The 8 Best Places for Japanese Crepes in Harajuku!
Known mostly for its uber-cute and alternative fashion styles, Harajuku has one more claim to fame - Crepes! Make sure to add this to your list of things to do in Harajuku and leave plenty of room to eat, 'cos these crepes can get pretty addictive.
Arguably the longest running creperie in Harajuku, Marion Crepes has been serving up delicious crepes since 1976! Starting from just a street-cart style shop it's grown so popular it has shops all throughout Japan, and even in China and US.
They've geniusly combined an original crepe mix with a wide selection of fillings and toppings to keep customers coming back for more.
Just a few minutes walk from Harajuku station and about half-way down Takeshita Street, this is definitely a spot not to miss!
Right across the Street from Marion Crepes is Angels Heart. They pitch themselves as the "Oldest Crepe Shop in Harajuku" and opened up in 1977. They were controversially the first to create the first Harajuku-style crepe with whipped cream, ice cream, and fresh fruits.
Chocolate cake, whipped cream, and caramel sauce!
Regardless of the controversy they're crepes are amazeballs! You'll generally see a long line waiting to order from the street!
Sister store of Angels Heart, Strawberry House also has a huge selection of toppings and fillings for their delicious crepes. Whether you're after a sweet or savory crepe they'll have one just right for you. Located right out of Laforet shopping mall and only a 2 min walk from the Omotesando Metro station.
Santa Monica is another creperie is Harajuku that boasts over 100 different varieties of flavours and fillings! If you have a hard time deciding on which one go for the Strawberry Banana and Chocolate Ice cream crepe - it's their No.1 seller!
They have two locations. The first in about halfway down Takeshita street, 4 mins from Harajuku station. The second store at the very end of same street.
Apple pie + crepe = yum!
It's kinda styled like a retro LA diner but without the girls on roller skates. They also serve Tapioca filled beverages that do go very well with their crepes so definitely give them a try!
Sweet box has two stores on Takeshita street and only a few minutes from Harajuku station. They serve up fresh and delicious crepes like many of the other ones around town. However, if you feel like taking a bit of a break from walking they have NOA Cafe next door so you can sit, eat, and people watch while you enjoy a coffee and crepe.
If you're Gluten Free, you're gonna love this place 'cos they make their crepes with 100% local rice flour! Boom! Even if you're not Gluten Free it's still worth a visit as they fill all their crepes with the heavenly goodness: fresh cream, chocolate, strawberries, ice cream, nuts... and more!
To get there, walk down Takeshita street and take your first left. Its just down the end of the street.
New to Harajuku is Comcrepe - specialising in brulee-style crepes. It's tucked away on a side lane on Takeshita street just after you pass Thankyou Mart. They are truly next-level crepes and a must-try if you've ever had crepes before! Created by Pattissirie Chef Kei Hasegawa, he is certainly "upping" the level for the other creperies in town.
Located almost in the center of Takeshita street, MOMI&TOY'S offers melting sweet crepes. Unlike the other creperies around Harajuku, you can sit down and eat your crepes at MOMI&TOY'S. You can also order them for take-out and enjoy them outside.