6 Best Crepes in Harajuku 2020

Must-Try Delicious Harajuku Crepes

The mecca of Kawaii culture, Harajuku is known as the biggest shopping district in Tokyo. There are hundreds of trendy shops within this neighbourhood, which are especially popular among young generation. Besides shopping, Harajuku is also famous for sweets and street snacks, and crepes are the most popular Harajuku food.

There are numbers of crepe shops located on Harajuku’s Takeshita Street and the surrounding area, offering delicious and photo-worthy gourmet crepes with various fillings and toppings. Handy rolled up “Harajuku style” crepes are the perfect sweets to enjoy while walking down the shopping streets of Harajuku!

In this article, I would like to share the list of the best crepe stores in Harajuku!


1. Marion Crepes

Marion Crepes (マリオンクレープ) is the pioneer of Japanese crepe industry, and they have shops across the country. It’s the first crepe shop opened in Harajuku area back in 1977. Over 60 kinds of crepes are served at Marion Crepe from sweet to savory. You can also customize the crepe by adding toppings and fillings. The shop is situated on the half-way of Takeshita Street, and the shop is always busy among tourists and teenagers.

Map: http://bit.ly/312xh2v
Access: 2 mins walk from Harajuku Station
Hours: 10:30~20:00 (10:00~ on Weekends and Holidays)

2. Santa Monica

Santa Monica (サンタモニカ) is a popular California-themed crepe shop on Takeshita Street. The shop offers impressively over 100 kinds of crepes from fresh fruits toppings to savory ones. Besides crepes, Santa Monica offers a wide variety of bubble teas, which are also highly popular!

Map: http://bit.ly/318c8nw
Access: 3 mins walk from Harajuku Station
Hours: 10:00~21:30 (Weekdays), 9:30~22:00 (Weekends and Holidays)

3. SWEET BOX

SWEET BOX (スイート ボックス) is a popular crepe shop that currently has two branches both on Harajuku Takeshita Street near the entrance. The notable feature of SWEET BOX’s crepes is the dough which is based on their original recipe and mixed by hand everyday. It’s crunchy in the beginning, and become a mochi-like texture while eating. The crepes can be enjoyed with a choice of over 100 toppings and fillings including fresh fruits that are delivered everyday.

-SWEET BOX 1st Store
Map: http://bit.ly/2MnZopv
Access: 1 min walk form Harajuku Station
Hours: 11:00~22:30 (10:30~ on Weekends & Holidays)

-SWEET BOX 2nd Store
Map: http://bit.ly/2Z1PivY
Access: 1 min walk form Harajuku Station
Hours:10:00~22:30

4. Cafe Crepe Strawberry House

Along with Marion Crepes, Cafe Crepe Strawberry House (カフェクレープ ストロベリーハウス) is the pioneer of Harajuku’s crepe culture who has been serving delicious crepes since 1977. It is known as the first shop to invent the Harajuku’s roll-up style crepe as well as to start serving ice cream as a topping for crepes. If you want to try an classic Harajuku style crepe, try this one! The shop is located on the ground floor of the famous shopping complex, Laforet Harajuku.

Map: http://bit.ly/2HOaHCM
Access: 1 min walk from Meiji Jingu-mae Station
Hours: 10:30~21:30

5. MOMI & TOY’S

MOMI & TOY’S (モミ&トイズ) is a popular crepe franchise that has shops at many cities in Japan. Currently there are two shops within Harajuku area. MOMI & TOY’S serves the “Melting Crepe” with various toppings and fillings. The dough is mixed with almond flour that gives an unique texture to their crepes. At the Takeshita Street branch, there is a specious eat-in area where you can sit and relax while eating delightful crepes. The shop also serves a variety of bubble tea.

-MOMI & TOY’S Takeshita Street Store
Map: http://bit.ly/2KnSLAC
Access: 5 mins walk from Harajuku Station
Hours: 11:00~18:00

-MOMI & TOY’S Harajuku YM Square Store
Map: http://bit.ly/2Mjhwkc
Access: 3 mins walk from Harajuku Station
Hours: 11:00〜21:00 (Weekdays), 10:00〜21:00 (Weekends & Holidays)

6. PARLA

PARLA (パーラ) is not an ordinary crepe shop that I have introduced above as it’s more luxury and sophisticated creperie. The chic shop design is themed with black and gold. The shop offers the gourmet luxurious crepes served with quality ingredients such as truffles, caviar and various fresh fruits, which costs 1,000~2,000 yen .

Map: http://bit.ly/2Z1PWJU
Access: 10 mins walk from Gaien-mae Station
Hours: 12:00〜17:30/18:30〜20:00


Thanks for reading! When you visit Harajuku, don’t forget to eat delicious crepes and stroll down the street just like Tokyoite 🙂

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