茶 Cafe (茶 reads as “Cha” which is Mandarin Chinese for “Tea”) is located in the trendy shopping area of Omotesando making it an ideal place to relax after a day of shopping or to relax with friends or family.
Tea aficionados will love the absolutely massive selection of teas featured on the menu listed by both type and region grown. The offerings are very extensive with tea from all over mainland China as well as Singapore and Japan with prices ranging from about 600 yen for the more general teas to over 8000 yen for the more expensive, rarer ones.
I purchased some white tea as part of a cake set which set me back around 1000 yen. Being used to the typical modern cafe experience where one order gets you one cup of tea, I was pleasantly surprised when my tea came served in a good sized glass pot (see first photo) which gave me over five servings before the friendly waitress saw my empty pot and refilled it with fresh hot water. Very good value for money!
Something else that impressed me was the interior design which has a fantastic Chinese vibe in the main table area with dragon lighting fixtures and wooden frames and a very cool Japanese theatre inspired look near the wash rooms.
I highly recommend Cha Cafe to visitors in town looking for a unique Asian experience. The offering of Japanese and Chinese teas and deserts will not disappoint and will likely lead to a fun conversation or two between the first timers who have never tried macha or sweat beans before.
Those well versed in Asian culture will enjoy the atmosphere and the variety offered on the menu. Check it out!
Train Line: Hanzomon, Ginza and Chiyoda Lines
Features: 100% smoke free, some organic tea
Menu Language: English, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese
Hours: 11:30am – 8pm
Address: 〒150-0001 東京都渋谷区神宮前5-8-5-100
5-8-5-100 Jingumae, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Phone Number: 03-5464-8088
Website: www.YouCha.com (Japanese)
Map: View here on Google Maps.
How to Get to Cha Tea Cafe
Head out of Exit A1 and walk down hill on the left hand side of the road. Cha Cafe (Tea Cafe) is opposite the Omotesando Hills shopping complex on the second floor.