The Aoyama Flower Market Tea House is exactly as you might imagine it: peaceful with plenty of flowers around and in the food.
A few weekends ago, I found myself in Akasaka, Tokyo. It was not quite at lunchtime.
I am always up for tea and a parfait, however. So I was lucky that the flower cafe was within walking distance of the station on this rainy day.
Aoyama Flower Market Tea House Concept
The Aoyama Flower Market Tea House website states that the cafe’s concept is “living with flowers.” Naturally, the cafe space is filled with greenery and flowers.
You have the choice of sitting outside on the terrace or inside. Since it was raining off and on, I chose inside.
Each table also had several flowers on it. The day I went, my favorite flowers, gerbera daisies, were adorning the tables.
The actual flower shop section of the Aoyama Flower Market is next to the Tea House. This is just as well since the cafe itself was relatively busy on its own.
I’m especially susceptible to slightly unusual desserts. So at the Aoyama Flower Market Tea House, I got a Flower Parfait (918 yen). The photos show the contents well, but the main parts of the parfait were rose jelly, berries, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and rose petals. To top off the delicious parfait, I got vanilla-flavored black tea, which may have been a seasonal tea.
The dessert menu is plentiful. At the Akasaka (where I went) and Kichioji locations, the cafe offers Flower French Toast (918 yen).
You also won’t find wanting for tea. Most of the teas come in a stylish glass tea pot, with herb teas and black teas making up most of the menu. As you can see in the photo, my tea came with a small hourglass to show how long to let the tea steep.
The teas and desserts are clearly the stars of the menu. However, if you are looking for a light lunch or something a little alcoholic, you can find it on the menu.
At the time of writing, the roast beef rice bowl (1080 yen) is the current recommended menu item. You’ll also find beer (702 yen), house wine (540 yen) and seasonal cocktails on the menu.
Aoyama Flower Market Tea House (Akasaka) Details
Open: 11:00 to 23:00
Last food order: 22:00
Last drink order: 22:30
Akasaka Biz Tower Shop
Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 5-3-1
Akasaka Biz Tower 1F
Akasaka Station: About 2 minutes by foot
Akasaka Mitsuke Station: About 8 minutes by foot
Tameiki Sanno Station: About 8 minutes by foot
Nagatacho Station: About 11 minutes by foot
*Also be sure to check out the other two locations in Aoyama and Kichioji!