The cafe industry in Japan, especially Tokyo, has been growing significantly in the last decade. More people have great tastes of coffee, and it is not hard to find authentic, delicious coffees just like in Europe, USA and Australia. Also because of the biggest trend of today, “hunting for Instagram-worthy spots/things”, more and more cafes put their effort on creating attractive interior, food and beverage.
Omotesando (表参道) is one of most trendy and fashionable area in Tokyo. The beautiful tree-lined avenue is where department stores, boutiques, restaurants and cafes gather. It’s located near both Harajuku and Shibuya, and it’s a perfect spots to relax in a pleasant atmosphere off the chaotic streets of neighbourhoods.
Numbers of trendy and photogenic cafes/coffee stands have opened around Omotesando station in recent years, and the neighbourhood is becoming a favourite spot for coffee geeks to hand out. Today I’d like to introduce 7 most recommended ones. From insta-worthy interior to delicious coffee, pick your favourite 😉
1. Blue Bottle Coffee
The Oakland in California State based coffee company, Blue Bottle Coffee has launched their first Japanese branch in Kiyosumi Shirakawa, Tokyo 2 years ago. The modern and simple cafe offers authentic coffee with selected coffee beans from all over the world. Their second branch is located at Aoyama area, the second floor of the building off the busy street. The spacious cafe offers very relaxing atmosphere with a large window wall and trees surrounded.
Access: 2 mins walk from Omotesando Station