Work-Friendly Cafes with Power and Free Wi-Fi in Tokyo
You’re waiting for someone or you’re in between appointments. Where can you do some work, get online, and charge your phone downtown? Bookmark this page or save these locations to your Google Maps app for the next time you need a power outlet and free Wi-Fi in Tokyo.
Downtown Tokyo has an abundance of coffee shop options, including many, many Starbucks that allow you to study or work for hours at a time—that is, if you can find a seat! Popular Starbucks locations are often crowded and nabbing a seat, much less a power outlet, is a tall order.
Today, we have rounded up our favorite not-Starbucks cafes that have power outlets and free Wi-Fi. These are all work-friendly places that are roomy enough for you to take out your laptop and large enough so there will not be a line waiting for your seat immediately after you get settled.
Before we continue, a little reminder that during these COVID-times many cafes have been revising open hours and seating availability, so please be mindful of guidelines and precautions that each cafe has established for your safety and the safety of others.
Here is our selection of the best work-friendly cafes that have power outlets + free Wi-Fi in Tokyo.
Kissaten Renoir is a Japanese coffee shop chain founded in the 1960s, with distinct Showa-era styled interiors. There is a definite old-world feel here, and clientele can sit for hours undisturbed. The café provides guidance on its website for how to access their Wi-Fi. There are many locations throughout Tokyo, but we recommend you try the Ginza location first, which is a 1-minute walk from Ginza 1-Chome Station.
Access: Ginza 1-Chome Station, Yurakucho Subway Line, Exit 6
Verve Coffee Roasters in Roppongi is the fourth location in Japan of the Verve Coffee Roasters from Santa Cruz, California. The outer walls of the building are glass, letting in light and giving the café its airy, open feel. A great place to work or take a moment for yourself. As this is a cashless café, remember to use credit cards, or some other electronic payment option when at the cash register. The café offers free Wi-Fi, and power outlets are available on the second floor near the back. Staff speak English.
Access: Roppongi Station, Tokyo Metro Toei Subway line
A calm atmosphere with sofas, counters, and tabletops—this cozy café is a high-speed internet oasis and a 3-minute walk from Shinjuku Station, making it ideal for meeting up with friends, catching up on work, or enjoying an after-work celebratory drink (a selection of wine is on the menu). Most notably, there are power outlets with every seat along with the café’s free Wi-Fi.
Access: Shinjuku Station, South Exit
This is another Japanese coffee shop chain with free Wi-Fi and power outlets aplenty. The layout of each store focuses on providing clients with what they refer to as a “neighborhood living room.” Lots of sturdy, comfy chairs and partitions make this place an ideal workspace away from home. We recommend their Shibuya location (5-minute walk), but pretty much any Komeda coffee shop you go to will deliver a quiet space from where you can charge up and get online.
Access: Shibuya Station Exit 13
This is a popular café a zero-minute walk from Shibuya Station where you can sit comfortably and work undisturbed. Sofa seating is available, and there are a substantial number of power outlets along with the free Wi-Fi connection. Aside from their delightful coffees, the menu range is wide, and the alcohol lineup is unique. You will have plenty of excuses to make this café a regular stop.
Access: Shibuya Station, Exit 13
Café Rendezvous is perhaps not widely known because of its location within Hotel Ibis. However, it is remarkable for its spaciousness, free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and reasonable prices for its breakfast and lunch buffets. Other menu offerings, including an all-you-can-drink option, make it a nice place to transition from work day to evening relaxation. A 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Station. Staff speak English.
Access: Shinjuku Station, West Exit
The four best things in the world: Coffee. Books. Power. Wi-Fi. This coffee shop has it all, tucked away on the second floor of Tower Records in Shibuya on their bookshop floor. Tabletops, sofas, and power outlets, too. You will feel at home here. There is a 2-hour limit that is imposed occasionally, but that’s sufficient time to power up and knock off some work emails. A 3-minute walk from Shibuya Station.
Access: Shibuya Station, Hachiko Exit
Accessible from Harajuku or Meji-Jinguma Station, this café boasts 280 seats across both its levels, along with offering a wide range of dishes, sourced from Ooi town in Kanagawa and organically grown. Free Wi-Fi and power outlets are available throughout. If you want to arrange a quick work meeting, office and workspace rooms (with a great view of the Harajuku intersection) are available to rent on the 6th Floor. Other attractions here are its café library, gift shop, and a play area for kids on the B1 Level.
Access: Harajuku Station, JR Yamanote Line, Omotesando Exit; Meiji-jingumae Station, Tokyo Metro Line, Exit 4
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