100% Chocolate Cafe, Kyobashi

Have your chocolate in style

By Peter Lin    - 2 min read

Kyobashi is not a typical tourist destination in Tokyo, as the neighboring Ginza, Marunouchi and Nihonbashi districts offer much more, but a visit to the 100% Chocolate Café is well worth the trip.

Located in the Meiji Company Headquarters building, this dessert café is a beautifully designed space dedicated to all things chocolate. The interior, designed by the architectural firm Wonderwall, known for several Bathing Ape clothing stores and the Uniqlo megastore in Ginza, is stylish and modern with a ceiling resembling molded chocolate bars and a wall showcasing 56 different varieties of chocolate that can be bought by the square. Small groups are more easily accommodated as there are only counter style seats.  The atmosphere is relaxed and on a weekday morning, getting a table was not difficult. 

Chocoholics can find something here to suit their taste in any form. The menu is extensive, with various kinds of chocolate cake, hot and cold chocolate drinks, frozen fresh chocolate and the 56 different flavors of solid square chocolate, including single-bean variants from around the world, fruit and herb varieties, and more. Among the more interesting blends are the cheese, basil or black pepper. There is also a daily chocolate rotating for the 365 days of the year. The frozen fresh chocolate dessert is a delicious sundae with frozen white and strawberry chocolate in place of ice cream, raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries, and corn flake bits added for crunch. There are even various flavors of chocolate milk. Most menu items and gift boxes can be purchased to go. A sampling of the solid squares, each in its own colored and simply labeled package, makes an esthetically pleasing and unique souvenir.

If you’re in the area and looking for a unique space to get a chocolate fix, head over to the 100% Chocolate Café. It’s a short 5 minute walk from Tokyo Station. Another shop with an open "chocolate kitchen" has opened up recently in the Tokyo Sky Tree Solamachi complex. The 100% Chocolate Café is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.    

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I first visited Japan in 2001 and since then have returned many times. With the efficiency and reliability of its transportation, the graciousness of the people, and the dedication to quality in food and service, Japan has been my standard for modern travel convenience. Every return has reminded me of the remarkable depth and diversity of the country with no two trips being alike, despite retracing steps through familiar neighborhoods. The constant dynamism of the urban centers combined with the emphasis on tradition, sense of aesthetics, and attention to detail make it one of the most exciting places to visit and an inexhaustible land for novel experiences, modern and ancient.

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Tada Ratchagit 5 years ago
You are a good writer, your article is so useful and full with the good information. I love your article and I love this cafe very much. :)
Justin Velgus 5 years ago
My choco fix central is just five minutes from Toyko Station?! Yes!!
Taufan Gio 5 years ago
Super nice! This is probably the place where I can't decide which to buy first ;)
Jessica A Paje 5 years ago
Oh, this sounds amazing. I've been thinking about the frozen hot chocolate that Serendipity serves back in the states. Looks like I might be able to get a similar drink here!
Catherine Hagar 7 years ago
This looks great! I'l definitely have to check it out.