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Best Breakfast in Tokyo

Start your day right with the best breakfast in Tokyo. Traditional Japanese-style breakfasts include foods like steamed rice, miso soup, or grilled fish. Japanese-style omelets tend to be sweetened and contain soy flavors. For more Western-style breakfasts in Tokyo, such as pancakes, toast, pastries, fruit, and coffee, head to Shibuya, Shinjuku, or Omotesando. Many hotels in Tokyo offer continental breakfasts but it is also worth venturing out to find a tasty morning meal. Take a look at our list of some of the best breakfasts in Tokyo.

Suke6 Diner

Suke6 Diner

One of the best breakfasts in Tokyo can be found near the Sensoji Temple area at Suke6 Diner. The atmosphere is casual and all three floors are splashed with bright pops of color on the walls and plates. The menu is offered in English and the staff will answer questions or make recommendations. The restaurant is famous for its delectable pain au chocolat. Other options include bagels, BLT on fresh homemade bread, avocado toast topped with honey, vegetable-poached eggs, and fresh waffles. Suke6 Diner is vegetarian-friendly and offers a Western-style menu – a cozy escape from the bustling Sensoji area outside. Weekends tend to be busy so prepare for a queue of people, although it tends to move quickly.

1-11-1 Hanakawado | 1F& 2F mi Bldg., Taito 111-0033, Tokyo Prefecture

Bills Omotesando

Bills is bright and airy, and the perfect setting for a comfortable western-style breakfast in Tokyo. They offer an extensive menu and it is not easy to choose what to order. You may find yourself returning a few times while in Tokyo to taste what else Bills has to offer. Be sure to taste the ricotta hotcakes and the sweet corn fritters. The almond milk chia seed pot is appetizing, and the vegan patrons will be satisfied with Bills vegan granola bowl, complete with coconut yogurt and fruit compote. Soft shell crab with kimchi rice served with chorizo is also on the menu, of course, topped with a poached egg. This is a very popular joint among tourists and can tend to have a lineup so be sure to leave enough time to relax and enjoy your morning at Bills.

4-30-3 Jingumae, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture

Le Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien is a popular international chain, so it’s no surprise to see it in Japan. With three Tokyo locations in Tokyo Opera City, Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs, and Tokyo Midtown, the bakery offers a nice breakfast atmosphere, good prices, and excellent service. Fresh pastries and coffee come along with omelets, waffles, and a notable jam bar among other breakfast offerings. The bakery is spacious and can easily accommodate groups. It is also easy to grab a quick bite of French pastries including decadent croissants, brioche buns, baguettes, and madeleine cookies. This worldwide chain is a choice among tourists who are looking to either dine in or grab something on the go while out exploring the many surrounding sites or going on a Mount Fuji Tour or similar.

3-20-2 Nishi Shinjuku | Tokyo Opera City Building 1F, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture

croissant in tokyo

Clinton St. Baking Company

If you are looking for the best pancake breakfast in Tokyo, look no further than Clinton St. Baking Company. Originally from New York, Clinton St. Baking Company made a name for itself in Tokyo in 2013. The restaurant offers a variety of Western favorites including waffles, huevos rancheros, French toast on fresh brioche bread, and eggs benedict which can be topped with crab, soft shell crab, chorizo, or cod cake. If you are going to try the pancakes, be sure to top them with whipped cream and blueberries. You can eat in, or take something to go, especially if you do not want to wait in the queue which tends to form outside the relatively small restaurant.

5-17-1, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Jade5

Gaining quite a reputation for their omelets and Japanese fluffy pancakes, Jade5 is a charming and relaxed atmosphere for enjoying breakfast in Tokyo. There is a cozy vibe inside, often with good music playing to create a comfortable setting for diners. Egg dishes are popular and weekly specials offer unusual combinations such as a chicken gravy with home fries benedict or a Denver omelet. Portions are generous so make sure you bring your appetite to Jade5. This western-style cafe is definitely one of Tokyo’s best breakfast joints and a perfect place to grab a bite in the morning to fill you up for the day before venturing out to the surrounding areas including Shibuya, Harajuku, and Ebisu.

5-17-6 Hiroo, Hiroo, Shibuya 150-0012, Tokyo Prefecture

Trunk Hotel (Kitchen)

The newly opened Trunk Hotel, a boutique hotel in the Shibuya area is another perfect place to get the best breakfast in Tokyo. It is a modern addition to the boutique hotel scene in Tokyo. The hotel exterior is monochromatic and lined with natural materials and greenery. The hotel offers the Trunk Kitchen which emulates the same minimalist design with elements of traditional Japanese style seen in the restaurant and even in the sleek cutlery.

The menu is intended to combine both Japanese and Western cuisine and culture showcasing health-conscious dishes with French, American, and Japanese flavors. A traditional Japanese brunch meal comes with a set menu which comes with a soup broth and 3 simple smaller dishes. Brunch can also offer a set menu or a la carte options – from a macrobiotic tabouli salad to a smoked pork back rib steak with sweet ginger sauce. Trunk Kitchen is a leisurely atmosphere and a comfortable place to sit and enjoy breakfast or brunch in Tokyo.

5-31 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture

Trunk Hotel (Kitchen)

Sarabeth’s Shinjuku

Sarabeth’s is one of Tokyo’s best breakfasts, known for its egg benedicts and Japanese fluffy pancakes. Originally from New York, they serve Western-style breakfasts and bring a taste of the Big Apple to Tokyo. French toast and neatly stacked eggs benedicts on the plates make Sarabeth’s an obvious choice for breakfast. Sarabeth’s is accessed from Shinjuku station at the west exit where an escalator will lead up to the 2nd floor to the restaurant.

Sarabeth’s offers a comfortable atmosphere, a perfect place for meeting friends and enjoying a leisurely breakfast. Other recommendations include lemon ricotta pancakes, french toast, jalapeno, cheddar omelets, Four Flowers juice, and the orange julep. After breakfast, enjoy exploring the nearby Shinjuku neighborhood with sites such as the Shinjuku Gyoen Park. It’s the perfect place to see the cherry blossoms in spring and walk off your filling breakfast in the morning.

3-38-2 Shinjuku | Lumine Shinjuku Lumine2 2F, Shinjuku 3 Chome, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture

Yaesu HatsuFuji (Tokyo Station)

If you are after a more traditional-style Japanese breakfast, Yaesu Hatsufuji is an excellent option for one of the best breakfasts in Tokyo. Don’t be fooled by the fact this restaurant is tucked away in the basement of the Tokyo station. Early morning commuters and diners will fill up quickly to enjoy a breakfast with efficient service. Dishes include grilled salmon, miso soup, steamed rice, nori, daikon, carrots, pickles, and egg dishes such as a traditional Japanese omelet. Booth seating is available and diners will eat quickly before heading on their way. The breakfast is very reasonably priced and the flavors are authentic, delicious, and an excellent way to enjoy traditional tastes in the morning.

Yaesu, Marunouchi, Chiyoda 103-0028, Tokyo Prefecture

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