Breakfast in Tokyo – Top 22 Best Breakfast Spots in Tokyo

Hungry for the perfect breakfast in Tokyo? No problem. Our rundown of the 22 best Tokyo breakfast restaurants and cafes has got you covered.

Photo Credit: Bernhard Friess via Flickr cc

Photo Credit: Bernhard Friess via Flickr cc

Home to 37 million people all looking to get their days started right, breakfast in Tokyo is a big deal. With a multitude of breakfast restaurants of all kinds, from Japanese breakfast fare to something a little more international, there’s bound to be one for you.  

To save you some time, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to Tokyo breakfast restaurants and cafes. Our list of the 22 best breakfast locations in the city will have you fuelled up and ready to see what the day has in store for you in no time at all. Enjoy. 

The Top 22 Breakfast Restaurants in Tokyo

Ranked in no particular order, all of these restaurants have their own charms and, importantly, recipes. Take a browse and find your Tokyo breakfast restaurant: 

1. Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant

Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant - Pancakes

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Located in Minato, Tokyo, this restaurant is known for its amazing pancakes. Customer favourites are the maple butter, blueberry and banana walnut pancakes, but the choice is yours. While its the pancakes that keep people coming back, they do also serve other breakfast foods such as eggs Benedict, French toast, omelettes and huevos rancheros.

Restaurant Hours: Mon – Sun: 8am to 11pm

Website: Clinton St. Baking Company (Japanese only) 

Telephone number: +81 3-6450-5944

Price: ¥2,000 >

Address: 5-17-1, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

2. Bread, Expresso &

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As you’d expect from the name, this place is known for its amazing coffee and bread. Crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, it has to rank as some of the best in the city. Bread, Expresso & began life in Omotesando, Tokyo, and now has locations throughout the country. They must be doing something right.  

Restaurant Hours: Mon – Sun: 8am to 8pm

Website: Bread, Expresso & (Japanese only) 

Price:¥1000>

Telephone: +81 3-5410-2040

Address: 3-4-9 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku-Tokyo, Japan

3. Bills Omotesando

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This restaurant is famous for its ricotta hotcakes, which, combined with some bacon and diced avocado, make for one fantastic breakfast. Along with the ricotta hotcakes, the pancakes and corn fritters are also big sellers. Bills Omotesando has a prime Omotesando location, perfect for a central Tokyo breakfast on the go. 

Restaurant Hours: Mon – Sun: 8:30am to 11pm

Website: bills Omotesando

Price:¥1000 >

Telephone: +81 3-5772-1133

Address: Tokyo Plaza, Omotesando Harajuku 7F; 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture

4. Ivy Place

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Ivy Place is notable for its homely, rustic style and its food that never fails to satisfy. In the morning, Ivy Place serves a breakfast menu that includes classics such as pancakes and eggs, as well as sandwiches and a selection of seasonal dishes. Located within the upmarket Daikanyama T-Site complex, the restaurants features two terraces looking toward Tsutaya Books if you’re down for some early morning al-fresco dining. 

Restaurant Hours: Mon – Sun: 7am to 1am

Website: Ivy Place

Telephone: +81 3-6415-3232

Price:¥1000>

Address: 16-15 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0033

5. CAFÉ AALIYA

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In the mood for some French toast? If yes, CAFÉ AALIYA is the restaurant to check out. Its signature French toast, made with thickly sliced crustless bread and lots of butter, is Tokyo’s best. Bon appetite!

Restaurant Hours: Mon-Thu, Sat – Sun: 10am to 10:30pm; Fri: 10am to 11pm

Website: CAFÉ AALIYA

Telephone: +81 3-3354-1034

Price:¥1000 <

Address: 3-1-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

6. Le Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien

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Wake yourself up with the smells of Le Pain Quitidien, a Shinjuku bakery known for its world-class bread. White, wholemeal, organic, whatever it is you’re craving, you’ll find it here. Also find specialities like croissants, pain-au-chocolat, omelettes and granola.

