• May 21, 2015

    A Guide to Tokyo Animal Cafes

    “Where’s the best place in Tokyo to play with rabbits?” “Where can I drink herbal tea with noisy birds squawking in the background?” “How many cats can you possibly fit into one small room?” These are questions we’ve undoubtedly all […]

  • May 14, 2015

    Hit the Coffee Spot at Hipster Cafes in Tokyo

    Coffee just tastes better in an art-plastered cafe at an unfinished wood table, with its foam perfectly fashioned by a barista that’s oh so hipster chic—doesn’t it? It also feels so much better not indulging your caffeine habit at a […]

  • May 27, 2014
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    Cheapo Podcast: 25 Cafes Interview

    This week your favourite cheapos catch up with Brad Stephenson from 25 cafes. Get the low down on the choicest spots for smoke free coffee, afternoon tea and free wifi in Tokyo. And of course some banter on up coming […]

Cafes in Tokyo

Cafés! Oh how we love cafés. The perfect place to grab some breakfast or while away an afternoon, writing your novel and watching swaths of humanity while only having to minimally participate. Sometimes you can even grab some wi-fi and they’re certainly good places to practice your restaurant Japanese in a low-stress environment.

And in Tokyo, there’s a café for whatever your thing is. There are endless incarnations from the far out to the familiar. Whether you’re searching for a super cheap place to get a cup of joe, want to weigh in on the best pizza slice debate, or want to drink on a patio, Tokyo’s got you. You can stay in a manga café, go to artist Yoshitomo Nara’s café, or grab a vegetarian bite.

And of course we can’t forget the allure of maid cafés, butler cafés, cat cafés, owl cafés, hammock cafés… we’ve either already covered them or we’re going to, so watch this space! We’ve even interviewed people about cafés.


Latest Posts in Cafes

  • April 9, 2015

    Matcha Cafes: Green Tea in Tokyo

    Matcha, a particular kind of green tea that is characterized by fine powder, has become more popular around the world in the recent years. Before, the term hardly had any recall, but now, you can see it as an ice […]

  • March 24, 2015

    Nagi Shokudo, Shibuya

    No doubt about it, Tokyo is a meat lover’s paradise.  Order a bowl of ramen and you’ll be rewarded with slices of melt-in-your-mouth chashu.  Go to an izakaya and have some yakitori with a tipple or two.  Or splurge on that scandalously […]

  • March 10, 2015

    Omotesando Koffee: A Consultation with the Coffee Doctor

    Looking for a place to recharge your phone? Lounge around in a comfy armchair surrounded by snoozing salarymen? Perhaps a place to plug in your laptop and browse Facebook while enjoying a beverage? If so, don’t go to Omotesando Koffee! […]

  • January 26, 2015

    Two Veg-Friendly Spots in Yokohama

    Today we venture to suburban Yokohama, along the Den-en-toshi Line, for delicious, wholesome and healthy hippie food. Both of today’s cafés are not exclusively vegan or vegetarian, but do offer veg options for folks of those persuasions. Both spots are […]

  • January 9, 2015

    Pokémon Cafe at Shibuya Parco Opens January

    This post was originally published by Japan Trends. Gotta catch ‘em all. Or should that be “eat and drink ‘em all”? Shibuya Parco will open the Pokémon Cafe (Pokémon cafe Ω Ruby & α Sapphire) next month. Opening January 9th, […]