6 Stylish Cafés in Ginza You Have To Visit

09.February.2020 | FOOD / SPOT

Ginza is a district in Tokyo that lures in all the young people. From its high-brand fashion trends to its stylish top-tier cafés and restaurants, the minute the weekend arrives, Ginza is a tourism hotspot flourishing with young people looking for a good time.

 

When planning a day out shopping with friends in Ginza, for many of us the day’s events revolve around where to go for lunch. Luckily, Instagram expert omao, whose city café and restaurant expertise is on a whole new level, has stepped in to help by sharing six stylish cafés in Ginza with us.

 

bills, Ginza

Ricotta Pancakes: ¥2,000 (Before Tax)

Bills is famous for their pancakes. Check out this luxurious stack of three thick ricotta cheese pancakes. Indulge in the flavour of ricotta cheese and the slightly salty butter, which softens the sweetness. Pour on the maple syrup to unlock a whole new level of deliciousness. It may be crowded on the weekends, but weekday mornings are a good time to go to ensure you get a spot. 

 

▼bills Ginza

Opening Hours: 8:30-23:00
No Fixed Holidays
Address: Okura House 12F, 2-6-12, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Website: https://billsjapan.com/jp/銀座

 

THE CITY BAKERY

Cinnamon Roll: ¥320 (Before Tax) , Other Items Unknown

city bakery is a café and bakery with its main branch located in New York. It is so popular that in Tokyo alone you can find a city bakery in Nakameguro, Shinagawa, Kichijōji and three more locations. As the name suggests, their specialty is bread but they also make amazing hamburgers, soups, salads and alcoholic drinks. The best part is that you can sit in the café and enjoy freshly baked bread still hot from the oven. 

 

▼THE CITY BAKERY

Opening Hours: 7:30-22:00
No Fixed Holidays
Address: B2F, Tokyu Plaza, 5-2-1, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Official Website: https://thecitybakery.jp

 

Ginza Ginger

Ginza Ginger’s main store is located in Ginza but there is also a branch at Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi. Having said that, the calm and exquisite atmosphere at the Ginza branch definitely makes it the winner of the two. Although shaved ice is usually only seen around Japan in summer, Ginza Ginger serves it throughout the year. They sell seasonal shaved ice flavours too which is highly recommended. If you’re looking for a souvenir, don’t forget to pick up their souvenir sweets which are made from ginger.

 

▼Ginza Ginger (Ginza main store)

Opening Hours:11:00-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Address: Quartier Blanc GINZA, 1F2F, 1,4,3, Ginza, Shibuya, Tokyo

Website: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13143693/

 

Ginza West

Ginza West has been around for a long time and is dedicated to delivering the best flavours by using natural ingredients and avoiding artificial colours and flavours. Pure white tablecloths are spread over the tables and chairs, creating a bright mood perfect for enjoying a dessert to yourself. Their popular “leaf pie” biscuits are the perfect souvenir for that friend who couldn’t come.

 

▼Ginza West

Opening Hours:

Weekdays: 9:00-22:00 (Shop Closes: 23:00)

Weekends and National Holidays: 11:00-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Address: 7-3-6, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Official Website: https://www.ginza-west.co.jp

 

Cafe Paulista, Ginza Main Branch

Cafe Paulista is said to be the place of origin for the slang word “Ginbura” which is a combination of the words “Ginza” and “Brazilian coffee” and literally means “to hang out” (have a coffee) with friends in Ginza. Although this café enjoys a classic and quiet atmosphere, it is the perfect place to make yourself at home and settle down with a warming cup of coffee. Come enjoy your weekend caffeine dose with a small slice of cake and you won’t be disappointed.

 

▼Cafe Paulista, Ginza Main Branch

Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday:8:30-21:30

Sundays and National Holidays: 11:30-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Address: Nagasaki Center Bldg.1F, 8-9-16, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Official Website: http://www.paulista.co.jp

 

centre the bakery

Tasting Set: ¥1,700

This café sells a shokupan set (sliced loaf set) which you can taste and compare. You can choose to eat in, however it is best to reserve in advance as it gets crowded quite quickly. This place is so popular that the queue for take out orders can stretch for an hour. Having said that, it is really worth the wait. You’re guaranteed to leave fully satisfied. 

 

▼centre the bakery

Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00
No Fixed Holidays
Address: 1-2-1,Chuo Ward, Tokto

Website: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13157424/

 

So, how about it?

If you’re stuck on where to go for food in the city, you can count on omao‘s Instagram to be there to help. However, you won’t be able to stop yourself from drooling – you have been warned. 

 

Photos and Original Text by: omao

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