Restaurant Hours: Mon – Sun: 7:30am to 10pm

Website: Le Pain Quotidien

Telephone: +81 3-6430-4157

Price:¥1000 >

Address: 1F Tokyo Opera City Tower, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1401 Japan

7. Gontran Cherrier

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Find here a selection of fantastic French baked goods as well as a welcome assortment of fusion items such as the ever-popular curry baguette and matcha croissants. With three locations, the popularity of this joint speaks for itself.  

Restaurant Hours: Mon –Sun: 7:30am to 8pm

Website: Gontran Cherrier

Telephone: +81 3-6418-9581

Price: ¥1000 < 

Address: 1-14-11 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo

8. Luxe Dining Hapuna

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Luxe Dining Hapuna is the choice for those wanting a touch of class with their morning meal. Serving international and Japanese breakfast staples to the highest quality, you’re in for a treat here. Whilst prices are high, the spacious, airy dining room and luxurious ambience make this an excellent way to start the day.  

Restaurant Hours: Hours vary for each lunch meal served: Breakfast: 6am to 10am

Website: Luxe Dining Hapuna

Telephone: +81 3-5421-1114

Price: ¥ 2000 >

Address: Minato-ku, Takanawa 4-10-30

9. Usagiya Café

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Usagiya Café, a short walk from Ueno Park, is famous for its pancakes and French toast dorayaki (a type of Japanese red bean pancake). Customers can eat in the restaurant or if they prefer, take their breakfast with them, perhaps to the park for a nice outdoor breakfast.  

Restaurant Hours: Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun: 9am to 6pm; closed Wednesdays

Website: Usagiya Café

Telephone: +81 3-6240-1561

Price:¥ 1000 <

Address: 1-10-10 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture

10. breadworks Tennoz

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Located in the Tokyo bay area, breadworks Tennoz is famous for its tasty pastries and its wide variety of breads. From open until close, the bread is always freshly baked, available to buy whole or as a sandwich or panini. The ambiance is open and relaxed, perfect for a quick breakfast and coffee. 

Restaurant Hours: Mon – Sun: 8am to 8pm

Website: breadworks Tennoz

Telephone: +81 3-5479-3666

Price: ¥ 1000 >

Address: 2-1-6 Higashi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002

11. Crisscross Omotesando

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Start your day right with some fresh bread and delicious coffee at Crisscross Omotesando. Located on a beautifully tree-lined avenue, Crisscross Omotesando is an all-day cafe slash restaurant full of good vibes and better food. 

Restaurant Hours: Mon-Sun: 8am to 9pm

Website: Crisscross Omotesando

Telephone: +81 3-6434-1266

Price:¥ 1000 >

Address: 5-7-28 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062

12. Café 634

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Café 634 is a laid-back restaurant boasting a nice ambience, soundtracked by good music and serving some great food. Bread, bagels, pastries and more all on offer here. 

Restaurant Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am to 6pm; Sat: 11:30am to 5:00pm

Website: Café 634

Telephone: +81 3-3546-0634

Price:¥ 1000 <

Address: 3-12-7 Chuo, Ginza, Tokyo 104-0061

13. 365 Jours

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365 Jours is the closest you’re going to get to a European bakery in Japan’s capital. Another of the city’s contenders in the best bread stakes, it also serves a variety of authentic and Japan-ified pastries in the heart of Shibuya.  

Restaurant Hours: Mon-Sun 7am to 7pm

Website: 365 Jours

Telephone: +81 3-6804-7357

Price:¥ 1000<

Address: 1-6-12 Tomigaya Shibuya-ku 151-0063 Tokyo, Japan

14. Iriya Plus Café

Iriya Plus Café

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Iriya Plus Café’s cosy atmosphere is almost as sweet as the food on offer, a lot of which comes with hearty dollops of whipped cream and lashings of chocolate. If you’re not intimidated by a bit of sweetness in the morning, this is the Tokyo breakfast restaurant for you. 

Restaurant Hours: Tue-Fri: 11:30am to 8pm; Sat: 11am to 8pm; Sun: 11am to 7pm

Website: Iriya Plus Café (Japanese only)

Telephone: +81 3-6273-1792

Price: ¥ 1000 >

Address: 2-9-10 Shitaya Taito 110-0004 Tokyo, Japan

15. February Café

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The cheese on toast at February Café is not to be missed at this small, stylish little cafe. Also a good place to pick up some great coffee to keep you going throughout the day.  

