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  • Takano Fruit Parlour and Fruit Bar (Shinjuku Takano Main Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-26-11 Shinjuku Takano main store 5F
    The flagship Takano location, this fruit parlor located on Shinjuku-dori Avenue in 3 Chome Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo spans five floors. Takano serves parfaits, fruit samplers, cut fruit, juices, and fruit sandwiches made with seasonal fruits, as well as clubhouse and roast beef sandwiches. The shop also has parfaits and course menu options served at no other Takano location.
  • Kameju
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    4.0
    208 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Kaminarimon 2-18-11
    A traditional Japanese confection shop located kitty-corner from the Kaminarimon gate in Asakusa. This long-standing shop boasts 90 years of history at its current location. Featured in all manner of media, Kameju is famous for the unending lines which form at its door each day. Particularly popular are the shop’s dorayaki – soft and moist sweet red bean paste made with adzuki beans from Tokachi sandwiched between two fluffy, pancake-like dough saucers. Larger than the average dorayaki, the shop offers a white and a black bean paste variety. Popular as souvenirs and gifts, they often sell out.

    We arrived by walk in Asakusa from Ginza, and I has saved this place on my map, so we decided like good hobbits to have a second breakfast at Kameju. We saw a big queue, but my girlfriend said that...

  • ANNIVERESAIRE CAFÉ OMOTESANDO
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Kitaoyama 3-5-30
    This open terrace cafe is located on the first floor of a famous wedding hall located along Omotesando avenue. With an atmosphere which is reminiscent of the street corners of Paris, you can spend a relaxing time watching the people coming and going and the scenery of Omotesando. It is also possible for your pet to accompany you to the cafe. The most popular dish on the menu is the “Anniversaire Café Original Salad” which is a potato crepe with salad on top. The cafe is recommended not only for lunch and dinner but also for breaks and meetings. The nearest station is Omotesando Station.

    表参道のメイン通りに面したカフェでした、とてもおしゃれでまた賑やかでした。冬の限定飲み物ジンジャードリンクを注文して、のんびりできました

  • Sembikiya Fruit Parlor Nihonbashi Flagship Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 2- 1-2 Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower 2F
    Sembikiya is a well-established shop which boasts of the taste of its fruit. In addition to the fruit parfaits and cakes, a characteristic of Sembikiya is that the fruits are also used in their cooking. The interior of the bright store has chandeliers and large windows which give it an open atmosphere where one can comfortably spend time gazing at the Marunouchi scenery. Their most popular menu item is the “Sembikiya special parfait”, which uses carefully selected fruits from around the world, ice cream and lavish amounts of whipped cream. Reservations flood in several times a month when the popular promotion, “All-you-can-eat fruits of the world” is held.
  • Caffè Michelangelo
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sarugakuchou 29-3
    It is an attractive cafe with a classical atmosphere which is located along the former Yamate-dori Avenue. It is possible to pleasantly pass the time in this open-air space while bathing in the sunlight shining through the Zelkova trees which are in excess of 300 years old. It has the appearance of being a reproduction of a good old Italian cafe, which has been finished with antique-style furniture. There are mainly Italian dishes such as paninis and pastas. There are also various kinds of desserts and alcoholic drinks available.

    Was in Daikanyama and decided to drop by this famous cafe for lunch. Ordered a vongole pasta, coffee and tiramisu. The coffee was good (not cheap though), but the food were disappointing. The pasta...

  • Urth Caffé (Omotesando branch)
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 4-9-8SO-CALLINKOMOTESANDO
    Urth Caffé is a café chain that originated in Los Angeles, selling organic coffee; no chemical fertilizers or other chemical substances are employed in the cultivation of the coffee beans used to make Urth Caffé’s coffee. In a casual space featuring a terrace with a wooden deck, customers can enjoy great-tasting coffee or tea that is completely free from agrochemicals. There is also an extensive food menu featuring dishes made with organic ingredients; the distinctive fluffy pancakes are especially popular with female customers. Urth Caffé is an ideal spot for lunch, for afternoon tea on a weekend or public holiday, or for a casual meeting. The nearest station is Omotesando Station.

    Came here with my mom and 3 little sisters and got a couple teas, fries, the tostada salad and kale salad. The drinks and fries were delicious! The tostada salad was great, really yummy with a good...

