Shibuya and Harajuku, some of the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo, are among the fiercest cafe battlegrounds in the city. Here, we introduce a carefully selected range of cafes, from trendy spots where you can enjoy the latest sweet treats to long-established cafes, all of which have been featured in the famous guidebook "Rurubu" and the website "Rurubu & more".Enjoy a stylish cafe experience in one of Japan's popular tourist destinations!

Where are the trendy Shibuya and Harajuku cafes concentrated around?

Shibuya and Harajuku are famous for their trendy cafes. In particular, the areas around Shibuya, such as Dogenzaka and Udagawacho, which are close to JR Shibuya Station, are filled with them. Also, around JR Harajuku Station, Laforet Harajuku, and the area around Omotesando Station on the Tokyo Metro, there are rows of cafes offering popular sweets, including pancakes.

Recently, the Yoyogi Park area has been attracting attention as a "holy land of cafes" and "holy land of bread". This area, close to Yoyogi Park, which is rich in greenery and has cycling courses, basketball courts, and dog runs, is located beyond Kamiyamacho, a high-end residential area, after passing through Shibuya Center Street from Shibuya Station. It's recommended for those looking for cafes with a mature atmosphere.

From here, we would like to introduce cafes with highly rated sweets and food menus in three areas: Shibuya, Harajuku/Omotesando, and Yoyogi Park!

Recommended Trendy Cafes in the Shibuya Area

The Shibuya area, including in front of Shibuya Station, Dogenzaka, and Udagawacho, is dotted with stylish cafes. There are plenty of cafes with extensive food menus that make you want to stay for a long time!

L’OCCITANE Cafe Shibuya Branch (Just a short walk from JR Shibuya Station's Hachiko Exit)

The interior, designed with the image of a yellow bouquet, is a bright and open space with large windows. The atmosphere inside the store is so calm that you might forget you're in the middle of a big city. Like a Provencal market, they offer a colorful menu using plenty of vegetables and fruits.

  • L’OCCITANE Cafe Shibuya Branch
  • Address: 2nd & 3rd Floor, Shibuya Station Front Building, 2-3-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 10:00 - 23:00 (Last order at 22:00), subject to change, please inquire
  • Closed: Irregularly
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Cafe Bohemia (8 minutes walk from JR Shibuya Station Hachiko Exit)

A small resort-like restaurant located in the depths of Shibuya, an 8-minute walk from Shibuya Station. They offer a variety of Middle Eastern dishes supervised by professionals. The drinks and original cocktails made with coffee, brewed by the coffee-loving store manager, are also exquisite.

  • Cafe Bohemia
  • Address: 1F Noah Shibuya Part2, 36-22 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 11:30 AM to 5:00 AM the next day (until 11:30 PM on Sundays and the last day of consecutive holidays)
  • Closed: Open daily
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and people udagawa (10 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station)

A hidden gem of a cafe tucked away in an alley, a 10-minute walk from Shibuya Station. During lunchtime, the atmosphere is natural, surrounded by green plants and antique furniture. However, at night, it transforms into a magical, otherworldly atmosphere with about 70 candles lit, as if in a fairy tale. The lunch menu offers a wide variety of dishes, including chicken nanban and ginger pork. Among them, the most popular is the "Focaccia & Camembert Bake," where you can eat a whole piece of Camembert cheese.

  • and people udagawa
  • Address: 4F, New Tokyo Building, 10-2 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 11am to 11pm (Food: last order at 10pm, Drinks: last order at 10:30pm)
  • Closed: Irregularly
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Pain au Sourire (5 minutes walk from JR Shibuya Station)

A popular bakery & cafe located between Omotesando and Shibuya. The name of the shop, which means "bread with a smile", embodies the hope that "smiles (Sourire) will be born for both people and the earth". They carefully select the yeast to match the bread, and offer a variety of breads made with carefully selected ingredients. Recommended is the weekday-only morning special, where you can enjoy a variety of their signature breads on a luxurious plate.

  • Address: 1F, 1-4-6 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 8am to 7pm (Morning set is limited to weekdays from 8am to 10am)
  • Closed: Sundays and Mondays
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STEPHANIE Cannele&Coffee granita (1 minute walk from JR Shibuya Station)

A cafe produced by Hidenori Izaki, who is active as a world-renowned coffee consultant. Despite its cute appearance, you can enjoy authentic tasting sweets. The signature menu includes the Italian frozen drink 'Granita' and freshly baked canelé.

  • STEPHANIE Cannele&Coffee granita
  • Address: 1F, 3-21-3 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 9am to 7pm (10am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)
  • Closed: Open daily *According to Shibuya Stream
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Recommended stylish cafes in the Harajuku and Omotesando area

The Harajuku and Omotesando area is a place that has produced many trendy sweets such as tiramisu, canelé, pancakes, donuts, and bubble tea... Be sure to taste the proud sweets and cutting-edge gourmet food at the popular cafes!

F&P Smoothie Cafe Aoyama Branch (3 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Omotesando Station)

Just 3 minutes from Omotesando Station. A genuine smoothie specialty store located in Tokyo's Aoyama and Omotesando, achieving both "delicious" and "healthy". A leading brand of freshly made "genuine smoothies", rich and thick with plenty of fruits and vegetables, just like the West Coast.

