18 Cafes in Yoyogi that You'll Want to Visit Repeatedly

Publish-date: Jan 05 2018 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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18 Cafes in Yoyogi that You'll Want to Visit Repeatedly

Yoyogi is close to Shinjuku and Harajaku, and is easily accessible from many different places. It's a perfect location for young people. With many preparatory schools, vocational schools, high schools, and universities around, it's an area that is frequented by many students. Check out these carefully selected cafes that are perfect for relaxing in the Yoyogi area. You'll definitely want to visit them when you go to Yoyogi!

1. Shinjuku Terrace East Gate Eki-mae Branch

1. Shinjuku Terrace East Gate Eki-mae Branch

Cheese Fondue and Italian Bar Shinjuku Terrace East Gate Eki-mae Branch is, as its name suggests, a bar that serves cheese fondue and Italian food. The ingredients are supervised by the Cheese Fondue Association and the chosen vegetables are delivered directly from contracted farms. With such great ingredients, you’ll be able to savor the very best flavors. It’s also a great cafe to hang out leisurely and enjoy sumptuous treats like [French Toast] with lots of caramel. The nearest train station is Shinjuku Station. It’s just about a minute's walk from the station.

Shinjuku Terrace East Gate Eki-mae Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) *Advanced reservations for banquet courses only, Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) 
*The concierge welcomes enquires about reservations, prices, and schedules at any time during 10:00 am - 12:00 am. 
Closed: None 
[Beginning and End of the Year] Closed on January 1.
Average price: [Dinner] 2,980 JPY / [Lunch] 2,980 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from East Gate of Shinjuku Station
Address: 5F, Pandora Bldg., 3-23-12, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. kawara CAFE & DINING Shinjuku Main Branch

2. kawara CAFE & DINING Shinjuku Main Branch

This cafe offers a menu specializing in Japanese cuisine. It is a great choice for both lunch and dinner. The tables are made of wood, with sofa seating where you can take your time and relax. You’ll be treated to traditional Japanese hospitality and attentiveness. There’s also a sense of modernity with the designer art on display, giving the cafe a very trendy feel. It’s just a minute's walk from the nearest station, Shinjuku 3-chome Station.

kawara CAFE & DINING Shinjuku Main Branch

Open: Lunch 11:45 am - 5:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY *An appetizer fee of 324 JPY is charged from 5:00 pm onwards / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Exit C6 of Shinjuku 3-chome Station. Walk straight towards Marui Mens. The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of Shinjuku Daian Bldg., at the Shinjuku 5-chome junction.
Address: 3F, Daian Shinjuku Bldg., 3-11-11, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. HIKARI cafe & dining Shinjuku East Gate

3. HIKARI cafe & dining Shinjuku East Gate

This cafe is located 2 minutes from the nearest station, Shinjuku Station, by foot. It’s on the 7th floor of Pandora. From this high spot, the cafe offers nice night views that you can enjoy leisurely. There are also couple seats, so it’s the perfect last stop for when you’re out on a date. The interior is trendy, with designer artwork adding to the atmosphere. Besides serving cafe fare, they also serve a dinner menu with creative European dishes.

HIKARI cafe & dining Shinjuku East Gate

Open: 11:45 am - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from East Gate of Shinjuku Station. Head straight on the road to the left of Alta. It is on the 7th floor of the building located at the corner of the main road.
Address: 7F, Pandora Bldg., 3-23-12, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Shinjuku Gyoen Romantei

4. Shinjuku Gyoen Romantei

Shinjuku Gyoen Romantei is nearest to Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station. Just 3 minutes from the station by foot, this cafe is filled with the romantic atmosphere from the Taisho era (1912 - 1926). The wooden furniture coupled with the oriental sofas bring to mind affluent households of that era. You’ll be able to enjoy Western food in this environment, where time seems to have stopped. You can have desserts like [Shiratama Cream Anmitsu] (sweet rice flour dumplings with cream, agar jelly, and red bean paste) in this relaxing cafe.

Shinjuku Gyoen Romantei

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 8:00 pm 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / Lunch 1,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Exit 2 of Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station
Address: 1-1-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. VILLAZZA

5. VILLAZZA

This cafe is located 3 minutes from Shinjuku Station by foot, within Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku. It’s a hotel restaurant, so they serve authentic Italian food. You can find premium steak that you’d expect to be served in any hotel, so this is a good place for those who’re looking for something luxurious. You can chill and heal your senses here as you enjoy your drinks. If you've got the money, visit this place!

VILLAZZA

Open: Trattoria 
6:30 am - 10:00 am (L.O. 9:30 am), 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2.30 pm), 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Cafe & Bar 
11:00 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm), 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 4,501 JPY - 5,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk (358m) from Koshu-kaido Gate of Shinjuku Station
Address: 1F, Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku, 2-3-1, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Paul Bassett Shinjuku

6. Paul Bassett Shinjuku

Paul Bassett Shinjuku is located 4 minutes from Nishi Shinjuku Station by foot. It’s an espresso cafe produced by Paul Bassett, who won the World Barista Championships in the past. They pay special attention to the coffee, from the roasting of the beans to the brewing. They also serve a good variety of cafe foods, such as pancakes and panini, that you can enjoy. It’s a cafe recommended for those who would love to kick back and relax while savoring authentic espresso!