  • Ivorish Shibuya
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 3-3B1F
    A French toast restaurant from Fukuoka located in the Udagawa-cho area of Shibuya City, Tokyo. The keys to the shop's delicious toast are the special bread that was developed by Ivorish over a half year period and the appareil made with a careful balance of eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla essence. Served fresh from the pan and redolent with maple syrup, the shop's French toast is crisp on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. Ivorish also offers season- and location-specific menu items topped with seasonal fruit and ice cream. The bare brick and warm wood interior of the restaurant creates a comfortable, natural atmosphere. Takeout available.

    I discovered this place on a previous visit to Tokyo and its been on my must visit list ever since. The French toast is to die for (both sweet and savory) abd their menu changes very regularly so...

  • Island Vintage Coffee Odaiba
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Daiba 1-6-1 Dex Tokyo Beach Seaside Mall 3F
    A Hawaiian café located in the Decks Tokyo Beach Seaside Mall in the Daiba area of Minato City, Tokyo. The shop commands a superb view of Tokyo Bay, and inside customers can enjoy rare, high quality Hawaiian coffees such as Kona coffee and Kau coffee (served by former US President Obama at banquets). The café’s signature acai bowls, made with copious amounts of organic granola and Hawaiian honey, have been featured by media outlets countless times.

    Today is still part of Golden Week. I think the chef is on holiday so are all the staff. Not sure whats happening. Ordered 2 Grilled Salmon Plate. It was past 25min and we see no food. I went in and...

  • animate Café Ikebukuro 3 Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 1-20-6 Plaza Inn Ikebukuro 3F
    A concept café operated by animate, the anime merchandise chain store. The café is located on the third floor of the Ikebukuro Plaza In building. The café offers food and drinks themed after current popular anime and video games. The interior and music is also connected to anime and video games, creating a unique, anime-themed atmosphere. The café sells merchandise available nowhere else and some menu items come with unique novelties—many fans come here seeking these special goods.
  • Garden House Crafts
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Daikanyamachou 13-1 Log Road 5 Daikanyama
    A café and bakery located on the Log Road Daikanyama, a popular new landmark in the Daikanyama area. The shop prides itself on its fresh-baked bread made with select ingredients. Garden House Crafts also has a bright eat-in space serving seasonal sandwiches and deli dishes made with fresh ingredients. The wood deck is spacious and comfortable and a popular place to sit in the morning and during tea time. The closest station is Daikan-yama Station.

    Went here on a recent trip to Japan. Great coffee, homemade bread and excellent service. I would surely recommend this place to everyone.

  • Q-pot Cafe (Tokyo main location)
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Kitaoyama 3-10-2
    A fancy café launched by Q-pot, famous for its sweet-themed accessories. Here diners can enjoy sweets that look just like Q-pot accessories in a unique and photogenic atmosphere. The cute Necklace Plate is a particularly popular menu item. The café also offers season items such as cherry blossom-themed cakes. The café features nine differently themed rooms, including the Sweets Room and the Secret Room. The closest station is Omotesando Station.

    Lots of niche food, and especially sweets, places in Tokyo can look great, but not taste all that good - Q-pot is just as quality as it looks like it should be! The food is great, service is good and...

  • Clinton Street Baking Tokyo
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    4.0
    151 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Minamiaoyama 5-17-1 YHT Minami Aoyama Building
    The first Japanese location of this highly renowned café and restaurant from New York. The restaurant’s brunch menu is particularly popular, and the signature blueberry pancakes have received rave reviews in New York magazines. The restaurant also has a wide selection of other hearty and satisfying menu items, including simple omelets, sandwiches, and dinner options like fried chicken. The distinctive red and white exterior contrasts with the laid back, unpretentious interior. The closest station is Omotesando Station.

    We arrived around 10am on Saturday morning and there were 5-6 people waiting outside. We had to wait about 20mins until we got a table. Not sure if it’s worthy of 20mins wait but we enjoyed our...

  • Sarabeth’s Tokyo
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    3.5
    114 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-8-2 Steel Building South Building 2.3F
    This famous cafe restaurant from New York praised as the “Queen of New York Breakfast” is in Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo. You can enjoy the taste of breakfasts such as French toast and lemon ricotta pancake that celebrities all over the world love, while in Japan. The café located in the Tokyo business district offers a takeout menu for office workers. American-style sandwiches and salads are also popular.

    The restaurant was far from full, but we had to wait for around 20 Minutes before we could order. We had only received part of the menu, but could on request also offer a pancake. It took far too...

