The Best Cafes in Shibuya, Tokyo

Streamer Coffee Company in Shibuya
Streamer Coffee Company in Shibuya | © Richard, enjoy my life!/Flickr
Alicia Joy

Tokyo Writer

Whether you’re looking for a place to get some work done or just an expertly crafted blend, these are the best cafes in Tokyo’s Shibuya.

1. About Life Coffee Brewers

Cafe, European

These specialty roasters are rumored to brew one of the best cups of coffee in Tokyo. About Life Coffee Brewers is located in a tiny but picturesque space and with just a few outdoor seats they definitely cater to the to-go crowd. They also offer a selection of freshly baked treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.

2. Coffee House Nishiya

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European

Coffee House Nishiya is a coffee house in east Shibuya. They serve a small selection of French inspired food and a wide variety of espresso based drinks, including an inhouse concoction known as the Shackerato.

3. Royal Garden Cafe

Cafe, European

The second floor patio at Royal Garden Cafe is great in the summer months, and its large menu is great if you need to please a large crowd. This cafe is located inside Shibuya’s Hotel Unizo, not far from the station.

4. Streamer Coffee Company

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European

Simple white tiled exterior of Streamer Coffee Company in Shibuya with a bike propped up and a wooden sign
© Richard, enjoy my life!/Flickr

This branch of Streamer Coffee is away from the main shopping area near Shibuya Station, so your chances of finding a seat are always good. Their claim to fame isn’t their delicious cakes and pastries but their latte art, so try and get your cup dine in if you can.

5. The Roastery by Nozy Coffee

Cafe, Coffee Shop, French

This trendy café is located near the border of the Harajuku, Shibuya neighborhood. The Roastery’s minimalist menu specializes in single origin blends, and the café has indoor and outdoor patio seating.

6. Freeman Cafe

Cafe, European

Freeman Cafe is a spacious café in northern Shibuya. Its size and layout make it perfect for both groups and single diners, and unlike many places they won’t mind if you stay to work for a little while.

7. Udagawa Cafe

Cafe, European

This dimly lit café serves light meals and desserts along with coffee and cocktails. If you have issues with air quality, asthma or allergies, be aware that the non smoking and smoking areas are not really physically separate.

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