Conanoca Cafe is a lovely little cafe hidden within the rather large Roppongi Hills complex. In fact it’s so well hidden that in the eight or so years that I’ve regularly been visiting Roppongi Hills I was completely unaware of it’s existence until I recently discovered it on the Roppongi Hills website while searching for a new smoke free cafe to check out.
It’s secluded location really is unfortunate as it sells by far some of the best tasting scones I’ve ever eaten in Japan, or elsewhere for that matter. All the scones, which are Conanoco Cafe’s speciality, are freshly bakes on location with over fifteen different varieties to choose from ranging from vanilla to salmon and cream cheese.
Each scone is quite small (a bit smaller than an Oreo) and priced between 100 and 200 yen each which may sound quite expensive at first but believe me when I say these scones are worth every yen and are something you won’t regret at all. Something that may rub you the wrong way however is the cream and jam that you have to fork over an extra 100 yen each in addition to the cost of the scones. Cream and jam are are something that I firmly believe should be included in the cost of a main order and it’s very disappointing that they expect customers to pay extra for something that should be a general service by default and not a luxury item.
I begrudgingly paid the 200 yen extra for the jam and cream to go with my honey and lemon, green tea, caramel and banana, and ham and cheese scones (all of which were delicious) as well as 450 yen (550 yen if bought without scones) for a mocha which was quite good. All of this set me back 1.270 yen which is pretty much the average for a food and drink set at other cafes in Tokyo though the quality overall was much higher.
The cafe itself is very fresh and modern with both inside and outside seating and the staff were super friendly. The menu is only in Japanese though if you have a basic knowledge of the language you shouldn’t find navigating too difficult.
Well worth checking out, especially if you’re just after a quiet place to meet friends before hitting the Roppongi Hills shops or see a movie.
Train Line: Oedo & Hibiya Lines.
Features: 100% Smoke Free.
Menu Language: Japanese.
Hours: 10am – 9pm.
Address: 〒106-0032 東京都文京区本郷4-15-6 共栄ビル 1F
1F Hillside Roppongi Hills, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, 106-0032
Map: View on GoogleMaps
Directions: Conanoco Cafe is located on the first floor of the “Hillside” section of Roppongi Hills just under the circular museum tower and entrance to the excellent Virgin Toho Cinemas. If you’re coming on the Hibiya Line take Exit 1C to get to Roppongi Hills or if you’re travelling on the Oedo Line, come out of Exit 3.