*Man-eating Ghouls not included.

The characters of Tokyo Ghoul spend a lot of their time in cafes. The first of these is Anteku. The second is called “:re.” While only briefly seen at the end of the Tokyo Ghoul √A anime, the :re cafe is a key location in the manga Tokyo Ghoul.

The “real” :re cafe is actually the Museum Cafe&diner and is located in the Ikebukuro area of Tokyo. While the cafe is just over a year old, the creators of Tokyo Ghoul chose it to be the model for the fictional :re cafe last year with the start of sequel manga Tokyo Ghoul: re (which is currently on its 27th weekly chapter).

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As you can see from the photos below, real life and art are nearly identical. Well, except for the outside streets which look a lot cleaner in anime form.

If you’d like to visit the Museum Cafe&diner yourself, it’s only a few minutes’ walk from Tokyo’s Kanamecho metro station.

Oh and if you do go, be sure to have the butter chicken curry and a banana mocha smoothie. Both are delicious.

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