Good Morning Cafe Nowadays—we’ll call it Nowadays for short—is a member of the Good Morning Cafe family of laid-back brunch gems dotted across Tokyo.
From Nakano to Ikebukuro, each of the Good Morning Cafe outlets has their own unique vibe, but the favorite child of the bunch has to be Nowadays—the collective’s recently refurbished and shining new Sendagaya outpost.
Wedged between Shinjuku Gyoen Garden to the north and Meiji Jingu Gaien to the south, the location of Nowadays couldn’t be more perfect. The leafy green neighborhood, just minutes away from Sendagaya Station, is far enough from the manic energy of Harajuku to feel like a tranquil retreat but close enough to walk to inner-Shinjuku if the mood strikes you.
One of Sendagaya’s most impressive spaces
One of the first things you notice as soon as you enter the cafe is the sheer size of the venue. It’s so spacious that the layout plays host to what could be conceived as four different dining experiences in one.
Wrapping around the front of the cafe, the patio is the first port of call for anyone wanting to really make the most of the city’s longer sunnier days with a little al fresco dining. With lush green foliage creating a natural barrier between diners and the road onto which Nowadays faces, it genuinely doesn’t feel like you’re mere minutes from one of the densest city hubs in the world.
With floor to ceiling glass windows, Nowadays’ massive, multi-purpose layout is flooded with natural light, but it still has an intimacy about it. Just inside the entrance sits a large but cozy booth …continue reading