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Garlic Chips - Bar: Takadanobaba
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Sundays.
Late-night cocktails, jazz, light meals, and garlic chips in a relaxed neighborhood bar. Some outdoor seating.
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Sundays.
Cotton Club - Bar: Takadanobaba
Open 11:30am-4am (LO) daily.
Late-night cocktails and snacks, with jazz in the background. Terrace seating is available on the first and second-floor cafe areas.
Open 11:30am-4am (LO) daily.
Park Hyatt Delicatessen - Sandwiches/ deli: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm) daily.
Perhaps the best deli counter in town, with a huge selection of cold cuts, pates and salads. Lunches are priced from around Y1000, and breakfast is served on weekdays from 8 to 10:30am. The outdoor...
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm) daily.
Little Delirium - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This mini-branch of one of our favorite Belgian beer bars sits at the Yoyogi end of Southern Terrace; convenient to Shinjuku station but sufficiently removed from the bustling crowds. Despite the...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Design Festa Gallery Cafe & Bar - Bar: Harajuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This unusual cafe-bar sits in the courtyard of a very bohemian art-gallery space called Tokyo Design Festa. There's a small indoor section where you stand around overturned barrel-tables, and an...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Ikiba - Bar: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
An experimental venture from the trendy folks who run the Aoyama Farmers Market, this cafe-bar complex has several distinct zones - two separate bars, lots of outdoor seating in the yard, a tiny...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
San Francisco Peaks - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 8-11:15am, 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet hot dogs are the specialty here, but they also offer a good selection of Japanese craft beers, including interesting small breweries like Sankt Gallen and Baird. The hot dogs are made from...
Open 8-11:15am, 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Bills - Australian: Harajuku
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Australian chef Bill Granger is famous for his gourmet breakfast menu; this is his fourth Tokyo-area venture. Breakfast is served from 8:30am through the end of lunchtime, with signature dishes...
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Eco Farm Cafe 632 - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 9am-11pm daily.
A quiet spot hidden on a back street just a few steps from central Harajuku. There's a spacious cafe up front with fresh-baked pastries, a nice outdoor courtyard where dogs are allowed, and a full...
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Las Chicas - International: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
International cuisine and drinks at this sprawling, tourist-friendly restaurant and cafe-bar.
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Two Rooms Bar - Bar: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Attached to the Two Rooms Grill, the bar and lounge area offers cocktails and a wide choice of wines from around the world in a lovely setting, with a big outdoor terrace looking out over Harajuku...
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Crisscross - Cafe: Omotesando
Open 9am-10pm (LO) daily.
A casual cafe attached to the popular Mediterranean restaurant Cicada; there's pleasant outdoor seating in the front courtyard when the weather permits. Craft beer fans can choose from six brews...
Open 9am-10pm (LO) daily.
Royal Garden Cafe Aoyama - Cafe: Gaienmae
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This spacious cafe offers typical cafe fare (pastas, sandwiches) during the day, along with fresh-baked breads and pastries from their in-store bakery. In the evening the menu widens to include...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Deux Magots - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
French-style cafe beverages and pastries. The courtyard seating is unusual in that you're in the basement of the Bunkamura complex, but still out under the open sky. (Indoor seating also available.)
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
347 Cafe - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This big, trendy cafe has a large terrace with ample outdoor seating and even a small swimming pool on the third and fourth floors of this Shibuya shopping complex.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Le Lion - Wine bar: Ebisu
Open noon-11:15pm (LO; -5:15pm Sun ). Open every day.
With its red leather upholstered seats and wood and brass fixtures, Le Lion offers a little slice of Lyon on the backstreets of Ebisu. Welcoming staff, covered terrace seating, and excellently...
Open noon-11:15pm (LO; -5:15pm Sun ). Open every day.
Hacienda del Cielo - Mexican: Daikanyama
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
The tempting menu on the Hacienda features down-home Mexican dishes like shrimp and tuna ceviche, menudo (stewed beef stomach), and queso fundido (cheese fondue), plus Tex-Mex standards like...
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Sign - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This relaxed cafe-bar is a perfect meeting spot, right in front of Daikanyama station.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Michelangelo - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-midnight daily.
This big, European-style cafe opens onto the street for enhanced people-watching, with lots of outdoor seating when the weather permits. The casual food menu includes pastas, sandwiches and...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Bondi Cafe - Cafe: Hiroo
Open 9am-2am daily.
