Within the shopping district of Shibuya there are endless restaurants where you can enjoy different cuisines. Whether you prefer to have fluffy pancakes the American way, a traditional Japanese meal, or just coffee
with a light meal, there are may excellent brunch and breakfast options to satisfy every appetite. Here’s our top picks.
Camelback Sandwich & Espresso
If you are a lover of sandwiches, then you might want to grab a bite to eat at Camelback Sandwich & Espresso. Not only does Camelback prepare some of the most creative and flavorful sandwiches in Shibuya, but they also serve some of the best coffee around. The owner is a well-trained and experienced sushi chef who has perfected the art of sandwich making. His signature sandwich is made with prosciutto, green shiso and freshly grated yuzu zest.
Address & telephone number: Camelback Sandwich & Espresso, 42-2 Kamiyamacho, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, +81 3 6407 0069
For a complete breakfast, enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs and non-stop coffee on the patio of Ivy Place. The popular cafe is located in the upscale Daikanyama T-Site complex, where customers can look forward to sampling tasty dishes served by courteous staff. If you miss breakfast, then you can look forward to brunch when the larger restaurant opens its doors. They offer an extensive menu of international fusion food, including flatbread pizzas, seafood linguine, grilled swordfish and domestic fillet steak. Enjoy your meal outdoors on any of the two terraces when the weather is good.
Address & telephone number: Ivy Place, 16-15 Sarugakucho, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, +81 3 6415 3232
Brooklyn Pancake House
Brooklyn Pancake House is a charming little café set up like a New-Yorker style diner. Choose from more than ten different combinations of both sweet and savory pancakes. Their delicious fluffy pancakes are topped with authentic Canadian maple syrup and whipped butter. They also serve hamburgers and a wide variety of beverages.
Address & telephone number: Brooklyn Pancake House, 1F Mode S, 6-14-12 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, +81 3 3409 2018
On the 20th floor of Hotel Century Southern Tower you will find a delightful French inspired restaurant called Tribeks. Here they a buffet breakfast up to 10am, including special options for children. Dine in a casual environment sampling French-inspired dishes. For breakfast, try their famous omelet made from high-quality eggs from Aomori or try the pancakes and waffles. For a healthier option, try their banana juice or the Acai berry.
Address & telephone number: Tribeks, 1-2-2 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, +81 3 5354 2177
Occupying the 9th floor and the roof of the Island Creation Tower, D-Lounge is a laid-back bar and lounge. With comfortable couches set around small tables, patrons can eat, drink and have fun while enjoying views of the city below. Most customers stop by for cocktails and beer, but during the week the lounge is open just in time for brunch. You can order pizza, pastas, salads, rice dishes, seafood and other delicious choices from a menu that has been translated to English.
Address & telephone number: D-Lounge, 1 Chrome 22-12 Dokenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, +81 3 3770 0008
Bakery, Bistro, Brasserie, French, European, $$$
Viron is a flashy French bakery and brasserie located right in front of the main Tokyu Department Store. The bakery is always busy with customers anxious to get their share of freshly baked bread and sweets. But the magnetic bakery is not the only lure, on the second floor you can delight in hearty bistro-style food. Each morning hungry customers line up eagerly waiting for the store to open. You can choose to come later in the morning to avoid the queue.
Address & telephone number: Viron, Tsukada Bldg., 1-2F, 33-8 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, +81 3 5458 1770
Enjoy a fabulous brunch at the fashionable Suzu Café. There are two locations in Jinnan and Udagawa, Shibuya. The interior is stylishly decorated with appealing neon and pastel colors. Enjoy a wide variety of simple comfort foods that go well with their delicious coffee, all at reasonable prices. You can order rice dishes, pizza, pastas, desserts and salads. You can also order full meals if you desire something more filling. Stick around for afternoon tea from 2pm to 6pm.
Address & telephone number: Suzu Café, 1-20-5 Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, +81 3 5428 3739
Nalu 76 Café
If you are in the mood for some Mexican or Hawaiian cuisine in the morning, then Nalu 76 Café in Jingumae is your best bet. The trendy cafe and hair salon gives you a chance to mingle with the locals while enjoying some of the best coffee in the area. The popular establishment covers two levels, the ground floor and the basement. Pets and smoking are allowed here.
Address & telephone number: Nalu 76 Café, 4-9-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, +81 3 5786 1781
Tower Records Café
Tower Records is a well-known record store set in a nine-story building, identifiable by its red and yellow branding. The store is popular hang-out spot, especially for young adults. Tower Records Café is located on the second floor and serves meals in a wood and brick-decked space. There’s also a DJ booth so that customers can listen to good music as they dine. The meal presentation is impressive and menu highlights include coffee and their hamburgers.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 10am-11pm
Watch out for: DJ booth
Address & telephone number: Tower Records Café, 2F, 1-22-14 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, +81 3 3496 3672
Good Honest Grub
With an experience of over a decade of satisfying happy customers, Good Honest Grub is rated as one of the best brunch spots in Shibuya. The Western-style venue serves some of the best home-style dishes in the area. But what’s unique about this establishment is that they use vegetables grown at a private farm located at the foot of Mount Fuji. Stop by to try their daily specials during the week, and come back on the weekend for the main event, the weekend brunch. Enjoy meals such as turkey sandwiches, vegetable lasagna, and eggs benedict with toppings ranging from smoked salmon to feta cheese.
Address & telephone number: Good Honest Grub, 2-20-8 Higashi, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, +81 3 3797 9877