I’ve been coming to Bio Cafe for several years now and am a very big fan. It’s a very modern cafe/restaurant with a trendy European vibe that has impressed literally everyone I’ve brought here.
I love the soft lighting and the subtle elements of design that gradually reveal themselves the longer you stay. From candles and painted walls to the open bakery it’s a very comfortable place to come to with friends, on a date or by yourself to escape from the hustle and bustle just outside it’s doors.
The food is absolutely first rate with a good selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes divided into breakfast, lunch or dinner categories depending on what time of the day you visit. Unfortunately the menu is entirely in Japanese and none of the staff seem to speak English. This is a shame as several years ago when I first visited I remember there being an English menu but now, for whatever reason, they appear to have removed it. On the surface this seems like an attempt to discourage foreigners though the staff seems more than happy to serve me and my friends when we visit. Whatever the case may be, I highly recommend bringing along a friend who can read Japanese kanji as ordering will be very difficult otherwise.
If you do decide to try Bio Cafe you won’t be disappointed. The food is some of the best I have ever had. Period. It’s fresh, well prepared and above all, healthy and reasonably priced. Guests also get some delicious free bread that’s baked fresh on location and comes in several different styles and tastes. Speaking of the bread, the front of the cafe features it’s own bakery where you can buy bagels and other pastries, all of which are delicious and get some serious discounts later in the evening around closing time.
If you’re after something to drink, Bio Cafe offers a good selection of coffee, teas, beers and wines worth checking out with several organic varieties on the menu.
Bio Cafe is highly recommended.
Train Line: Yamanote, Ginza, Fukutoshin, Denentoshin, Hanzomon
Features: 100% smoke free, vegetarian and vegan food and drinks as well as some organic items on the menu
Menu Language: Japanese
Address: 〒150-0042 東京都渋谷区 宇田川町16-14 パティオⅠ
Patio I, 16-14 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0042
Phone Number: 03-5428-3322
Map: View on GoogleMaps
How to Get to Bio Cafe
Head out of the JR Hachiko Exit and cross the Shibuya Crossing to the famous Starbucks which should be right in front of you. If you’re coming from a different train line, make your way to this Starbucks as it’s a good place to navigate by and is very convenient for meeting friends.
Once at the Starbucks, walk down the street next to it so that the Starbucks is on your right. Once you get to the intersection with the McDonalds, turn right and walk one block to a much bigger road called Inogashira St. Cross this road. A few metres to your left you should see a narrow street that heads up hill called Spainzaka. Bio Cafe is halfway up this hill on your right.