A casual, open-air, dog-friendly cafe on a back street behind Hiroo station. The food menu tends toward Hawaiian and Asian fusion, with above-average prices.
Open 9am-2am daily.
IR Second House - Grill: Shirokanedai
Open 11:30am-11pm. Closed Tuesdays.
A simple but well-constructed food menu, a gorgeous setting, and affordable prices combine to give I/R Second House a unique appeal for Shirokanedai diners. Floor-to-celing windows in the main...
Open 11:30am-11pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Blue Point - Cafe: Shirokanedai
Open 11:30-3am daily.
The restaurant in back is pretentious and overpriced, but the outdoor cafe is a pleasant place to sit during warm weather.
Open 11:30-3am daily.
Le Pain Quotidien - Bakery: Shiba-koen
Open 7:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Located inside a park and surrounded by greenery, this popular Belgian organic bakery is famous for their large communal table, although they also offer smaller tables for two or four. The interior...
Open 7:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Lauderdale - Cafe: Roppongi Hills
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
It's hard finding a good breakfast in Tokyo outside of the international hotels, but this Roppongi Hills cafe delivers the goods. The breakfast/brunch menu is a mix of European and international...
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Aux Bacchanales - Cafe: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.
A cheerful cafe with a nice lunch menu (under Y1,000) and a take-away bakery department.
Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.
Bar Del Sole Due - Cafe: Ginza
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
This picturesque little Italian-style cafe-bar is worth noting for their late-night hours (till midnight most evenings); stop by for coffee, a glass of wine or a light Italian snack.
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Marugo - Wine bar: Marunouchi
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
This Marunouchi branch of the excellent Marugo wine bar is less cramped than the original shops in Shinjuku, but it can still get smoky sometimes. The outdoor seating is recommended when the weather...
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Antwerp Central - Belgian rest/beer bar: Marunouchi
Open 5pm-3am (LO), to 11pm Sat, Sun. Open every day.
AC's atmosphere and decor are very European in feel, and the large food menu includes surprisingly authentic Belgian specialties like "stoemp" - a hearty platter of mashed potatoes and root...
Open 5pm-3am (LO), to 11pm Sat, Sun. Open every day.
Tokyo Beer Hall and Beer Terrace 14 - Bar: Otemachi
Open 11am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Ample terrace seating (weather permitting) and a wide selection of microbrew beers from Coedo Brewery are the advertised attractions here, although they serve cocktails and a decent wine selection as...
Open 11am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Craft Beer Market - Beer bar: Otemachi
Open 11am-1:30, 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
A wide selection of reasonably priced craft beers along with good food are the draws at this popular chain of bars. Each branch has its own distinctive menu, and Otemachi specializes in...
Open 11am-1:30, 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Mile Post Cafe - Indian: Kayabacho
Open 11:30am-11pm (Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.
Perched above an expensive bicycle shop, Mile Post serves Japanese craft beer and an eclectic food menu in a waterfront setting. When the weather is nice the cafe's ten-seat terrace area, looking...
Open 11:30am-11pm (Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.
Paul - Cafe: Yotsuya
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Good pastries and plenty of outdoor seating.
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Aux Bacchanales - French: Kioicho
Open 10am-11pm daily.
A bright and airy branch of this French-cafe landmark, located directly in front of the New Otani Hotel. There's a take-out bakery at the entrance, a big cafe area, a smaller dining room for proper...
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Old Thailand - Thai: Ichigaya
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
The cooking at Old Thailand is a few levels up from your typical Tokyo Thai joint, and everything smells really good, even in the elevator on the way up from the street. In addition to the festively...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Canal Cafe - Italian: Iidabashi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Cafes with scenic settings are a rarity in Tokyo, so this lovely spot looking out over the rowboats on the moat is worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood. After 5pm it's a proper restaurant,...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Enotria Diana - Cafe: Suidobashi
Open 11am-11pm daily.
