Cutest Kawaii Instagram Cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya
You can’t visit Japan without experiencing some of the “kawaii” (cute) culture. Get a taste for the cutest cafes in Harajuku and Shibuya with this list. You can get the cutest shots for your Instagram without spending too much money.
Harajuku and Shibuya are two places known for the large amount of cute and trendy shops, cafes, and restaurants. Middle school and high school students love it there. And cafes are always putting out something new to be the next hot place.
And seriously, you’ll get a cuteness overload at any one of these eateries. They’re practically designed for you to take pictures at them! The food is cute and colorful and presented beautifully. The walls are painted pastel colors or with artwork.
It’s very common to see locals visit restaurants specifically to take a picture of the food or because it’s trendy. Here’s a list of the popular places with Japanese females in Harajuku and Shibuya.
A majority of these cafes and restaurants are located near the stations, so you could hit more than one in a day if you’re feeling really ambitious. Just remember to check the hours before going and make sure they’re open when you plan to visit.
1. Kawaii Monster Cafe
Like a crazy colorful dream, Kawaii Monster Cafe is full of cartoonish and colorful creations. It’s already very popular with oversea tourists, and they can’t all be wrong, can they? They also have many rotating limited-time menus, there’s always something new to ‘gram.
[Name] Kawaii Monster Cafe
[Address] Shibuya Jingumae 4 chome 31-10
[Price] ¥ 1000 ~ ¥ 2999
[Nearest station] 1 minute walk from Meiji Jingumae Station
2. Q-Pot Cafe
Are you familiar with the Q-Pot brand? If not, it’s a Japanese brand that makes accessories and products that look like sweets and other food items. How about you check out the cafe that serves actual cute foods? How about some cat themed goodies?
[Store Name] Q-pot Cafe
[Address] Kita Aoyama 3-10-2
[Budget] ¥ 1000 – ¥ 3000
[Nearest Station] 3 minutes walk from Omotesando Station
The soft serve, along with pink and pastel backgrounds, are famous with Japanese middle and high schoolers. You can get super cute shots here.
[Address] Shibuya Ward Jingumae 1-8-24
[Price] ¥ 600
[Nearest Station] 7 minute walk from JR Harajuku Station
4. roll Ice Cream Factory
Rolled ice cream has been popular outside of Japan for a while, but it hasn’t caught on in Japan quite yet. But no one like Japan does it as cute as this! The stickers and themes also change frequently. They just had a Detective Pikachu promotion for the movie!
[Name] Roll Ice Cream Factory
[Address] 4-28-12 Jingumae Shibuya-ku
[Nearest Station] 1 minute walk from Meiji Jingumae Station
[Price] ~ ¥ 1000
SweetXO actually comes from Los Angeles, but the Harajuku brand is way cuter in my opinion. They are famous for their baby bottle drinks, poop soft serve, and magical gradient drinks.
[Store Name] SweetXO Good Grief
[Address] 1-16-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
[Price] ~ ¥ 999
[Nearest Station] 3 minutes walk from Harajuku Station
6. Cafe Flamingo
The lightbulb drink trend isn’t dead at Cafe Flamingo. You can get the drinks in cute little flamingo floaties. And don’t forget to get their classic interior in your shot, too. They also have a wide range of alcoholic cocktails, though none are as cute as the lightbulbs.
[Name] Cafe FLAMINGO
[Address] 10-2 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
[Price] ~ ¥ 1,000
7. Cafe Honey Mi Honey
Cafe Honey Mi Honey is popular with a lot of Instagram girls. It made my list of Top Harajuku Instagrammable Spots because of its heart bus stop outside.
But the inside interior and the food is cute enough to snap as well too!
[Name] Cafe HONEY MI HONEY
[Address] Shibuya Jingumae 6-2-6
[Price] ~ ¥ 999
[Nearest station] Meiji Jingumae Station, 2 minutes on foot
8. Eddy’s IceCream
Eddy’s IceCream has some of the cutest ice cream cones in Tokyo. You can buy extra cookies to customize your cone with your name or other cute designs. The interior is also mega cute and provides a photo opportunity too.
[Name] Eddy's IceCream
[Address] 4-26-28 Jingumae Shibuya-ku
[Price] ~ ¥ 1000
[Nearest Station] 5 minutes walk from Meiji Jingumae Station
Have you ever eaten at any of these places before? Would you even want to? Let me know which is your favorite dish in the comments below!