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10 Popular Breakfast Restaurants in Tokyo

Visit one of the many popular breakfast places in Tokyo. Many Japanese people don't usually eat breakfast, but when they do they go all out. Restaurants from overseas such as Eggs'n Things and Bills have branches in Tokyo.

#1. Eggs’n Things

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Eggs’n Things hit their 40th anniversary in 2015, this popular Hawaiian pancake house opened it’s first Japanese branch in Harajuku. Originally based in Oahu, Hawaii, this shop is well known for the pancakes, omelettes, eggs, and locomo. There is always a queue at the door because it is such a popular restaurant.

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The Harajuku shop also offers eggs Benedict, waffles, and crepes that can be topped with Hawaiian flavored syrups such as guava, mango, and coconut.
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Eggs’n Things

Address: 4-30-2 Jingumae, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 2 minute walk from Meijijingu-Mae Station

9:00 AM – 10:30 PM (Weekdays)
8:00 AM – 10:30 PM (Weekends and holidays)

Phone: 03-5775-5735

Website: Eggs’n Things (Japanese)


#2. The Original Pancake House

The Original Pancake House
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The Original Pancake House specializes in pancakes, waffles, and crepes. One thing you can’t find at too many places is a Dutch baby pancake. A Dutch baby pancake is a sweet popover and it is derived from the German Pfannkuchen.

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It is made with eggs, flour, sugar and milk, and usually topped with lemon juice, fruit, and butter. It is baked in a cast iron or metal pan, it puffs up while baking but falls down when taken out of the oven. The edges are crunchy and the inside is fluffy.
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The Original Pancake House

Address: 7F Lumine EST, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

Access: Connected to Shinjuku Station

Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Phone: 03-6457-8768

Website: The Original Pancake House (Japanese)


#3. Eggcellent

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Eggcellent serves organic eggs from over 30 different local farms and they are delivered fresh daily. Everything is made from scratch and soon there will be pancakes made with a special blend. The pancakes are are a little bit salty, so they are best paired with the homemade peanut butter, maple syrup, or jam.

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The best thing to order is the eggs Benedict. There are six unique variations of the classic eggs Benedict, such as Tex-Men and “rice Benedict”. There are six different types of pancakes, plus sandwiches and fresh juice. The homemade yogurt comes from Senbonmatsu’s ranch in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture.
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Address: 1F Roppongi Hills Hollywood Plaza, 6-4-1 Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Access: 4 minute walk from Roppongi Station

7:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Weekdays)
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Weekends)

Phone: 03-3423-0089

Website: Eggcellent (Japanese)


#4. Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant

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Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant in New York has had their famous blueberry pancakes voted best in the city twice by New York magazine. The restaurant in Minami-Aoyama serves fresh, hand-mixed, and small batch baked muffins, biscuits, and scones.

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The pancakes are the most popular item, but there is also buttermilk biscuit sandwiches made with scrambled eggs, cheddar, and homemade tomato jam.
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Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant

Address: 5-17-2 Minami-Aoyama, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Access: 6 minute walk from Omotesando Station

Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 03-6450-5944

Website: Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant (Japanese)


#5. Bills, Odaiba

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Celebrity chef Bill Granger has four restaurants in Japan and one in London, plus a bunch in Australia called Bills. His first restaurant opened in 1993 and he was 24 years old. The restaurant immediately became famous for the silky smooth eggs scrambled with fresh cream and fluffy ricotta hotcakes, plus the warm convivial atmosphere centered on a large communal center table.

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Another very popular dish is the full Aussie, complete with scrambled organic eggs, toast, bacon, roast tomato, herb mushrooms, pork, and fennel sausage.
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Address: 3F Seaside Mall, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Access: 2 minute walk from Odaiba Kaihinkoen Station

9:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Weekdays)
8:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Weekends and holidays)

Phone: 03-3599-2100

Website: Bills


#6. Ivy Place

Ivy Place
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Ivy Place is an elegant antique restaurant surrounded by Japanese zelkova trees. It feels like a cafe with a peaceful atmosphere.

Ivy Place
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Breakfast starts to 7:00 AM, there is homemade granola and fruit bowls, scrambled eggs with mascarpone and toasted brioche, or fried eggs with jambon de bayonne, asparagus, tomato and emmentaler cheese.
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Ivy Place

Address: 16-15 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Ebisu Station

Hours: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Phone: 03-6415-3232

Website: Ivy Place


#7. Le Pain Quotidien

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Le Pain Quotidien is an internationally famous Belgian bakery. They serve coffee, pastries, salads, and tartines. One of their hit items is an open-face Belgian sandwich with toppings like smoked salmon-avocado and ham-gruyere cheese.

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Enjoy a fluffy egg omelette with their homemade bread and tomato soup. Some of the other popular items are the berry waffle, the fruit tarts, and soups. They also serve alcoholic beverages. Almost everything is handmade and the breads are made with organic stone-grounded wheat.
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Le Pain Quotidien

Address: Tokyo Opera City, 3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Hatsudai Station

Hours: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
*Closed on Saturdays

Phone: 03-6276-4815

Website: Le Pain Quotidien


#8. Good Morning Cafe

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Good Morning Cafe is an Osaka-spawned cafe chain popular among Meiji University students and people living near Nakano. There is a pleasant outdoor terrace that over looks the park.

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Some of the popular menu items are the salt-butter caramel waffles, espresso beverages, and gourmet burgers. In the evening the dinner menu has salads, vegetable dishes, and budget wines.
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Good Morning Cafe

Address: 1F Nakano Central Park South 4-10-2 Nakano, Nakano Ward, Tokyo

Access: 7 minute walk from Nakano Station

Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 03-5318-3222

Website: Good Morning Cafe (Japanese)


#9. French Kitchen

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The French Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt is a spacious brasserie restaurant with a beautiful open kitchen and outdoor terrace seating.

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The popular weekend brunch is serve with champagne, a choice of a main course, and a big buffet with eggs cooked to order, French toast, smoked salmon, Parma ham and numerous salads and desserts. The main course options include substantial fare like Australian beef fillet; roast duck breast with duck confit; roast guineau fowl and sauteed scallops. There is a private dining room equipped with a full kitchen, it is ideal for special dinners, private parties, and company celebrations.
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French Kitchen

Address: Grand Hyatt Tokyo, 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Access: 8 minute walk from Roppongi Station

6:30 AM – 10:30 AM (Breakfast)
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Lunch)
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Dinner)

Phone: 03-4333-8781

Website: French Kitchen


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