We certainly can't complain about a conveniently located indoor-outdoor cafe-bar that's open all afternoon and serves great food and drink. The menu offers simple but tasty dishes like duck confit...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Craft Beer Market Terrace - Beer bar: Jimbocho
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Located a few minutes from CBM's first Jimbocho outlet, this branch offers a spacious open-air seating area for when weather permits. Beers are the same budget-friendly prices as at other branches...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Wiz - Beer bar: Awajicho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Thirty-one taps of craft beer are ready to pour here - both top-grade Japanese brews and solid US and European imports. The food menu ranges from simple tapas-style dishes like salmon carpaccio to...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Oerbier Man - Belgian rest/beer bar: Akihabara
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The Delirium Cafe chain of Belgian beer bars import their own beers, and this branch features beers from De Dolle Brouwers in Essen, Belgium, along with the usual vast Belgian selection. Food ranges...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Hitachino Brewing Lab - Beer bar: Akihabara
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO; Sun -8:30pm) daily.
Occupying one of the most stylish settings for a taproom in Tokyo, this brewing laboratory from the ever-popular Hitachino Nest beer offers seven beers on tap, including some experimental lab-only...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO; Sun -8:30pm) daily.
23 Banchi Cafe - Brewpub: Asakusa
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
This casual cafe is run by Asahi Beer, on the grounds of their Philippe Starck-designed headquarters. Drinks include coffees, wine, and various Asahi and Asahi-imported beers, including three...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Bar Six - Bar: Asakusa
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
Located at the top of the very cultural Amuse Museum, Bar Six offers a nice evening view of the illuminated pagoda and temple buildings of nearby Sensoji Temple. Weather permitting, the outdoor...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
Belg Aube - Belgian rest/beer bar: Toyosu
Open 11am-11pm (Fri, Sat -2am) daily.
An indoor/outdoor cafe with a nice choice of Belgian beers and enticing food like Iberico ham, duck confit, and of course mussels. In the afternoons they serve chocolate fondue and waffles.
Open 11am-11pm (Fri, Sat -2am) daily.
Canteen - Cafe: Aomi
Open 9am-10pm (Sat 10am-6pm). Closed Sundays.
Run by Transit General Office (Sign, Office) and designed by Wonderwall, this cafeteria-style cafe features outdoor terrace seating, a magazine library and wi-fi access.
Open 9am-10pm (Sat 10am-6pm). Closed Sundays.
Enotria Diana - Cafe: Tennozu Isle
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
A very casual Italian cafe where you can find wines by the glass (from Y500) along with simple fare like salamis, grilled chicken and organic vegetable salads.
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Breadworks - Bakery: Tennozu Isle
Open 8am-8pm daily.
Luxuriously spacious and modern in feel, this combination bakery-cafe is a comfortable place to relax with a coffee and pastry, or a quiche, cup of soup and salad. There's also a bit of outdoor...
Open 8am-8pm daily.
Terra Cafe Bar - Cafe: Tennozu Isle
Open 8am-9pm (Sun -6pm) daily.
This unusual concept cafe celebrates the joys of dried, canned, frozen and other preserved foods - in fact they are the only foods served here. Choose a snack from the well-stocked freezers and heat...
Open 8am-9pm (Sun -6pm) daily.
Pole Pole Za Space Cafe - Cafe: Higashi-Nakano
Open 11:30am-11pm (-6pm Sun). Closed Mondays.
The very artsy cafe includes a gallery space in back where you can catch the latest exhibit while enjoying coffee or cocktails; there's also window seating up front, a few outdoor tables, and a movie...
Open 11:30am-11pm (-6pm Sun). Closed Mondays.
Good Morning Cafe - Cafe: Nakano
Open 8am-11:30pm daily.
A lively branch of the Osaka-spawned cafe chain, Good Morning Cafe Nakano draws a crowd of Meiji University students and other Nakano denizens with its salt-butter caramel waffles (from 8am),...
Open 8am-11:30pm daily.
Tokio Plage Lunatic - Italian: Futako-tamagawa
Open 11:45am-11pm daily.
When the weather is nice you can enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine up on the rooftop, looking out over the Tama River. There are also barbecue facilities (reserve with the staff), and a charmingly...
Open 11:45am-11pm daily.
Koop Cafe - Cafe: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2:30am (LO) daily.
This late-night riverfront cafe offers a casual Italian-Mediterranean menu and open-air seating up front.
Open 11:30am-2:30am (LO) daily.
Patisserie Potager - Bakery: Naka-Meguro
Open 10am-8pm (LO 7:30) daily.
If you love dessert but also love vegetables, this unique pastry shop is the place for you. Sample tempting creations like avocado cheesecake, buckwheat chai mousse, arugula jelly with black-sesame...
Open 10am-8pm (LO 7:30) daily.
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Updated 2017-06-13