Cafe / Coffee Shop Spots in Gifu Area

  • Enakawa Kamiya Enakyo Store
    Shopping
    Gifu Ena-shi Oicho 2632-105
    "This is a Japanese and Western sweets store that makes and sells kurikinton (pureed sweet chestnuts), a fall time treat that has long been loved by all kinds of cultured people such as travelers, waka poets and haiku poets visiting the Nakasendo post town. They use a brand chestnut ""Choicest Ena Chestnuts"" grown by local contract farmers, and have been making sweets that adapt to the trends and needs of the age. To make their most popular sweet ""Kurikinton,"" a prided masterpiece, carefully selected chestnuts are steamed with a little bit of sugar, and are then squeezed out carefully one by one. It is a local confectionery with a fun simple texture that will warm you from the inside. ""Four Season Kurikinton"" that reflect the colors of the four seasons, and ""Yamamatayama,"" a grilled manju (steamed cake) with chunky azuki bean paste inside are also popular."
  • Ichinomachi café
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Hidashi Furukawachouichinomachi 1-12
    Ichinomachi café is located in a historic merchant’s house in Hida City, Gifu Prefecture. The fascinating interior décor and mellow jazz background music combine to create a relaxed ambience, making this a great place to drop in for a break while you are wandering around the town. Besides the special coffees which are changed every week, other popular items on the menu include rich curries featuring Hida beef and locally-grown vegetables, and freshly-baked melon bread.
  • cafe AGUSTA
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Gujo-shi Meiho Okuzumi 1962
  • Cafe Mount View
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Takayama-shi Okuhida Onsenkyo Shinhodaka Mountain peak Nishihodakaguchi Sta. 4F
    An eatery at the top of the Shinhotaka Ropeway with its 360-degree panorama at the summit. It's about 1 hour and 40 minutes from Takayama Station. You can get casual fare like ramen and udon noodles, curry rice, and oden hot pot. It's on the 4th floor of Nishihotakaguchi Station. Limited availability items that are only sold there include Unkai Udon, Unkai Soba, and a ramen set with rice and a mix of local mushrooms. The spacious shop is often filled with tourists who've just enjoyed the spectacular view from the Shinhotaka Ropeway.
  • Cafe Kasagatake
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Takayama-shi Okuhida Onsenkyo Shinhodaka Shinhodaka Onsen Sta. 1F
    "A coffee shop at Shinhotaka Onsen Station, the boarding point for the Shinhotaka Ropeway. They serve coffee and soft drinks and casual fare like curry rice and Hida beef croquettes that you pick up yourself when your order is called. The shop's specialty is wasabi soft serve ice cream that's colored a refreshing green. It's lightly sweet with a pleasant wasabi aroma. Lots of people get it while taking a break or waiting for the ropeway. Other items include beef tendon ramen, Shinhotaka ramen, and ""black ramen"" with dark soup."
  • Cafe & Gallery Takayama Warajiya
    rating-image
    5.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Takayama-shi Hachimanmachi 170-1 Hachimangu Keidai YATAI Hall Yoko
    A cafe and gallery on the grounds of Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine. Attached to a Hida pottery shop, the cappuccino-loving senior couple who runs this cafe serves some great coffee. Their carefully hand-dripped java is nicely bitter with a pleasant flavor. They also sell items like affogato, sweet vanilla ice cream drizzled with bitter espresso, and cafe frappe, perfect for hot summers. Many tourists stop here for a break while visiting Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine or the Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan.

    Really welcoming family-run cafe where you can get excellent coffee in a beautiful setting. It is also a gallery featuring lovely craft ceramics, some made by the owners’ son. Well worth a stop...

  • Tefukin
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Takayama-shi Uramachi 45
    This cafe with its white Western-style exterior is located an eight-minute walk from Takayama Station. You can enjoy special crepes in the store with plenty of soft natural light. In addition to basic flavors such as butter, chocolate, strawberry and caramel, they also make crepes using ham, eggs and Hida vegetables, so it's an ideal place for taking breaks while sightseeing in Takayama. You can come together with your pets at the outside table seats.
  • Time Coffee
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Mizunami-shi Isshikicho 4-48-3
    "This cafe is located a seven-minute drive from the Chuo Expressway's Mizunami Interchange. You can taste fresh home-roasted coffee with the concept of ""fresh and healthy good quality coffee"" and ""a space for relaxation and comfort."" The menu displays four levels of roasting: light roasting with low bitterness, medium roasting with a good balance of sourness, sweetness and bitterness, slightly dark roasting with sweetness in the bitterness and richness, and dark roasting where you can taste the bitter essence of the coffee. It is fun to find your own favorite coffee from among them. In addition, it also holds a coffee workshop where you can learn to make authentic regular coffee at home."
  • Levain d'or
    rating-image
    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Gifu Nakatsugawa-shi Sendanbayashi 1356
    This bakery is located a two-minute walk from Minosakamoto Station. It makes bread using homemade natural yeast in a small log cabin. The bread using Hoshino natural yeast is a popular item packed with the uniqueness of the store. It is recommended to eat it simply while enjoying the fragrant scent. The stone kiln that bakes bread as well as wheat, chestnuts, red beans and yeast was also built by the store. There are many products that you cannot find anywhere else such as panettone with yogurt yeast or bread with strawberry yeast.

