[Birthplace of the dish] “Café Benishika” in Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo – the originator of pizza toast, a standard item on the menu of Japanese coffee shops


Pizza toast is a standard dish served in coffee shops throughout Japan. It is meltingly delicious and it is not too much to say that pizza toast is the king of coffee shop meal.

Pizza toast is now a common dish nationwide. This time we introduce the originator of pizza toast.

The shop is “Café Benishika.”

・The long established coffee shop opened in 1957
Café Benishika is the long established coffee shop opened in 1957, at Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. In the same year, a predecessor company of Coca-Cola (Japan) Company was established and Coca-Cola was released for the first time in Japan. That is to say, 1957 was the year when Japanese coffee houses have undertaken a big menu change.


・Exquisite pizza toast
Pizza toast has been on the menu since Café Benishika was opened. The start was a cook who had idea of substituting toast with crust. It is still one of the popular dishes in the shop. Thick and fluffy bread is smothered with plenty of cheese and toppings. Feel savory aroma of slightly scorched cheese and rich flavor of toppings and pizza sauce. The shop is not known as the originator for nothing.


・Kombucha vinegar drink is gaining quiet popularity
Of course pizza toast is the eye-catcher of the shop, but please check other meals and drinks that are gaining quiet popularity. Kombucha vinegar drink tastes like blueberry. Its refreshing taste and rich pizza toast go well together. Get good nutrition by having this energy drink with enzyme and vinegar.


Pizza toast, a standard dish served in coffee shops, was born in the same year as Coca-Cola in Japan. If you have an opportunity to visit Yuraku-cho, the birthplace of pizza toast is located right by.

You may feel the atmosphere of the starting point of Japanese coffee shop.

Name: Café Benishika
Address: Matsui Building 1F, 1-6-8 Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Open: 9:30 – 23:30
Opens for seven days a week





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