Feeling the sunshine on your skin while taking a walk on a sunny day is a relaxing pleasure that leads to a sunny and positive mindset. Take a break at a café with terrace seating and enjoy some delicious sweets! The best place to do so is the fashionable Aoyama and Omotesando area in Tokyo!
‘Cafe & Dining Zelkova’ where you can experience a small tea ceremony
The Strings Omotesando is a restaurant and wedding venue facing the fancy Omotesando avenue. Café & Dining Zelkova is a restaurant on the first floor, perfect for a sophisticated teatime.
Zelkova regularly offers seasonal menus that are known for being super playful and chic. The theme this time is “a small tea ceremony experience”.
For the small tea ceremony experience, just pour hot water into a bowl with matcha powder, and use the small bamboo chasen whisk to prepare the matcha yourself. (It is so much fun!!)
The combination of the subtle bitterness of matcha, the rich taste of the cute “Uji Matcha Tiramisu” and the sweet ‘Shiratama Anmitsu’ (a traditional dessert with beans, fruit, and jelly) is great. All of the ingredients are carefully selected and everything is very delicious!
* “Japanese tea set” ¥ 2,600; from March 3rd (Tue) to July 2nd (Thu), 2020.
Cafe & Dining Zelkova (3-6-8 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/JpMu6whwCHvhDE3MA
Nearest station: Omotesando Station
The best pancake on a comfortable terrace
Another highly recommended terrace cafe is crisscross. It is located in Minami-Aoyama, a neighborhood close to the Omotesando crossing known for its high brand shops and galleries. Crisscross is a small cafe but with a large terrace that features a camphor tree right in the middle of it.
The cafe’s motto is “All day cafe”, meaning that you can enjoy their delicious cafe treats from the morning until after the sun goes down.
The mouthwatering buttermilk pancakes at “crisscross” needs a special mention. You HAVE to try them!
crisscross (5-7-28, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
See the video from our Aoyama stroll here!