Royal Garden Café


Address: 2F, 4-3 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku , Tokyo , JP
Phone: +81 03 5456 9026

The dishes at both the Aoyama and Shibuya locations of this cool café change weekly, but you can always expect fresh, feel-good options, like grilled swordfish with olives, vegetable salad with organic olive oil, and beef stew. The desserts are somewhat less healthy, but one bite into a dish of ice cream with nuts and caramel sauce drizzle, who cares?! From the wooden tables to the open kitchen, the décor is like the menu in that it’s simplistic with thoughtful flourishes. If you can’t stay to enjoy it, Yukari Mitsuma recommends getting a baguette from the in-house bakery, or one of Royal Garden’s lunchboxes to go. Don’t worry—you won’t find a flimsy peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but one stuffed with pastrami and sauerkraut.