9 "Insanely Cute" Desserts in Harajuku, the Mecca of Cute Culture
Harajuku in Tokyo is a popular hub where fashionable young people gather.
Like its many clothing shops and beauty salons, the dessert shops in Harajuku reflect Tokyo's seasons.
This time, I'll be introducing TOKYO TABLE TRIP's top 10 dessert shops in Harajuku!
If you're a dessert lover who plans on visiting Harajuku, be sure to check this out!
1. Cookie Time Cookie Bar
This New Zealand cookie shop first opened in Japan in 2013.
Their shakes and ice cream made with freshly baked cookies are popular items.
Made carefully with ingredients like butter, eggs, and chocolate, their cookies have an irresistible soft texture.
Their voluminous shakes, like their "salted caramel flake shake" and "double chocolate s'mores shake" (both 800 yen), are perfect for uploading on Instagram!
Address: 1-21-15 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
2. GOOD TOWN DOUGHNUTS
This doughnut shop has its origins in Brooklyn, New York.
They take great pride in carefully selecting their ingredients, like wheat from Hokkaido and sea salt from Okinawa, so even kids can eat these without any need to worry.
Their unique flavors of doughnuts, like "sea salt caramel," "habanero chocolate," and "Sicilian lemon poppy seed," are around 350 yen each.
I recommend enjoying a freshly-made doughnut inside the shop's eat-in space!
Address: 6-12-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
3. Eddy's IceCream
With just a glance, you know that this shop is selling ice cream that just screams "cute"!
Their ice cream is made with corn, and the different types, like the "American (800 yen)," "Miss Ribbon (1000 yen)," and "Cat (1000 yen)," are decorated with cute toppings like stars, ribbons, and hearts, making them almost too cute to eat!
I highly recommend visiting here if you want to enjoy some girly indulgence.
Address: 4-26-28 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
4. Cafe Honey Mi Honey
This heart-pounding super-pink shop is a cafe that also sells popular apparel brands.
Their cute desserts, made with carefully selected ingredients, are becoming super popular among middle and high school-aged girls.
Their most popular item is their "strawberry milk smoothie (650 yen)," made with organic strawberries, milk, and house-made jam.
The lovely combination of sweet and sour flavors is perfect for relaxing after tiring yourself out with shopping in Harajuku.
Address: 6-2-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
5. Q-Pot Cafe
This cafe is designed around the accessories of the popular brand "Q-Pot."
The interior's rooms are divided based on dessert concepts, like the chocolate room, whipped cream and strawberries room, and biscuit room, making for a lovely dessert-fueled cute atmosphere!
The sweets you can enjoy here each have distinct flavors, and it's like you've fallen into a fairy tale.
My recommendation is their "melty gelato parfait (1770 yen, drink included)," with layers of pistachio ice cream, waffle cone, and strawberry cream.
Don't forget to take a picture of your super cute treat!
Address: 3-10-2 Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
6. LOLA'S Cupcakes Tokyo
This shop's showcase is packed with rows of glittering cupcakes.
Compared to the Magnolia Bakery I introduced earlier in this article, the cupcakes here are a bit less sweet. They have a great flavor to them that even adults will enjoy.
Their "rainbow cake" (777 yen per slice) is popular with cute-thing-loving girls.
Made with 7 different colors of sponge cake, this buttery cake is both delicious and gorgeous.
Address: 1-10-37 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
7. Caroline Diner
This diner was established with the concept of a 1950s American diner. The atmosphere inside is reminiscent of diners that appear in the movies.
Their soda floats (800 yen) come in flavors like strawberry, coffee, and peach, and they're so cute you won't be able to resist taking pictures!
I'd love to enjoy one with some quintessential American fare like hot dogs or hamburgers.
Address: 2-14-11 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
8. Totti Candy Factory
The cotton candy available here is sure to please any child!
This shop is always packed with customers looking to get some colorful cotton candy.
I recommend their "Harajuku rainbow cotton candy (900 yen)," said to be one of the biggest cotton candies in Japan!
Its flavor is unexpectedly light, so there are plenty of people who can finish it off alone.
I'd love to stop by here with my significant other or family while walking around Takeshita Street.
Address: 1-16-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
9. ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY
This new ice cream shop opened up in June.
They arrange Thai-style "rolled ice cream" in a New York-esque fashion.
You can choose from 40 different toppings to add into your ice cream that's then prepared on a -10℃ metal plate.
Add fruit, chips, and sauce to your favorite ice cream, like vanilla, matcha, or strawberry, and make your very own original ice cream creation!
Address: 4-28-12 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo