Meeting friends over breakfast or brunch is part of a rousing start to the day in any big city.
And one of the best places to enjoy a delicious brunch is Tokyo.
The city is a gastronomic capital of the East, so it’s no surprise that you will find world-class brunch spots in the major Tokyo districts.
In this article, we share the very best breakfast and brunch spots in Tokyo.
1. Breakfast & Brunch Jade5
|Address||広尾5-17-6, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan|
|Opening hours||Mon: Closed|
Tue – Fri: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sat: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sun: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
|Menu highlights||Stacked pancakes, Bacon, eggs, home fries|
If you want to brunch in Tokyo like a local, Shibuya favorite Breakfast & Brunch Jade 5 has nailed an all-day Western breakfast.
They serve brunch the way it should be, with crispy bacon, pancakes, and a jug of syrup halfway through the day! More sophisticated and healthier tastes are being catered to with classics like Eggs Benedict or baked oats.
This is a very easygoing spot and $11 (1500 yen) should be enough to fill you up. Just remember to check social media before you head there because the café sometimes closes unexpectedly.
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2. Parklet Bakery
|Address||14-7 Kofune-cho, Nihonbashi,Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan103-0024|
|Opening hours||Daily: 08:30 am – 6:30 pm|
|Menu highlights||The omelet sando with avocado and Au Bon Vieux Temps ham|
If you want to see and be seen while having breakfast or brunch in Tokyo, Parklet is a hot destination that’s well worth dining in at. This trendy-yet-relaxed bakery cafe is run by American chefs Kate and JJ Jaksich who have worked at some of the West Coast’s most popular eateries including the Tartine Bakery of San Francisco.
Take your time with this amazingly delicious menu that is perfect if you and your friends want to share. The toasts are a hit, served with rich ricotta cheese and yuzu curd, or a delicious cashew butter and honey. If you’re looking to fill up the chicory Caesar salad with fresh sourdough croutons is another hit.
You’ll find Parklet just by Hirodome Children’s Park. It occupies the ground floor of the Soil Nihonbashi co-working space.
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3. Tully’s Coffee
|Address||3 Chome-2-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan|
|Opening hours||Mon to Fri: 07:30 am – 8:00 pm|
Sat: 08:00 am – 8:00 pm
|Menu highlights||The cheese bread tuna mozzarella croissant|
Locals and expats will reach for Tully’s as a no-brainer for a light breakfast in Tokyo. This coffee shop chain is located throughout the city. Tully’s serves decent hot and iced coffee along with light breakfast bites that include a warm Tantan-style pita sandwich with koya tofu fritters and classic French Toast at great value prices.
4. Ginza Choushoku Lab
|Address||7 Chome-12-9 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan|
|Opening hours||Daily: 08:30 am – 6:30 pm|
|Menu highlights||Eggs with truffle salt|
This upscale restaurant, located in the 4-star Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu Is ideal for a luxury weekend breakfast before sightseeing in Tokyo. The hotel restaurant is open to the public and is known for its delicious combination of Japanese and Western breakfast dishes. Serve yourself a hearty breakfast from the expansive buffet.
Our top recommendations from the breakfast lab include the savory egg custard, boiled oysters with aonori, and the comforting pumpkin gratin. Of course, there is plentiful miso soup, rice, and fresh bread.
Ginza Choushoku Lab is pricey, expect to spend up to $22 (3000 yen) per person. However, you can keep eating until 3 pm 😉
5. World Breakfast Allday
|Address||2 Chome-4-2-102 Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino, Tokyo 180-0004, Japan|
|Opening hours||Daily: 07:30 am – 8 pm|
|Menu highlights||Bocadito (roast pork and cheese sandwich seasoned with garlic mojo sauce)|
All I can say is WOW! The World Breakfast Allday restaurant chain hits it out of the park when it comes to the art of brunch.
This smash-hit Tokyo eatery serves a menu of breakfast dishes from all over the world. This is such a cool idea as you can try dishes from China, Cuba, Jordan, Poland, and more global destinations.
If you can’t visit this fun Tokyo brunch spot, at least check out their website menu, which includes information on what different countries eat for breakfast across the world!
|Address||Chuo City, Tokyo, Japan · In the Tsukiji Hongan-ji|
|Opening hours||Daily: 8 am – 6 pm|
|Menu highlights||Duck with sansho pepper|
Tsmugi is the restaurant for the information center of Tokyo’s 400-year-old Tsukiji Hongan Temple. However, this modern café has become a destination in itself, because of the quality and taste of its breakfast menu, which is served from 8 am onwards.
If you would like to be stylish and sophisticated in Tokyo, secure yourself a spot at Tsumugi. Bring an appetite too as you will be treated to an impressive 18-dish breakfast that presents one lavish dish after another.
Highlights of the 18 Hinmoku No Asagohan signature breakfast include:
- yam served with tofu and sesame (konnyaku shiroae)
- matcha jelly
- and tofu with white bean paste and yuzu.
You can also limit yourself to the traditional Japanese breakfast of grilled fish, umeboshi, and rice.
This is more of a breakfast spot, so you’ll have to get up to head over before the breakfast menu ends at 11 am.
With these great restaurants on your checklist, there should be no reason for you to be grabbing a cold onigiri and canned coffee from 7-11.
Treat yourself to a delicious Japanese breakfast served with the great hospitality that Japan is famous for.
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