Restaurant Hours: Mon-Sun: 8:10am to 7pm

Website: February Café (Japanese only)

Telephone: +81 3-6802-7171

Price: ¥ 1000 >

Address: 1-7-8 Kaminarimon Taito Tokyo

16. Yakumo Saryo

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Yakumo Saryo has to be your first stop if you’re after a traditional Japanese breakfast in Tokyo. The breakfast sets on offer come with rice, porridge and a variety of other dishes of your choice. This could be your chance to try out something new and be healthy at the same time. 

Restaurant Hours: Mon-Sun: 9am to 5pm

Website: Yakumo Saryo

Telephone: +81 3-5731-1620

Price:¥ 1,300

Address: 3-4-7 Yakumo, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan

17. Lauderdale

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Lauderdale is a casual restaurant, fitted with dark wood furnishings and retro curio. The eggs Benedict is a top-seller and the pancakes are light, fluffy and always delicious. Located in the Tokyo’s metropolitan Roppongi area, this is a stylish way to start the day.  

Restaurant Hours: Mon – Fri: 7:00am to 10:30am, 11am to 12am; Sat-Sun: 8am to 12am

Website: Lauderdale

Telephone: +81 3-3405-5533

Price: ¥ 1000 >

Address: 106-0032 Roppongi Hills Keyakizaka Dori 6-15-1 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan

18. World Breakfast All Day

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World Breakfast All Day brings its customers breakfast dishes from all corners of the globe. The ‘featured’ breakfast changes regularly but classics like the English breakfast and muesli are ever-present staples. Located in a quiet corner of Gaienmai close to the Watari Museum of Modern Art, head here to fuel yourself through a stroll around the museum.  

Restaurant Hours: 7:30am to 9pm

Website: World Breakfast All Day

Telephone: +81 3-3401-0815

Price: ¥ 1000 >

Address: 3-1-23 1F Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo

19. Eggcellent

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Early risers and egg-lovers should head to Eggcellent, a restaurant that, unsurprisingly, prides itself on its eggs. Served however you want them, you can’t go wrong with the eggs here, but try out the pancakes if you fancy something different.  

Restaurant Hours: Mon-Fri: 7am to 9pm ; Sat-Sun: 8am to 9pm

Website: Eggcellent

Telephone: +81 3-3423-0089

Price: ¥ 1000 >

Address: 6-4-1 Roppongi 1F Roppongi Hills Hollywood View Plaza, Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture

20. Eggs ‘n Things

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Eggs ‘n Things, again, isn’t shy about its enthusiasm for eggs and for good reason – they’re fantastic. First opened in Hawaii in 1974, a feeling of the Aloha State can still be found here. 

Restaurant Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am to 10:30pm; Sat-Sun: 8am to 10:30pm

Website: Eggs ‘n Things

Telephone: +81 3-5775-5735

Price: ¥ 1000 >

Address: 4-30-2 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo

21. Bubby’s

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Bubby’s serves a great selection of delicious fruit pies and pancakes. Bubby’s signature breakfast dish is the Mile-High Apple Pie, which, as you can imagine, is a pie of impressive proportions. With several locations dotted around Tokyo, Buddy’s is always buzzing with hungry diners.  

Restaurant Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am to 10:30pm; Sat-Sun: 9am to 10pm

Website: Bubby’s 

Price: ¥ 1000 >

Telephone: +81 3-6225-2016

Address: 2-1 Yaesu, Chuo 104-0028, Tokyo

22. Sarabeth’s

Sarabeth’s

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Looking to start your day right? Then head over to Sarabeth’s for some fluffy pancakes or French toast. With a cosy ambience and stylish interior, this is a great choice for an early morning treat. 

Restaurant Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am to 11:30pm; Sat: 9am to 11:30pm; Sun: 9am to 10pm

Website: Sarabeth’s

Price: ¥ 1000 >

Telephone: +81 3-6206-3551

Address: Marunochi 1-8-2 Chiyoda 100-0005, Tokyo

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