthy qualities and great flavor of ginger. In the cafe, ginger is used in drinks, as well as in the syrup and soft-serve ice cream. Since they offer different products for each season of the year, you can rediscover the taste of ginger at almost every visit. Some products that are only found at the Tokyo Skytree branch are the Sky Blue (Aozora) Ramune Ginger Syrup and the Ginger Confetto Iki/Miyabi. Some people may have bad memories of ginger, but it really is not too spicy, and can even be sweet enough for children to enjoy!

Ginza no Ginger Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi Branch

Open: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: Dinner: Up to 999 JPY / Lunch: Up to 999 JPY
Address: 2F, Tokyo Solamachi, 1-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)

12. Sakura Café

Decorated all over with cherry blossoms, Sakura Cafe is in the vicinity of Tokyo Skytree. There are standard sweets like Anmitsu, Mitsumame, and Zenzai, as well as mini-floats and a drink menu. The house special, [Sky Tree Parfaits], is also worth mentioning. Whether you choose the Matcha (green tea) flavored IKI or the berry-flavored MIYABI, it comes in a jumbo size of 63.4 cm! Unfortunately, there is no challenge or contest to see if you can eat it within a certain time frame. Even though it is tall and slender, you might be able to enjoy splitting it with a few friends. For such a large size, the 1,800 JPY is a bargain!

Sakura Café

Open: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: Dinner: 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY / Lunch: Up to 999 JPY
Address: 1-17-5, Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Nov 24 2017 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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