  • Salon de ThThé ROND
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 7-22-2 National Art Center, 2nd floor
    A fashionable café located on the second floor of the National Art Center, Tokyo in the Roppongi area of Minato City. Built on top of a giant, upside-down cone, the café makes you feel almost as if you are floating in mid-air. It is also famous as a frequent setting for dramas and animated movies. Customers can enjoy a commanding view of the museum in the open and airy atmosphere of the shop, enjoying the art with a cup of authentic matcha green tea and a sweet at the same time. The café’s limited time menu items created in collaboration with the museum’s special exhibits are particularly popular.

    国立新美術館2階にあるカフェ、吹き抜けのガラス張りで開放感があり建物内外の眺めも素敵です。我々はケーキセットをオーダしました。ケーキの味は「まずまず」のレベルですが、内容とボリュームには若干物足りなさを感じました。お値段は若干高め、でも雰囲気と眺めのよさを考えれば妥当なのかもしれません。

  • Shiseido Parlour Salon de Café Ginza Honten
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 8-8-3 Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building 3F
    This is a long-standing sweets parlour that has inherited the tradition of the Soda Fountain founded inside the Shiseido Pharmacy in 1902. The shop offers a variety of sweets that range from the original menu since the time of its founding to modern desserts and parfait using seasonal fruits. The light meal with items such as French toast is also popular. The gorgeous interior is reminiscent of the Meiji period, making this a great spot to enjoy an elegant tea time. The closest stations are Shimbashi Station and Ginza Station.

    A little sparse on decor, but a nice plush coral room with elegant desserts and Christofle silverware. However, Brits and North Americans, be warned that your 1500 yen cup of tea is truly just one...

  • Jean-Paul Hevin Tokyo Midtown
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 9-7-4 Tokyo Midtown Galleria B1F
    The Tokyo Midtown chocolate shop of Jean-Paul Hevin, a world renowned chocolatier and winner of the Best French Workman award. The shop’s showcases are filled with gorgeous, gem-like Western confections, including cakes and macarons. The shop is also popular for purchasing wedding and birthday gifts. The shop is adjoined by a café space serving salads and meals such as quiche.

    Macaroons were so gooood. Very kind people and good atmosphere. Take out and have coffee break at the travels. Fatigue was suddenly gone. Must go and have some macaroons!

  • Nicolai Bergmann NOMU
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Minamiaoyama 5-7-2
    A café adjoining a flower shop in the Minami-Aoyama area of Minato City, Tokyo. Launched by Celebrated Danish flower artist Nicolai Bergmann, customers can enjoy healthy meals made with plenty of vegetables as well as select sweets. Decorated with art composed of colorful flowers and plants, the soothing atmosphere of the shop will make you feel like you are in a forest in northern Europe. The connected shop space sells Bergmann’s masterful flower boxes, popular as both gifts and home interior decorations.
  • Cafe & Gallery HATTIFNATT Kichijoji House
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Musashinoshi Kichijoujiminamichou 2-22-1
    Located in the Kichijoji district of Tokyo’s Musashino City, this café has a cute fairy-tale-like exterior. Passing though the entrance, walls decorated completely with pop-style wall paintings meets the eye, leaving one with the impression that they have nearly found themselves lost in the world of a storybook. The restaurant has a full-scale food menu with a variety of items to choose from including fresh cakes that are made after receiving the order, their signature taco rice dish, and fresh-baked pizza. The drink menu with cute latte art is also popular.
  • PALETAS Tokyo Midtown Store
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 9-7-3 Tokyo Midtown Galleria B1
    This is a café and takeout shop located inside Tokyo Midtown, a mixed-use facility directly connected to Roppongi Station. As a famous restaurant that has been introduced in a variety of media, they offer a complete line of sweets that are gentle to the body including a frozen fruits bar, fresh tarte cakes, and healthy smoothies using plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to sweets the shop also features a menu for meals and the store can be used for lunch and dinner.

    At Midtown we tried the Paletas ice cream sticks. They were very tasty and of quality ingredients. I quite enjoyed to see the choice of some rather unusual flavour combinations which seemed to...

  • Peanuts Cafe
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Aobadai 2-16-7
    A café based on the famous Peanuts comic strip featuring Snoopy, located along the Meguro River in the Aobadai area of Meguro City, Tokyo. The café has a natural, West Coast style, an area closely connected to the peanuts. The café is divided into the roomy and playful first floor and a second floor which resembles the hideaway of a fervent collector. In addition to snacks and sweets themed after characters from the comic, the café also has a full dinner menu. The café has gained popularity as a place a mature adult can visit regularly. Reservations are only accepted over the Internet.

    Do not create big expectations in regards to the decoration of the place and of the dishes. The cafe is cute but the food is nothing to get impressed with and the prices are high. Look for another...

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