Paul Bassett Shinjuku

Open: [Weekdays] 7:30 am - 8:30 pm 
[Saturday] 8:00 am - 8:00 pm 
[Sunday, National Holidays] 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: 501 JPY - 1,000 JPY
Access: 4-minute (251m) walk from Nishi Shinjuku Station, around a 7-minute walk from Shinjuku Station
Address: B1F, Shinjuku Nomura Bldg., 1-26-2, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. La Maison ensoleille table Lumine Shinjuku Branch

7. La Maison ensoleille table Lumine Shinjuku Branch

La Maison ensoleille table Lumine Shinjuku is close to Shinjuku Station, at only a 1 minute walk. This is a cafe where you can try a good variety of cakes while having a relaxing time. They serve regular cafe fare, but also offer a good selection of Western foods from various countries. This makes it a good place for both lunch and dinner as well. Since it’s located inside Shinjuku Lumine, it’s a great choice for when you want a break from shopping there.

La Maison ensoleille table Lumine Shinjuku Branch

Open: [Monday - Friday] 11:00 am - 9.30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 10:30 am - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular (follows Lumine)
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Access: 1 minute (116m) walk from Shinjuku Station
Address: 3-38-2, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. CONTAINER Cafe & Bar

8. CONTAINER Cafe & Bar

This cafe is nearest to Shinjuku 3-chome Station, at just a minute's walk away. It is a place where you can find some peace and quiet within the lively Shinjuku area. The cafe is fitted with warm lighting and antique furniture, creating a nice, relaxing atmosphere where you can pass time leisurely. The menu includes cold pasta, pizza, quiche, and other Western foods. They also have a selection of wines from many different countries, so you’ll be able to dine while “experiencing” the exotic. The cafe also serves coffee with adorable latte art, such as snowmen latte art!

CONTAINER Cafe & Bar

Open: [Tuesday - Friday] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: Monday
Average price: 1,501 JPY - 2,000 JPY
Access: Around a 1 minute (203m) walk from Shinjuku 3-chome Station
Address: 3F, Nakagawa Bldg., 3-8-5, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. J.S. BURGERS CAFE Shinjuku

9. J.S. BURGERS CAFE Shinjuku

A 1 minute walk from Shinjuku Station, J.S. BURGERS CAFE Shinjuku is a burger cafe by the apparel brand, JOURNAL STANDARD. Inside, the American-style atmosphere surrounds you as you tuck into burgers that are different from the kind that you’d get at fast food chains. The generously sized burgers are juicy and uniquely delicious. They also serve avocado burgers that are a big hit with the ladies. It’s a place that both men and women will find awesome.

J.S. BURGERS CAFE Shinjuku

Open: [Monday - Friday] 11:30 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) 
[Saturday] 10:30 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) 
[Sunday, National Holidays] 10:30 am - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Access: Around a 1 minute walk from New South Gate of Shinjuku Station
Address: 3F, JOURNAL STANDARD Shinjuku Store, 4-1-7, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Moana Kitchen Cafe Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square Branch

10. Moana Kitchen Cafe Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square Branch

Moana Kitchen Cafe is located within Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square. Here, you can experience a Hawaiian dining atmosphere. The menu is full of Hawaiian favorites like [Loco Moco]. The top recommendation would be their pancakes, which are really popular with the ladies. During dinner service, they also serve alcohol, so it’s a perfect place for a girl’s night out or for mothers' gatherings!

Moana Kitchen Cafe Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: None (following the building)
Access: 1 minute (360m) walk from Shinjuku Station
Address: 5-24-2, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. CAFE AALIYA

11. CAFE AALIYA

CAFE AALIYA is a conveniently located cafe that's just a minute's walk from Exit A1 of Shinjuku 3-chome Station. It’s a well-established cafe that’s known for its French toast. Prices for the toast start from 570 JPY, which can be considered cheap for the city area. Crispy on the outside, and rich and mildy sticky on the inside, it creates an intoxicating contrast. The sweet and sour blueberry sauce is chunky with fruit bits, so you’ll be able to savor the texture of the berries as well.

CAFE AALIYA

Open: 10:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Access: 1 minute (86m) walk from Exit A1 of Shinjuku 3-chome Station, 6-minute walk from Central East Gate of Shinjuku Station
Address: B1F, Yamamoto Bldg., 3-1-17, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. AVOCADO

12. AVOCADO

“Eat happily and become happy”. That’s the concept for this cafe. The main ingredient used here is avocado, procured directly from farmers. The carefully selected fresh produce is used in salads, nachos, and even roast beef and cheese risotto! These daring combinations are irresistible for women who love healthy food. It’s definitely a recommended cafe for those who want to enjoy avocado to their heart’s content. Order the party course and share it with your friends.

