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Tokyo's Best Cafés and Bakeries

Discover the best places for a great cup of coffee paired with delicious pastries with a curated list of Tokyo's best cafés and bakeries.

Updated on Jan 04, 2024 | World of Mouth team

In Tokyo, the coffee culture is alive and well, with innovative coffee roasters and elegant tea shops combining with spectacular architectural designs, offering not just a caffeine fix but also a taste of the city's bustling culinary scene. Featuring Cafe de l'ambre, Chatei Hatou, and Parklet Bakery, this guide is curated to help you find Tokyo’s best picks for a well-brewed cup of coffee and tasty pastries.

All cafés and bakeries selected are based on recommendations from top chefs, food writers, and sommeliers such as Maria Nilsson, Kenneth Nars, and Toni Toivanen. Whether you're a local or a visitor exploring the city, this guide is a must-have for finding the city's best cafés and bakeries.

Cafe de l'ambre

8-chōme-10-15 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Cafe de l'ambre is a traditional kissaten coffee shop, offering a wide variety of aged beans on its menu to cater to different tastes. Customers recommend trying their unique coffee and egg blend, as well as their coffee jelly. Despite its old-style appearance, the cafe is equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all visitors.

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The old style coffe places - kissaten- are the best in Tokyo. This one is a proper treasure. The menu consist of many beans that been stored for ages and they have funny things as coffee and egg, and coffejelly. A lot of hard looking regulators.

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Cafe de l'ambre

Cafe de l'ambre

8-chōme-10-15 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Chatei Hatou

1-chōme-15-19 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan

Chatei Hatou is a popular spot recognized for its fluff Japanese chiffon cakes. Its ambiance is characterized by a friendly environment where you can often find old ladies enjoying their time or regulars stopping by. Known for its specialty in chiffon cakes, Chatei Hatou is a place that cake-lovers should not miss.

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One more kissaten. This is a rather well known location specialize in fluff japanese chiffon cakes. Lovely environment, old ladies smoking or regulars.

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Chatei Hatou

Chatei Hatou

1-chōme-15-19 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan

Beaver Bread

3-chōme-4-3 Higashinihonbashi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0004, Japan

Beaver Bread is a small bakery located in Nihonbashi, known for its sourdough bread, pastries, and cakes. With a capacity to serve only 2-3 customers at a time, it offers a takeaway-only service. The bakery offers a variety of freshly baked goods, including classic sourdough breads, croissants, and the highly recommended pain au chocolat, known for its light, flaky, and chocolaty taste.

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Tiny bakery for takeaway in Nihonbashi: bread perfection and the pain au chocolat of your dreams.Beaver Bread in Nihonbashi is the smallest possible bakery. Only 2-3 customers fit into the small space lined with shelves of freshly baked savoury and sweet breads, cakes and pastries. Baker Kenichi Warita masters all the classic sour dough breads and croissants and bakes the best pain au chocolat I’ve ever had: light, flaky, buttery and oh so chocolaty. Some pastries have are flavoured with Japanese miso, black bean paste and burdock root. Do not miss the perfectly crunchy miniature cannelés or the sourdough bun with butter, cooked ham, gruyère and cornichons. Take your goodie bags two blocks away to the coffee shop of the hip Citan Hostel and enjoy them with a cup of coffee.

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Beaver Bread

Beaver Bread

3-chōme-4-3 Higashinihonbashi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0004, Japan

Parklet Bakery

Japan, 〒103-0024 Tokyo, Chuo City, Nihonbashikobunachō, 14−7 ソイル日本橋 1階

Parklet Bakery, nestled near Horidome Childrens Park, offers naturally leavened breads and a range of breakfast, lunch, and evening bites crafted from quality ingredients. Managed by the Californian pastry duo, Kate Jaksich from Tartine Bakery and Jerry Jaksich from Chez Panisse, this bakery and caf is known for its diverse offerings including the cheese and black pepper scone and omelette sourdough sandwich. With a dynamic menu that evolves with community contributions, Parklet Bakery embodies the essence of both local and global flavors.

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Great coffee, sourdogh and breakfast dishes in Nihonbashi by Californian pastry duo.Parklet is a bakery and café on a side street in Nihonbashi. It’s run by Kate Jaksich, who worked at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco and Jerry Jaksich, previously at Chez Panisse in California. Perfect breakfast spot with all kinds of delicious bread and pastry: cheese and black pepper scone, omelette sourdough sandwich with cooked ham and avocado, a perfect chocolate cookie and some very good coffee from Overview coffee roastery.

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Parklet Bakery

Parklet Bakery

Japan, 〒103-0024 Tokyo, Chuo City, Nihonbashikobunachō, 14−7 ソイル日本橋 1階

FUGLEN ASAKUSA

2-chōme-6-15 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

Fuglen Asakusa offers a Nordic coffee house experience, serving breakfast, beer, and cocktails. This spot is recommended for its excellent coffee and cinnamon buns, making it a go-to for those craving a taste of Nordic cuisine. The restaurant also offers a variety of dishes, including Norwegian waffles with different toppings, croissants, and cinnamon rolls, as well as a range of coffee drinks, teas, and alcoholic beverages.

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Nordic coffee house in the middle of Tokyo.Whenever I feel I'm missing those cinnamon buns and a cup of good coffee this is the place to go! Maybe the best coffee in Tokyo with switch coffee.

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FUGLEN ASAKUSA

FUGLEN ASAKUSA

2-chōme-6-15 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

Bricolage bread & co.

Japan, 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 6-chōme−15−1 けやき坂テラス1F

Bricolage bread & co., founded by Shinobu Namae of LEffervescence and baker Ayumu Iwanaga, started its journey offering comfort through sandwiches in the wake of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Today, the establishment embodies the essence of "bricolage," a French word meaning "DIY," infusing every aspect of the place - from bread to design - with a hands-on, personal touch. Not just about the bread or coffee, it's a space where every element reflects their values, aiming to highlight the importance of everyday food and the joy it brings.

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Perfect croissants, pastry and sourdough bread and also a wine bistro.When all of the sudden in the midst of Tokyo you will miss your perfect croissant in the morning. Started by the mind behind the L’Effervescence, Shinobu Namae, this is your gluten happy place in the rice country. Indulge in perfect (yet not usually shaped) croissants, monocles with matcha or simply a slice of sourdough bread (baked with Japanese grown wheat or spelt) and some whipped tofu aside. The Bakery shares space with a bistro with a nice selection of European natural wines - if you happen to stay for the afternoon .

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Bricolage bread & co.

Bricolage bread & co.

Japan, 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 6-chōme−15−1 けやき坂テラス1F

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