Located within the trendy Urban Research store on the third floor of the East Yard under Tokyo Sky Tree, Cafe Green Bar complements the main store’s focus on modern contemporary fashion by presenting customers with several examples of how to implement it’s brand’s design values beyond the wardrobe, reinforcing Urban Research as more of a lifestyle than simply a fashion label.
Like the rest of the store, the cafe has a very fresh design with a good eye for well lit open spaces which create the odd sense of being stimulating yet comfortable and welcoming at the same time.
The cafe design seems very conscious of the environment as seen by the use of natural light, the inclusion of real bonsai inspired potted plants on the main table and of course the the name of the cafe, Cafe Green Bar.
This awareness continues in the cafe menu with all of the coffee drinks being made with one hundred percent organic coffee beans. This is really impressive for a cafe in Tokyo as most cafes don’t use organic coffee beans at all and if they do they only use them for black drip/filter coffees and never for espresso based drinks like lattes and cafe mochas as they do here.
It’s great to see a cafe fully follow through with their organic promise.
Unfortunately while the drinks are impressive, the food options (or lack thereof) leave a lot to be desired with cookies and bagels being your only options with zero toppings offered for the bagels (at least they toast them for you though).
This is really disappointing as so much of Cafe Green Bar has potential but is severely let down by this oversight which more than likely explains the almost complete lack of other customers.
The coffee is great though and and the seating refreshing, making Cafe Green Bar an ideal place to sit down and relax away from the Sky Tree crowds and while the immediate food options are quite bare, the cafe has it’s own small store that supplies organic groceries such as honey, peanut butter and teas, etc that can make your stay in Tokyo much more comfortable and environmentally conscious.
Station: Tokyo Sky Tree and Oshiage
Train Line: (Tokyo Sky Tree Station) Isesaki, (Oshiage Station) Keisei Oshiage, Tobu Isesaki, Toei Asakusa and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon
Features: 100% no smoking, organic coffee, outdoor seating
Menu Language: English & Japanese
Hours: 10am – 9pm
Address: 〒131-0045 東京都墨田区押上1-1-2 東京スカイツリータウン・ソラマチ 3F
3F, Solamachi Tokyo Sky Tree Town, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Tokyo 131-0024
Map: View on GoogleMaps
Directions: Cafe Green Bar located within the Urban Research store on the third floor of the East Yard section of the Tokyo Sky Tree Solamachi shopping complex. This part of the complex is directly above Oshiage Station. If you’re arriving at the Tokyo Sky Tree Station you’ll have about a five minute walk to get to this side of the complex from the other.