Fall in Tokyo is a beautiful season with many sunny days. It’s perfect weather for spending time outside. Maybe that’s why the Japanese have the expression “appetizing autumn (shokuyoku no aki)”, which holds the meaning that after the hot summer months you regain an appetite for yummy food. Go on a walk in the fashionable Aoyama and Omotesando area and take a break at a terrace café introduced in this articleーhere you can enjoy the “appetizing autumn” at its best!
Brunch all day long!
In Japan, everybody knows the long-established Western confectionery store YOKU MOKU. Their bestselling product is a rolled waffle cookie called Cigare, which was first created in 1969. Covered with deep blue tiles, their impressive flagship store also has a beautiful terrace café you have to check out.
In addition to the dessert menu, the café has a wonderful brunch menu. You can order brunch any time throughout the day! Choose from galettes made from Japanese buckwheat flour, fresh bread with sunny-side-up eggs, ham and cheese, or a classic egg benedict. Delicious and healthy!
When I ordered food, I received YOKU MOKU’s trademark Cigare together with my order! The rich buttery and almond-scented roll cookies are delightful and go well with their tea.
Forget the hustle and bustle of the city and instead enjoy a relaxing meal on the terrace at the Blue Brick Lounge in Minami Aoyama!
Yoku Moku Aoyama Blue Brick Lounge
Captivating limited-time sweets on a terrace at Omotesando
The Strings Omotesando face the Omotesando street and has a lovely terrace café called Cafe & Dining Zelkovaーperfect for an elegant tea time. Their cute and delicious afternoon tea sets are limited time only and always very popular!
Cafe & Dining Zelkova
3-6-8 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/JpMu6whwCHvhDE3MA
A campsite in the city?
After a short walk from the Omotesando intersection, you arrive at COMMUNE. COMMUNE is a fun outdoor complex with food stalls, an art gallery, and a farmer’s market. You can enjoy food and drinks purchased at their multiple food trucks in the dining area located in the center of the space. A casual and fun place that feels like being on a campsite ー but in the city!