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Library Lunch & Coffee (Minami Azabu) - Central Tokyo Metro Library Cafeteria and Cafe

Library Lunch & Coffee (Minami Azabu) – Central Tokyo Metro Library Cafeteria and Cafe

Despite having lived in Minami Azabu (Minato-ku, Tokyo) for a long time, I had never enjoyed the library lunch & coffee at the Central Tokyo Metro Library Cafeteria and Cafe in Arisuagwa Park, Minami Azabu. I finally stopped in the other day and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of lunch, books, coffee and playtime in the park. No more need to walk down the park to grab a coffee, just Library Lunch & Coffee (Minami Azabu) - Central Tokyo Metro Library Cafeteria and Cafeswing into the 1st-floor cafe for a muffin and some takeout coffee (9:00 – 17:00 daily). On the library’s 5th floor you can get a delicious, economical and healthy lunch between  or coffee and baked goods from 11:00 – 15:00. The Central Tokyo Metro Library is located on the edge of Arisugawa Park which is one of our kid’s favorite Tokyo playgrounds. If the weather is poor, have a play date at the Minami Azabu Ike Ike Plaza across the street and play for free on the 2nd floor, and then go to the library for lunch or a coffee! **note no credit cards accepted – pay cash in the ticket machine

Library Lunch & Coffee (Minami Azabu) – Central Library Lunch & Coffee (Minami Azabu) - Central Tokyo Metro Library Cafeteria and CafeTokyo Metro Library Cafeteria and Cafe

Reasons to have lunch at the Central Tokyo Metro Library Cafeteria

1. The daily lunch menu typical has five set menus (定食) you can choose from or a la carte.

2. Large serving sizes for reasonable prices – my daughter and I split a curry rice set.

3. The service is cafeteria style, so service is fast.

4. You can hang out of as long as you want with no pressure.

5. There is free wifi.

6. There is a small kids playroom right next to the cafeteria to hang out in a while waiting for friends.
7. The cafeteria is on the 5th floor but accessible via the elevator so very stroller friendly.
8. The cafeteria has a great view of the Azabu and Roppongi Hills area.

9. The staff is super friendly and helpful.

Library Lunch & Coffee (Minami Azabu) - Central Tokyo Metro Library Cafeteria and Cafe

 

Challenges

1. The menu is only in Japanese but there are pictures to help.

2. You need to make all purchases via a ticket machine which is all in Japanese.

Central Tokyo Metro Library Cafeteria and Cafe, Minami Azabu
Address: 5-7-13 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo (東京都港区南麻布5丁目7−13)
Phone number: 03-3442-8451
Business hours: 10:00 – 5:30 pm; cafeteria serves lunch from 11:00 – 15:00; cafe from 9:00 – 17:00
Website: library.metro.tokyo.jp
Access: 10 min walk from Hiroo Station on the Hibiya Line

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