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Soraya, located not too far from Monzennakacho Station on the Oedo and Tozai lines, was the first café I visited when I moved to Tokyo last year. And I keep coming back for more. Soraya oozes positive energy and is home to hundreds of plants. Visit to enjoy its creamy, delicious pasta, grilled sandwiches and savory desserts. For caffeine, opt for the brisk cold brew. The greenery, wooden interior, high ceilings and friendly staff are just a few things that you’ll love about this northeast Tokyo café.

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Switch Coffee Tokyo K5

Switch Coffee is a spacious café with plenty of seating and good vibes. Located inside Hotel K5 in Nihonbashi, this café is a hub for coffee and nature lovers. Note that the menu is limited, and that people mainly come for the drip coffee and cappuccino. Make the most of your time here by surrounding yourself with plants and catching up with your friends, hot drink in hand.

Aoyama Flower Market Tea House

If you live anywhere in Japan, you may be familiar with Aoyama Flower Market, a specialized flower shop where you can browse and purchase botanical gifts for your loved ones (or yourself). There are a large number of stores across the country. It’s one of the most trusted places to buy bonkei, bouquets and plants of various kinds.

This flower shop also has three tea houses in Tokyo, specifically in Kichijoji, Akasaka and Aoyama. The Aoyama Flower Market Tea House locations are beautiful and relaxing places to enjoy herbal tea and sweet treats while bonding with nature. The flower-themed decor and bright ambiance add to the charm.


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Uni (Inside Gyre.Food)

Located inside Omotesando’s Gyre complex, Uni is another chic and spacious café to visit if you love to surround yourself with plants. Taking up part of the building’s fourth floor, the space was designed by the minds at Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects. It incorporates natural elements such as earth, wood and greenery to create a Zen-like atmosphere. 

Nomu Cafe

Nomu Cafe in Aoyama should be on every café lover’s bucket list when visiting Tokyo. It’s a Scandinavian-style café decorated with seasonal displays created by Tokyo-based flower artist Nicolai Bergmann. Here, customers can enjoy everything from fresh fruit smoothies and tea to salads and baked goods while admiring avant-garde hanging arrangements and floral centerpieces.

More Tokyo Cafés

If you love coffee or simply seek out cafés for their cozy ambience, check out our other Tokyo café guides: