Updated: August 22, 2017
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Coffee Break In Ikebukuro: 5 Cafes You Must Try!

There are many really nice coffee shops around the bustling Ikebukuro Station. Among them, you'll find authentic ones and more modern ones serving delicious sweets, light meals as well as high-grade coffees. If you're around the Ikebukuro station, here are 5 awesome cafes you should try!

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La Famille

La Famille is located a 5-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station's West Exit. You go to this French-style coffee shop for the unbelievably delicious chiffon cakes! The popular cakes are light and fluffy, yet have a surprising elasticity. They are topped with whipped cream and filled with fruits such as apricots, strawberries, oranges, etc. The perfect complement to these treats is, of course, a nice cup of coffee, hot or cold!

Cafe comme ça

Cafe comme ca is located near the PARCO department store close to the South Exit. This chain coffee shop is another one for sweets lovers. The cafe, which is something close to a fruit parlor, serves perhaps the most beautiful fruit parfaits in Tokyo! They are around 1,500 yen. Great coffees and teas are between 600 and 800 yen. Not exactly cheap but totally worth the try at least once!

Kohitei

Kohitei is a 2-minute walk from the Ikebukuro Station. This is the place for an authentic experience in an old-fashioned Japanese coffee shop! Most coffees are 600 to 800 yen. The famous shop is very particular about the beans it uses and how it makes its coffee and serves it, so everything is really good here. Cakes are also really nice! Perhaps what you should try is one of their ice coffees served in a glass. These are said to be the best in Tokyo!

Coffee Valley

Coffee Valley is a fashionable coffee shop located near the Minami Ikebukuro Park (4-minute walk from the West Exit of Ikebukuro Station). The place has great coffees and lattes at around 500 yen but it also has an amazing shaved ice dessert! Whipped cream, chocolate chips, and orange on a mountain of shaved ice! The most refreshing summer treat you can imagine for 900 yen. You can also buy sandwiches, french toast, and pound cakes among other light meals and desserts.

Cafe Terve

Cafe Terve is about 5-minute walk from the West Exit of Ikebukuro Station. The place is incredibly charming. They bake their own natural yeast bagels, loaves of bread, brioches and tarts! You get an exceptional authentic taste at a really reasonable price. Most of all, everything is freshly baked! Get yourself a good cup of coffee with that and you'll be in heaven!

Lastly...

Looking for a good cafe in Ikebukuro? The shops mentioned above are really worth the try! They serve great coffee, desserts and light meals.
tabikamome
Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.

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