Although there are lots of services offering portable WiFi routers that you can rent during your trip to Japan, many people still prefer to skip getting one. It’s pretty expensive, and most hotels and Airbnb stays will also offer WiFi free of charge – so why bother paying extra to have internet at all times? However, in case of an emergency, you might need to find a free WiFi hotspot somewhere in the city. Some stations have it, but the connection is not very reliable – so cafes are your best bet. Today, we’re going to take a look at some cafes in Shinjuku where you can enjoy a meal and a stable, reliable internet connection.
1. Edinburgh Café
Edinburgh Café is located near Shinjuku Sanchome Station, and the great thing about it is that they are open 24/7. In other words, you can crash here for a coffee or a quick meal at any time during the day – be it after a long night out in Kabukicho, or before an early morning meeting. Free Wi-Fi is available at all times as well. They specialize in sweets and coffee, but also have a few savory options. The bill at Edinburgh café will set you back around ¥1500.
Name: Edinburgh Café
Address: 3-2-4 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
Business hour: Every day, 24 hours a day
Phone number: +81 3-5379-2822
Official website: http://edinburgh.jp/
2. Café La Voie
Café La Voie is located close to the Shinjuku Station West Gate and is famous for serving pretty delicious food. If you’re in need to get some work done on your computer, make a Skype call, or just catch up on social media and have a delicious Hamburg steak or a rich and creamy cheesecake, Café La Voie is your place in Shinjuku.
Name: Café La Voie
Address: 1-23-1, Nishi-shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
Business hour: Every day, 07:00-23:00
Phone number: +81-3-3346-1611
Official website: http://www.kadoya-hotel.co.jp/la_voie/coupon.html
3. Cafe Lambre
Cafe Lambre is a retro establishment located near the Shinjuku Station East Gate. It has been around since the 50’s and has that unique Showa era vibe to it that you will barely find anywhere else in Shinjuku. The food is typical for a café – club sandwiches, salads, cakes, and coffee, and the prices are really affordable as well. Despite the fact that it is an old school café, they have really reliable and fast free WiFi for their clients.
Name: Café Lambre
Address: Marui LM Annex, 3−31−3, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022, Japan
Business hour: Every day, 09:30-23:00
Phone number: +81-3-3352-3361
4. Paul Basset Shinjuku
Paul Basset Shinjuku was established by a world-renown barista of the same name. In other words, this is one of the best cafes to visit in Shinjuku if you’re a fan of great coffee – and wouldn’t say no to a slice of cake or a little snack on the side as well. Naturally, it also has free WiFi for all the guests of the café. Be warned that the café can get pretty busy, especially in the morning, so you might have to queue up for a while to be able to get a seat.
Name: Paul Basset Shinjuku
Address: Shinjuku Nomura Bldg. Nomura Bldg., 1−26−2, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 163-0590, Japan
Business hour: Mon-Fri, 07:30-20:30, Sat 08:00-20:00, Sunday 09:00-19:00
Phone number: +81 3-5324-5090
Official website: http://www.paulbassett.jp/shop/
5. Coffee Room Renoir
Coffee Room Renoir is another café located next to the Shinjuku Station West Gate. They are famous for their low prices and reliable services, which makes the café a really popular spot for breakfast, with both locals and tourists. Their menu is pretty typical for a café – toast, eggs, various sandwiches, cakes, and, of course, coffee. Coffee Room Renoir is open from 6 am all the way to midnight, and it has free WiFi as well – what else could you wish for?
Name: Coffe Room Renoir
Address: Sakae Shinjuku Building 1F, 1-1-19 Kabukicho Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0021, Japan
Business hour: Mon-Sat, 06:00-20:00, Sunday 08:00-23:00
Phone number: +81 3-3202-1870
6. Coto Cafe
Coto Cafe is another free WiFi spot with great food located near Shinjuku Sanchome station. They have both breakfast and lunch items on their menu, including sandwiches, salads, soup, curry, and more, as well as desserts and pastries, and, of course, great coffee. They also do adorable latte art on their coffee, so might be a good place to snap a cute picture for your Insta feed as well!
Name: Coto Cafe
Address: Nakata Building, 5-17-6, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-0022, Japan
Business hour: Mon-Sat, 11:30-23:30, Sunday 11:30-22:00
Phone number: +81 3-6233-7782
Of course, there are a lot of other sports where you can catch a free WiFi hotspot in Shinjuku. However, if you’re also looking to treat yourself to a nice coffee or meal, and maybe even get some work done in a quiet environment, give these cafes a try – we guarantee you won’t regret it.
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