8 Places in Shinjuku to Feast on a Breakfast of Champions

If your hotel doesn’t serve breakfasts, look at it as an opportunity to sample some whole new ways to kick-start the day like the locals do. Shinjuku in the morning is bustling with the commuters, but there is no shortage of delicious joints where you can sit back and enjoy a great breakfast in every style imaginable.

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1. Paul Bassett Shinjuku


Paul Bassett, the youngest ever world champion barista opened this famous gourmet espresso café.  During the breakfast hour, order one of their delicious, fresh croissants or pastries, then you get your choice of drink for ¥250. Start your day with a quality moment!                              

Breakfast:Open~11:00 (Mon-Fri 7:30~, Sat 8:00~, Sun 9:00~)

HP: www.paulbassett.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-26-2 Shinjuku Nomura Bldg. B1F Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

2. Shimpachi Shokudo


At Shimpachi restaurant, you can enjoy a char-grilled fish set menu from early in the morning for just ¥400.  They offer selections of topping such as egg, or natto beans for ¥30.  It is near the south exit of Shinjuku station.  Why not try something totally different for breakfast, you may be in for a pleasant surprise!                     

Open everyday:8:00~ [Sat. Sun. Holidays] 7:00~

Address: 1-15-9 KC Bldg. 1F Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

3. Restaurant Prince Viking

Prince Viking’s breakfast buffet offers a whooping variety of food.  From their signature omelettes to daily special items, selections are all healthy, tasty and attractive.  All you can eat for ¥2300(¥1300 for children), a price fit for a posh hotel - yet satisfaction guaranteed!! It will be all worth it, give it a try just once.                        


Open everyday

HP: m.princehotels.co.jp 

Address: 1-30-1 B2 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

4. Sarabeth


The brunch kingdom of New York has been, not surprisingly, a huge hit in Shinjuku, so much so that you need to get a  numbered ticket and get in line to be seated when it opens at 9am.  French Toast, Eggs benedict, and the famous lemon ricotta pancakes, their menu bursts with irresistible goodies!                         

Open everyday:9:00~

HP: sarabethsrestaurants.jp

HP: sarabethsrestaurants.jp (Japanese)

Address: 3-38-2 Shinjuku Lumine 2-2F Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

5. Cafè la Voie



This stylish cafè offers several selections of breakfast set menus for ¥1300, including breakfast salad bar and Japanese style breakfast.  They take pride in the quality of the food they serve, and it’s a perfect place to start the day healthy, and in style. 


Open everyday

HP: www.kadoya-hotel.co.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-23-1 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

6. Kenshinryu

Kenshinryu is open 24 hours a day, while the joint calls itself a “pub”, it also serves tasty and healthy Japanese style breakfast.  Prices for food items are quite reasonable. Many commuters stop by to get ready for the long day at the office.        

Open 24 hours everyday

Address: 2-11-4 Lee 3 Bldg. 2F Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

7. Shahoden Kayu-Sanchin

Kayu-Sanchin’s protagonists are rice porridges, along with many light, healthy yet delicious specialties.  Rice porridges, called “Kayu” in Japanese, is a perfect comfort food, it supplies you with loads of vitamins and minerals which your body craves.  Try different toppings to make your porridge even more tasty!

Breakfast:7:00~10:00 (open for breakfast Mon-Fri only)

Open everyday

Address: 1 Keio Mall, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

8. Curry House 11 Imasa

In business for over half a century, and directly connected to Shinjuku station, Imasa is one of the most loved curry joints in Shinjuku, with average of 1000 diners daily.  They offer 5 variations of curry bases, and special selections of morning menu.  You might not think of a curry dish for your breakfast initially, but trying is believing.  It is a great way to spice up your day!

Open everyday:7:00~

HP: www.imasa.co.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: Keio Mall B1F Shinjuku Station South exit, 1 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo(Google Map)

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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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