Iki is a cool, spacious cafe with a distinctive New Zealand flavor. Owners Kim and Teru Harase lived in Auckland for 20 years and now commute back and forth between Tokyo and their base in Queenstown.
The food is brunchy, café style fare, with some adaptions for Japanese taste – the french toast is spongy rather than crunchy. The eggs benedict is very good though with a slice of crunchier bread.
Plates from around 1,200yen.
Flat white: 450 yen
Hot chocolate: 430 yen
For more of that New Zealand feel, there’s even a magazine rack with a few NZ Rugby magazines and a few issues of Auckland lifestyle magazine Metro.
2-2-12 Tokiwa, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Mon to Fri: 8 am to 5 pm | Sat to Sun: 8 am to 6 pm
- 317 m from Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station Hanzomon Line (Z11)Oedo Line (E14)
- 416 m from Morishita Station Shinjuku Line (S11)Oedo Line (E13)
- 0.9 km from Hamachō Station Shinjuku Line (S10)