Floral theme Cafe 1: Aoyama Flower Market Tea House
The Aoyama Flower Market Tea House is the first floral theme cafe I have visited and boy, it certainly did not disappoint and remains as one of my favourite theme cafe!
A little background about the Aoyama Flower Market: This Japanese flower chain is commonly found in train stations as well as shopping malls in Japan. They specialize in small dainty bouquets of vibrant blooms beautifully put together at affordable pricing, which form fantastic instagram-worthy and selfie photos. They never fail to impress me with how any colour combination simply harmonizes and look great together. Seeing these flowers brighten up my mood instantly.
The branding that you can find in almost every major train station and shopping mall! This was taken in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
Taken on another visit in Tokyo. Sakura stalks on sale! Isn’t it amazing to have sakura at home?
Different bouquets on sale. Can’t recall which city I took these from. Probably in Osaka.
I was simply thrilled to find out that they have not only 1, but 3 theme cafes in Tokyo and could only imagine how beautiful they would be! I decided to visit the one in Omotesando, which is one of my favourite shopping street and it did live up to my expectations!
I would think that the Aoyama Flower Market Tea House in omotesando is no doubt one of the most popular cafes visited by ladies, with long queues commonly formed during meal hours. I was fortunate to reach there slightly before lunch and did not have to wait for long, albeit a short queue forming before me.
The entrance to the cafe was welcoming and immediately set a therapeutic and hearty mood as you walked past all the lovely seasonal blooms they are selling in the shop.
Entrance of the Aoyama Flower Market Tea House. The tea house is hidden inside!
(Source of photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/olois/3319567562)
Infused with the concept of “Living with Flowers”, the cafe is presented in a blooming “greenhouse structure” and you’ll find yourself surrounded by lots of greenery, with even flowers below your table top!
It would certainly be nice to have the 2-seater table but due to the lunch crowd (or expected lunch crowd), single patrons (like myself) was immediately ushered to the corner sharing long table. A little disappointed at first but as I reached my seat, I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful view of various exquisite vases of lovely roses on the table, overlooking the exterior wall of hanging greenery and lower rooftop. The view reminds me of a typical flower hanging wall in an English rose garden.
Overview of the tea house.
The roses on my table! It was the rose season and the cafe was decorated with roses.. the view I am facing reminded me of an English rose garden.
The lunch menu then.
My loves~~ avocado + salmon! Of course, I ordered this sandwich!
Video of the overview. The first pretty lady in the video siting next to me is also a single patron like myself! Hehe..
I checked out the washroom which has a cute mirror! I’m wearing a floral dress to blend in to the theme!
Of course, before I leave the market place, I took a moment to admire the Summer blooms on sale then.
The different bouquet packaging offered. Isn’t it cute! Why don’t they consider selling miniature floral bouquets?
- Aoyama (Omotesando)
Directions: From Omotesando station, go to Exit A5. 2 minutes walk Aoyama Flower Market. The Tea House is located inside the flower market.
Tel: +81 3-3400-0887
Mon – Sat: 11am to 8pm (Last order at 7.30pm)
Sun & PH: 11am to 7pm (Last order at 6.30pm)
Lunch menu: 11am to 3pm (only available on weekdays.)
Note: English menu is available upon request.
Must try: Floral tea, French Toast, Flower parfait.
Note: They also have 2 other outlets at Kichijoji (link: http://www.afm-teahouse.com/kichijyoji) and Akasaka (http://www.afm-teahouse.com/akasaka).
- For the picture perfect look, you may want to deck yourself in a floral or pastel outfit.
- Go early to avoid the lunch crowd.
- They do not serve any coffee (only tea, juices, soda, alcohols).
- Check out their washroom which has an interesting and cute mirror!
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