Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

Publish-date: Jan 26 2018 Update-date: Nov 16 2018
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Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

There are lots of cafes all over Harajuku and Shibuya, known as homes to some of the best dessert places in Tokyo. A lot of famous places fiercely compete to serve the best pancake in town. Here are some of those that serve exquisite pancakes and other delectable desserts.

1. MICASADECO & CAFE Jingumae (Meiji Jingumae)

1. MICASADECO & CAFE Jingumae (Meiji Jingumae)Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

Located in Meiji Jingumae (between Shibuya and Harajuku), MICASADECO & CAFE is known for their delicious pancakes. The cafe's best-selling item is the [Fluffy Ricotta Cheese Pancake (1,200 JPY plus tax)]. Not only does it melt in your mouth, but it is so soft that it'll surprise you! It is best enjoyed with a generous helping of maple syrup or whipped cream. Aside from pancakes, they also offer a wide variety of dishes, including cheesy risotto and roast beef sandwiches. Enjoy delicious meals while taking in the view of their bright and spacious interior that fuses Japanese and Western elements.

MICASADECO & CAFE Jingumae (Meiji Jingumae)

Open: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (L.O. 6:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 1,500 JPY
Address: 2F, Holon III, 6-16-5, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. uzna omom (Meiji Jingumae)

2. uzna omom (Meiji Jingumae)Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

Uzna omom is housed in a renovated 1-room apartment, offering its diners a nice and novel dining atmosphere. They offer sweet pancakes and savory pancakes. The main branch in Harajuku is open on weekdays only for reserved parties and other functions, while the cafe operates only on weekends, national holidays, and the peak season. However, their second outlet (uzna omom b one) that's adjacent to the cafe is open on weekdays, weekends, and even on national holidays (closed every Monday and 1st Tuesday of the month)! Their flagship dish is the [Special Atsuyaki Pancake (Single costs 1,200 JPY, Double costs 1,600 JPY)], which is made from a recipe developed by the cafe owner over 10 years. It is available only in their second outlet.

uzna omom (Meiji Jingumae)

Open: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm (L.O. 7:00 pm) *Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm)
*Reservations accepted only for lunch
Closed: Tuesday, 1st Monday of the month
Average price: [Dinner] 1,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 203, Harajuku XS, 5-17-8, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Kaila Café & Terrace Dining Shibuya Branch

3. Kaila Café & Terrace Dining Shibuya BranchTop 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

A Hawaiian café that transforms into a Hawaiian restaurant at night, Kaila Café & Terrace Dining is known for their fresh fruits, open kitchen, and terrace seats, allowing diners to experience what it is like being in Hawaii. Some of their best-selling items are [Kaila's Original Pancake (Regular Size costs 1,670 JPY, Hawaiian Size costs 2,130 JPY)] and [Waffle (From 850 JPY)], which both come with generous servings of fresh fruits. On weekends and national holidays, the cafe holds an 80-minute breakfast buffet called the [Hawaiian Morning Pancake Buffet (1,500 JPY plus tax)] from 8:00 am - 11:00 am. Reservations are accepted, so grab this chance to taste all of their special pancakes!

Kaila Café & Terrace Dining Shibuya Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 5:30 pm (L.O. 5:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Breakfast 8:00 am - 11:00 am (L.O. 10:30 am), Lunch 11:00 am - 5:30 pm (L.O. 5:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY / [Lunch] Up to 999 JPY
Address: 9F, Shibuya Modi, 1-21-3, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Eggs 'n Things Harajuku Branch

4. Eggs 'n Things Harajuku BranchTop 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

Originally established in Hawaii, Eggs 'n Things offers a casual dining vibe. They serve all-day breakfasts, but their signature dish is pancakes with generous servings of fruits of your choice (choose up to 5 varieties) and whipped cream. The price ranges from 1,080 JPY - 1,530 JPY. The huge dollop of whip cream may surprise you, but it tastes so light that you'll easily be able to eat it all up! You can also try their golden brown waffles or thin crepes that are wrapped around fruits.

Eggs 'n Things Harajuku Branch

Open: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 2,000 JPY
Address: 4-30-2, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. KOA Pancake HOUSE Tokyo (Shibuya)

5. KOA Pancake HOUSE Tokyo (Shibuya)Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

Originally established in Oahu of Hawaii in 1988, KOA Pancake HOUSE had 7 branches in Hawaii before its much-talked-about first expansion to Japan. The restaurant is named after a sacred tree in Hawaii that's known as "koa". One of the must-try pancakes is the [Strawberry Compote and Whipped Cream Pancake (2 pieces for 800 JPY, 3 pieces for 950 JPY, 4 pieces for 1,100 JPY)], which is also offered in the main branch at Hawaii. Some other varieties that should not be missed are the [Mint and Chocolate Pancake (1,000 JPY)] and [Banana Caramel (2 pieces for 950 JPY, 3 pieces for 1,100 JPY, 4 pieces for 1,250 JPY)] that's served with caramelized bananas on top.

