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3 Tokyo Rooftop Cafes! Savor Coffee And Desserts Under Blue Skies
Written by miho
We introduce three Tokyo cafes with rooftop seating, personally recommended by a MATCHA editor. Bask in the warm sunlight as you enjoy delicious desserts and savory dishes outdoors!
Perfect for Sunny Days! Rooftop Cafes in Tokyo
Who wouldn't want to spend a splendid, sunny day out in Tokyo? Enjoy the sun by heading to a rooftop cafe with your camera and experience the city from a different vantage point.
This article will introduce three cafes in the city, recommended by an editor at MATCHA.
1. FEEL GREEN CAFE: A Rooftop Hideout
Nihonbashi is a Tokyo neighborhood known for its historic buildings and stores. Our first suggested cafe is located on the rooftop of the 150-year-old department store Takashimaya.
The FEEL GREEN CAFE at Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C. Main Building is a spacious eatery spanning 6,000 square meters. You can even enjoy a meal inside a tent with a reservation in advance.
As its name suggests, the cafe serves healthy drinks and food. Their smoothies and soy lattes keep the office employees working in the area energized throughout the day.
We recommend the earl grey and matcha chiffon cake set (880 yen before tax). The refreshing cup of tea complements the soft, fluffy cake. It is a delicious treat that will make you want to come back for a second visit.
A to Z cafe: The Colorful World of Yoshitomo Nara
Yoshitomo Nara is an internationally-acclaimed Japanese artist best known for artwork focusing on a lonely, introverted girl. Head to A to Z cafe, located on a side street in the ritzy Omotesando and Minami-Aoyama area, to immerse yourself in this fictional character's world.
The interior of this cafe is meant to resemble Nara's office. His posters and sketches are displayed on the walls and changed every season.
The cafe serves a fish or meat lunch set (1,000 yen before tax). The meal comes with miso soup, Japanese pickles, sashimi, five-grain rice, and hojicha (roasted green tea).
Local hairdressers and clothing store workers often spend their lunch breaks here.
On a sunny day, you can head up to the roof and enjoy your meal or cup of coffee (reservation required) outdoors. Sit in one of the colorful chairs and relax under the clear blue sky!
3. BRENTWOOD TERRACE: A Rooftop Resort
In November 2019, the Takashimaya department store in Futako-Tamagawa opened PARK & TERRACE OSOTO on its 7th and 8th floors. This rooftop garden, featuring a small pond and over 60 plant varieties, will transport you to the American West Coast.
It is a great place to take a break after a day of shopping.
BRENTWOOD TERRACE is a cafe-restaurant with the largest surface area of any store in the building. Inspired by the Californian coastline, this spacious eatery was designed to feel like a resort.
We recommend ordering the hot milk tea (650 yen before tax) and French toast and ice cream hotplate (900 yen before tax). The sweet, crispy toast with a scoop of ice cream are a match made in culinary heaven!
Find Your Rooftop Oasis
It's easy to forget about the vast blue sky above us when treading busy city streets. The next time you're in Tokyo, heading to a rooftop cafe is a fantastic option to refresh yourself in the bustling metropolis!