Café Aiyo is quietly opened at dawn when Tsukiji area is still dim…
The items on the breakfast menu here will vary depending on the regular customer’s preference.
For example, bread is toasted until it is golden brown or lightly enough to warm it up.
Either spread butter or jam over toasted bread. Slice it in half or more, or cut off the crust.
When a regular customer is seated at his usual seat, he will get his customized toast right away. The café always makes men who works in the market full.
If you are a first-time customer and cannot decide what to order, I recommend you to order “Half”, the best-selling item at the café.
“Half” is that a loaf of bread is toasted, spread butter thoroughly, then spread jam over one half, and is sliced into eight.
Hot coffee with milk are paired perfectly with this toast.
This is a rare café where you can see Tsukiji male workers switching off from their busy work.
Address: Tsukiji Market Building 6, 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access: A four-minute walk from Tsukiji Market Station on the Toei Oedo Line
Opening hours: 3:30-13:30 (L.0)
Closed on Sundays, public holidays and days when the market is closed
Seats: 18 (including counter-seats 10)
The café started business in 1958.
Price: Toast 220yen, Coffee 450 yen, Set menu (toast, coffee, and soft boiled egg) 750 yen
The café Aikyo was named after the two Japanese words: aikoku (patriotism) and Jiyo (nutritious)
By the way, a 22-year-old male tourist from America was seated next me and he asked me about a delicious sushi restaurant at reasonable prices.
I recommended a conveyer belt sushi restaurant in Ueno.