WiFi? Check. Coffee? Check.
Cafes with Wifi are essential for both travelers and digital nomads alike. These shops have what you need, whether you’re looking for a nice spot for remote work or just to check Facebook. Here are our top picks for the best cafes with WiFi in Tokyo.
Hip and modern, the Wired Cafe chain is a saving grace for people who need a casual place to work and relax. It’s super chill and comfortable for digital nomads, tea lovers, or anyone just looking for a slightly westernized cafe. The food here is actually quite good which makes it a nice option for lunch. This is the kind of place that American hipsters would probably frequent in somewhere like San Francisco.
You won’t feel out of place working on a laptop at Coffee Valley as that’s what most people come here to do. Find this cozy local shop on a small backstreet of Ikebukuro less than five minutes’ walk from Ikebukuro Station.
It has two floors and a nice minimalist atmosphere. Be warned though, there are limited power outlets available and you may get kicked off the internet if you stay for more than three hours. It gets pretty packed on weekends meaning you may have to wait for a seat, but weekdays are pretty low-key.
All the seats at this spacious and stylish cafe bar are comfy sofas. During the day it has a very calm and relaxed atmosphere, but at night, the store is filled with lively groups of friends who have come to enjoy drinks and tapas.
In order to be a “chaotic information space where geeks, office workers, and foreigners can all come together,” Cafe Asan has a variety of fun aspects such as monitors that display Twitter feeds and a hammock seating area by the counter. Their specialty food is the souffle pancake, which is popular for its crispy outside and moist, fluffy texture on the inside.
The Breadworks Tennoz building was originally used as a warehouse and fishermen’s hut, but now it has become a luxurious wide-space waterfront cafe. They have a variety of seating options which include a community table beside their bakery with freshly baked bread on display, and a deli counter.
This cafe is located on the Ariake Campus of Musashino University and is casual with a friendly atmosphere. Although the shop is often filled with studying students, Lohas Cafe welcomes all visitors, students, or not. There’s a good amount of communal tables with nice floor to ceiling windows providing lots of natural light.
As a lifestyle-oriented cafe, Cafe Haus represents a living space where you can feel right at home. Various events such as cooking classes and outdoor group activities create a community vibe. One of the first things you’ll notice is the huge windows that wrap around the cafe. High ceilings, lightly stained wooden floors, and a mix of wooden and industrial fixings all add to the “homely” ambiance.
Having a bad day, with working piling up and need to de-stress? Have an espresso with a shot of CBD oil, make yourself comfortable, and bang out that report at Tailored Cafe. Lightning-fast WiFi, simple decor, and comfortable couches make it a great place to get some work done.
Talking is mostly frowned upon here, so it’s not a particularly great place to meet up with friends, but it’s perfectly quiet for those working remotely or studying. Power outlets are available at almost every seat, too!
Located in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo’s hipster neighborhood, Tagcafe is the place to go for telework. On most days you can see young people clicking away on MacBooks and scribbling away in actual notebooks, too. It’s totally acceptable to stay here for several hours without being asked to leave. The only thing that may be a slight turn off is the smoke—there will be lots of people smoking so steer clear if that bothers you.
If you want something more familiar or just aren’t feeling any of the places on this list, look for some of the more common chain shops below. They typically have Wifi, though you may be limited on the amount of time you can use it. No guarantee on outlets.