AVOCADO

Open: [Monday - Friday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Irregular (aproximately once a month)
Average price: 3,501 JPY - 4,000 JPY
Access: 2-minute (216m) walk from Exit C5 or C6 of Shinjuku 3-chome Station
Address: 4F, Masuzo Bldg., 3-9-4, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Caffice

13. Caffice

Get a dose of freshly ground coffee here! The seats are well spaced apart, offering customers a comfortable environment. All the seats come with outlets for charging your smartphones, and there’s also free Wi-Fi. You’ll find that the menu is extensive, with light bites like fries or fish and chips, and heavier meals like pizzas and omelettes. They also have unique dishes like [Kanazawa Curry]. You can also opt for the weekly menu. All the food is high-quality and delicious. Go for the set menu that comes with a salad to increase your vegetable intake for a healthier meal.

Caffice

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 2,501 JPY - 3,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from South Gate of Shinjuku Station 
Directly connected to Exit E6 of Shinjuku 3-chome Station 
6-minute walk from Yoyogi Station 
8-minute walk from Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station
Address: 2F, Shinshi curumu Bldg., 4-2-23, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. eat more SOUP&BREAD

14. eat more SOUP&BREAD

This cafe is built on the concept of “dining cafe in a rural farm”. It’s popular for its hearty homemade soups made with seasonal ingredients, as well as for their freshly baked bread. The set menu with seasonal soup, bread, and salad is both healthy and great for beauty, so it’s especially popular with female diners. Another popular item is the [Stew Omelette Rice], which consists of omelette rice covered in stew. For an additional 380 JPY, you can get unlimited refills of freshly baked bread. It’s good value for money!

eat more SOUP&BREAD

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: Irregular
Access: 142m from Shinjuku Station
Address: 7F, Lumine Est, 3-38-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

15. latte chano-mama Isetan Shinjuku Branch

15. latte chano-mama Isetan Shinjuku Branch

This cafe strives to be great for both mothers and children. To achieve this, they make it easy for them to nurse babies at their seats, allow the consumption of baby food in the cafe, and allow the use of baby strollers. From sweets to pasta, the food quality is as good as the service. The sweets are especially pretty, bringing to mind beautiful French sweets. You’ll get a taste that’s out of the ordinary. It’s a really trendy cafe with delicious food, so it really grabs the attention of mothers. Men are definitely welcome, too!

latte chano-mama Isetan Shinjuku Branch

Open: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm (L.O. 7:30 pm)
Closed: None
Access: 1 minute walk from Metro Promenade Exit B5, B4, B3 of Shinjuku 3-chome Station, 5 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
Address: 6F, Isetan Shinkuju Main Branch, 3-14-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

16. Maho no Kuni no Alice

16. Maho no Kuni no Alice

Come to this cafe that’s so fantastical that you’ll wonder if Alice will pop up at any time. Step in, and you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into another universe. Anyone would get excited if served a special dish like the [Cheshire Cat’s Dessert Plate] on their birthday or special anniversary! The charm of this cafe doesn’t stop at just its uniqueness. There’s a proper chef here, so you can sample specially prepared fresh pasta. Pick from a selection of pasta dishes, such as carbonara and cream spaghetti.

Maho no Kuni no Alice

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O.), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm), Tea Time 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm) 
*Premium Friday* Open from 3:00 pm! [FRY] menu (3 types of fries, fish and chips, fried chicken)
Closed: January 1 (following the building)
*For business hours during the beginning and end of the year, please call the restaurant to check
Average price: 3,001 JPY - 3,500 JPY
Access: Directly connected to West Gate of Shinjuku Station
Address: B3F, Shinjuku Odakyu Halc, 1-5-1, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

17. BOWLS café

17. BOWLS café

BOWLS café was created with the concept of creating a space that is as comfortable as your own dining room or living room. You should be able to bring your pet, and everyone should be able to have a filling meal. The coffee served here is their own original blend, and each cup is individually hand-dripped. They serve Higgins tea from England, and they use Akita Komachi rice from contracted Akita farmers. They pay great attention to their ingredients! The afternoon tea set comes with seasonal tarts, scones, ice cream, and flavored tea. It’s a popular choice!

BOWLS café

Open: [Monday - Saturday] 11:30 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) 
[Sunday, Last Day of Consecutive National Holidays] 11:30 pm - 8:00 pm (L.O. 7:00 pm) 
*Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (Weekdays only)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Shinjuku 3-chome Station, 7-minute walk from the South, Southeast, or New South Gates of Shinjuku Station
Address: 1F, Kasumi Bldg., 2-5-16, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

18. CAFE By the Sea

18. CAFE By the Sea

This cafe has a feeling of openness that will remind you of cafes on the West Coast in America, especially in southern California. You'll find delicacies like the chower, seafood gratin, and salads with fresh vegetables. Their original French toast is also highly rated. For lunch, they serve a variety of dishes that pair well with wine. The desserts here are particularly large, so you’ll definitely be able to eat till you’re full! The lights are dimmed at night, giving the interior a bar-like atmosphere.

CAFE By the Sea

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Following Shinjuku LUMINE1's closing days
Access: 147m from Shinjuku Station
Address: 6F, Shinjuku Lumine 1, 1-1-5, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jan 05 2018 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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