Rise and shine! How do you spend your first few hours of the day? Recently, "asakatsu" (morning activities) have started to become a trend in Japan, as well as "extreme shussha" (partaking in hard activities like swimming, hiking, and sightseeing in the morning before work). While some go for a morning jog or join English conversation classes, how about just spending your mornings in style? This article will help you find cafes and restaurants in Tokyo that are perfect for making the most of your mornings.
1. Café Kaila
Eat some delicious pancakes while enjoying this cafe's Hawaiian vibe! Café Kaila is located very close to Omote-sando Station and the entrance to Cat Street, and is open from 9:00 am (8:00 am on weekends and national holidays). They serve pancakes that have earned the "Best Breakfast Award" in Hawaii, as well as their popular [Eggs Benedict].
The restaurant incorporates Hawaiian ingredients in their dishes, as well as organic foods.
It gets very crowded during the weekend, so it is recommended that you go in the morning. For a change, why not get up earlier than usual to have a morning date?
: [Weekdays] 9:00 am - 8:00 pm (L.O. 7:20 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (L.O. 7:20 pm)Closed
*Closed at the beginning and end of the yearAverage price
: 1,000 JPY
*Dishes are from 1,000 JPYAccess
: 3-minute walk from Omote-sando Station or Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station. It is diagonally in front of Omotesando Hills.Address
: B1F, GYRE, 5-10-1, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
2. Le Pain Quotidien
Welcome, early diners! From 7:30 am, you can enjoy a luxurious, delicious breakfast at the foot of Tokyo Tower in Le Pain Quotidien, a bakery and cafe that's located next to Tokyo Prince Hotel. You'll surely delight in their breakfast menu that includes tartines (open sandwich) made from organic bread and a wide variety of omelette dishes.
Why not order one of their incredibly popular tartines for takeout, along with a cup of coffee?
Their jams and spreads are organic, just like their bread.
Le Pain Quotidien
: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Breakfast 7:30 am - 11:00 amClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 1,800 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY *Lunch sets are from 1,700 JPYAccess
: 1 minute walk along Hibiya Street from Exit A1 of Onarimon StationAddress
: 3-3-1, Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
3. Glams Cafe
Glams Cafe provides a comfortable space for diners who want to enjoy more luxurious than usual mornings. The cafe is about a 5-minute walk from Oimachi Station, and is open from 7:30 in the morning. They are proud of their freshly ground coffee. Diners can enjoy delicious yet affordable breakfast sets for as low as 390 JPY and 500 JPY. What a treat for those who are on a budget!
The cafe uses freshly ground coffee and whipped milk for their deep-flavored latte.
This cute [Star Bread] is quite popular. It's so cute that it could be given as a souvenir!
: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 am Morning 7:30 am - 11:00 am Tea Time 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm *Get a great deal with their tea time sets!
[Weekdays] 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 7:30 am - 7:00 pmClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 500 JPY / [Lunch] 500 JPYAccess
: 5-minute walk from Oimachi Station. Located on the 1st floor of Brillia Oimachi La Vie En Tower.Address
: 1F, Brillia Oimachi La Vie En Tower, 1-16-2, Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
4. bills Futakotamagawa
As the name suggests, this restaurant is a fusion between Bill Granger's brand, which has branches all over the world, and Futako-Tamagawa's upscale vibe. While bills is known for their wide variety of fresh food, when you are in Futako-Tamagawa, it is best to try their [Buckwheat Salad] that's made of buckwheat groats, quinoa, and kefir yogurt. Exclusive to this branch, it is an exquisite dish for the health-conscious.
The store in Futako-Tamagawa has a colorful interior, with pink, red, and green tapestries, as well as bright blue walls.
Sit comfortably in the cafe's terrace seats while feeling the warm sunshine and refreshing winds of Futako-Tamagawa.
: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm (Food L.O. 9:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 9:30 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPYAccess
: From the West Exit of Futako-Tamagawa Station, take the elevator and go up to the 3rd floor of Marronnier Court.Address
: 3F, Tamagawa Takashimaya SC Marronnier Court, 2-27-5, Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
5. Royal Garden Cafe
Royal Garden Cafe is perfect for snack breaks, meetings, private parties, and other gatherings. Relax and indulge your senses with the rich aroma of freshly baked bread that surrounds the cafe. They also have terrace seats for al fresco dining.
The cafe's night ambiance is perfect for romantic dates.
The spacious floor has a stylish vibe, allowing diners feel a sense of freedom.
Royal Garden Cafe
: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm) Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY *There are 5 dishes on the lunch menu, which varies weeklyAccess
: 5-minute walk from Exit 4 of Gaiemmae Station. Located right at the entrance of Icho Namiki (row of yellow gingko trees).Address
: 2-1-19, Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
6. Shiawase no Pancake Omotesando Branch (Magia Di Farina)
If you are looking for a place for conferences or video meetings, Shiawase no Pancake (also known as Magia Di Farina) in Omotesando is the perfect place. The cafe has a wall equipped with a display made up of 8 screens, each measuring 55 inches, that can be used for such purposes. Reservations can be made during weekdays.
This is their all-time best-selling [Shiawase no Pancake] (happy pancakes)!
They serve STREAMER COFFEE COMPANY's [Coffee Milk].
Shiawase no Pancake Omotesando Branch (Magia Di Farina)
: [Weekdays] 9:30 am - 7:30 pm (L.O. 6:40 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 9:00 am - 7:30 pm (L.O. 6:40 pm)
*Savory pancakes are offered throughout the week until 2:30 pmClosed
: IrregularAverage price
: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPYAccess
: Omote-sando StationAddress
: B1F, Kiyohara Bldg., 4-9-3, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)Source
: hitosara (Japanese)
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.