10 Best Cafes in Tokyo | Coffee Lovers must Visit

To all Coffee lovers here’s 10 Best Cafes in Tokyo you must visit.
10 Best Cafes in Tokyo covers long established cafés and early morning opening cafés.
Why don’t you drop by during morning walk or travel?

Served Best Coffee Cafes in Tokyo

Coffee was introduced into Japan in the 18th century from the Netherland and has become popular in late 19th century.
For coffee lovers, we will start with authentic coffee shops where satisfy even coffee connoisseurs.




Once you enter the shop, you’ll be surrounded by the aroma of freshly roasted coffee.
The ROASTERY BY NOZY COFFEE uses different coffee beans everyday, so you can always choose your favorite coffee from seven or eight choices including special “Single origin” coffee beans grown in specific regions or countries.
“Single origin” is coffee beans whose country of origin, producing region, producing method and processing are all traceable, and not blended with other beans.

Nozy coffee

Nozy Coffee

Don’t miss two types of doughnuts with coffee: fluffy type and crispy type.
Three types of soft cream :
Espresso ice cream : Ice cream with thick aroma of espresso
Cafe latte ice cream: mixed ice cream with espresso and milk
Milk: plain milky ice cream without coffee

URL: https://www.tysons.jp/roastery/

5 min walk from Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin line or Chiyoda line Meiji Jingumae st Exit 7.
Opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday
No regular closing day





Opened in 2013 COFFEEHOUSE NISHIYA has retro atmosphere like Italian bal.
The counter style café serves alcohol in the evening.
Barista makes wide variety of espresso based coffee showing the skill in latte art.
Don’t miss custard pudding.

URL: https://coffeehousenishiya.com/

8 min walk from Shibuya station
Opens: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday
No regular closing day

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Sarutahiko Coffee / Ebisu

Sarutahiko Coffee

Sarutahiko Coffee

Sarutahiko Coffee’s concept is “Only one cup of coffee makes you happy”.
The visitor can enjoy original blend coffee made in different roasting degree, and from carefully selected single-origin coffee beans.
Sarutahiko Coffee serves coffee by hand drip and espresso menu from which favorite beans can be selected.

Try seasonal drink in time limited offer.
Caffeine-free coffee and decaf are available.

URL: http://sarutahiko.co/

Two min walk from JR Ebisu station West exit.
Opens: 8:00 am to 0:30 am on weekdays,
10:00 am to 0:30 am on weekends
No regular closing day





Located in an upscale residential area of Tokyo BONDI CAFE is casual café near Yoyogi park.
Inside you can enjoy carefully selected beans coffee feeling as if you are on the beach.
Don’t miss Acai bowl, Eggs Benedict and pasta.

URL: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1307/A130703/13108192/

One min walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Hiroo station, Exit 1.
Opens: 9:00 am to 2:00 am.
No regular closing day

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Best Japanese Cafe, Kissaten in Tokyo

“Kissaten” means Retro Japanese old cafe.
In 1878 the first coffee shop opened in Japan and came to be known among ordinary people in the early 20th century. Most Kissaten coffee shops are spacious with comfortable chairs or couches like a hotel lobby, and serve coffee, tea, juice, soda, and sand witches.
But now the number of kissaten has decreased since lots of coffee chains and convenience stores have offered cheep coffee.
But Kissaten still remain for customers who want to taste a cup of good coffee in a cozy space.
Now, we’ll take a look at some traditional Kissaten.


Coffee Shop Galant / Ueno

Coffee Shop Galant

Coffee Shop Galant

Coffee Shop Galant is long-established coffee shop remaining an atmosphere of good old days.
Coffee Shop Galant serves Traditional Japanized Western food like omurice or chicken rice covered with omelet and cream soda or soda with ice cream on top.
Smoking is allowed inside and highly recommended for smokers.

URL: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13002648/

1 min walk from JR Ueno station or Tokyo Metro Ueno station Exit 5b.
Opens: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm everyday
No regular closing day


Cafe PAULISTA / Ginza



Founded in 1911, Cafe Paulista is known as Japan’s oldest coffee shop where celebrities like John Lenon and Ryunosuke Akutagawa, a famous Japanese author visited before.
Renovated in 1970 as a large coffee shop with 100 seats, Cafe Paulista serves wide variety of coffee, cake, sand witch and bagel, etc.
By the way, we Japanese call wandering around Ginza “Gin-bura”, which originated from drinking BRAzilian coffee at cafe Paulista, GINza, also we say wondering around “bura-bura suru” in Japanese.

URL: https://www.paulista.co.jp/

5 min walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza line Ginza station.
Opens: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Mondays to Saturdays,
11:30 am to 6:00 pm on Sundays and public holidays.
No regular closing day


CAFE DE L’AMBRE / Shinbashi



Founded in 1948,

CAFE DE L’AMBRE is pioneer of cafe serving home-roasted coffee.
CAFE DE L’AMBRE serves wide variety of coffee, but no cake no sandwich.
The most popular menu is Blanc et Noir, iced coffee poured in a champagne glass with cream on top.
You can enjoy a beautiful contrast of white cream and black aromatic coffee.

URL: http://www.cafedelambre.com/

5min walk from Tokyo Metro Shimbashi station Exit 1.
Opens : 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm from Mondays to Saturdays except for Tuesdays
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sundays and public holidays
Closing day : Tuesday

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Best Cafes to Kick-Start Your Day in Tokyo

How about starting your beautiful day with a cup of aromatic coffee?
Here’s a list of coffee shops opening in the morning.
Drop in during early morning walk.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo / Nakameguro

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo

Opened in February 2019 along Meguro river as the 5th shop following N.Y. Shanghai, Starbucks Reserve Roastery has a roastery inside.
Four storied shop:
1F : Coffee bakery shop
2F : TEAVANA serves a wide variety of tea and tea-based beverages,
3F : Bar serves s coffee-based cocktails and cold-brew coffee
4F : Seminar and event space for coffee
First opened in Japan, Spirito di Milano Prince serves freshly baked bread made of ingredients from Italie at eat-in and takeout.

URL: https://www.starbucks.co.jp/reserve/roastery/

14 min walk from Tokyu Toyoko line Nakameguro station.
Opens: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
No regular closing day





COFFEE VALLEY roasts carefully selected special coffee beans inside the shop, so you can enjoy coffee extracted from beans according to their characteristics.
The beans are roasted to extract their maximum potentiality on the 3rd floor.
There is a wide lineup from light to dark roast.
A toast is made of special graham bread from a very popular bakery, Parlour Ekoda.
Wi-Fi connection and charging batteries are available.
URL: https://coffeevalley.jp/
4 min walk form JR Ikebukuro station East exit
Opens: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Mondays to Fridays
9:00 am to 10:00 pm Weekends and public holidays

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Fuglen Tokyo / Yoyogi Park

Fuglen Tokyo

Fuglen Tokyo

Established in Norway, Fuglen Tokyo coffee shop chain purchase seasonably fresh and best coffee from overseas farms in a traceable route, and use Nordic Roast.
Nordic roast is a light roast in which smoky taste is reduced and the original flavor of coffee beans are extracted to the utmost.
Located next to Yoyogi Park, Fuglen Tokyo is the best shop to stop by during a morning walk.

URL: http://www.fuglen.com/
5 min walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line Yoyogi Koen station.
Opens: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm on Monday and Tuesdays
8:00 am to 1:00 am on Wednesdays and Thursdays
8:00 am to 2:00 am on Fridays
10:00 am  to 2:00 am on Saturdays
10:00 am to 1:00 am on Sundays
No regular closing day

By Ricky