Weekend Garage Tokyo
It’s not every cafe that can boast a Mini Cooper on their terrace, but then Weekend Garage Tokyo (WGT for short) is clearly not your average cafe. For starters, this airy, raw concrete, bunker-chic chill spot is delightfully spacious, with an equally commodious alfresco deck, a wide range of seating from counter and bench to easy 60s style armchair, plus a wealth of quirk and kook in the form of industrial salvage lamps, stools, posters, bikes, surf boards and even a canoe (presumably in case of flood).
Next, there’s the groovy soundtrack courtesy of the dedicated DJ booth – if you wanted cool, you got it in spades, and the crowd that goes with it, too. Then there’s WGT’s ideal location, attracting chill-seekers from Shibuya, Daikanyama and Ebisu, and providing a welcome hang complete with open kitchen counter (serving well-priced plates of international and asian comfort fare, from simple grilled vegetables and various teppanyaki, to rib eye steak with herb butter, spicy seafood and toasted sandwiches). If you’re just dropping in for drinks, there’s a small but decent nibbles menu headlining prosciutto and Parmigiano Reggiano, and the sweet-toothed won’t be disappointed with the cherry-soaked cheesecake or caramel apple cobbler. Make every day a weekend!