    テレビで紹介され、気になったので行ってみました。中央線の美乃坂本駅の近くなので、電車でのアクセスもいいです。 パンはそれほど種類は多くないのですが、何しろ酵母はもちろんブドウなどのフルーツや野菜も自家製のものを使ってるそうで、こだわりが感じられ、美味しく頂きました。イートインはないのでお持ち帰りになります。

  • Hineno Art Gallery & caffe
    rating-image
    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Hida-shi Furukawacho Ichinomachi 3-10
    This art museum uses a machiya (traditional wooden townhouse) in Hida-Furukawa, and is located a five-minute walk from Hida-Furukawa Station. The museum is the shoin style of traditional Japanese residential architecture that exemplifies the skills of Hida's craftsman, and exhibits Japanese paintings from artists such as Taikan Yokoyama and Gyokudo Kawai, and cultural exhibits such as Koimari from the 17th to the 19th century, and Daimyo Hanami Shigeshi from the 18th to the 19th century. There is even a cafe where you can enjoy special sweets, coffee and beef stew while you relax in front of a Japanese traditional garden. The museum is so well integrated into the city landscape that it is almost unnoticeable at first glance, and has won the Scenery Design Award.

    A visit to Hineno is exquisite and divine! Not to be missed. Try to sit by the garden window. I recommend trying both the cheesecake and the scone.

  • Dozo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Magome 4282
    The cafe Dozo of Magome-juku, one of the 11 lodging stations in Kiso, has a nearly 120-year history. It features a hearth and was remodeled with a rice granary, as well as a counter made from 400-year-old white cedar. You can relax and enjoy some coffee or red bean soup in the retro atmosphere as you gaze out at the roads of Magome-juku and Nakatsugawa City. It’s about 20 minutes from the Nakatsugawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway.
  • Kissako Katsute
    rating-image
    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 92
    This cafe in Hida is a renovated traditional 's machiya house. The windows have finely latticed shutters, and you can look out at Hida's old townscape and passing rickshaws through the latticework. Drinks include coffee, matcha green tea, Japanese tea, and more. You can get gelatinous warabi mochi sweets to go with the matcha and Japanese tea. They also offer other desserts like their unusual Yukidoke White Parfait that you pour amazake sweet rice drink over before eating.

    今日は朝から高山観光。 歩き疲れたので、休憩しようと思い、「喫茶去かつて」さんにやってきました。 メニューから、白いパフェ雪どけをオーダー!! パフェに甘酒をかけていただきます。 塩せんべいの味わいもよく、美味しくいただきました。

  • Cafe Ao
    rating-image
    5.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 67 Olda Sake Brewery
    A hideaway-style café located in the Oita Shuzo brewery building, which was constructed over 150 years ago. The café’s signature item is its soufflé roll, a roll cake which is flavored differently and topped with different things depending on the time of year—for example, in February, it’s topped with strawberry ice cream, while in November is topped with caramel and a broiled banana. The shop’s handmade warabimochi bracken starch dumplings, served in summer, are so popular they sell out by the early afternoon. One of the most charming things about the café is its many seasonal only items, such as the Hida apple crumble, only offered in fall and winter, which is particularly popular with women. The café also sells Japanese knickknacks.

    Such a lovely cafe to sit in and have a cup of tea. We didn’t try anything on the menu but it looked nice, seemed to be traditional Japanese desserts. We just had a cuppa each but the atmosphere...

  • Ranka Coffee
    rating-image
    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 93
    This cafe inside a chic warehouse with white walls is located a short walk in the direction of Sanmachi-dori Street from JR Takayama Station in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture. Their finest coffee made with a stone mill uses only award-winning charcoal-roasted coffee beans from South America and is very popular. Their chappuccino, matcha tea finished with cappuccino, is a wonderful sight for the eyes with its beautiful green color dazzling in the white cup. The juice made with Hida peaches and melons is also rich and filled with sweetness. For dessert, they have various Japanese and western-style selections including black currant ice cream and kudzu starch noodles.

    small quaint cafe with excellent coffee.. ordered cafe vienna and the taste is smooth and clean without the coffee aftertaste of most coffee. owner shared that their cafe was featured in a taiwan...

