13 Cafes in Ikebukuro Where You Can Enjoy a Great Meal

Publish-date: Jan 22 2018 Update-date: Nov 16 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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13 Cafes in Ikebukuro Where You Can Enjoy a Great Meal

This list of cafes is perfect for those who want to get a meal after shopping or hanging out in Ikebukuro. Are you hesitant to dine at a cafe because you're not sure if they'll serve good food? Stop worrying! This list of trendy cafes in Ikebukuro is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

1. kawara CAFE&DINING Ikebukuro

1. kawara CAFE&DINING Ikebukuro

Just a minute's walk from Ikebukuro Station, kawara CAFE&DINING Ikebukuro is a quiet cafe that serves food inspired by Japanese culture. It's a great place to stop by after some shopping, and serves as a nice and quiet dining location at night. Artworks are displayed throughout the cafe, and you can see the night view of Ikebukuro from its windows. The sophisticated atmosphere is perfect, with seats for couples and private dining areas from which you can take your time and take in the scenery. The seating options make it great for birthdays, dates, group dates, a girl's party, and other gatherings. On special occasions, you can also order their cakes that are as pretty as a picture!

kawara CAFE&DINING Ikebukuro

Open: Lunch 11:45 am - 5:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm, Food L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY (Appetizer fee of 324 JPY is charged after 5:00 pm) / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Around a 3-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station
Address: 10F, The SH one, 1-26-6, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. J.S. BURGERS CAFE

2. J.S. BURGERS CAFE

J.S. BURGERS CAFE is an American-style cafe that mainly serves juicy and generously portioned burgers. Among their burgers is the J.S. Burger that's pictured here. Made with freshly homemade buns and their 100% lean beef [Beef 100% Freezing Point Aged Patty], this burger is a must-try. Besides that, you can also try their weekdays-only hamburger lunch that comes with access to the salad bar, 6 different kinds of J.S. sundaes, and a great variety of drinks. There are also many side dishes to pick from. It's a perfect burger place for a meal, drink, or just for a break.

J.S. BURGERS CAFE

Open: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 1,300 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPY
Access: Around a 3-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station. On the 8th floor of Lumine Ikebukuro.
Address: 8F, Lumine Ikebukuro, 1-11-1, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Takano Fruit Parlor Ikebukuro Tobu Branch

3. Takano Fruit Parlor Ikebukuro Tobu Branch

The main branch of the Tobu Department Store, located right at the West Exit of Ikebukuro Station, is home to Takano Fruit Parlor Ikebukuro Tobu Branch. It’s a place where you can get a dose of fresh and delicious fruits. The fruit parlor is run by Shinjuku Takano, a fruit specialist that has been in business for 120 years. Parfaits and desserts with large servings of seasonal fruits and more fruity delights can be bought here. They pay attention to the ripeness of the fruit and its condition in order to serve them in ways that will make any diner taste luxury. It’s a nice, casual place that sees many patrons who come from far and wide!

Takano Fruit Parlor Ikebukuro Tobu Branch

Open: [Weekday, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holiday] 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
[Sunday] 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: 1,365 JPY
Access: On the 2nd floor of the Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store located at the West Exit of Ikebukuro Station.
Address: 1 Banchi, 2F, Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store, 1-1-25, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. MOKUOLA - DexeeDiner

4. MOKUOLA - DexeeDiner

MOKUOLA - DexeeDiner is a cafe based on the Hawaiian island of healing, Mokuola. Located on the 8th floor of Lumine Ikebukuro (directly connected to the train station), the interior of this cafe is almost like a luxurious hotel lobby. This cafe with a sophisticated atmosphere is also a great place to enjoy traditional Hawaiian food for both lunch and dinner. The Hawaiian delicacy, [Loco Moco], is something that you've got to try here. The [Teppan Loco Moco Combo] includes freshly grilled meat and a gravy that enhances the umami (Japanese savory taste) of the meat. As you bite into the meat, the fragrance will whet your appetite even further. Besides that, they also have other unique Hawaiian dishes like the [Strawberry Cheesecake], which consists of a pancake that's crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, topped with a mixed berry sauce and New York cheesecake.

