Cafe / Coffee Shop Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Snow Brand Parlor
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitanijounishi 3-1-31 Taiyo Life Sapporo Building 1F
    A long-established coffee shop of the Meg Milk Snow Brand Group, located five minutes walk from the south exit of Sapporo Station. Known as ‘the’ place for Sapporo sweets, Snow Brand Parlor has over 30 kinds of desserts, such as parfait and ice cream, on its dessert menu. Their specialty is the huge Dream Jumbo Parfait which uses a mass of ingredients such as fruit, cake, baumkuchen and ice cream. Due to its massive size it’s popular among friends, families and students on school trips. The Royal Special, made with vanilla ice cream, is also a popular dessert, created when Emperor Showa visited Hokkaido. Original souvenir goods are also on sale. *Moved to current location on 17 April 2017.
  • Otaru Goldstone Cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 3-3-21 Former Shibusawa warehouse
    A cafe operating out of a remodeled old Japanese warehouse standing on the North Canal in Otaru. The brick warehouse was built in the Meiji period. Inside the cafe's relaxing atmosphere, you can sit at a table or the seven meter long continuous counter. There's a hall area in the back which is frequently used for wedding after parties and music events. The Goldstone's most popular menu item is its seafood paella. The cafe also has a full menu of seasonal parfaits and other sweets. At night, Goldstone turns into a bar serving cocktails and whisky.
  • Sandwich Shop Saera
    218 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Odorinishi 2 city center building B3
    Opened in 1975, this sandwich shop has been popular with the people of Sapporo for years. You can put together two kinds of filling from a choice of ten, each going perfectly well with the shop’s specially baked bread. Noted sandwiches on the menu are the red king crab salad sandwich with plenty of native Hokkaido crab packed inside. The shrimp cutlet sandwich with a piping hot deep fried taste is also really good. Inside, the shop is fitted out with retro style furniture making for an old style coffee shop kind of feel.

    We bumped into this place while shopping. Since we have not had breakfast yet, we decided to give it a try. It was overall a good breakfast. Love the sandwiches. Price is pretty decent too. Very...

  • Mikuni Pass Cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kato-gun Kamishihorocho
    Mikuni pass on national route 273 is the highest point on the national highway system in Hokkaido. This cafe offers a gorgeous view of the vast forest and Matsumi Ohashi bridge while you enjoy your curry or hand-dripped coffee.
  • Campana Rokkatei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Shimizuyama
    Located in the vast vineyard of Shimizuyama in Furano City, Hokkaido, and operated by Rokkatei Co., Ltd., famous for Hokkaido confectionery such as Marusei Butter Sandwich Cake. On the premises you can find the bell tower, the symbol of Rokkatei, a cafe, a shop and gallery known as The Gods Playing Garden. From within the glass-fronted shop you can enjoy spectacular views of the Tokachidake mountains. In addition to selling sweets from Rokkatei, you can also eat grape flavor soft ice cream, and Furano mochi (rice cake), which are popular there. A Shirakaba Mutton Barbecue Restaurant branch, well known in Tokachi, has also been opened there. The shop is closed during the winter months.
  • Graubünden
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abutagunkucchanchou Yamada 132-26
    Graubünden is a sandwich and cake store close to Niseko HIRAFU Ski Area. Inside the café, which has a country ambience, you can enjoy an array of more than 30 kinds of sandwiches and large pieces of cake with plenty of fruit and cream. The Graubünden Sandwich (900 yen) consisting of scrambled egg, bacon and cheese in French bread has continuously been a much-loved menu item since the cafe opened. Take out is also available.
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Shikotsukonsen
    LOG BEAR is a coffee shop and bar located close to the shopping street on the banks of Lake Shikotsu. The interior of the log house shop which is filled with the warmth of wood overflows with sunshine and has the atmosphere of actually being in the forest. During the day, it serves in-house roasted coffee and tea while in the evening you can enjoy authentic Scotch whisky. Also, it has two bed rooms so you can stay there.
  • Kitaichi Hall
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Sakaimachi 7-26
    This cafe corner is in the Kitaichi Glass No. 3 building, and the company was founded in 1901 as an oil lamp manufacturing company. Snacks and sweets can be enjoyed in a fantastic atmosphere illuminated by 167 oil lamps. A live piano performance can be listened to from Monday to Friday (except holidays), and you can spend a blissful teatime while listening to the sound of the piano.
  • Noka Cafe Toge Terrace
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Shintokucho Niinai 637
  • The Sun Kurodo Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Asahikawa-shi Kaguraoka 8-jo 1
    A confectioner and cafe located on the beautiful plane tree lined Kaguraoka Koen Street, commonly called the Asahikawa Romantic Highway. They offer freshly made sweets made with local Asahikawa water and ingredients grown in the nature rich local soil. A popular sweet is their Kuranama chocolate shortbread, with raw chocolate wrapped in a butter rich gentle pastry. Its gentle, soft, mild flavor makes it appreciated by a wide range of people. The building is a classic stone-built warehouse made with Biei stone that came from a volcanic eruption in the Daisetsuzan volcanic group of mountains. The building, with its stone exterior and gentle colored wood construction, has won numerous awards for both appearance and architecture.
  • Bleu Cielo
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abuta-gun Kutchancho Kita 2-jo nishi 1-8-3 White Building 1F
    An Italian restaurant and cafe marked by a bright blue sign. Their menu includes pasta, pizza, steak, and Hamburg steaks carefully made with local Hokkaido ingredients. The shop specialty is their Magic Pot, a dish made in a Dutch oven. It's made without chemical seasonings so that you can enjoy the natural flavor of the ingredients and it's known to stay piping hot until the very last bite. In the back of the shop there's a play area where children can kick their shoes off so lots of customers come with their children.