KOA Pancake HOUSE Tokyo (Shibuya)

Open: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 1F, 1-15-8, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Hawaiian Dining & Cafe Lotus Shibuya Eki-mae Branch (Shibuya)

6. Hawaiian Dining & Cafe Lotus Shibuya Eki-mae Branch (Shibuya)Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

Located about a minute's walk from Shibuya Station, Hawaiian Dining & Cafe Lotus offers Hawaiian cuisine. They have private rooms, so you can experience a relaxing Hawaiian resort vibe while enjoying a wide variety of Hawaiian dishes, including loco moco (hamburger steak with gravy and a sunny side up egg), poke (fish salad), and garlic shrimp. They also serve a wide variety of sweets, one of which is the highly-recommended [Hawaiian Mille-feuille Tower Pancake with Fluffy Whipped Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream (899 JPY plus tax)]. It comes with a huge dollop of whipped cream, a generous serving of fruits, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can also get another version with chocolate syrup added!

Hawaiian Dining & Cafe Lotus Shibuya Eki-mae Branch (Shibuya)

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: None *Closed on December 31 and January 1
Average price: 2,980 JPY
Address: 4F, Koyasu Bldg., 13-7, Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. a (Shibuya)

7. a (Shibuya)Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

This is an Italian restaurant that offers dishes made from seasonal ingredients. It is known for its specialty dishes like [Live Lobster Spice-yaki Spezzare (half costs 2,900 JPY, whole costs 5,600 JPY)]. They also have a wide variety of "dolce" (Italian word for desserts), including freshly cooked and fluffy [Pancake (1,300 JPY)] served with caramelized apple, whipped cream, and gelato, as well as soft and fluffy [Roll Cake (900 JPY)] with whipped cream and ripe strawberries that is worth trying.

a (Shibuya)

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm), Cafe 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year, Closing days of Kokusai Bldg.
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Kokusai Bldg., 13-16, Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. I · K · U Aoyama (Omotesando)

8. I · K · U Aoyama (Omotesando)Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

I · K · U in Omotesando is a perfect place for the health-conscious, as they offer French dining with a healthy twist. Starting with 3 types of cold-pressed juices made from wild fruits and vegetables, they serve meals that are made only from safe ingredients, promoting the best of your health. The restaurant is also loved for its desserts baked on-site by the pastry chef. Enjoy their variety of delicious desserts to your heart's content through their [Afternoon Tea (3,500 JPY)] that's offered during lunch.

I · K · U Aoyama (Omotesando)

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Address: 3F, Minami Aoyama 6124 Bldg., 6-1-24, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)

9. FRATELLI PARADISO (Omotesando)

9. FRATELLI PARADISO (Omotesando)Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

FRATELLI PARADISO is an Italian restaurant that was first established in Sydney, Australia, before expanding all the way to Japan. They offer authentic Italian dishes that showcase the flavor of each ingredient, as well as natural wines, allowing diners to have a true Italian dining experience. For sweets, one of the highly recommended dishes is the classic [Tiramisu (900 JPY plus tax)]. Made without getting rid of the air, this exquisite dessert is loved by diners for perfectly combining the bitterness of espresso with the smooth taste of Mascarpone cheese. Try and see it for yourself!

FRATELLI PARADISO (Omotesando)

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: In accordance with the closing days of Omotesando Hills
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 3F, Honkan, 4-12-10, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. LONGING HOUSE Jingumae (Meiji Jingumae)

10. LONGING HOUSE Jingumae (Meiji Jingumae)Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

LONGING HOUSE is a cafe that serves dishes made from fresh vegetables that were harvested by the vegetable sommelier and chef himself. They do not use meat, fish, eggs, or dairy products in their cooking, making them a perfect destination for vegetarians and vegans. For their desserts, aside from not using eggs and dairy products, they also do not use white sugar as a sweetener. They serve healthy, low-calorie treats, so health-conscious diners need not hold back. Also, they have an affordable menu option where you can get a set of assorted desserts and 1 drink for 1,500 JPY from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm!