MOKUOLA - DexeeDiner

Open: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY
Access: Around a 3-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station
Address: 8F, Lumine Ikebukuro, 1-11-1, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Conana

5. Conana

Get a taste of the different seasons at Conana, where Japanese-style pasta and sweets are served. Rishiri, Mitsuishi, and Ma-konbu (all different kinds of kelp) from Hokkaido and bonito from Makurazaki in Kagoshima are used to make the special dashi (broth) that's used as a base in all the pastas here, like the one in the picture. Besides that, miso and shoyu (soy sauce) or soy milk are used to make their original eggless pasta. You'll be able to taste the seasonal Japanese ingredients in their dishes. The sweets menu is also extensive. They serve original desserts made with Japanese ingredients like soy milk, matcha, and azuki (red beans). The cafe has a warm atmosphere, making it perfect for solo diners or a girl's party. You can stop by while shopping, as well as before or after you catch a movie at the cinema next door.

Conana

Open: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular *Closed when Lumine Ikebukuro is closed
Average price: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Around a 3-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station. On the 8th floor of Lumine Ikebukuro.
Address: 8F, Lumine Ikebukuro, 1-11-1, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. BITTERSWEETS BUFFET

6. BITTERSWEETS BUFFET

BITTERSWEETS BUFFET is a cafe built on the concept of a slightly luxurious buffet for sophisticated adults. They serve items like pizza, pasta, and sweets made by their patissier, all using seasonal ingredients. Crispy waffles and chewy crepes (and more!) are cooked on order, right before your eyes. You'll feel excited even as you wait for the dishes to be cooked. Take your time and enjoy food meant for sophisticated people. It's perfect for a dinner date with your lover or friends!

BITTERSWEETS BUFFET

Open: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular *Closed when Lumine Ikebukuro is closed
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: Around a 3-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station
Address: 1-11-1, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Big Island Cafe

7. Big Island Cafe

Come to Big Island Cafe in Ikebukuro for some Hawaiian food that's healthy for the body and soul. The Hawaiian goods and the woodgrain of the tables create a warm atmosphere that reminds one of a small village in Hawaii. Sofa seats are available on the 2nd floor, and with the Hawaiian music playing in the background, it's a perfect place to lounge around! [Loco Moco] is a popular dish here. The hamburger patty is made with carefully selected meat from butchers. Then there's the bouillon made from Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef), and their homemade pineapple jam. The flavors are excellent and go well with the authentic gravy. An original dish by the cafe's owner, the [Whipped Loco] is also worth trying. The combination of gravy and cream is a match made in heaven. Come here on a date or with friends. It's also a great place to bring your kids.

Big Island Cafe

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Monday *Closed on Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday.
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from West Exit of Ikebukuro Station. Near Nishi Ikebukuro Park.
Address: 1F/2F, Kimura Bldg., 3-21-5, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Yukinoshita Ikebukuro

8. Yukinoshita Ikebukuro

Just a 2-minute walk from Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Yukinoshita Ikebukuro is a cafe that focuses on bringing out the natural flavors of the ingredients used in their food. Unlike other branches, the Ikebukuro branch is big with 60 table seats, so you'll be able to enjoy your cafe time leisurely. The thick pancakes that are synonymous with Yukinoshita are made with Japanese fertilized eggs, high-quality Hokkaido wheat, and pasteurized milk from Ohmizu Farm. The pancakes are known for their characteristic chewiness. The [Domestic Fermented Butter and Mikan Honey] pancake is highly recommended. The mellow fermented butter and premium honey made from the nectar of mikan (mandarin orange) flowers in Matsuyama-shi (Ehime Prefecture) are added on top, so you can taste the flavors of the pancake directly.

