We went to Tokyo Ueno (東京上野) and asked people what cafes they recommend. Here are the 8 cafés most popular with the locals and tourists alike.
This café in Ueno is a Japanese style cafe where you can take your shoes off and relax!
This popular Japanese style café is located inside the “Ueno Marui” building on the 9th floor. It is a comfortable café where you stretch your legs and relax. It has a long lunch period, serving until 4:00. Daily lunch specials include three appetizers, 5-grain rice and pork soup (1,000 yen), rice balls with avocado, tuna and fish eggs (1,100 yen). Both sets include drinks. There are also some amazing desserts available.
【Spot name】Japanese Cafe yusosi Cano-Ma Ueno
【Address】9F Marui city Ueno 6-15-1UenoTaito-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m to 11:00p.m.
Coffee enthusiasts love their Meister siphon coffee!
This is a cafe where you can enjoy their siphon coffee and espresso. They are a 1-minute walk from JR Ueno Station. They are known for their Tsubaki-ya original blend coffee served in Royal Copenhagen Cups and homemade cakes. They also have sandwiches, spaghetti, and beef curry.
【Spot name】Tsubakiya coffee shop Ueno tea Gallery
【Address】Yamada Bldg. 1 & 2F 6-14-6 Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】Weekdays 9:00a.m. to 5:00a.m. Sundays and holidays 9:00a.m. to 11:30p.m.
This fashionable cafe in Ueno has food that goes great with beer!
Café & Rotisserie LA COCORICO (Ueno No Mori Sakura terrace branch) is located across the intersection from the Ueno Station. It offers rotisserie chicken served in a stylish atmosphere. Their whole chickens are cooked for hours. It makes the surface crisp, and insides juicy. 1 / 4 size rotisserie chicken plate (1,200 yen) comes with an assortment of appetizers, salad, drinks and dessert in a set.
【Spot name】Café & Rotisserie LA COCORICO
【Address】Ueno no mori sakura terrace 1F 1-54 Ueno kouen Taito-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. 2:00 to 11:30p.m. (Last order at 10:30p.m.)
【Closed 】Equivalent to Ueno forest cherry blossom terrace
This Ueno Park Italian restaurant has excellent pizza baked in a stone oven!
Le Quattro Stagioni is located in front of the Saigo’s statue in Ueno Park. Featured is its delicious pizza baked in a stone oven. Weekday lunch set special gives you a salad and a drink with pizza (1,100 yen). On weekends and holidays the pizza set (1,650 yen) includes all you can eat and drink salad buffet. This is very popular with the ladies! They also have a variety of sweets and several different types of cakes available.
【Spot name】Le Quattro Stagioni
【Address】Front of Saigo’s tatue 1-59 Ueno Koen Taito-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】Lunch 11:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. Cafe 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Dinner 5:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
This Café’s menu uses quality vegetables with the rich taste of Ueno
PARK SIDE CAFÉ in Ueno Park is a café-restaurant with a wide range of food using a healthy selection of seasonal vegetables. Enjoy your meal with beautiful views of Ueno Park from the large windows. The warm wooden interior makes for a perfect place to relax. They feature a forest garden sandwich (1590 yen), that is filled with seasonal vegetables. They also have a delicious herb tea that is made with fragrant fresh herbs (770 yen).
【Spot name】Parkside Cafe (PARK SIDE CAFE)
【Address】8-4 Ueno Kouen Taito-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】Mon thru Fri 10:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. (Last food order at 8:00p.m. Last drink order at 8:30p.m.) Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. (Last food order at 8:00p.m. Last drink order at 8:30p.m.)
This convenient wi-fi cafe and dining lounge is open for early for breakfast!
This wi-fi café and dining lounge is located in the underground passage connected to the Central exit of the JR Ueno Station. This conveniently located café is open from 8:00 in the morning. It has very comfortable sofa seats that allow you to relax and enjoy your stay! You can enjoy the scene as you eat items from their wake-up menu. They also serve a hearty lunch, tea and dinner !
【Spot name】WIRED CAFE atre Ueno
【Address】Atre Ueno B1 7-1-1 Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】8:00a.m. to 11:00p.m. (Last food order at 10:00p.m., last drink order at 10:30p.m.)
【Closed】Some days (equivalent to the atre Ueno)
A great place for sandwiches, coffee, and dessert!
Cafe Lapin (located in Ueno-okachimachi) is a coffee shop that boasts hearty, tasty homemade sandwiches and homemade cakes. Featured is their combination mix sandwich (650 yen) and croque monsieur (600 yen). And of course their coffee blend from (500 yen). Their sandwiches are huge, so half size (380 yen) is a nice size if you are not too hungry.
【Spot name】Cafe Lapin (Lapin cafe)
【Address】3-15-7 Ueno Taito-kuTokyo
【Hours of operation】Weekdays & sat.: 7:00a.m. to 6:00p,m,
【Closed】Holidays and New Year’s
This gorgeous cafe has a Showa era atmosphere.
Kojou café has a gorgeous Showa era atmosphere. It has stained-glass windows in the entrance, chandeliers, and marble fireplaces. Featured is their hot cocoa served in beautiful specialty cups with plenty of whip cream (590 yen). They also serve parfaits, sandwiches, hamburgers, and pasta.
【Address】KOWA Bldg. B1F 3-39-10 Higashi Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. (Last order at 8:00p.m.)
【Closed】Sunday and public holidays.