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The 16 Best Cafes in Tokyo for Remote Working

If you know where to look, Tokyo is full of amazing cafes for remote working.

Travelers and locals alike are taking advantage of the “digital nomad” lifestyle and combining work with exploring Japan. Many cafes are geared toward remote workers and have beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces so you can work comfortably, rain or shine.

In this guide, I’ll share the best cafes to work from in Tokyo.

Want a place to catch up with a friend or just relax? Check out my guide to the best coffee shops and cafes in Tokyo.

What are the best cafes in Tokyo for remote working?

SHARE GREEN MINAMI AOYAMA

The outdoor space at Share Green Minami Aoyama


Neighborhood(s): Aoyama -📍1 Chome-12-32 Minamiaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0062

Price: $$

Seating: Indoor and outdoor

SHARE GREEN MINAMI AOYAMA is a truly idyllic place to work remotely. You can work from one of the many tables inside the spacious coffee shop or choose to sit outside overlooking their lawn. You can enjoy a selection of nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages along with some delicious light bites.

The atmosphere is lively and bright with lots of young couples, families, and upbeat music.

GARDEN HOUSE CRAFTS

The exterior of GARDEN HOUSE CRAFTS

GARDEN HOUSE CRAFTS has an amazing outdoor terrace.


Neighborhood(s): Daikanyama – 📍〒150-0034 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Daikanyamacho, 13−1 LOG ROAD DAIKANYAMA5号棟

Price: $$

Seating: Indoor and outdoor

GARDEN HOUSE CRAFTS offers visitors one of the best outdoor terraces in Tokyo.

This cafe can get congested on weekend mornings, but during the rest of the week, its large tables are perfect for remote working. If you work from this cafe, you’ll have your choice of delicious beverages, pastries, and brunch items.

Beasty Coffee [ cafe laboratory ]

Neighborhood(s): Shibuya -📍1 Chome-19-3 Tomigaya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0063

Price: $$

Seating: Indoor

If you’re lucky enough to get a spot inside this popular coffee shop, you’ll enjoy a chic atmosphere with top notch drinks. That said, expect to wait in line if you visit on a weekend!

Beasty Coffee [ cafe laboratory ] offers drinks and baked treats that are a great breakfast or snack while you work.

LATTEST

Enjoy a matcha latte while working at LATTEST


Neighborhood(s): Omotesando – 📍3 Chome-5-2 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001

Price: $$

Seating: Indoor

LATTEST is a relaxed coffee shop tucked away in the stylish Omotesando neighborhood of Tokyo. As the store name suggests, they offer a variety of different latte options that rotate seasonally. Try one of their more unusual combinations like their turmeric or black charcoal coffee lattes. If you’re not in the mood for much caffeine, they have non-coffee options like matcha or chai tea lattes.

This coffee shop is a popular spot for internationals, so expect to hear a fun mixture of Japanese, English, and some other languages.

Factory & Labo Kanno Coffee

Neighborhood(s): Meguro – 📍1 Chome-4-14 Chuocho, Meguro City, Tokyo 152-0001

Price: $$

Seating: Indoor

This bright, picturesque coffee shop spans two floors with plenty of tables and outlets so you can work. Factory & Labo Kanno Coffee has a large selection of sandwiches and cakes along with a great choice of coffee beverages.

If you appreciate architecture or coffee shop aesthetics, this is the place to visit.

Segafredo Zanetti Espresso

Tea and a raspberry tart while working at Segafredo Zanetti Espresso in Hiroo


Neighborhood(s): Multiple locations

Price: $

Seating: Indoor and outdoor

Segafredo Zanetti Espresso is a go-to spot for expats to work and relax. They serve Italian-style espresso and food items in a casual atmosphere. There’s plenty of tables both inside and outside so you can enjoy this cafe no matter the weather.

I recommend the Hiroo location because it has two large patio spaces and ample window seating so you can people-watch as you work.

OPEN NAKAMEGURO

You can sit inside or outside to work at OPEN NAKAMEGURO


Neighborhood(s): Nakameguro – 📍〒153-0051 Tokyo, Meguro City, Kamimeguro, 2 Chome−9−17, Nakameguro Crossover, 1F

Price: $

Seating: Indoor and outdoor

OPEN NAKAMEGURO is a spacious coffee shop in Nakameguro with ample seating and tables for remote working. They have a large, shaded patio that is perfect for getting some fresh air while you work.

The coffee shop has a sleek and minimal design that complements their curated drink selection. Their food menu is limited to a few baked treats and toast options, so OPEN NAKAMEGURO is better for a snack instead of a meal.

Roasted COFFEE LABORATORY

Neighborhood(s): Shibuya – 📍〒150-0041 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jinnan, 1 Chome−6−3 フラッグ 1F

Price: $

Seating: Indoor and outdoor

Located in the trendy Jinnan quarter of Shibuya, Roasted COFFEE LABORATORY is a relaxed cafe to work from. They have a large lunch and coffee menu – my favorite is their curry lunch set. Try their soft-serve ice cream or cheesecake if you’re in the mood for something sweet!

