Roppongi, Azabu-Juban, Nishi-Azabu
Cafes, bars and casual dining
Malins - British: Roppongi
[Open noon-10pm (Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.]
Gourmet "chip shop-style" fish and chips is the specialty here, and the chips are especially well prepared. Boxed sets of fish, chips and mushy peas (or other side sauce) are priced Y1300-1500, and everything can be eaten here or to go. Note that...
Idee Cafe Parc - Cafe: Roppongi
[Open 11am-9pm daily.]
Located inside (and outside) the Tokyo Midtown branch of the Idee interior shop, this daytime cafe is a pleasant and relatively affordable spot for a mid-afternoon coffee or drink break, with most coffees and teas priced in the Y300-400 range. ...
Afuri - Ramen: Roppongi
[Open 11am-9am daily.]
Unlike many other ramen specialists, Afuri are known for their light, "cafe-style" shoyu ramen, livened up with a bit of yuzu and their excellent chashu. Open 22 hours a day.
Ant 'n Bee - Beer bar: Roppongi
[Open 6pm-6am daily.]
More than twenty Japanese microbrew beers are served on tap at this late-night beer specialist. The food menu is limited to fish and chips and similar bar fare.
Va-tout - French: Roppongi
[Open 11am-11pm daily.]
A friendly cafe-brasserie with a down-home French atmosphere and good, reasonably priced food. The daily Y1000 lunch is an especially good deal, and is served until 5pm. Evening specialties include north-African dishes like lamb and rabbit...
Pe'z Magic - Burgers: Nogizaka
[Open 11am-10pm (Sat, Sun 7:30pm) daily.]
Organic burgers and sandwiches; delivery available through much of Tokyo. Delivery 11am-8:30pm weekdays, 11am-6:30pm weekends.
Implicito - Wine bar: Nishi-Azabu
[Open 6pm-2am (Sat -1am). Closed Sundays.]
A small, casual Italian wine bar that serves around twenty wines by the glass, in all price ranges, along with light snacks.
Sawamura - Bakery: Nishi-Azabu
[Open 7-10am, 11am-4pm, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.]
The ground-floor bakery includes a cafe area where you can enjoy fresh-baked bread and pastries with your morning coffee from 7am.
Homework's - Sandwiches/ burgers: Azabu-Juban
[Open 11am-9pm (LO), Sundays to 6pm. Open every day.]
Gourmet burger pioneers in Tokyo, they still grill up some of Tokyo's better burgers in town, and also assemble great sandwiches (including an inspirational shrimp and avocado combination) and voluminous baskets of French fries. (Delivery within...
Hudson Market Bakers - Bakery: Azabu-Juban
[Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm). Closed Mondays.]
The concept here is a New York-style bakery-cafe in the heart of Azabu-Juban, selling top-quality cheesecake, carrot cake, brownies, cookies, cornbread and pastries just like you'd find in New York. There's a small eat-in corner where you can enjoy...
Eat More Greens - Cafe: Azabu-Juban
[Open 11am-10:15pm (LO; from 9am Sat, Sun) daily.]
If you have friends in town who are vegetarian, vegan or gluten-averse, this "vegetable cafe and bakery" is the place to send them. They serve curries and pastas during the day and a wider evening menu, with vegetable-based tapas, falafel platter,...
Die Wurst - German: Kamiyacho
[Open 5pm-3am (LO). Closed weekends.]
It may look just like an ordinary coffee shop from the outside, but Die Wurst serves German sausages, excellent bread and rolls, and some good German beers. Unfortunately it can get smoky at times, and the Y500 cover charge tends to discourage...
Champagne Bar - Bar: Tameike
[Open 11:30am-11pm daily.]
This refurbished bar, hovering over the main lobby of the ANA Hotel, serves several different champagnes by the glass or the bottle, ranging from Y1300 to Y3000 per glass. There's also a limited food menu and lunch specials at midday.