    This a local favourite for a fix of good Italian. Mr Shinze make a very good pizza, and decent range of pastas. I recommend the house salad too. Very reasonable prices. Simple and good.

  • Country Home Fukei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kato-gun Shikaoi Cho Higashiurimakunishi 18-sen 28-85
    "The farm-run cafe and restaurant stands out for its triangular wooden roof. The ranch focuses on low-stress raising, from meals to breeding environments, and they sell their fresh milk for all to enjoy right here. Their pure milk soft serve ice cream doesn't use any cream or butter, and they make sweets with low-sourness ""dedepopo"" yoghurt, made with only fresh milk, that soothe body and soul. Since they sell their products at the workshop even when the cafe is closed, you can stop by for cheese, milk, custard pudding, and more most any day. The open terrace lets you enjoy your meal in the company of the family dog!"
  • Coffee Shop゜YACHIBOUZU
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Akkeshi-gun Hamanakacho Nakanohama 122
    This cafe is almost directly between Kiritappu City and Biwase Observation Platform on Hokkaido route 123. It only runs from October through May, during the cold winter season. The shop interior is filled with the warmth of wood, and the high ceilings give it a spacious feeling. They sell handmade cakes and baked goods. The shop's most popular menu is the simple, and beautiful, Tancho Shortcake. Its gentle sweetness is the perfect match to coffee's bitterness, and it's the owner's mark of pride. In summer, the Wetland Center sometimes sells their baked goods.
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Minami 1 Nishi 1 Osawa Building 5F
    A book café offering travel and world-themed books, located on the fifth floor of a building just a two-minute walk from the Sapporo TV Tower. 5,000 books and magazines are available in a wide variety of genres, including photo books, guidebooks, essays, and art books, making it a popular place to spend time and forget about time. In addition to coffee, tea, and other beverages, the shop also offers a wide selection of pasta, sandwiches, and other food items, making it a popular place for people of all ages to take a short trip from their hectic lifestyles into the world of books.
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Kita-ku Kita 9-jo nishi 4 Sawada Building 1F
    The owner and master of this shop does everything, from roasting coffee beans to making cake, brewing tea and serving it, too! The cafe faces the main gate of Hokkaido University, and is a comfortable spot to sit and relax. The unpretentious atmosphere offers a quiet place to savor your coffee and cake. The refined atmosphere is populated with not only the expected student clientele, but older neighborhood residents out on walks as well. The owner is quite chatty and happy to talk about topics like travel, high school baseball, bicycles, or gardening.
  • Yukijirushi Parlor Otaru Shop
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Sakaimachi 4-11
    This is a store directly managed by the long-established Hokkaido Sweets Snow Brand Parlor. The store, which faces Otaru's classic walking course, Sakaimachi Street, sells ice cream, soft cream and other sweets. The store's popular soft cream features a smooth texture and rich milky flavor. It is the perfect place to rest your feet while walking around Otaru. There is a cafe area in the store where families can comfortably relax with small children, and customers can sit and chat. Many people stop by the store to buy souvenirs, since the store also sells cheesecake made with plenty of Camembert cheese, fragrant vanilla Baumkuchen and other sweets.

