If there is one thing my girlfriend and I like to do during lunch is hang out at the local coffee shop. Over the past couple of years, we have taken our hobby to a new level and have checked out the coffee shops around Tokyo, including the Ginza area. Ginza is a great place to visit for many reasons, but one is the number of excellent coffee shops that they offer.
Hooked on Caffeine? Here are the Best Coffee Shops in Ginza!
After spending some time in as many as we could find, here is a list of what we consider to be part of the coffee connoisseur’s guide to Ginza coffee Shops.
Excellent Ginza Coffee Shops
I really enjoy drip coffee and this is the place in Ginza to get a good cup. My girlfriend appreciates the coffee bean menu so that she can get exactly what she wants while I prefer the house specials. Their low temp extraction method for the coffee beans ensures that your cup of coffee is rich and smooth. You can get the coffee black or go with hot or cold milk. Of course, no coffee shop is complete without some cake and Sanjikken offers some exceptional selections.
Access: 3 min walk from Ginza Station
Business Hours: Open Everyday from 11am to 9:45pm
Address: 3-8-12 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
A clean, modern design dominates the atmosphere of this excellent coffee shop. There is jazz music and the leather seats are quite comfortable. Although modern in style, there is a feel of the 1950s with its clean lines and use of wood in the décor that makes this a great place to hang out and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. We have sat at the bar and enjoyed plenty of good times at this location.
Access: 2 min walk from Ginza Itchome Station
Business Hours: Weekdays 10:30am to 10:30pm
Sat & Sun 12pm to 9:30pm
Address: 2−2-19 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
3. Miyuki-kan Café
There is plenty of atmosphere in this location which is the perfect place to order a good cup of coffee. However, it is the Mont Blanc with the sweet taste of chestnuts that my girlfriend really loves which makes this place something special. Tucked away, yet easily accessible, the Miyuki-kan is an excellent coffee shop and provides a little atmosphere to go along with the great selection of coffee, biscuits, and cakes. They have six stores in total and the customer service is exceptional.
Access: 5 min walk from Ginza Station
Business Hours: Weekdays 9am to 11:30pm
Sat & Sun 10am to 11:30pm
Address: 6-13-4 Miyukikan Building 1F, Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
4. Café de Lambre
Oh, the atmosphere of this place is second to none which is why my girlfriend and I have returned to this place again and again. The café serves an artisan cup of coffee which is delicious and we have spent a lot of time admiring the decorations as well as the menu selection. If there is one coffee shop in Ginza that you can visit, make it this one.
Access: 4 min walk from Shimbashi station
Business Hours: Mon ~ Sat 12pm to 10pm
Sun & Holidays 12pm to 7pm
Address: 8-10-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
5. Tully’s Coffee
Tully’s is part of a chain, but the ones in Ginza provides perhaps the best example of what a coffee shop should be for most people. We’ve found that the selections of different flavors and brands are excellent. Plus, the atmosphere just feels like what a typical coffee shop should be in terms of the décor and seating. Their “Coffee of the Day” is selected from 10 different types and prices at Tully’s are really reasonable. Originally, we were not going to add Tully’s to the list, but I felt strongly that it should be here because even though it is part of a chain, the Ginza ones are exceptional.
Access: 3 min walk to Higashi-ginza Station
Business Hours: Weekdays 7:30am to 9pm
Sat 8am -8pm
Sun & Holidays 9am to 7pm
Address: 6-14-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
While Ginza is not exactly the sweet spot for all coffee shops, my girlfriend and I have found some favorites in the area that make for a great guide to Ginza coffee shops.