Omotesando Koffee is a quaint coffee shop located in a residential neighborhood between Omotesando and Gaienmae. It’s literally someone’s home which has been converted into a coffee shop, but it serves playful and delicious coffee. The very minimal zen-like decor and well designed space makes this one of those places you’ll definitely want to try if you’re a coffee lover.
Since it was quite hot outside, we ordered your not-so-typical ‘Iced Cappuccino’ and ‘Iced Cafe Granita’. Both were yummy but we liked the Iced Cappuccino more since it was creamier. The ‘Iced Cappuccino’ seems like it’s their most popular iced drink menu item.
Iced Koffee Menu:
– Omotesando Koffee (400yen)
– Iced Shakerato — Espresso that is cooled in a shaker (500yen)
– Iced Cafe Latte — Espresso + Ice milk (500yen)
– Iced Cappuccino — Espresso + milk that is blended with ice, and then blended all together = very creamy and yummy (550yen)
– Iced Cappuccino Doppio — for people who like stronger cappuccino (650yen)
– Iced Cafe Mocha — Espresso + Iced Milk + Chocolate + Cream + Cocoa powder on the top (550yen)
– Iced Mochaccino — Ice + Cappuccino + Chocolate + Cream + Cocoa powder on the top (650yen)
– Iced Cafe Granita — Espresso + ice blended which is like a frappuccino (600yen)
– Iced Baileys Cappuccino — Iced Cappuccino + Irish Cream Liquor (700yen)
Their ‘Hot Koffee’ menu is pretty much the same as their ‘Iced Koffee’ menu without the ice.
There’s a small bench to sit down on but this is primarily a take-out coffee shop so you can sip on your coffee while you stroll through the shops in Omotesando.
Shop hours: 10:00-19:00
Address // 4-15-3, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5413-9422
Website // http://ooo-koffee.com/
This is probably the Hottest cafe for pancakes in Tokyo right now. Cafe Kaila came from Honolulu, Hawaii and they supposedly received the “Best Breakfast” award 2 years in a row in Oahu. It recently opened in Meijijingumae/Omotesando and is located on the B1 floor of the same building as CHANEL, BVLGARI, and the MOMA design store.
This place has the longest line I’ve seen for pancakes. Yes, longer than ‘Eggs ‘n Things’. It’s easily a few hours wait but perhaps it’s a bit less crowded if you go on a weekday. We happened to be in the area over the weekend and decided to check it out hoping that it wouldn’t be too crowded for dinner. We arrived at 7:15pm and guess what? They said their last order is at 7:20pm and the restaurant closes at 8pm but if we eat fast, they would let us in. Woo hoo! We delightfully agreed and went inside. We were so surprised we got to eat at Cafe Kaila without waiting.
We ordered their famous pancakes for 2000yen, which is a bit expensive but it’s also got quite a large volume with a generous serving of fruits on top. I am happy to report that it does indeed live up to the hype. The pancakes were great and I would come back here if the line wasn’t long. Their breakfast burrito plate (1700yen) with Italian sausage (extra 50yen) was also good and we were so satisfied with our meal here. They are impressively on top of their service too. If you are into pancakes and/or want a good breakfast, come here!
Address // GYRE B1F, 5-10-1, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6427-1310
Website // http://www.cafe-kaila.com/
Pariya is a nice delicatessen in Kita-Aoyama/omotesando. If you’re feeling like you need a well-balanced meal with veggies and healthy options, this is a great choice. They have a wide variety of options to choose from + it includes miso soup and any drink from their self-service drink bar section which has all sorts of options (such as Hot/Cold coffee, tea, soda, etc.). And guess what? It’s also all you can drink which is quite rare in Japan.
I had such a hard time deciding on my main dish and salad options since everything looked so good. I got “this week’s rice” so my combo came out to 1050yen and I have to say everything was pretty good. The portions are a little small but I noticed that you can get more rice if you’re still hungry so you could do that or add another dish for 300yen more. They change their menu every week so you won’t get tired coming back here either (check their websites for the weekly menu).
This cafe is located in a nice area so you can enjoy some shopping afterwards too. In fact, the 2nd floor of this cafe is also a store.
Address // 3-12-14, KitaAoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3409-8468
Website // http://www.pariya.jp/shop/aoyama.html
DISCLAIMER: This cafe has sadly closed on September 30, 2013.
Cafe Z is another hidden gem in the back-alleys of Omotesando. Located on the 2nd floor of a clothing store called “Cabane de Zucca”, this cafe is a nice and quiet place to relax. I’ve dined here for lunch and also stopped by just for tea. Everything i’ve had here has been pretty good and has had decent-sized portions as well.
Pictured above: Spicy Tomato noodles (1200yen), Avocado steak burger with paprika sauce and rice (1200yen), and the Roasted Chicken flavored of Tandori Masala (1200yen). I very much enjoyed their royal milk tea (730yen) and the cake (700yen). Loved sitting on the balcony/terrace, it felt like we were in the country side for a second. So peaceful and surrounded by trees, it’s a great place to chill.
PS: Cafe Z has menu’s in both Japanese and English.
Address // 3-13-14, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5412-7527
Website // http://www.zucca.cc/index.html#/cafe
Opened on December 25th, 2012 in Omotesando, this cafe/restaurant serves tasty panini’s. From the spacious terrace seating to the entrance way, chairs, beautiful tiled floors, wood ceiling and the nice bathroom, you can tell there was an excellent designer behind this place and no expense was spared. It’s hard to imagine how much all of these details cost but it’s not just beautiful, it’s also cozy. We visited this place on a weekend and they have a different menu than during weekdays (as most places in Japan do).
They give you a choice between two options for the bread on each panini you order, Focaccia or Ciabatta. We ordered the clam chowder (500yen) and the “Salsiccia Verdure Panini” which includes Italian sausage, grilled vegetables, lettuce, rucola and spicy salsa sauce for 1200yen on Ciabatta bread — mmmmmm! We also ordered the “Pollo lattuga Panini” which comes with smoked chicken, lettuce, rucola, and tartar egg on focaccia bread for 850yen. The clam chowder was more watery and different from what we expected but both of the panini’s had such fresh vegetables and ingredients with tasty bread so we enjoyed both of them. The service was also very good. We actually had to wait about 5 minutes before we got seated and they served us free tea. Definitely gets some brownie points for that ;)
PS: Panino Vino is owned by the same owner as AW Kitchen.
Address // 4-5-12, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5772-2896
Website // http://www.eat-walk.com/panino_vino/