10 Places to Go Terrace Tippling in Tokyo

Selena Hoy

The days of summer are officially upon us. You know what that means—sipping wine on a terrace, pottering on a patio, vegging out on a veranda. Throw on some shades, grab a book or your laptop, and head to one of these Tokyo cafe/bar spots with a good dose of vitamin D.

Segafredo (Mita, Shimokitazawa, Hiroo locations)

Photo by Joshua Rappeneker used under CC

Segafredo is well known for being one of the best coffee chains when it comes to getting a decent espresso.

At the Mita Bellju Building location, they put tables out on the plaza under the shadow of the skyscrapers around. You can get a draft beer from ¥420 or a gin and tonic and other long drinks from ¥400 a pop.

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 Segafredo Mita Bellju Satellite

Address:Mita Bellju Building 1F, 5-36-7, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone:03-3455-205503-3455-2055
Hours:Weekdays 7 am to 6 pm, closed weekends and holidays.

The runner-up cheapo terrace prize goes to Segafredo Shimokitazawa for four tables of outdoor seating (open till 2 am on weekends), and Segafredo Hiroo for having a reasonable vista.



La Bohème (Shirokanedai location)

Lunchtime terrace at La Boheme.
Lunchtime terrace at La Boheme. | Photo by Rick Cogley used under CC

La Bohème has a reputation for being a place to get cheap, good value Italian food. At the Shirokanedai branch, you can while away the night on a beautiful leafy terrace with inexpensive drinks almost until dawn—they’re open until 2:30 am. Cocktails start from ¥500 and a glass of Heartland beer goes for ¥500.

 La Bohème Shirokanedai

Japanese:カフェ ラ ボエム 白金
Address:1・2F, 4-19-17 Shirokanedai, Minato, Tokyo 108-0071
Phone:03-3442-406003-3442-4060
Hours:11:30am to 3:30am

Paul (Yotsuya location)

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Woman might be able to live on flutes sesame alone. | Photo by Selena Hoy

Paul, the French bakery chain that makes outta-this-world sesame flutes, usually only has a take-away storefront, or at most a few chairs where you can sip your café creme. But at the Yotsuya location, Paul boasts a full-service restaurant café with a lovely outdoor seating area. Wine and beers start around ¥500, and if you order food, it comes with a BOTTOMLESS BREAD BASKET!

 Paul – Yotsuya

Japanese:ポール
Address:Atre Yotsuya, 1 Chome-5-25 Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0004
Phone:03-5368-882303-5368-8823
Hours:Monday to Saturday 7:30am to 10 pm | Sundays 8 am to 9 pm

El Caliente (Shinagawa)

Like it hot? El Caliente serves up Nuevo Mexican cuisine on the fourth floor of the Atre Building in Shinagawa. Winning with a spacious open terrace, this place offers beer, sangria, and a generous handful of liquors and cocktails for ¥500¥600. And of course, what goes better with beer than tacos? This spot has not only the standard Corona, but also Sol and Tecate in the bottle all for a fiver.

 El Caliente Shinagawa

Address:108-0075 Tokyo, Minato, Konan, 2 Chome−18−1, Atre Shinagawa 4F
Phone:03-5495-726103-5495-7261
Hours:Monday to Saturday 11 am to midnight | Sundays 11 am to 11 pm

Marunouchi House

Marunouchi House has one of our favourite terraces in town.
Marunouchi House has one of our favorite terraces in town. | Photo by Guilhem Vellut used under CC

The seventh floor of the Shin-Marunouchi Building is terrace heaven. You can order grub from any of the nine restaurants inside—they’re not super budget-friendly, but with a spot of strategic menu selecting, you can cobble together a decent meal for ¥1,200 or so. The tables outside offer views of the Parliament building as well as Tokyo Station—both of which seem less stress-filled when they’re lit up at night. There is also a decent pub called Stand T on the first floor, which spills out onto the pavement. Here, you can swig ¥500 glasses of wine or beer and watch the hustle and bustle of the CBD pass by.

