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Savor Your Morning! 5 Choice Places Right Near Shinjuku Station for Breakfast

Savor Your Morning! 5 Choice Places Right Near Shinjuku Station for Breakfast

Update: 15 August 2018

Meals are an essential part of traveling. Of course you can usually get breakfast in the hotel where you stay, but for those who want something special, we recommend venturing out for a hearty breakfast. Shinjuku is an area easily accessible from other parts of Tokyo and a place where you can find bakery cafes, places with low-starch menus, places with a Japanese atmosphere, and even cafes specializing in vegetables. Here are five places we recommend where you can start your day with a satisfying breakfast!

Breakfast at the Popular Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura Shinjuku

Breakfast at the Popular Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura Shinjuku
Sawamura Bacon and Eggs Plate 1,296 yen

This is a bakery and restaurant located in the NEWoMan Shinjuku food hall (second floor), an office building near the new south exit of Shinjuku Station. Using more than twenty different types of both domestic and imported wheat the bread is baked with care, garnering the Sawamura brand a solid reputation. The main shop is located in the summer resort town of Karuizawa, but the same quality bread can be enjoyed also in Tokyo.

French Toast Plate 1,512 yen

The Sawamura bacon and eggs plate consists of thick slices of toast, eggs sunny side up, bacon, a seasonal potage, salad, and either coffee of tea. The toast is of course made from bread baked fresh that day. For an additional 200 yen you can have a croissant instead. Made with carefully selected butter, the croissants have a crisp texture and are one of the most popular products. For those who prefer something sweet, there is the French toast plate which comes with bacon, salad, and coffee or tea. The French toast has an unbelievably fluffy texture and rich egg flavor, and topped with maple syrup a joy to eat.

Freshly baked bread already lines the shelves when the store opens at 7:00 a.m.

From lunch onwards there is a special hamburger for 1,620 yen and for dinner there is a 200 gram rump steak made from domestic beef for 4,104 yen.

The bakery is a favorite because it is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Each variety of bread is made using a particular type of flour, Khanh Hoa Salt that is rich in minerals, sugar made 100% from sugar cane grown in the Amami Islands, plus four types of homemade yeast. There are more than 30 types of bread sold including basic croissant, baguette, and brioche as well as types using uniquely Japanese seasonal ingredients such as pickled plums and fava beans. There are also sandwiches made that day displayed in a refrigerated case. For those wanting a simple meal, there is a section in the bakery where you can eat bread and sandwiches (which also are available for takeout) and enjoy a cup of coffee with them.

  • Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura Shinjuku
    ベーカリー&レストラン 沢村 新宿
    • Address 〒151-0051 東京都渋谷区千駄ヶ谷 5-24-55 NEWoMan新宿 2F エキソト フードホール / NEWoMan Shinjuku 2F Ekisoto Food Hall, 5-24-55 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
    • Nearest Station Close to Shinjuku Station serviced by all JR lines

    Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. the next day (breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. last order; lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; dinner 5:00 p.m. - midnight last order)
    Closed: same hours as for the building

Oyster Bar Wharf for an easy to digest breakfast

Oyster Bar Wharf for an easy to digest breakfast
Morning porridge made with slowly stewed kobashira (small scallops) 853 yen

An oyster bar that began in Singapore is located on the second-floor food hall of the NEWoMan Shinjuku office building near the new south exit of Shinjuku Station. It offers a diverse selection of carefully selected oysters from all parts of Japan, tuna shipped directly from Wakayama Prefecture, and beverages such as sparkling wine, white wine, and Asian beers that particularly go well with oysters.

The restaurant opens at 7:00 a.m. and serves breakfast from then. One menu item is healthy morning porridge, another prepared with small scallops, and still another made with whelk and shrimp. Prices are from 928 yen.