  • Chanome
    rating-image
    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 83
    Located amidst the Takayama City Sanmachi Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings, old-style streetscape in Kami-sannomachi, Hida-takayama City, Chanome is a modern Japanese café. It is based on the concept of serving items made from the finest ingredients at a reasonable price. An especially popular item is the soft-serve ice cream made exclusively with 100% high-grade matcha tea, ground in the stone mortar near the entrance to the shop. The bite-sized Taiyaki (waffle-like confections filled with bean jam) come in five flavors and are perfect for either eating inside the café or while walking around town. In the summer, the café sells Maruppo Mikan, frozen mikan (Mandarin oranges) on a chopstick skewer.

    The place itself is charming, their cakes very nice (enjoyed the green tea one very much), the coffee blended with ice-cream though was a bit of a letdown. Looked good on the menu, but it was quite...

  • Cafe Tirol
    rating-image
    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchoushinmachi 965
    This cafe opened in 1969 and is located on Shinmachi-dori Street in the center of Gujo Hachiman, Gifu Prefecture. The antique furnishings and walls with tile and plaster create a unique atmosphere. They specially-select raw beans, and provide multiple kinds of coffee roasted in-house with Gujo’s famous water. Some of their popular items include the “moca pair” with coffee jelly and ice cream topped with lots of chocolate sauce and heavy cream, the filling strawberry parfait available only during certain seasons, and “matcha anmitsu” (syrup-covered bean paste and fruit) with melty matcha green tea powder. In addition, their hayashi rice (hashed beef rice) and curry with Hida beef that is prepared for a week are highly recommended.

    In a small town like Gujo Hachiman, finding morning coffee outside of your hotel or local ryokan (inn) can be a difficult challenge. There are no readily accessible 7-11s or Family Marts in town...

  • If Coffee Shop
    rating-image
    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Hanasatomachi 5-18
    A café located right next to Takayama Station on the JR Takayama Main Line. The coffee shop was also famously operated by the family of Japanese celebrity Michiko Shimizu and today, the café is managed by her younger brother. The café is filled with antique furniture and timepieces, and here customers can enjoy a relaxing meal enwrapped in the establishment’s old-fashioned atmosphere and the jazz flowing over the stereo. The café is open from 7:30 a.m. and serves toast and sandwich breakfast set meals. The seasonal fresh fruit juices and cakes created by Michiko (who worked as a pastry chef) are also recommended.

    We stopped here for a snack after arriving in Takayama by train. It is a friendly and comfortable place a few yards from the station. We had bagels and chiffon cake (light sponge cake) with tea...

  • Coffee Don
    rating-image
    4.5
    422 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Honmachi 2-52
    This long-standing coffee shop was founded in 1951.The shop's interior is well maintained and has a homey, old fashioned atmosphere. They carefully brew their drip coffee cup-by-cup as they always have, in the style of their founder. Most of the sweets available to go with their coffee are homemade, including custard, hojicha pudding, and cream puffs. Their cheesecake has been popular since they first opened.

    I came here based on a recommendation from friends. My wife and I were here for a late breakfast and ordered a cheese cake, donut, and coffee. The cake and donuts were very good and the coffee was...

  • Hida Print Coffee Shop Baren
    rating-image
    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 107
    This Japanese-style cafe uses a 180 year-old machiya (traditional townhouse) and is located in Hida Takayama, an area with an old townscape that is an important traditional architecture preservation district. The interior has high ceilings, and is decorated with the prints of local artists. You can drink coffee while gazing at the townscape through the latticework from the second floor seating for a touch of elegance. Their popular offerings include homemade zenzai (sweet red bean soup) using large Tokachi-grown red beans that are carefully boiled, cream anmitsu (small cubes of “Kanten” agar jelly and sweet rice dumplings topped with ice cream), and their snack set with sweet red bean toast and a drink. They also sell postcards with woodblock prints.

    We were a party of 4 people but only 3 of us wanted something to drink. The bar was emty but We were forced to pay 200 yen for the person that didn’t want to have anything. Is this legal?

  • Sabo Tomiya
    rating-image
    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Minoshi Izumichou 1887
    Sabo Tomiya is a Japanese-style café run by the venerable Japanese-style confectionary Tomiya and housed in a remodeled old farmhouse that dates from the end of the Edo Period (1615-1868). One of their recommended menu items is Cream Shiratama Zenzai, made from perfectly simmered azuki beans, fluffy and chewy handmade rice dumplings, and ice cream. In the summer, Sabo Tomiya serves a popular Warabi Kori, made of bracken mochi dusted with fragrant roasted soy flour, on a base of dark brown sugar over shaved ice with sweetened adzuki beans hidden inside, all the ingredients blending in perfect harmony. Other traditional Japanese confections are also available to purchase, and Tomiya’s unique Cream Warabi Daifuku make an excellent souvenir.

    美濃の町の旧今井家の向かいにある 茶屋です クリームわらび大福が美味しかったです なかなか雰囲気のある町並みで良かったです

Gifu Areas

around-area-map

Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

Gifu Photo Album

Browse Interests