LONGING HOUSE Jingumae (Meiji Jingumae)

Open: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (L.O. 6:30 pm, Salad Buffet L.O. 4:00 pm)
Closed: Monday, Beginning and end of the year *Will close the next day if a national holiday falls on a Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 4-22-9, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Jardin de LUSEINE

11. Jardin de LUSEINETop 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

Jardin de LUSEINE stands in a quiet residential area that's around a 3-minute walk from Harajuku Station. They offer dishes made from seasonal ingredients, as well as desserts that change with the seasons. They have [Daily Special Desserts (990 JPY plus tax)] every afternoon from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, where you can enjoy a variety of their desserts and a drink of your choice, such as coffee, tea, or chamomile tea. Also, they serve [Parfait (750 JPY plus tax)] that features layers of 3 different kinds of ice cream in a tall glass.

Jardin de LUSEINE

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm, Course L.O. 8:00 pm), Tea Time 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm), Bar 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Monday *Will close the next day if a national holiday falls on a Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,800 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Address: 1-16-3, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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12. Benoit (Omotesando)

12. Benoit (Omotesando)Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

Owned by the master chef of French cuisine, Alain Ducasse, Benoit offers dishes that reflect the soul and name of the restaurant that's loved in Paris. He is also known for always incorporating vegetables as a major part of his dishes, as well as for his cooking style that showcases the original taste of each ingredient. For dessert, the [Benoit's Signature Chocolate and Caramel with Milk Ice Cream (1,500 JPY)] is a must-try. It is an exquisite cake that consists of crunchy dough with thick caramel cream that envelops soft chocolate layered on top of it. This treat goes perfectly with the salty-sweet milk ice cream on the side.

Benoit (Omotesando)

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Address: 10F, La Porte Aoyama, 5-51-8, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Trattoria Mangia Pesce (Kita Sando)

13. Trattoria Mangia Pesce (Kita Sando)Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

Trattoria Mangia Pesce is an Italian restaurant that's known for their seafood dishes. One of their signature dishes is the [Acqua Pazza] (fish poached in a herbed broth) that uses a whole fish. For dessert, it is highly recommended to try their [Kaki Cannoli (780 JPY)] - a South Italian dessert that was reimagined using Japanese fruits. It is made by frying up wheat dough into a tubular shape and filling it with a cream consisting of delicious ingredients, such as ricotta cheese and pistachios. Enjoy it together with Japan's iconic fruit, kaki (persimmon). They also offer a wide variety of seasonal desserts, gelato, and sorbets that change every month.

Trattoria Mangia Pesce (Kita Sando)

Open: [Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Tuesday, Thursday, Friday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Monday *Will close the next day if a national holiday falls on a Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 9,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Myojo Building, 3-50-11, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. cafe croix (Shibuya)

14. cafe croix (Shibuya)Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

Cafe croix is about a 2-minute walk from Shibuya Station. This fashionable cafe has a DJ booth, making it a perfect place for those who love music, as well as those hosting parties and functions. One of their popular desserts is the [cafe croix Original Murasaki Imo Hot Pie (700 JPY)] - a delectable treat made of purple sweet potato stuffed in pie dough. It tastes perfect when eaten with ice cream. Other desserts to try are the [Parfait-style Chocolate Gateau (700 JPY)] and [No-bake Cheesecake with Berry Sauce (700 JPY)] that's served with a rich berry sauce.

cafe croix (Shibuya)

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 12:00 am (Lunch 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (L.O. 4:00 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 5:00 am (Lunch 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (L.O. 4:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Address: 8F, Sato Estate Bldg., 3-18-5, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

15. Garde Kitchen Karumera (Shibuya)

15. Garde Kitchen Karumera (Shibuya)Top 15 Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya Serving Delicious Desserts

Garde Kitchen Karumera is located at the lobby floor of the high-rise Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel, which towers over the West Exit of Shibuya Station. They serve a wide variety of dishes from all over the world, which can be enjoyed from morning until late night. They also serve cakes with recipes formulated by the top French patissier, Laurent Jeannin. Surprisingly, it is the only cafe and restaurant in Japan that serves such cakes. It can be enjoyed through the [Laurent Jeannin Cake Set with Coffee or Tea (1,580 JPY)] when dining in, or at the adjacent pastry shop when ordering for take-out.

Garde Kitchen Karumera (Shibuya)

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm), Breakfast 6:30 am - 10:30 am
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm), Breakfast 6:30 am - 11:00 am"
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,012 JPY / [Lunch] 2,057 JPY 
Address: 26-1, Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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There are just so many restaurants and cafes serving delicious sweets and desserts! Now that you have a list of go-to places, have you already decided where to go?

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.

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Publish-date: Jan 26 2018 Update-date: Nov 16 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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