Cafe / Coffee Shop Spots in Niigata Area

  • Charmonix es CoCoLo Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Niigata-shi Chuo-ku Hanazono 1-1-1 Niigata Station Building CoCoLo Motodate Naka 2F
    A coffee shop which serves home select roasted coffee located in CoCoLo Niigata’s main building. This long-standing establishment, opened in 1973, has four locations in Niigata City. Stocking beans from across the world, the cafe carefully brews each cup one at a time, harnessing the innate qualities of the beans used. The popular summertime cold coffee is slow-infused over an eight-hour period without the addition of any heating whatsoever. Decorated in shades of dark brown, the cafe has a chic atmosphere you’d never expect to find in a station mall. The establishment is a great place to visit when you want to enjoy a relaxing and luxurious break.
  • Sabo Yamashita
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Sadoshi Shukunegi 442
    A café situated inside a shed which belonged to an old shipowner’s home in Shukunegi, Sado City, Niigata Prefecture. The old-fashioned interior draws the eye with its old furnishings and black beams and pillars. The red tables, made from an old tarai-bune boat used in the area, are sure to make an impression. The café’s lunchtime pasta is made with chewy fresh noodles. The café also offers a popular homemade dessert menu, including cakes and zenzai sweet bean soup with shiratama rice flour dumplings.
  • Parfum Doux
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Chuou-ku Kawabatachou 6-40-1
    This sweets shop is located near Shinano River, in Chuo Ward, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture. Its wooded entrance is one of the house’s defining characteristics. The shop cherishes the traditions of French confectionery, and it is well-known for the threefold flavor, fragrance and texture of the cakes and baked goods made here. The showcase inside the shop is lined with strawberry shortcakes, Mont Blanc aux marrons and other popular western confectionery. The shop also uses seasonal ingredients, such as mangos, peaches and pears to make cakes for each season.
  • Coffee Shop Chamonix, Kami-okawa-mae Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Chuou-ku Kamiokawamaedori 7-1235
    Chamonix is a long-standing coffee specialty shop, founded in 1973, and located in Chuo Ward in the city of Niigata, Niigata Prefecture. It has four locations in the city of Niigata and is famous for roasting its coffee in-house. The interior is a retro space, with antique-style table settings and furniture, redolent of the Showa period (1926–1989). The famous Chamonix Blend, carefully brewed with a syphon, features a unique richness and slightly bitter flavor. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m.
  • Salt & Cafe (Sasagawa-nagare)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Murakamishi Wakigawa 1008-1
    Located on a hill in Wakigawa, Murakami City, Niigata Prefecture, this cafe sits alongside a salt factory on the coast. Sea salt is derived the old-fashioned way by taking sea water from the sea in front of the factory and boiling it down in a wood-burning oven for over 15 hours. Here you can have a lovely, relaxing meal looking out over the beautiful clear waters and beach while enjoying the cool sea breeze. Popular dishes include the salted soft ice-cream, and salted rice balls. As well as selling homemade salt at the shop they also do tours of the salt factory.
  • Chadokoro Nagomi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Aganoshi Murasugi 4529
    This Japanese-style café is located in Murasugi hot spring, in Agano City, Niigata Prefecture. It draws customers in with its soothing, peaceful atmosphere. The café has tables with hearths, and the relaxing atmosphere drifts throughout the building. The onigiri set is popular, with its Koshikari rice balls, side dishes, miso soup and dessert. There are also handmade sweets such as anmitsu and zenzai, Japanese-style parfaits and a seasonal menu. Pets are allowed on the terrace seating area.
  • Furumachi Koji Seizosho
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Chuou-ku Furumachidori Nibanchou 533
    Furumachi Koji Seizosho is located in Chuo Ward in the city of Niigata in Niigata Prefecture. It specializes in koji, the fermenting agent for sake, and other fermented foods. The owner originally sold rice balls in Tokyo, but learned about Niigata koji and opened this shop here in order to make people more familiar with it. The shop’s flagship product is the Koji Drink, a sweet sake made with koji, which has a refreshing sweetness and goes down easily. In addition, the shop sells condiments and sweets made with koji, and its Koji Drink for takeout has received high marks.
  • Jiyujin
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Kashiwazakishi Higashihonchou 1-2-5
    This cafe that specializes in roasted coffee beans is located on the second floor of the retail store Fresh Coffee No.1. It is just a seven-minute walk from the main exit of Kashiwazaki Station on the JR Shinetsu Main Line. Enjoy the taste of fresh coffee using coffee beans roasted on the first floor of this hideaway-like store. Over 20 varieties of coffee are available including Fair Trade which are considerate to the growers and environment, and naturally cultivated coffee. Their most popular Jiyujin Blend has a mellow rich and bitter flavor. Their four types of homemade cakes are also highly regarded.
  • UCC Cafe Comfort Niigata Bus Center Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Chuou-ku Bandai 1-6-1 Niigata Bus Center 2F
    This coffee shop is found inside the Niigata Bus Center. Enjoy a sandwich or waffle made from your choice of batter along with a coffee from their breakfast menu. Recommended is their flavorful iced coffee in which the deep rich flavor is drawn drop by drop from Dutch coffee. Their cafe menu has cakes and sweets along with a wide assortment of waffles to choose from.
  • Cafe Nouvelle Toi Kumo no Shita
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Myoukoushi Nagamori 1240
    This cafe in the style of a modern Japanese hideaway is located inside of a renovated kominka (old Japanese-style house?) built over 90 years ago. The high ceilings and thick beams and pillars particular to kominka and the antique interior designed to match them combine to give the cafe a relaxed, leisurely atmosphere. Run by an elderly couple, the cafe offers many different types of coffee and latte drinks. Their hand-written menus give detailed descriptions of each of item in order to help customers chose the items that best match their tastes. The owner's latte adorable art is known to give customers warm and fuzzy feelings.
  • A Happy Pancake Niigata Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Niigata-shi Chuo-ku Yachiyo 2-1-2 Bandai City Billbord Place 3F
  • My Coffee Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Niigata-shi Chuo-ku Ichibanboridoricho 3-2 Niigata Citizen Art Cultural Hall 2F
  • Starbucks Coffee Niigata Shichikuyama
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Niigata-shi Chuo-ku Shichikuyama 5-2-19
  • Starbucks Coffee Nagaoka Nanokamachi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Nagaoka-shi Nanokamachi
  • Starbucks Coffee Kurosaki Parking area (Outbound line)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Niigata-shi Nishi-ku
  • Starbucks Coffee Niigata Matsusaki
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Niigata-shi Higashi-ku Matsusaki 862
  • Starbucks Coffee Joetsu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Joetsu-shi Shimomonzen 1766
  • Starbucks Coffee Niigata Meike
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Niigata-shi Chuo-ku Meike Kamiyama 2-9-19
  • Starbucks Coffee Niigata Nakanoyama
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Niigata-shi Higashi-ku Wakabacho 1-1-31
  • Starbucks Coffee CoCoLo Nagaoka
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Nagaoka-shi Jonaicho 1-611-1 CoCoLo Nagaoka 2F

Niigata Areas


Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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