Kawaii dessert places to visit in Tokyo

  • Tokyo
  • A lot of people come to Tokyo with the expectations of the streets being filled with everything “kawaii”. Though they aren’t wrong with kawaii things – from food, to desserts, and shops, being almost everywhere, here’s a list of my favorite kawaii dessert cafe you should try visiting while your stay in Tokyo.

    1. MR. FRIENDLY Cafe


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    Mr. Friendly Cafe is a brunch cafe that is famous for it’s cute bite sized hot cakes that are shaped into little characters with sad yet smiling facial expressions. Not only do they sell these adorable snacks, but also unique drinks like ice- chocolate cookie milk along with kawaii goods (merchandise) including pencil holders, dolls etc. in the shape of the characters.

    Location: 〒150-0021 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Ebisunishi, 2 Chome−18−6 SPビル1F

    2. Shirohige’s Cream Puffs


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    Famous Totoro shaped cream puffs and desserts following the Totoro theme are waiting for you at this beautiful Miyazaki endorsed cafe!

    While many Studio Ghibli fans come to Japan and visit the Ghibli Museum, not many know about this two-story cafe tucked away in a quiet residential area within Tokyo.

    However, over the years this cafe has become popular and nowadays it isn’t uncommon for one to visit the cafe and the cream puffs to be already sold out. Therefore, if you are desperate to get your hands on these cute cream puffs, we recommend that you try to make it right when the cafe opens, or even before since there are often long lines already formed in front of the shop.

    Location: 5 Chome-3-1 Daita, Setagaya City, Tokyo 155-0033

    3.Oppa Hotdog & Cafe


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    Oppa Hot dog & Cafe is a Korean cafe that sells Korean styled hot dogs along with the cutest tapioca and iced drinks where you can choose characters to be drawn on top of the drinks. Though there is a wide variety of characters you can choose from; from Snoopy to Shinchan and even BT21 characters, according to the cafe’s twitter page the options you can choose from may vary depending on the day.

    The cafe itself is pretty small, however, the interior is super cute and perfect for those who want to get Instagram worthy pictures.

    Because the cafe has different hours everyday, I recommend that you make sure they’re open before visiting.

    Location: 2 Chome-29-16 Kitazawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo 155-0031

    4. Apeach Omotesando


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    Apeach Omotesando is a concept cafe that was modeled after the extremely popular Kakao Talk character, Apeach.

    If you want to be overwhelmed by the color pastel pink and kawaii things, this is literally the perfect place for you.

    Inside this pastel pink paradise, fans of Apeach can find various Apeach merchandise as well as Apeach themed food and drinks.

    From donuts with pink frosting and an Apeach decoration to Apeach macaroons, drinks, and merchandise such as cushions and phone cases, along with multiple photo spots – this place is kawaii heaven.

    There’s just one thing to keep in mind when you visit this cafe; once you walk in you’ll want to buy everything, so be careful!

    Location: 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 4 Chome−25−9 b-town C棟 1・2F

    5. PEANUTS Cafe Tokyo


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    The Peanut Cafe is located near the Meguro River, where the brightly themed cafe decorated with characters from the Peanuts and mainly, Snoopy. The 1st floor of the cafe is a dining area with walls lined with Peanuts merchandise, while the 2nd floor, also a dining area, is filled with antique toys, books, and comic clippings.

    The Cafe not only offers Peanuts-themed desserts, and meals like salads, burgers and more.

    If you are a Peanuts or Snoopy fan, this place should definitely be on top of the list.

    However, keep in mind that you have to make a reservation before you visit!

    Location: 2 Chome-16-7 Aobadai, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0042


    Though I’m sure there are tons of kawaii cafes located in Tokyo, these 5 cafes were on the top of my “must visit in Tokyo” list.

    When you have the chance, I definitely recommend that you try to make a stop and maybe even get your new profile picture for Facebook at one of these locations!