Lunch menu offering all sorts of oysters. The iron pot oyster set lunch 1,620 yen (216 yen price increase on holidays)

Set menus are offered during the lunchtime. Fried oysters and oysters steamed in rice are two set menus offered using all sorts of oysters. The oysters served in the iron pot oyster set lunch are prepared in a number of ways: grilled, steamed, and fried. In addition, tuna directly shipped from Wakayama Prefecture is used in the yukke-don [Yukhoe bowl] (1,188 yen) together with avocado.

The directly imported sparkling Spanish wine Castell Roc Cavas (853 yen) goes especially well with the oysters and is highly recommended.

Dinner Menu. Oysters of the day, from 518 yen each, in front. Thick slices of tuna directly shipped from Kishu Nachikatsuura, 346 yen per slice

You definitely should check out the dinner which offers carefully selected raw oysters (all at least 12 years old). You will want to come each time the seasons change as the types of oysters obtained varies with the season. The flavor also varies according to the locale from which they come, inviting taste comparisons.

  • OysterBar Wharf
    オイスターバーワーフ
    • Address 〒151-0051 東京都渋谷区千駄ヶ谷 5-24-55 NEWoMan新宿 2F エキソト フードホール / NEWoMan Shinjuku 2F Ekisoto Food Hall, 5-24-55 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
    • Nearest Station Close to Shinjuku Station serviced by all JR lines

    Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. (breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; lunch 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.)
    Closed: same hours as for the building

Dashi Chazuke En Shinjuku Odakyu Ace Shop where you can enjoy a Japanese-style breakfast

Dashi Chazuke En Shinjuku Odakyu Ace Shop where you can enjoy a Japanese-style breakfast
Grilled salmon with sesame and seaweed dashi chazuke (broth over rice) 590 yen

This is a place to eat which primarily serves Japanese dashi (soup) dishes and is located in the Odakyu Ace building that is directly connected to JR Shinjuku Station. The rice used in the dishes is the Hitomebore brand from Miyagi Prefecture. Many types of ingredients are used in the dashi chazuke offered: seaweed, iriko (small, dried fish), and katsuobushi (dried bonito shavings) which increase the flavor in a very Japanese way. Here you can start the day with a truly Japanese-style breakfast.

Bubudashi chazuke with pickled vegetables 500 yen

For the dashi chazuke offered only in the morning for breakfast you can select the type you like from a number of different types and it is served in a set with one small bowl of a separate item together with pickles.

We especially recommend the dashi chazuke that uses grilled salmon that is low in fat and salt served in a sesame and seaweed broth. This dish deliciously combines the sweet-tasting salmon with mitsuba (Japanese honewort) in a perfectly matched sesame and seaweed broth. Breaking the salmon up into smaller pieces before eating it is one way to eat it, though eating it as-is is also OK. This is a very satisfying dish.

Bubudashi chazuke is another popular dish and is comprised of a number of different types of vegetables diced and heaped up on a bowl of rice served with seaweed and ginger over which the broth is poured.

Red snapper dashi chazuke 960 yen

The red snapper dashi chazuke is offered from lunchtime onwards and is a delicious dish made with fresh red sea bream. Red sea bream sashimi is mixed with different types of nuts in a sesame sauce. It can be eaten alone or on top of rice over which hot broth is added. It is also good lightly grilled. It is a dish that can be enjoyed in many ways. There is no charge for extra helpings of broth or large portions of rice. Relax and enjoy the traditional flavor of a Japanese breakfast here.

  • Dashichazuke EN (Shinjuku Odakyu Ace)
    だし茶漬け えん 新宿小田急エース店
    • Address 〒160-0023 東京都新宿区西新宿一丁目 西口地下街1号 小田急エース北館 / Odakyu Ace Kitakan, No. 1 underground shopping street at Nishi-Shinjuku 1-chome Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-2003
    • Nearest Station 4-minute walk from Shinjuku Station that is serviced by all JR lines

    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 11:000 p.m. (10:30 p.m. last order. Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.). Sunday and holidays 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (9:30 p.m. last order. Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
    Closed: same hours as for the building

Mr. Farmer Shinjuku Mylord offers healthy vegetable dishes from the morning!

