10 Baby-Friendly Cafés In Central Tokyo

#MomLife In The City

By Mai Shoji
February 25, 2019
Cafes, Families, Food & Drink

The perfect places for a quiet date with your baby!

You finally managed to leave the house hoping to get some work done or just enjoy a well-deserved coffee break outside while your baby naps away. But everywhere you look is full of people chatting loudly or the tables are so close to each other that you can almost rub your neighbor’s shoulder. Not ideal for what you’ve planned for today, so it’s time to look for something new. The following is a list of 10 conveniently located baby- and family-friendly cafés in central Tokyo where you can sit down, relax and have a break in a nice atmosphere — with, of course, ample space for you and your little date.


1. Latte Chano-mama


Located at the Shinjuku Isetan department store, this café is heaven for families. You can bring in your own baby food and you don’t need to feel hesitant to breastfeed — in fact, you’re encouraged to do so! You can take your stroller inside and sit on the large elevated seating area which is perfect for the baby to nap or roll around while mom is working or enjoying a chat with her friends. Tables and chairs are for children from 6-months or older. The café also organizes monthly workshops for mamas too, where you and your baby can make new friends.

Address: Isetan Shinjuku 6F, 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Open: Daily, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.


2. Eat More Greens


 

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While there are plenty of cozy restaurants and diners in Azabujuban, this café is especially recommended for families with kids. It is spacious, has a high ceiling and allows strollers in. There are a couple of large comfortable sofa seats for occasions when you just want to sit for hours and chat long. The bathroom, which is equipped with a large diaper changing table, is big enough to carry in your stroller. The café serves a great variety of vegetable-inspired food and drinks, as well as vegetarian/vegan-friendly and gluten-free options. Terrace seats are also pet-friendly and excellent for sunbathing.

Address: 2-2-5 Azabujuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open: Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.


3. Kichiri Mollis


 

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Though it doesn’t strike you a place to go with a napping baby at a glance, this café is, in fact, quite a well-known spot among young Tokyo moms — mainly for its soft rugged floor and semi-private rooms covered with curtains. There are many types of seatings to choose from, a few of which allow you to sit on a rug where you can freely let your baby crawl around. The restaurant occupies the whole floor of a building equipped with breastfeeding and diaper changing rooms. Shoes and strollers are not allowed inside but the staff takes good care of them at the entrance. Due to its popularity, the seats are limited to two hours per visit.

Address: Shinjuku Nakamuraya Building 6F, 3-26-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Open: Daily, 11 a.m.-12 a.m.


4. Chez Madu, Roppongi


This place, located on the ground floor of TV Asahi’s building, is the hidden gem for many Roppongi Hills visitors. All-time favorite animes Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan are always playing and children can enjoy a variety of fun games and goods. There are a number of colorful anime-inspired food and drink menus for the kids, in addition to the chain’s famous lineup of super delicious pancakes. This is an open space café, so let your little ones get as loud as they need.

Address: 1F TV Asahi, 6-9-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open: Daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.


5. Cosmo Kitchen Adaptation, Omotesando


This lovely diner is located just inside the so-called “Kids Forest” in Omotesando Hills. They provide gluten-free, vegan, raw food and macrobiotic food. Their salad bar or “clean-eating buffet” decorated with all organic vegetables is a must. The box seats are recommended for small children and there are highchairs and plastic cutleries too if needed. Baby food is not on the menu but can be catered upon request. There is a baby room and five changing tables at the Kids’ Forest. There are also a picture book library and kids play space on site.

Address: Omotesando Hills B2F, 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Open: Daily, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Until 9:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays)


6. Minori Cafe


 

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Famous for their vegetable sweets and spacious open space area, this café is very welcoming for parents with small babies. On sunny days, you can take your food out and eat on the bench outside their pleasant outdoor terrace. The menu is full of healthy options, including gluten-free rice flour bagel sandwiches, organic local vegetable soup and their especially refreshing apple green tea soda. Baby room and diaper changing facilities are located on the same floor.

Address: Ginza Mitsukoshi 9F, 4-6-16 Ginza Chuo-ku
Open: Daily, 10:30-11 p.m.


7. Ukafe


 

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Located right next to the popular beauty salon Uka in Midtown Tokyo Roppongi, this café is known for its great variety of healthy “beauty juices” and delicious lunch and dinner menus. Their enzyme brown rice plate with daily side dishes is highly recommended. Strollers are allowed in the café and highchairs for kids are available upon request. A baby room is located on the same floor with two private changing rooms and a kids play space.

Address: 2F Midtown Galleria 9-7-4 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo
Open: Daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.


8. Pasela, Roppongi


Don’t underestimate karaoke boxes in Japan! The famous chain Pasela has one of the best kids playrooms in the entire Tokyo area, equipped with so many toys and fun stuff for your kid to do that your little ones will never want to leave. They also offer 3-hour-packages for families that come with free refills, honey toasts and other sweets, a three-course meal and free karaoke for just ¥2,800 on weekdays. They are also equipped with microphones and special food menu for the kids, as well as bouncers, rental toys, diaper changing mats and diapers, and even baby oil.

Address: 3-13-3 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open: Daily, 12 p.m.-6 a.m., (Until 7 p.m. on Fridays and weekends)


9. Chano-ma Daikanyama


 

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Want to feel like you’re almost at home? This is another café with elevated sofa bed seats where the little ones can nap away while their parents play. You’ll see a lot of young moms and dads spending hours there while their kids sleep peacefully on these comfortable sofas. This café also organizes various monthly parent meet-up workshops including baby yoga and handprint activities.

Address: Za house 2F,  1-34-17 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Open: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Mon-Thu), 10 a.m.-11:30 (Fri), 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Sat), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sun)


10. Eggcellent Roppongi Hills


 

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Open from 7 a.m. in the morning, this lovely cafe-restaurant strives to be a popular place for people enjoying asakatsu, or “morning activities.” It is equipped with a private hori-gotastu (low, typically heated table where you put your legs in), which can fit up to six people and happens to be very popular with parents with little babies who are free to play and crawl around while their parents enjoy their time. The menu features healthy options like the Quinoa Benedict, or kids-friendly options like the happy-faced pancakes. There are diaper changing and baby rooms one floor below the restaurant. The private room should be booked in advance.  

Address: B1F Hillside Roppongi Hills 6-10-1 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo
Open: Daily, Weekdays: 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Weekends: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Got a recommended baby-friendly spot in your area? Let us know in the comments!