Commune 246


Shops, Restaurants & Cafés

New openings


There was much despair in the air when the bundle of food stalls, shacks, caravans and shops known as 246 Common closed down in May 2014, but the folks behind this ambitious open-air experiment were not about to be deterred. Instead, they decided to revive the project at the end of 2014 with a slightly different concept, giving birth to Commune 246 – a community-oriented collage including desks for nomad workers and a branch of the Freedom University, an organisation advocating new forms of learning. The tasty grub and great coffee has also made a comeback. The most slick of these operations is undoubtedly Antenna Wired Cafe, not least because it’s a solid, properly built structure with a large café area and internet access for hot-deskers. Outside you’ll find plenty of other options, including a place selling fancy potato fries, a fish shack called Fish Coop, vegan food stand Cori, and Dote Cafe, a stall selling vegan dishes with a Hawaiian bent. You can find a seat under one of the plastic geodesic domes or inside the huge festival tent area if the weather’s inclement. Take note that many of the food stalls start shutting down mid-evening if they feel like it; McDonald’s this ain’t.


3-13 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku

Transport Omotesando Station (Hanzomon, Ginza, Chiyoda lines)

Open 11am-10pm


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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