Japanese-style cafe with a Kyoto feel
Located on the 5th floor of Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo, Satei Zenkashoin Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs Store is a Japanese tea cafe that captures the ambiance of Kyoto. Their main store is situated in the heart of Kyoto on Muromachi Street, and this branch offers the same atmosphere to enjoy tea time while feeling the essence of Kyoto.
The cafe is dedicated to the concept of “Flowers and Sweets in Proper Form,” and it provides sweets and Japanese tea that emphasize craftsmanship and quality of ingredients.
Afternoon tea with Zen castella
Their signature item, the “Zen castella,” is a paper-baked castella made using eggs from chickens raised in Kyoto that have eaten Tanba black beans. They are baked fresh daily in the on-site workshop. Using only egg yolks, this castella offers a rich flavor and a moist texture that’s quite appealing.
Their popular menu, the traditional Japanese afternoon tea called “Karaku,” includes the “Zen castella” alongside eight other Japanese sweets made with carefully chosen ingredients, all to be enjoyed with tea.
The “Zen castella” is also available for purchase at the store, making it a recommended choice as a souvenir.
Kyoto tea for sweetness
Their Japanese tea menu offers five types of teas that pair well with sweets, including Uji sencha, matcha, and Kyo bancha. A chagama(iron tea ceremony pot) is installed in the store, and the staff prepares each cup carefully upon ordering.
Open and spacious interior
With ample sunlight streaming through large windows, the store has an open and inviting atmosphere.
From the counter seats by the windows, you can enjoy a view of Shibuya. Additionally, there are chic sofa and table seating options to suit various occasions.
Address: Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 11am-9pm
Open seven days a week