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 Marunouchi House

Japanese:丸の内ハウス
Address:100-6590 Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi, 1−5−1,7F
Phone:03-5218-510003-5218-5100
Hours:Weekdays 11 am to 4pm | Weekends and holidays 11 am to 11 pm

Royal Garden Cafe

Tokyo terrace seating at the Royal Garden Cafe.
Chairs waiting for customers at the Royal Garden Cafe. | Photo by Yasunari Goto used under CC

This chain of terraced cafes might not be the cheapest option, but they’ve got a bit of swank (admittedly not shown in the image above). Their lunch sets hover around the ¥1,200 mark (on weekdays, weekends are closer to ¥2,000), and glasses of wine start at ¥450. Collect some of those yens and head down to the Aoyama branch—that’s always our first choice.

 Royal Garden Cafe – Aoyama

Address:2-1-19 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone:03-5414-617003-5414-6170
Hours:11 am to 11 pm

Cafe Rostro

Photo by Chris Kirkland

For good, strong coffee and a light meal, grab a seat at this cafe in Tomigaya (not far from Shibuya). Cafe Rostro is right next door to its roastery origins, and features a full-on outdoor terrace—both of these things make us very happy. Knock back an espresso for ¥250, and try their breakfast set for ¥800 if you stop by in the morning.


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 Cafe Rostro

Address:1-14-20 Tomigaya, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Phone:03-5452-145003-5452-1450
Hours:08:00 - 21:00

Garden Café with Terrace Bar

The aptly named Garden Café with Terrace Bar in Takanawa is located close to Shinagawa Station in the Goos Building. Both beer and wine are available for the price of one gold coin, ¥500. The bar stays open till midnight and is the perfect hangout for those warm summer nights.

 Garden Café with Terrace Bar

Address:3rd floor, 3-13-3 Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo 108-8567, Tokyo
Phone:03-5447-115103-5447-1151
Hours:10 am to midnight

Café Bohemia

Hidden down a side street close to Tokyu Hands, smack center in Shibuya, this European-themed bar and cafe has cozy outdoor seating with an urban flair. Not dirt cheap, but both beer and wine are available from ¥700 per glass if you want to have an alfresco stopover during your Shibuya tour. It’s open from noon till 5 am, and closes at midnight on Sundays and on days before a public holiday.

 Cafe Bohemia

Address:36-22 Udagawacho, Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo
Phone:03-6861-917003-6861-9170
Hours:Sun-Thu noon to midnight | Fri-Sat noon to 5 am (next day)
Photo by OiMax used under CC

T.Y. Harbor

Without doubt, this waterfront place has one of the best views in Tokyo. It is a short 15-minute walk from Shinagawa Station, but worth it for the atmosphere. Well known for its craft beers, prices start from around ¥580 for a small glass. Open until midnight.

 T.Y. Harbor

Address:2-1-3 Higashi Shinagawa, Tokyo 140-0002
Hours:Mon–Fri 11: 30 am to 2pm / 5:30 pm to 10 pm | Sat–Sun 11:30 am to 10 pm

Bonus: Cafe Terrace Tree Garden in Kamakura

Also known as Itsuki Garden, this little spot in the mountains of Kamakura (just south of Tokyo, in Kanagawa Prefecture) is surrounded by trees and pleasant views. While it’s not cheap (a coffee costs ¥600, and drinks go up from there), it’s jolly nice, and we highly recommend it.



Treetop Terrace cafe in Kamakura
Itsuki Garden is one of the nicest lunch spots in Kamakura. | Photo by Aaron Baggett

This post was originally published in May 2015 and was last updated in May 2019 by Mareike Dornhege.

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Tags: Autumn, Beer, Coffee, Open-air Dining, Summer, Terrace Cafes, Tokyo Summer, Wine
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