It’s terrace season, and the thought of a drawn-out weekend brunch — sunglasses on, cocktail in hand — is likely to make any American go weak in the knees with homesickness. Fortunately for those in Tokyo there are several places that do a classic brunch, including both old staples and a few newcomers.
Expat-run Two Rooms (AO Bldg. 5F, 3-11-7 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3498-0002; www.tworooms.jp; brunch Sat., Sun. and holidays 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) checks all the boxes: decadent eggs Benedict, an extensive wine and cocktail list, and a sunny terrace that takes advantage of Harajuku’s low skyline. Brunch is served only as a two-course set (¥2,950), which is a little pricey, though filling. Oysters are available à la carte, and go wonderfully with the smooth, piquant bloody Mary. Book ahead to reserve one of the plush outside sofa seats.