5 Delicious Cafés Hidden In Tokyo’s Traditional Yanesen Area

09.February.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

At MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON, we’ve covered the top stylish cafés of well-known places such as Ginza and Omotesando. Today, we’re going to look at Nezu and Sendagi. Yanesen is the name given to the collective area of the three neighbourhoods Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi. Many people are unaware of its historical landmarks and traditional Edo-style structures, which draws in Japanese tourists year after year. 

 

Upon your visit to Yanesen, the excitement from all your discovering will leave your stomach demanding your friends decide on a spot for lunch as soon as possible. That’s where our city café expert omao never fails to save the day. omao’s Instagram is a buffet of delicious restaurants and cafés. Today omao has recommended us a list of cafés in Sendagi and Nezu.

 

Amane Saryo, Sendagi, Centre of Nezu

Cake Set B (Price Unknown)

The building for Amane Saryo is a renovated attic of an old-style Japanese house. The gorgeous interior is lined with plants and vases and the quiet, relaxing atmosphere spreads throughout. A kitchen and counter space is located on the ground floor whilst the second floor entertains a beautiful eat-in space. The menu consists of dessert sets that come with tea, ochazuke (rice with tea poured on top), and a variety of small, dainty dishes. Each cake is made with the utmost care and is very delicious.

 

Amane Saryo

Opening Hours: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays: 11:30-17:00/18:00-22:00

Weekends and National Holidays: 11:30-22:00
Fixed Holidays: Tuesday and Wednesday
Address: 2-44-19, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Official Website: www.amanesaryo.com/ 

 

SIGNE COFFEE, Nezu

Pumpkin Purin and Blend Coffee (Price Unknown)

SIGNE COFFEE is located close to Nezu Shrine. The white theme of the interior brightens the room, creating a soothing atmosphere. All the desserts are so delicious that you will have trouble choosing. Your stomach will still feel nice and light after finishing your coffee too. You’ll find yourself wanting to visit this café again and again. The desserts sometimes sell out so if you want to try them you should visit nice and early. 

 

▼SIGNE COFFEE

Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Last Orders:17:30)
Fixed Holidays: Thursdays and Fridays

Address] 1-22-10, Nezu, Bunkyo, Tokyo

Official Website: https://www.signecoffee.com/

 

Suncrest, Nezu

Mixed Sandwich Set: ¥550, Napolitan Spaghetti: ¥670/ Blend Coffee: ¥430

Stepping through Suncrest’s doors is like going back in time. This old fashioned café is divided into counter seating and sofa seating. There is a wide range of coffees – perfect for the coffee-lover looking to embrace their love of coffee. Their sandwiches and napolitan spaghetti dishes will melt your heart in an instant. 

 

▼Suncrest

Opening Hours: Unknown
Fixed Holidays: Unknown
Address: Suncrest Ikenohata 1F, 2-2-9, Ikenohata, Taito, Tokyo
Website: tabelog.com/tokyo/A1311/A131106/13142959/

 

CIBI Tokyo, Sendagi

CIBI originated in Melbourne, Australia. The bread for their morning menu is made from homemade natural yeast and their homemade muffins and cakes are to die for. Pop in for lunch to have a taste of their popular lunch plate, which changes every month. The plate makes the most of ingredients of the season. If you’re looking to experience organic, fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, this natural café is the perfect place for you. 

 

▼CIBI Tokyo

Opening Hours: 8:00-18:00
No Fixed Holidays
Address: 3-37-11, Sendagi, Bunkyo, Tokyo
Official Website: www.cibi.jp/

 

Cafe Yuu, Nezu

Beef Stew: ¥1,200

Tucked away on a small side street is Cafe Yuu. Their irresistible beef stew dominates the lunch menu. The rich-flavoured stew is perfectly matured with tender beef – a match made in heaven. The drinks are poured in the most adorable cups. 

 

▼Cafe Yuu (Yuu cafe)

Opening Hours: 11:45-17:00
Closed: Tuesdays
Address: 2-13-4 Nezu, Bunkyo City, Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1311/A131106/13018429/

 

 

Drooling for more? omao’s got you covered. Whether you’re stuck on where to go for lunch in the city or just want to look at gorgeous food, make sure to check out omao‘s Instagram. 

 

Photos and original text by:omao

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