Tokyo’s café culture is a fascinating mix of the old and the new, traditional, and modern. There are a plethora of cozy cafes with a unique atmosphere and services. There are new cafes that come up all the time, of course, I am talking about life before Covid19. However, all bad times come to an end and we should be excited and look forward to better times, which will be appreciated more and never taken granted for. So, here are three beautiful cafes in Tokyo I recommend you visit after the Covid19 emergency is over and it is safe to eat out.

Tiffany Café @Cat Street ティファニー カフェ @キャット ストリート

The iconic jewelry brand – Tiffany, has a café called Tiffany Cafe @Cat Street in Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood. It is housed in the angular Bank Gallery designed by Tadao Ando, for a run of three years. It’s the second of these cafés in the world with The Blue Box Cafe in New York flagship store being the first one.

The top floor of the six-level concept store features Tiffany Cafe. The Tiffany Cafe @Cat Street is decorated in the signature Tiffany blue and represents the spirit and style that Tiffany is renowned for but is much more contemporary and casual.

The café serves breakfast, as well as a variety of New York food like hot dogs, croissants, cheese pretzels, Tiffany blue doughnuts, and of course coffee! A cup of coffee and a doughnut will set you back with around 1000 yen which is not bad considering this beautiful space. You need to wait a bit, but it is the perfect destination for meeting with friends.

The six-level Tiffany concept store is full of Insta-worthy spots, jewelry, travel accessories, etc. There are many photo spots and you can pose with many Tiffany blue-themed merchandise like suitcases and even a giant phone booth. Apart from regular Tiffany merchandise, they also have a “Tiffany @Cat Street” collection, which is exclusive to this store. There also have a fragrance vending machine and a dedicated Style Studio that offers custom engraving.

You can literally feel like Audrey Hepburn, having breakfast at Tiffany’ there. The Tiffany @Cat Street concept store and cafe will be open until 2021, so if you live in Tokyo or are planning to visit Japan after the Covid19 pandemic, make sure to check this cafe!

Address:

6 Chome-14-5 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001

Business hours:

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Nicolai Bergmann NOMU ニコライ バーグマン ノム

Nicolai Bergmann is a well-known florist from Denmark, and NOMU is his brand of flower cafes with branches in Japan and South Korea. His flower arrangements have a chic Scandinavian coolness and bright colors. His most famous work is the “Flower Box”, which is an arrangement of flowers in a box.

The cafe Nicolai Bergmann Nomu is located inside this flower shop. Half of the space consists of the shop area and the other half is the café. The cafe is filled with beautiful flowers and it’s a nice relaxing place. You can see Bergmann’s influence on the decor, as the walls are covered with greens, the glass-topped tables are filled with seasonal flowers, and they also have unique Danish egg-shaped chairs. The overall effect is stylish and sophisticated.

The cafe only serves food that is healthy, therefore, they mainly use organic ingredients. While everything in the cafe looks healthy and delicious, my recommendation is to try a traditional Danish dish – smørrebrød. Smørrebrød means “butter and bread,” but believe me, it is much more than that! It comes with an assortment of toppings on the top of buttered bread to create an amazing open-faced sandwich. We went there during lunchtime, so I ordered the smørrebrød set which came with a sandwich, drink, a salad, and a bar of chocolate for about 1,700 yen. We didn’t want to leave that gorgeous place and as I had met my friend after ages, we stayed there until late, so I also ordered a tart and a coffee.

Overall, the price is a little bit high there, and the food and drink aren’t very different from other cafes in Aoyama, but this place is worth visiting to sip on coffee, surrounded with beautiful flower arrangements in a lively atmosphere, of course after Covid19!

Address:

5 Chome-7-2 Minamiaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0062

Business hours:

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Caffè Michelangelo カフェ ミケランジェロ

Caffè Michelangelo is a beautiful cafe with a classical European feel that is popular with the hip crowd of Tokyo. Located directly across the street from Daikanyama T-site, it is a pleasant open-air space, filled with sunlight shining through about 300 years old Zelkova trees. It has the appearance of an old 18th-century Italian cafe and has been furnished with antique-style furniture, perfect for chilling and catching up with friends. The outside seating is perfect for people-watching.

The cafe serves light meals, coffee, and desserts. Lunch is mainly pasta, risotto, panini, and set lunch is from 1600 yen. We went there in the evening, and honestly, I was more interested in their cakes, so I went for their dessert set (cake and drink) which comes for 1200 yen. Their desserts and coffee, both are good. While there is a sense of luxury, its price is reasonable. It’s also attached to a Michelin-starred restaurant – which I want to try after Covid19.

More than food, I think their elite location and beautiful ambiance is what really attracts people to this cafe. I love spending my weekends in Daikanyama, it makes me forget the hustle and bustle of daily Tokyo life. I can’t wait to go back there after Covid19!

Address:

29-3 Sarugakucho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0033

Business hours:

11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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