Japan never fails to impress when it comes to unique and interesting cafes. Recently, flower cafes have been gaining popularity – a combination of a flower shop and a cafe where customers can relax amidst beautiful and fragrant flowers. There are a lot of flower cafes in Tokyo alone and here are four of them!
Aoyama Flower Market TEA HOUSE is a flower cafe with branches in Minami-Aoyama, Kichijoji, and Akasaka. On the outside, it’s a flower shop, but on the inside, it’s a teahouse. The cafe’s interior is lavishly decorated with fresh, seasonal flowers. Since it is a teahouse, they do not serve coffee, but they do serve other beverages. The place is tourist-friendly for they have a menu in English. It is truly a perfect place for a relaxing cup of afternoon tea and desserts.
Nicolai Bergmann is an established florist from Copenhagen, Denmark, and NOMU is his brand of flower cafes with branches all over Japan and also in Seoul, South Korea. With their gorgeous flower arrangements, the refreshing aroma of flowers, and their visually appealing menu and furniture, spending a day at one of the NOMU cafes will not be in vain.
essence café was a former flower market but it recently reinvented itself as a flower cafe. The first and second floors of the cafe are both decorated with fresh flowers. Just like the others, essence café is another visually appealing establishment that people can visit on days when they want to relax. They offer a wide range of caffeinated beverages and their popular rose sparkling water which contains edible flowers. If you are looking for flowers to give as gifts, their Essence Box or Essence Bouquets are popular choices.
Les Grandes Arbres became well known after being featured in the Japanese drama, Dear Sisters, starring Satomi Ishihara and Nao Matsushita. Located in Fleur Universelle, a flower shop built into a tree, Les Grandes Arbres is usually referred to as a “treehouse cafe.” They also have a romantic flower garden on the rooftop.
Staying loyal to its natural theme, one can observe that the interior of the cafe is wood-based. With the abundance of earth tone colors and the presence of nature in the form of plants and flowers, it will feel as if the cafe is not located in the middle of a busy city.
Flower cafes are becoming the new trend in themed cafes. They aim to provide a relaxing environment for people with the presence of beautiful flowers. Among the flower cafes mentioned, which appeals to you the most?