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Cafés Worth the Visit When in Shimokitazawa

16230105758_61eebef696_b Shirohige’s Cream Puff Shop is famous for their Totoro-shaped choux creams. They have various flavours for their choux creams such as custard and cream, strawberry cream, peach cream, maron and maron (chestnuts) cream, chocolate cream, caramel banana cream, and matcha cream. Totoro’s hats and head accessories sets the labels for the flavours.

Address: 3-21-21 Takaidohigashi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3334-4689
Business Hours: 10:30am-7:30pm (Close Mondays)
Homepage: http://www.shiro-hige.com/



Darwin Room – Where you can find a real otter, zebra, butterflies among many other animals preserved. They also have a small cafe area where you can dine.

Address: 5-31-8 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 155-0032
Phone: 03-6805-2638
E-mail: darwinroom@me.com
Business hours: 12:00n-8:00pm


Inspired by Starbucks is like Starbuck’s older sibling when it comes to style and coffee. They have a bakery section that offers freshly baked scones, apple pie wedges and brownies. For drinks, they have beer and wine. It’s definitely not your ordinary Starbucks branch.

Address: 5-8-13 Daizawa Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 155-0032


Village Vanguard Diner is best for their loco moco and hamburgers.

Address: 2-10-15 Kitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo, 155-0031


If you love dreamy and kinfolk-like atmosphere, try Sunday Brunch. They’re offering organic eats and desserts. Although their name suggests Sunday Brunch, spending afternoon tea with friends seem perfect here as they have wide range of cakes and teas.

Address: 2-29-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo, 155-0021

Phone: 81-3-5453-3366


Usagi no Ehon (Rabbit Picture Book) Café is not your ordinary rabbit café because they’ve also teamed up with The World of Peter Rabbit as if we’re not dying about about their rabbits already. Although the area is small, it’s hard to resist this whimsical place.

Address: Kitazawa 3-30-1, K Bldg 2F. Open 1-6pm. Closed Mondays, Thursdays.

Business Hours: 1:00pm-6:00pm (closed on Mondays and Thursdays)



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