McDonald's fans thronged Wednesday to be the first to taste cappuccinos, croissants and vegetable soups at McCafe, the fast-food giant's new chain of cafe-style eateries.

McCafe is McDonald's attempt to boost sales with healthier soup and sandwich offerings while reaching out to older customers. The 15 outlets — some within McDonald's own restaurants — offer breads, desserts and nine kinds of coffee.

In Tokyo's trendy Shibuya Ward, about 1,190 people lined up at a McCafe in Yebisu Garden Place for its noon opening. Some waited more than two hours.