  • F&P Smoothie Cafe Aoyama Branch
  • Address: 1F, Aoyama Oval Building, 5-52-2, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 8:00 to 21:00 (Last order at 21:00)
  • Closed: Open all year round (except for two annual statutory inspections)
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LORANS Harajuku Branch (5 minutes walk from JR Harajuku Station)

A cafe with an attached flower shop. They offer smoothies packed with fruits and vegetables, open sandwiches with vibrant colors, fruit sandwiches where the fruit peeks out cutely, and for those who want a hearty meal, a popular soft-boiled egg dry curry garnished with edible flowers. The shop supports working women with free WiFi and power outlets. You can also enjoy the flower shop while waiting at the cafe. Orders and deliveries of flowers and foliage plants are available. Only the terrace seats can be used with pets (reservation required).

  • LORANS (ローランズ) Harajuku Branch
  • Address: 1F, Bells Harajuku Building, 3-54-15, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM (Cafe last order at 5:30 PM)
  • Closed: Open daily
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Ujien (7-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Omotesando Station)

A Japanese sweets shop located in a corner of the old house food court "Urasando Garden". It is run by a long-established tea specialty store that was founded in Yamashiro-cho, Kyoto in the second year of Meiji (1869). The "Matcha Parfait", which is layered with matcha ice cream, shiratama, azuki beans, and fresh cream, is recommended.

  • Ujien (宇治園)
  • Address: 1F, 4-15-2, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 12:00 to 18:00 (Last order at 17:30)
  • Closed: Open daily (except for the New Year holidays)
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Cafe Chairo (7 minutes walk from JR Harajuku Station)

This is a cafe where you can enjoy vegan Japanese sweets handmade by the owner, Mr. Brown, who is from the United States. The entrance is paved with white pebbles with wave patterns, making it look like a garden in Kyoto. You can take off your shoes and relax on tatami tile, creating a soothing space.

  • Cafe Chairo (かふぇ茶色)
  • Address: 1F, Chaan Omotesando, 5-11-13, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Closed: Tuesday
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CAROLINE DINER (10 minutes walk from JR Harajuku Station)

A cafe in Harajuku that recreates the atmosphere of 1950s America. The interior of the shop has an oldies vibe, like a scene from a movie. The most popular item is the cream soda, which comes in seven flavors: melon, coffee, cola, blue Hawaii, and more. Each soda is topped with plenty of ice cream, three cherries, and a colorful flag. They also serve classic, hearty hamburgers, french fries, and sandwiches.

  • CAROLINE DINER
  • Address: 1F, carolinediner, 2-14-11, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 12:00 - 18:30 (Last order at 18:00)
  • Closed: Thursday
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FAVORITE THINGS (7 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Omotesando Station)

The exquisite cakes made by the owner, who has gained experience as a patissier at a famous hotel, and the too-beautiful plate arrangements are popular. In addition, the lunch made by the owner's wife, such as "Tom Yum Chicken", has many original menus and a unique deliciousness that cannot be found elsewhere. As the name of the store suggests, the interior is filled with favorite items such as chairs and tables that the owner couple has carefully selected, creating a comfortable space.

  • FAVORITE THINGS
  • Address: 1F, Sigma AG Building, 2-3-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 11am to 8pm
  • Closed: Irregular (please check official SNS)
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GOOD TOWN DOUGHNUTS (5-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station on the Tokyo Metro)

A doughnut shop located along Cat Street in Harajuku. Their photogenic and fluffy doughnuts are extremely popular. The interior of the shop is filled with items sourced from America, allowing you to enjoy the feeling of being in Brooklyn while eating a doughnut.

  • GOOD TOWN DOUGHNUTS
  • Address: 6-13-6, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 10am - 7pm
  • Closed: Open daily
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Recommended stylish cafes in the Yoyogi Park area

Yoyogi Park, the fifth largest metropolitan park in the 23 wards of Tokyo. Around the park, there are Yoyogi-Koen Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, and Yoyogi-Uehara and Yoyogi-Hachiman Stations on the Odakyu Line, all of which are known as fierce battlegrounds for cafes.

It's recommended to stop by a cafe during a walk in the park, or even go cafe hopping!

Shorakuen TEA SALON & BOUTIQUE (5 minutes walk from Odakyu Yoyogi-Uehara Station)

A shop that upholds the concept of a "souvenir shop in paradise*" (*Togenkyo - the mythical peach forest). In the mysterious space based on the color peach, you can enjoy "mountain sweets" that turn real Japanese mountains into sweets, and even Taiwanese tea. The beautiful cross-section of the mountain sweets is perfect for a high-class souvenir.

  • Shorakuen (小楽園) TEA SALON & BOUTIQUE
  • Address: 10-9 Motoyoyogicho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 12:00-19:00
  • Closed: Tuesday, and other irregular holidays
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WEP wafflefactory (12-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Yoyogi Park Station)

Located in the Oku-Shibuya area, the waffle specialty store "WEP wafflefactory" is famous for its thick, crispy and fluffy waffles filled with plenty of cream, fruits, cookies, and other visually appealing sweets. They are committed to using quality ingredients and aim to provide waffles that can be safely eaten every day.

  • WEP wafflefactory
  • Address: 25-17 Kamiyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Closed: Tuesday
  • Information provided by: JTB Publishing

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