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Cafes with Wifi in Tokyo: 8 Connected Coffee Joints

Post: Friday July 28, 2017

A good cuppa joe and free wifi are two things that can be surprisingly hard to find even in the sprawling metropolis that is Tokyo. Sure, you could try to locate the nearest Starbucks or local coffee chain such as Tully's, but why not be like a savvy local and head to a joint that roasts its own beans? Here are some cafes with wifi in Tokyo, each with their own unique character and strong coffee worth blending into.

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8 Cool Cafes with Wifi in Tokyo

Minato-ku

Downstairs Coffee

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If you're in Roppongi and looking for a comforting cup of coffee away from the intoxicated crowd, Downstairs Coffee is waiting for you. Bright and airy, this unpretentious cafe with a minimalist design is attached to the Mercedes-Benz Connection showroom. Unlike what its name may suggest, it's not located underground. Grab a sugar-glazed or chocolate doughnuts here to go with your caffeine fix, or have a hot or cold sandwich that come at reasonable prices as a set with chips and a drink for under 1,000 yen. rest your feet, clear your mind and get your Tokyo wifi fix at this urban oasis, a refreshing rest stop located in the clutter of Roppongi.

Address: 7-3-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Directions: 2 minutes from Tokyo Metro Nogizaka Station Exit 3, or 5 minutes from Roppongi Station Exit 7 on the Toei Oedo Line
Website: http://www.mercedes-benz-connection.com/english/

The Roastery by Nozy Coffee

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Satisfy your single origin coffee craving here at The Roastery, which boasts a sophisticated and cool vibe, fitting of its location along "Cat Street" in the fashionable Shibuya district. The interior speaks of chic factory fashion with stand-up counters, cement floors, visible ventilation pipes and brick walls. It's easy to imagine you're in Brooklyn, as the rather simple menu even features New York Bagels. The coffee beans here are sourced from all over the world, including Arabica beans from Brazil to Indonesia. There's a daily selection of beans on offer, and each cup is french pressed to perfection. The aroma here is robust and acidity tends to be on the strong side.

Address: 2-29-7 Geba, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-0002
Directions: 15 minutes from either Sangenjaya Station or Ikejiri Ohashi Station on the Tokyu Denentoshi Line
Website: http://www.nozycoffee.jp (Japanese)

Shibuya-ku

Freeman Cafe Tokyo

One can always use a place to take a break in bustling Shibuya, and this homey cafe located on the second floor of Tokyu Metro Plaza is perfect for that. With shelves of books, fashion and travel magazines as well as photo collections for browsing, and a spacious interior with a cafeteria-like layout using eclectic tables and chairs, it's easy to come here alone, for dates or in a group. There are also cushy sofa seats to sink into with a good book - or for smartphone surfing. Unlike in some other cafes offering free wifi in Tokyo, there are also power plugs by the window seats here so you can keep your laptop juiced or power up your smartphone while sipping your cuppa. English and French-speaking staff are on hand as well, so don't hesitate to ask for assistance.

Address: 2F Metro Plaza, 1-16-14 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Directions: 4 minutes from JR Shibuya Station
Tel: 03-5766-9111

Lotus (Omotesando)

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Located on the backstreets of Omotesando, Lotus cafe has a cool, laid back atmosphere that invites brooding intellectuals—not to mention hipsters on the lookout for great coffee with wifi in Tokyo—to its tables. The see-through walls evoke an open and welcoming feeling on entry, and the desserts counter near the entrance is a comforting and enticing sight. The menu is extensive, which means you can have a full meal before settling into your coffee routine. The pop-colored interior and mismatched furniture, including leather sofas, works to give it a hip factor befitting its neighborhood. Do leave space for the decadent desserts, must-try confections like choux creme and chocolate tarts with a Japanese twist of azuki red bean topping.

Address: 4-6-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Directions: 7 minutes from the A2 Exit of Omotesando Station on the Tokyo Metro
Website: http://www.heads-west.com/shop/lotus.html

Chiyoda-ku

So Tired

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If you're working in the business district of Marunouchi, this is your haunt—aptly named because you can so easily unwind here after a hard day. The casual vibe of this cafe, complete with stained glass walls that give it a bright and fun ambiance, is made even better by the panoramic view of the city center. Other than coffee and desserts to help you perk up, this cafe has an extensive menu that includes Chinese noodles as well as Western dishes such as pepper steak for lunch - who said never the twain shall meet? "So Tired" is the perfect place to keep in mind should your companions be unsure want to eat and you're too tired to think of a compromise. Of course, it's also a welcome refuge when Tokyo wifi is hard to find.

Address: 7F Shin-marunouchi Building 1-5-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Directions: Located on the 7th floor of the Shin-marunouchi Building just across from Tokyo Station
Website: http://www.heads-west.com/shop/so-tired.html

The Monocle Cafe

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A must-visit for worldly, liberal-minded people in general and fans of The Monocle Magazine in particular, the Monocle Cafe located at the basement of the Hankyu Men's store in Ginza speaks of understated sophistication. Seating options range from sofas for elegant lounging to counters for the laptop-lugging urban warrior. The color scheme is a simple two-tone—natural wood with black—and Monocle items, from magazines to stationery are on display at a retail corner. The menu includes classics like juicy burgers, steak sandwiches and salads. The coffee is of course, a top notch brew prepared by skilled baristas.

Address: Men's Tokyo B1F, 2-5-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Directions: 3 minutes from either Yurakucho Station on the Yamanote Line, or Ginza Station (the A0 Exit) on the Ginza Line
Website: http://www.transit-web.com/shop/monocle-cafe/ (Japanese)

Shinjuku-ku

Wired Cafe Lumine

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From this cafe in the trendy Lumine department store, which is connected to Shinjuku Station, you can get a bird's eye view of the South Gate area of Shinjuku. On days where there are summer fireworks displays in the surrounding area, this is a spot that offers a great view of the lit-up sky. The menu here is extensive, with hearty offerings like croque monsieur, fluffy french toasts, hamburgers, pastas and a variety of cakes and desserts. The couch seats make it perfect for a rest after all that shopping and sightseeing in Shinjuku. For an afterwork drink, alcoholic beverages are also available at this versatile cafe. Not only is it part of one of the more hip coffee chains—as the name indicates, it's also a great place to indulge in free wifi in Tokyo.

Address: Shinjuku Lumine 2, 6F 3-38-2 Shinjuku
Directions: Just seconds from the South Exit at JR Shinjuku Station
Website: http://www.cafecompany.com/

Cafe la voie

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A quick three minute walk from the West exit of the Shinjuku station, this street front cafe on the first floor of Kadoya Hotel offers al fresco terrace dining and an airy Mediterranean ambiance perfect for a lazy summer afternoon. The espresso served here is Italy's Lavazza, which you are welcome to savor over breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu offers oven-grilled chicken curry, stews, pastas and steaks. And a hint for the ladies: Every Tuesday is Ladies' Day and free dessert is served with every set lunch ordered.

Address: Kadoya Hotel 1F, 1-23-1 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
Directions: 3 minutes from Shinjuku Station, Nishiguchi
Website: http://www.kadoya-hotel.co.jp/la_voie/index.html (Japanese)

Tokyo WiFi is Best Enjoyed with Coffee

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Be it a quick coffee stop, to settle in a sofa with a good book or with your laptop to do some work, there are a wide range of cafes with free wifi in Tokyo, all with different vibes to suit your mood and purposes. And if you're looking for cafes that cater to night owls or all-nighters, or want to cafe-hop into the early morning, there are ample options for those as well, with well roasted beans to keep you juiced up through the wee hours.

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