All-Day American Diner
San Francisco Peaks
As any savvy shopper knows, Tokyo is the retail equivalent of a marathon, rather than a sprint. You’ll need a fisherman’s patience and a CEO’s wallet, but mostly you’ll need plenty of pre-planned java jolts and carb fixes. Perfectly fitting the bill smack bang in the centre of retail neighbourhoods Harajuku, Omotesando and Meiji-jingumae is American-style diner San Francisco Peaks, an airy two-storey eatery serving up all day breakfast and brunch to crowds of hungry locals.
With décor inspired by the ubiquitous, quintessential West Coast diner, SF Peaks is outfitted like a mod wood cabin, all brick walls and wood fixtures downstairs, with a decidedly more 21st century upstairs complete with industrial floor-to-ceiling windows, hanging lamps and even a small alfresco terrace. On the menu are classic all-day American staples running the gamut from omelettes and pancakes to signature burgers, although the restaurant has a stated specialty in hot dogs – and more than just your standard pork & beef sausages, SF Peaks has a variety of must-try wieners on offer including ‘chipotle & smoked cheese’, ‘Santa Fe jack cheese & jalapeno’, and even ‘venison & cranberry’. Once you’re rejuvenated and ready for retail round 2, you can start in their next door boutique Peaks, stocking antiques, art, collectibles and clothes sourced straight from the US. Cali to Tokyo!