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The battle for the top 8 cafes at the Tokyo station’s Marunouchi area continues!


Photo credit: Western bistro domPierre Heart – DOMPIERRE heart

The battle for the top cafes at the Tokyo Station in the Marunouchi area continues. After careful research, we came up with what we think are the best 8 cafes.


This café is a fusion of Chinese and American food!

so tired

Tokyo station (東京駅) is now connected to the New Marunouchi building. The café SO TIRED is located on the 7th floor. The Cafe combines authentic Cantonese and American dishes. Lunch is served until five o’clock. On weekdays, the lunch set includes drinks with Chinese food (950 yen) or Western food (1,000 yen). Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays these sets are an additional 200 yen. They also have Dim sum (450 yen) or chiffon cake (500 yen). In addition, you can also get desserts such cream brulee (600 yen). From the café, you have a wonderful view of the Tokyo Imperial Palace in Marunouchi, Tokyo.
【Spot name】SO TIRED
【Address】Shin-Marunouchi building 7F 1-5-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】Monday-Saturday 11:00a.m. to 4:00a.m. the next day (Last order at 3:30a.m.) (Lunch last order at 5:00p.m.)
Sunday and Holidays 11:00a.m. to 11:00p.m. (Last order 10:15p.m.) (Lunch last order at 5:00p.m.)
【Closed】 Some days (equivalent to the Shin-Marunouchi building)

This is a stylish, luxury café overlooking Tokyo station!


XEX TOKYO / Salvatore Cuomo Bros. is a so-called Ristorante, (Italian restaurant) on the top floor of the Daimaru Tokyo building. It is directly connected to the Tokyo station. They have a bar, cafe and teppan-yaki service all on one floor. Their large windows provide a beautiful view overlooking Tokyo station, the Imperial Palace and other buildings in Marunouchi.
【Spot name】XEX TOKYO / Salvatore Cuomo Bros.
【Address】Daimaru Tokyo 13F 1-9-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】Lunch 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Dinner 5:30p.m. to midnight (Last order for full course: 10:30p.m., à la carte: 11:00p.m.)
【Closed on Mondays】Open every day (equivalent to the Daimaru Department store closed)

Enjoy one of their specialty cakes and an impressive view of Tokyo Station!


Photo credit: Western bistro domPierre Heart – DOMPIERRE heart

The Western-style bistro Dompierre Heart is located near the Tokyo station Marunouchi South exit in the KITTE’s building on the fifth floor. They have a retro-style atmosphere, overlooking Tokyo station and the beautiful red-brick buildings of Marunouchi. You can watch the people coming and going while you enjoy a drink and one of their delicious specialty cakes (1,200 yen). They also serve an excellent lunch and dinner at this long-established Western-style restaurant.
【Spot name】DOMPIERRE heart
【Address】KITTE 5F 2-7-2 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
TEL 03-6256-0909
【Hours of operation】Usually 11:00a.m. to 11:00p.m. Sunday 11:00a.m to 10:00p.m.
【Closed on Mondays】Open all year round.

This Cafe is reminiscent of one you would find on Paris’s Champs-Elysees Street.


Brasserie Viron Marunouchi Branch is a nice cafe that will give you the feeling you are in France. They feature a delicious baguette made with wheat imported from France. You can enjoy a coffee and baguette with an all-you-can-eat lunch. They also have a good selection of sandwiches and sweets on their café menu.
【Spot name】Brasserie Viron Marunouchi branch
【Address】Tokyo building TOKIA 1F 2-7-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】[Lunch] 11:30a.m. to 2:00p.m.(Last order at 2:00p.m.)
[Cafe] 2:00p.m. to 5:30p.m.(Last order at 5:00p.m.)
[Dinner] 6:00p.m. to 11:30p.m. (Last order at 10:00p.m.)
【Closed】Some days (equivalent to the Tokyo building TOKIA)

This Marunouchi café features Ito en tea and Tully’s coffee


Photo credit: Marunouchi CAFE society

This Marunouchi café offers authentic Japan teas and western style espresso coffee. You can enjoy Japanese tea with authentic tea cakes and parfaits or western style coffee with Ohagi, anmitsu and other Japanese sweets. The Marunouchi Café Kai is open early in the morning so you can come in and enjoy some quiet time and relax.
【Spot name】Marunouchi CAFE society
【Address】JP Tower KITTE1F 2-7-2 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】7:00a.m. to 11:00p.m.
【Closed】Irregular (equivalent to KITTE)

Located near the Tokyo train station, Shiseido Parlour is a great place to take a rest.


Photo credit: Shiseido taiseido parlor Yaesu shop

Located in Tokyo station’s underground 1st floor, Shiseido Parlor Yaesu shop, retail and Café is a great place to take a break. They feature amazing parfaits! They serve a different type of parfait each month with fruits that are available during that season. They also serve delicious cheesecake that you can eat there or take home for a special souvenir !
【Spot name】Shiseido parlour Yaesu shop
【Address】Tokyo station at B1F North Street 1-9-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】Café: 10:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. (Last order 7:30p.m.) store: 9:00a.m to 8:00p.m.
【Closed】 Open all year round.

You can find your favorite coffee at this Marunouchi café!


Doutor Coffee shops expanded their operations to include the Lexel Café (Marunouchi building branch). It is located in Marunouchi Bldg (which is connected to the Tokyo station) on the 4th floor. You can choose from 5 different types of specialty coffee with 9 different ways to drink it! So you can find your perfect cup of coffee. Along with the coffee we recommend one of their sandwiches, toast, or homemade sweets.
【Spot name】Cafe lexel Marunouchi building
【Address】Marunouchi building 2-4-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】On weekdays and Saturday 11:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Sundays and public holidays, 11:00a.m. to-8:00p.m.
【Closed】Open every day (except for the statutory inspection, and 1/1)

It’s not just for bread! This Tokyo station area cafe has cake that is delicious!

burdigala cafe

Photo provided/:BURDIGALA Cafe

The BURDIGALA Café is located on the 5th floor of the Tokyo-Marunouchi building. Its hard bread is delicious and famous. You can enjoy their bread on a lunch plate (with soup, salad and drink) or with pasta (salad and drink). They also have a wide selection of yummy cake. From their window, you can enjoy sunny afternoon view of the Tokyo train station.
【Spot name】BRDIGALA (Saint Catherine CAFÉ)
【Address】Daimaru Tokyo 5F 1-9-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】10:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. (Mon-Wed, Sat, Sun) / 10:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. (Thur, Fri)
Other Daimaru Department store hours vary.
【Closed】Equivalent to the Daimaru Department store