crisscross & breadworks

pretty terrace brunch and a cute bakery to match

Crisscross and Breadworks are two sister establishments tucked in a cozy courtyard in Omotesando adjacent to another sister establishment, Cicada, which serves up Mediterranean fare in a sit-down environment. While Cicada functions more as a restaurant, Crisscross and Breadworks cater to the community as an all day gathering place and a neighborhood spot to get fresh baked bread.

The park-like space is centered around a tree, which, along with scattered umbrellas, provide shade throughout the dining terrace. Crisscross is an all day cafe serving up Japanese versions of western fare (think: pancakes, sandwiches, salads). The adjacent Breadworks fills the air with the smell of fresh baked bread in a little to-go place perfect for picking up a loaf to go. The bakery has both European style breads and Asian breads. From local roasted coffee in the morning to craft beers in the evening, this little courtyard is a friendly and trendy place to hang out.

the details

Address5 Chome-7-28 Minamiaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo
Websitehttps://www.tysons.jp/crisscross/en/ https://www.tysons.jp/breadworks/en/
Hours08:00-22:00 every day for crisscross, bakery hours are 08:00-21:00
Price$$ – pretty standard for Tokyo, most entrees are in the 1200-1800¥ range (~$12-18)
Aestheticquaint little park with simple and sleek furnishings and architecture

good to know

Go here for: a casual meal with family or friends, or a quick stop by to pick up some bread from the bakery

Order this: pancakes for breakfast, and bread to go from breadworks

Amount of time to spend: an hour or so if you’re dining in, or a quick stop by for goodies from the bakery

When to come: weekends get pretty crowded (usually a wait during brunch time) so either come in the afternoon or on a weekday to avoid a wait

Getting here: the closest station is Omotesando (Chiyoda, Ginza and Hanzomon lines) a short walk away (use exit B1)

Other things to note: 

  • Breadworks also has a location in Tennozu, the original location that is in a sprawling warehouse with a deli, cafe and plenty of seating. 

Last visited: May 2018

Last updated: June 2020

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