Mr. Farmer Shinjuku Mylord offers healthy vegetable dishes from the morning!
Farmer’S Cobb salad with organic agave dressing 1,350 yen (breakfast price)

Mosaic Street is an area near the west exit of Shinjuku Station lined with shops appealing to young people and it is here where the café Mr.FARMER, noted for its fine vegetables, is located. Mr. Akira Watanabe, also known as Hatake no Dendoshi (Evangelist of the Fields) uses an abundant source of vegetables he proudly has selected in creating healthy, attractive, and delicious meals in this restaurant. Items on the breakfast menu are offered at a special price.

More than ten types of ingredients, including Romaine lettuce, kale, avocado, tomato, olive, mimosa (boiled egg), smoked salmon, and salad chicken are used in the Farmer’S Cobb salad with organic agave dressing. Mr. Watanabe personally visits fields to carefully select domestically grown vegetables which he prepares in ways that best present their true flavors. He uses a minimum of flavoring so as not to district from their natural flavor and the portions are magnanimous as well! The limited breakfast price is 1,350 yen; from lunch onwards individual dishes are 1,674 yen and plates 2,106 yen.

Vegan French Toast Tempe Chorizo with Kale 1,501 yen

There is also a vegan menu that serves dishes entirely free of animal products. The Vegan French Toast Tempe Chorizo with Kale is one such dish delivering exquisite flavor.

Vegan mousse cake of strawberry and cacao nibs 961 yen (offered from lunch onwards)

We recommend visiting during the café hours and trying the fondant chocolate cake (961 yen) or other vegan confections (pictured above) which are made entirely without dairy products.

There are branch shops in Omotesando and other locations, but only three, including the Shinjuku operation, are open for dinner. This is a café catering to those who prefer natural dishes not only for breakfast but at any time of the day.

  • Mr. Farmer Shinjiku Mylord
    Mr. Farmer 新宿ミロード
    • Address 〒160-0023 東京都新宿区西新宿1-1-3 小田急新宿ミロード 1F モザイク通り / Odakyu Shinjuku Mylord 1F Mosaic Street, 1-1-3 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
    • Nearest Station 1-minute walk from Shinjuku Station serviced by all JR lines

    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. last order; breakfast 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
    Closed: same hours as for the building

Start your day at the fashionable Verve Coffee Roasters Shinjuku

Start your day at the fashionable Verve Coffee Roasters Shinjuku
The morning set consists of an 8-ounce “Quick Cup” plus waffle from 648 yen

This coffee roaster is located in the NEWoMan Shinjuku office building located near the new south exit of Shinjuku Station. Originating in California, this powerful roaster uses carefully selected coffee beans from throughout the world which are then carefully roasted to create the perfect cup of coffee each time.

Both sugar waffles and cheese waffles are available in the morning. The light, crisp texture of the waffles goes well with coffees the selection of which varies according to the season.

A single size of the store’s original coffee starts at 680 yen. Lattes are 594 yen and mocha 702 yen.

Coffee is good at any time of the day. The coffee served is selected depending on the season taking into consideration the best locations, farms, and variety of the beans. The crisp waffles go perfectly with any of the seasonal coffees.

The atmosphere of the shop is like that of a fashionable West Coast café in the US

The store also sells coffee beans from 1,620 yen, drippers from 2,916 yen, and kettles from 7,344 yen. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the store and purchase a bag of your favorite beans to take home and enjoy later.

  • Verve Coffee Roasters Shinjuku
    ヴァーヴコーヒーロースター 新宿
    • Address 〒151-0051 東京都渋谷区千駄ヶ谷 5-24-55 NEWoMan新宿 2F エキソト / NEWoMan Shinjuku 2F Ekisoto, 5-24-55 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
    • Nearest Station Near Shinjuku Station serviced by all JR lines

    Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Morning 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.). Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Morning 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
    Closed: same hours as for the building


    * All prices unless otherwise indicated include tax.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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