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.
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)
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Last visited: May 2018
Last updated: June 2020