This list is by no means exhaustive – in fact in barely scratches the surface. It's mostly just some places where we enjoy eating when we're in Tokyo – nothing very fancy and often day-time spots where we can go with Haruki. I haven't included opening times or addresses, but where possible, the name is linked to somewhere where you will find more information.
Naka-meguro: The area we always choose to stay when we visit Tokyo. This neighbourhood is central and rarely feels too busy. There are lots of restaurants and cafes in the area, as well as the beautiful Meguro river which runs through. Around March/April when it's Hanami (Cherry Blossom Festival), the area is full to the brim with revellers hoping to catch the fleeting moment of spring when the trees suddenly burst with blossoms along the river.
Brown Rice Canteen, Shibuya – All vegetarian! Great set lunches and wonderful setting.
Uneclef, Setagaya – Another favourite bakery! They too sell out before closing time so it's best to head there earlier. They make delicious filled breads, buns and a Japanese hot dog which is actually super delicious. It's worth sitting in if there's a table as their coffee is wonderful too
Some favourite coffee spots:
Some favourite places to shop:
Department store basement food halls aka Depatchika – You'll be there for hours!!
UNU Farmers' Market, Aoyama
Arts and Science, Aoyama