Old-fashioned house cafe

Chanoma(Ikebukuro, Tokyo)

Chanoma is a traditional Japanese house cafe located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Situated within about an 8-minute walk from JR Ikebukuro Station’s West Exit, this establishment opened its doors in December 2021 as part of the complex Nishiike Valley.

The cafe is surrounded by lush greenery, resembling an oasis in the midst of the city. 

The interior is a renovated wooden house, which is over 70 years old. 

With its inviting tatami mat seating, it provides a cozy setting for enjoying a soothing tea time.

There are also Engawa(Japanese styled veranda) seats where you can relax while gazing at the greenery outside.

The drink menu mainly features tea and coffee. The perennial favorite is the Matcha Latte, prepared using matcha from Nishio, Aichi. It offers a delicate balance between a mild bitterness and a sweet aroma. Other options include the “Iced Matcha Cheese Tea” and Japanese Black Tea sourced from Miyazaki Prefecture.

Chanoma is also renowned for its desserts. The Rich Matcha Terrine is a signature dish. It boasts a rich matcha flavor and is a beloved sweet treat. As it’s available in limited quantities, those interested should try to get it early.
On weekdays, the Hojicha Terrine makes a special appearance. This dessert is made with generous amounts of hojicha sourced from Kyoto’s Wazuka.

The cafe offers CHABEER, a tea-infused beer made with tea leaves from Wazuka, Kyoto. There are two variations available: Kabusecha White Ale and Fukamushi Tea IPA. Be sure to check them out.

Chanoma provides a serene escape where you can savor a cup of tea or coffee amidst the nostalgic charm of a renovated traditional house.

Store Information
Address: 5-12-3 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-6709-1139
Opening hours: 10am-6:30pm
Closed on Monday
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