Blue Bottle Coffee

A cappuccino and waffle at Blue Bottle Coffee in Jinnan, Shibuya


Neighborhood(s): Multiple locations

Price: $$

Seating: Indoor (and outdoor depending on the location)

This Bay Area-based coffee chain took Tokyo by storm with its sophisticated decor and high quality coffee. You can find Blue Bottle Coffee shops across the city (at some locations, people wait in lines around the block to get in!).

Blue Bottle Coffee has comfortable seating and table areas for remote workers. The brand carries a nice selection of food items as well if you want a light breakfast or lunch while you work.

Starbucks at Daikanyama T-Site

Neighborhood(s): Daikanyama – 📍〒150-0033 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Sarugakucho, 17−5 蔦屋書店3号館1F

Price: $$

Seating: Indoor (and limited outdoor seating)

You can work from a Starbucks almost anywhere in the world, but the one inside the giant bookstore “Daikanyama T-Site” is extra special. It gets crowded on the weekends, but it’s wonderful to work in a place surrounded by books.

Once you’re done, browse through this three-building bookstore complex (I recommend it as one of my favorite places in Tokyo to buy unique souvenirs!).

Urth Caffe – Daikanyama

An adorable matcha latte from Urth Caffe


Neighborhood(s): Daikanyama (Urth Caffe has another Tokyo location in Shibuya, but it doesn’t have space to work from) – 📍〒150-0033 Tokyo, Shibuya City, 渋谷区Sarugakucho, 8−9 NTT渋谷ビル

Price: $$

Seating: Indoor and outdoor

This popular LA-based cafe opened its first Japan location in 2013. The Daikanyama location has ample indoor and outdoor seating for remote working.

You can find a wide ranging menu offering smoothies, açai bowls, pancakes, pastries, and more. It’s not that common to find places in Japan that serve this type of trendy “health” food, so Urth Caffee stands out.

VERVE COFFEE ROASTERS

Exterior of VERVE COFFEE ROASTERS in Roppongi, Tokyo

The exterior of the Roppongi VERVE COFFEE ROASTERS location


Neighborhood(s): Multiple locations

Price: $$

Seating: Indoor (and limited outdoor seating)

VERVE COFFEE ROASTERS is another California-based coffee chain in Japan. Each of their three locations is in a hip area that you can explore once you’re done working. My favorite shop is the one in Ebisu inside of the Yebisu Garden Place shopping plaza.

Try their specialty waffles alongside a coffee or herbal tea.

THE CITY BAKERY

Neighborhood(s): Multiple locations

Price: $

Seating: Indoor

THE CITY BAKERY is a fast-casual coffee and bakery chain with a laid-back atmosphere. Each location is split into two sections: a bakery section and a seated section. You can choose from the selection of baked goods or drinks before settling in to get some work done.

As a plus, you can buy bread or pastries to-go and enjoy them after your working session!

VALLEY PARK STAND

The interior of VALLEY PARK STAND with many tables and chairs for remote working

VALLEY PARK STAND has many tables and chairs, perfect for remote working.


Neighborhood(s): Shibuya -📍〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 6 Chome−20−10 MIYASHITA PARK North sequence MIYASHITA PARK 4F

Price: $$

Seating: Indoor

VALLEY PARK STAND is located on the rooftop level of Miyashita Park in central Shibuya. This cafe offers a variety of beverages, desserts, and basic lunch items in a casual atmosphere.

The tables in the back of VALLEY PARK STAND are perfect for heads-down work, while the more communal seating options near the entrance are better for meetings and collaboration.

Robert’s Coffee

Robert's Coffee in Azabujuban

Neighborhood(s): Azabujuban – 📍2 Chome-2-5 Azabujuban, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0045

Price: $

Seating: Indoor and outdoor

If you’re searching for a casual, neighborhood cafe to get some work done from, try nabbing a table at Robert’s Coffee. This no-frills coffee shop specializes in simple lunch items and ice cream.

About half of the cafe is usually working or studying while the other half catch up with friends or family.

Beans Garage Coffee

The interior of Beans Garage Coffee in Daikanyama

Neighborhood(s): Daikanyama – 📍17-9 Uguisudanicho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0032

Price: $

Seating: Indoor and outdoor

Beans Garage Coffee’s bright, airy space invites patrons to stay a while. This cozy coffee shop offers large tables with Wifi and outlets that make for a great work space.

Since the coffee shop is tucked away on a side street, it has surprisingly open seats despite the convenient location between Shibuya and Daikanyama.

Don’t work too hard!

I hope you enjoyed my recommendations for the best cafes in Tokyo for remote working.

Real estate in Tokyo is pricy, so not every cafe has space for customers to spread out. However, if you know where to go you can have a great experience working from cafes.

I encourage you to use the places on this list as inspiration to work from somewhere new then explore a different part of Tokyo!

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