Yukinoshita Ikebukuro

Open: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
*Operates as cafe and bar from 8:00 pm
*Hours may change when there's a party booking.
Closed: None
Average price: 2,001 JPY - 2,500 JPY
Access: Ikebukuro Station
Address: B1F, CIC Bldg., 3-25-11, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. Maison Kayser Ikebukuro Branch

9. Maison Kayser Ikebukuro Branch

Maison Kayser Ikebukuro Branch is a cafe and bar that uses carefully selected wheat and butter to bake their own bread. The food here tastes as authentic as what you'd get in France! This quiet cafe, with both indoor and terrace seating, is located on the 1st floor of Ikebukuro Sunshine City. It's a great place, whether you're dining alone or with your female friends, hosting a welcome party, or on a date. They serve unlimited servings of bread made with traditional French natural yeast! The [Salad Lunch] includes their freshly baked bread, a salad that's full of ingredients, and a drink. What's attractive about it is that you can keep eating till you're full!

Maison Kayser Ikebukuro Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O.), Tea Time From 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O.), Tea Time From 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular *Closed when Sunshine City is closed
Average price: 2,001 JPY - 2,500 JPY
Access: Higashi Ikebukuro Station
Address: 3-1-2, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Tsubakiya Coffee Ikebukuro Saryo

10. Tsubakiya Coffee Ikebukuro Saryo

Tsubakiya Coffee Ikebukuro Saryo is a place where you can take your time and enjoy authentic coffee brewed by the barista, all while enjoying the high-class, antique atmosphere of the cafe. The [Tsubakiya Original Blend] coffee is made with a coffee siphon. The unique and carefully prepared coffee blend is made by the barista, one cup at a time. Served in a beautiful Royal Copenhagen coffee cup, the authentic siphoned coffee has a rich aroma that will completely envelop you. This is a place for a sophisticated coffee experience.

Tsubakiya Coffee Ikebukuro Saryo

Open: [Sunday - Thursday] 9:00 am - 11:45 pm
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 9:00 am - 7:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 501 JPY - 1,000 JPY
Access: Ikebukuro Station
Address: 1-6-4, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. COFFEE VALLEY

11. COFFEE VALLEY

COFFEE VALLEY is a place that specializes in specialty coffees. Located in an alley, the stylish 2-story building will easily catch your attention. The interior of the cafe is mostly furnished in wood, giving it warmth. The comfortable cafe features counter seats and sofa seats. When you visit, you should try the [3 Peaks] that allows you to try the same coffee beans made 3 ways. They'll serve you the same coffee blend made into espresso, macchiato, and drip coffee. There's a real thrill in experiencing specialty coffee and seeing how different ways of brewing the same beans can create different tastes. We recommend the set that includes simple wholewheat toast made by Parlor Ekoda. It's a great combination with the coffee.

COFFEE VALLEY

Open: [Monday - Friday] 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: 501 JPY - 1,000 JPY
Access: Ikebukuro Station
Address: 2-26-3, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. Plateau

12. Plateau

Plateau is an arty cafe where you'll find vintage goods and tableware. The atmosphere here is really unique. There are about 22 seats within the cafe. With the colorful, pretty tableware and goods creating quite an atmosphere, you'll find that you'll be able to enjoy a nice and relaxing time here. Their [John's Tomato Cheese Spaghetti] features onions that have been cooked down to produce a rich, sweet taste. The meat sauce also carries a hint of sourness from the tomato and cheese. Come for lunch - they offer a set that includes salad and a drink. It's good value for your money!

Plateau

Open: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (L.O. 7:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Access: Ikebukuro Station
Address: 2F, Yamaguchi Bldg., 2-14-12, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Patio de METRO

13. Patio de METRO

Patio de METRO Ikebukuro is a cafe located near the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. It's spacious and chic, with sofa seats that are perfect for chilling out. Drop by after shopping or before catching a performance at the theater!

Patio de METRO

Open: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average price: 501 JPY - 1,000 JPY
Access: Ikebukuro Station
Address: 1-12-1, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jan 22 2018 Update-date: Nov 16 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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