Tokyo is a mega-metropolis full of bright lights and dazzling skyscrapers that is always busy, day or night. It also has a rich cultural history, and the people there are very proud of their heritage and traditions.
Sightseeing, shopping and exploring the city should never be done on an empty stomach, and luckily enough, there is huge variety of eateries catering for every taste throughout the city.
A Tokyo restaurant all about eggs, Eggcellent offers great quality food in clean, contemporary surroundings. Fresh ingredients and fun recipes with an American feel make this restaurant one of the best places to eat breakfast on the city.
Diners love the eggs Benedict, the half Benedict, quinoa and rice Benedict, the avocado plates, buddha eggs and breakfast sandwiches as well as giant fluffy pancakes and hot coffees.
- 6-10-1 Roppongi | Mori Tower Hillside B1F, Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
- +81 3 3423 0089
- Monday – Friday 07.00AM – 9.00PM, Saturday and Sunday 08.00AM – 9.00PM
A restaurant with a true Tokyo feel to it, Yayoiken is a peaceful haven in the heart of the city, that serves up traditional Japanese breakfast plates. A quiet restaurant with simple interiors, you will find laid back diners studying away or reading the paper whilst eating their meals or drinking tea.
Famous for it’s traditional fish dishes, breakfast diners here love the salt-grilled mackerel Teishoku, mackerel simmered in Miso Teishoku, grilled Atka mackerel Teishoku, stir-fried eggplant in Miso sauce and the “Irodori”mixed assortment Teishoku.
- Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
- +813 5806 3630
- Monday – Sunday 07.00AM – 00.00AM
Home of the jiggly pancake, Gram Harajuku offers the lightest, fluffiest pancakes you will ever taste! Be warned though, they only make a limited amount of pancakes throughout the day and, like many eateries in Japan, they work on a ticket system.
Pancakes come in stacks and you customers favourites include the sweet and sugary tiramisu flavour as well as the savoury Salmon and dill option. They also serve toast and other basic breakfast options but the hype about the pancakes is very definitely real!
- 1-9-30 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture
- +813 6804 3399
- Monday – Sunday 11.00AM – 9.00PM
Clinton Street Baking Company Tokyo
As an American chain coffee shop and cafe that has landed in Tokyo, you may think that Clinton Street Baking Company has nothing new to offer. But, it does offer hearty food at great prices and a tasty alternative to fit dishes and jiggly pancakes.
With a contemporary American interior, diners here love the blueberry pancakes, Huevos Rancheros, smoked salmon Benedict and the Clinton Street omelette as well as he cups of steaming hot coffee and fresh juices.
- 5-17-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
- +813 6450 5944
- Monday – Sunday 08.00AM – 10.00PM
Famous for its comprehensive coffee menu, Turret COFFEE is one of the very best coffee shops in the country. Close to Tsukiji Market, there are plenty of artisan style coffees to choose from, with a menu that also offers seasonal flavours and variations.
Mocha coffees offer the peer balance of chocolate and coffee, and the sea salt caramel lattes dress in coffee lovers from all across the city. Some of the more unusual specialist coffees even come with green tea popsicles for dipped into the steaming hot brews.
- 2-12-6 Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045, Tokyo Prefecture
- +818 0344 8819
- Monday – Saturday 07.00AM – 6.00PM and Sunday 11.00AM – 6.00PM
A well-hidden gem away from the main drag, offer western style breakfasts for hungry locals and visitors alike. M House offers an extensive menu, served in charming surroundings in the Mercer building.
Diners can fill up on brioche French toast, steak and eggs, sausages, bacon, Avocado French toast or salmon Benedict, as well as waffles and omelettes. The lychee and mango fresh juices are also very popular and are wonderfully refreshing.
- 4-23-13 Ebisu | Mercer Bldg., Shibuya 150-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
- +813 3441 7551
- Monday – Friday 10.00AM – 3.30PM, Saturday and Sunday 09.00AM – 12.00AM
Designed to reflect founder Bill Granger’s Australian heritage and spirit, Bills Omotesando offers generous portions of food in easy-going surroundings.
The Tokyo branch is no different in its outlook as it continues to welcome diners to relax and enjoy good, fresh food and a warm welcome. Diner favourites include avocado, salmon and eggs plates, freshly made hotcakes and syrup, risotto pancakes with bacon as well as the bigger breakfast plates that include scrambled eggs, bacon, mushrooms and other traditional breakfast sides and extras. The fresh seasonal juices are also very popular.
- 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo
- +8135772 1133
- Monday – Sunday 08.30AM – 11.00PM
The Grand Kitchen
Located on the 1st floor of The Palace Hotel, the Grand Kitchen serves up a heady mix of Japanese and European dishes in plush surroundings. As part of a large and often busy hotel, you may want to reserve a table before visiting, but the extensive breakfast menu makes a visit here well worth it.
Diners favourites include egg white omelette with spinach and tomato, eggs Benedict, eggs Tartine, pancakes with maple syrup and whipped cream as well as French toast with a selection of fresh fruit,
- 1-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
- Monday – Sunday 06.00AM – 11.00PM
Le Pain Quotidien Shiba Park
A beautiful, French style cafe in the heart of the Tokyo Prefecture. Le Pain Quotidien is popular with locals and visitors alike and offers freshly baked pastries, home made yogurts and other European style breakfast treats in warm and friendly surroundings.
The menu is based on simple delights – great bread and fresh produce, and customer favourites include mushroom and goats cheese omelettes, granola-topped organic yogurt, freshly baked artisan breads with fresh preserves and hot, flaky croissants and pastries served with steaming hot coffee.
- 3-3-1 Shibakoen, Minato 105-8560, Tokyo Prefecture
- Monday – Sunday 07.30AM – 9.00PM
An upscale restaurant surrounded by greenery in the heart of the city. Ivy Place offers filling breakfasts and sleek interiors with efficient service and a European ambiance. It can get very busy here though, so visitors would be best to reserve a table to avoid disappointment.
Menu favourites include breakfast granola, eggs with potato kimchi and kale, zucchini and corn frittata, scrambled eggs with prosciutto and smoked salmon Tartine, as well the stacks of fluffy pancakes with fresh fruit.
- 16-15 Sarugaku-cho | Daikanyama T-SITE, Shibuya 150-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
- Monday – Sunday 07.00AM – 10.00PM
Amar was born and raised in England and embarked on an 11-country round-the-world gap year after graduation and then became well and truly hooked. The first gap year inspired a second, which ended up being a 23-country down-the-world trip from Canada to Antarctica. Since then, Amar has spent the last 14 years traveling the 7 continents.