The Best Cafes in Meguro, Tokyo

Alpha Beta Coffee Club
Alpha Beta Coffee Club | © Michael Holmes
Alicia Joy

Tokyo Writer

Tokyo’s Meguro Ward includes the trendy Naka-Meguro shopping and entertainment district and the pedestrian paradise Jiyugaoka. You will be in need of some refreshment when you visit, so stop by one of these top cafes in the ward next time you are in the area.

1. Alpha Beta Coffee Club

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European

ABC Coffee Club
© Michael Holmes

Find Alpha Beta Coffee Club (or ABC Coffee Club) in Jiyugaoka. This cafe has a sleek, minimalist interior and a large patio seating area. Alpha Beta Coffee Club started out as a coffee subscription service and is now one of Tokyo’s newest craft coffee houses.

2. haru & haru

Cafe, European

One of Tokyo’s hidden gems, Haru & Haru is located at the fork of the Meguro Line and Tokyu Oimachi Line tracks in Midori-gaoka. Besides the delicious French toast, the standout feature is the exterior, which resembles an old English cottage or an artist’s countryside retreat.

3. Serene Cafe 288

Cafe, European

Serene Cafe 288 is full of comfortable leather furniture and doubles as a bar in the evenings. With its second story vantage point, it’s a great place for people watching no matter what time of day.

4. Koop Cafe

Cafe, European

Koop Cafe is located on the banks of the Meguro River of Naka-Meguro, neatly lined up with the hip clothing shops and boutiques in the area. A popular place for lunch.

5. chano-ma

Cafe, Japanese

A meal at the laid-back Chano-ma
© Tatsuo Yamashita/Flickr

At chano-ma in Naka-Meguro, patrons can lounge on custom made banquettes designed to look like mattresses, inviting you to kick your shoes off and really get comfortable.

6. Onibus Coffee

Cafe, Japanese

The coffee at Onibus Coffee is so good, they even supply it to other cafes in the city. Check out their tiny, standing room only coffee stop in Naka-Meguro alongside the Tokyu Toyoko Line tracks.

7. Jaho Coffee at Plain People

Cafe, European

Part clothing and accessories shop and part cafe, Jaho Coffee has become one of Naka-Meguro’s most popular pit stops.

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