    We bought a lot of things to bring home here. They offer Royce chocolate, calbee chips and many other local snacks. They also have different hand made locally souvenirs.

  • Cafe Restaurant Okiraku-tei
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Bieicho Sakaemachi 1-6-1
    This cafe-restaurant is located 3 minutes' walk from Biei Station. Customers can enjoy European-style home cooking in this brightly lit building with its nostalgic aura. The store with its chanson mood music, is run by a married couple. Lunches are made up of mini courses, which feature an abundance of freshly picked vegetables of the day. Also, on the menu is characteristic rural French cuisine, Pot au Feu, stewed chicken in a tomato sauce, and stewed 100% beef hamburgers, all abundantly satisfying.

    Was looking for a place around Biei where i can enjoy the freshness of the seasonal crops around and found this place. Their Pot-au-feu is the best. I ordered the set that comes with salad, rice, and...

    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Bieicho Mita Dai3
    This Salon de the French tearoom is located in a small forest slightly removed from the hill. Inside the elegant space based on colors of white and brown, customers can enjoy the gentle flavors of old French sweets made by the tearoom. It is one of the few shops in Biei where customers can enjoy afternoon tea and relax for a while in the indoor cafe space. In addition to the soft sweets and baked sweets, there is also a drink set featuring scones, which customers can enjoy while spending a blissful time looking out at the scenery of Biei. The vegetarian series Vegeline, made with no refined sugar and no animal products, is also very popular.

    His cakes and tea are amazing! The scones with his Vanilla pear jam are delicious, and his noble hot chocolate was well worth the wait. This man knows what hes doing!

  • Cafe OWL
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitose-shi Shikotsukonsen
    This cafe, with its log house-style exterior, is easily spotted. It is the third store as one walks towards the Nakakoji visitor center, in Lake Shikotsu Onsen Shopping Street. Customers can relax and warm themselves inside the cafe, surrounded by the warmth of the wood-burning fireplace. The cafe's most popular item is a homemade pudding, which is also displayed on its shop sign. The large, palm-sized pudding is an exquisite confection with an ever so slightly firm elasticity and delicate sweetness. A wide variety of tea and coffee is also available, the warmth of which simply soaks into one's cold body. Customers can also enjoy a light snack such as toast.


  • Rokkatei Obihiro Main Shop’s Tea Room
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Obihiro-shi Nishi 2 Jominami 9-6
    This tea room is located approximately a five-minute walk from JR Obihiro Station. It is on the second floor of Rokkatei Obihiro Main Store, which is one of Hokkaido's leading confectionery stores. It has a stylish atmosphere with furniture based on the color white and cushions that have the same design as Rokkatei's wrapping paper. In addition to the sweets sold on the first floor, customers can also enjoy light meals such as pizza, as well as confections such as cakes and parfaits. The Sakusaku Pie, made with a crispy crust and moist cream, and which is said to have a shelf life of only three hours, is very popular. The tea room's butter and maple syrup hot cakes are also well recommended.

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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