Cafe / Coffee Shop Spots in Shiga Area

  • The Biwako Terrace – THE MAIN Terrace Café
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Kido 1547 - 1 Biwako Valley
    The Biwako Terrace is an observation terrace located within the Biwako Valley nature resort, around five minutes' drive from the Shiga Interchange of the Nishi Otsu Bypass (Kosei Road), from which visitors can enjoy superb views of Lake Biwa. The terrace is situated around 10 minutes' walk from the ropeway summit station, on the summit of the 1,174 meter-high Mt. Horai. The terrace features an open, spacious design that makes use of large arches; visitors can enjoy a spectacular panorama, with views of Lake Biwa, the Ibuki Mountains, and even as far as Hira Mountains. Beverages and snacks are available from Cafe 360. Premium seats are available (for an additional charge). The terrace is open between April and October each year.
  • Cafe Kano Shojuan Nagahama Kurokabe Restaurant
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 13-21 Black wall square 20 buildings
    A café located in Kurokabe Square in Motohama-cho, Nagahama City. The café operates out of a remodeled old Japanese home and sells Japanese style sweets in addition to desserts like anmitsu sweet beans and fruit in syrup and summer-only shaved ice, as well as Western-style sweets like cakes (only at the Nagahama Kurobe location). For lunch, the restaurant also serves tobanyaki gozen meals made with Omi beef from a farm owned and operated by the Okaki Honten Main Restaurant Omi beef Restaurant and Shop.

    《かき氷》ファンの方 《大雪(城州白梅》は 自社栽培の城州城梅に杏子が加わり 独特の美味しさ(甘味)があり お薦めします。 こちらの《かき氷》の美味しさが気に入り 妻と伴に2日間通いました(1日目 2人とも《大雪(城州白梅)990円税込》、2日目 妻:《抹茶パフェ トリンクセット 1375円税込》 私:《大雪(抹茶 880円税込)》添付 写真参照。

  • 96CAFE
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 11-30
    A café located in Kurokabe Square in Motohama-cho, Nagahama City. The café serves meals like Omi beef roast beef baguette sandwiches, and sweets such as “Kurokabe Soft Serve Ice Cream” and “Kurokabe Roll” roll cakes made with bamboo charcoal. For lunch, the café offers omelet rice made with Omi hen eggs, Omi pork Hamburg steaks, and Omi beef curry.

    滋賀県長浜市の黒壁スクエアにあるお洒落なカフェです。一番メインの黒壁ガラス館の向かいにあります。ここで真っ黒なソフトクリームを注文しました。竹炭で黒くしていますが、味はチョコレート味です。インスタ映えするソフトクリームで、外で食べられる様に席もあります。

  • Kurashiki Café & Cakes
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Minakuchichouminakuchi 624-1
    A café situated along National Route 307 in Minakuchi Minakuchi-cho, Koka City. The café serves coffee made with charcoal roasting Hagiwara Coffee beans from Kobe, cakes and cookies made by hand daily, and a one plate lunch special only served on weekdays and limited to 10 customers per day. On Saturdays and Sundays, the café also serves lunch dishes like doria pilafs and omelet rice. The interior, decorated entirely with English antique furniture, is part of the café’s charm.

    出張の際に手土産を探しておりましたが近くにあまり店がなく、たまたまランチで入ったお店に手作りクッキーやケーキがあり試食させていただき、クッキーや色々詰め合わせを選んだのですが、取引先に持っていったらとても喜ばれました。地元では有名なのでしょうか?

  • Roz&Mary
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Otsu-shi Kitahira 985-95
    A one-minute drive from the Hira Ramp, and a 20-minute walk from JR Hira Station. This cafe can be reached by going down Prefectural Route 322 from Biwako Seikei Sport College, turning at the second intersection, and going a little further down the connecting curvy road. The cafe serves choice dishes made with organic vegetables and domestic meats; the most popular item on the menu is the apple and cinnamon chiffon cake. The cafe also serves curry and pasta lunch combo meals, and sells accessories and other items made with Lake Biwa pearls. Groups of two or more who make an advance reservation can make use of a free shuttlebus service from the station and back.

    比良トピアへの道沿いにある、木々にかこまれたカフェレストラン、室内は外観より広く落ち着いた感じで、ゆっくりできます。ランチのパスタを頂きましたが、サラダも新鮮で、美味しかったです、一緒にでたジャスミンティーを頂き、ゆっくりした時間を過ごさせて頂きました。ケーキやカレーあるみたいです。

  • CHEZ LA MERE
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku
    "This cake shop is proud of their luxurious fruit sandwich. The sandwich uses seasonal fruit like peach, strawberry, mangoes and kiwi. The fruit isn't diced finely, giving the sandwich a full, satisfying feel. The bright interior is outfitted with desks and tables for eating in-shop. Their cakes, made on the motto of ""Mildly flavored cake you'll never get tired of, just like mother made,"" is popular with customers of all ages and genders."
  • Petit CANAL
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi Aduchichoushimotoira 5405-24
    A café and restaurant located in Shimotoira Azuchi-cho, Omihachiman City. The establishment serves Omi beef Hamburg steaks, pizzas, pasta, homemade bread, and desserts. Another of the facility’s plusses is its scenic location on the shore of Nishi-no-Ko Lake, the largest of Lake Biwa’s inner lakes.
  • DINING CAFE TAKUMIYA
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Koka-shi Minakuchicho Motomachi 4-16
    A 10-minute walk from Ohmi Railway Minakuchi Station. This restaurant and cafe, located in the former post station town of Minakuchi-juku which once flourished along the ancient Tokaido Highway, still exudes an atmosphere reminiscent of an Edo period hatago tavern. Decorated in Japanese modern style while retaining the elegant charms of the old townhouse out of which the restaurant operates, here customers can enjoy cuisine crafted by the experienced owner, who operated a Japanese-style delicatessen for years. The exquisite and flavorful thick-cut Matsuzaka pork deep-fried cutlet lunch is particularly recommended. The Mizukuchi pudding, a local favorite, is a popular dessert choice.
  • cafe alivio
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Takashima-shi Katsuno 1320
    A five-minute walk from JR Omi-Takashima Station. This cafe is located in Takashima Village Building No. 8, which is just north of the Omizokoguchi Intersection along Prefectural Route 300. The establishment also operates as a bar after 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The second floor is a reservation-only salon. The cafe serves a daily special chiffon cake made with seasonal fruit, enabling customers to enjoy the various, changing flavors of the seasons. The cafe also offers a spicy curry and other lunch choices, and takeout is available. Also recommended is the cheesecake plate, which comes with cheesecake made using sake lees from a local sake brewery.
  • Karando
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Otsu-shi Matsubaracho 9-29
    This Japanese cafe can be reached going straight on the road from South Exit 2 of Ishiyama Station on the JR and Keihan Electric Railway, taking a right at the second intersection, and then taking the second left. The cafe sells tea ordered direct from a tea farm grown in Yame City, the city adjacent to the owner's hometown of Kurume City in Fukuoka Prefecture. The cafe is also filled with select tea utensils, tableware, and other items. The cafe serves desserts made with tea, including shaved ice in the summer; and cream anmitsu (sweet beans and fruit in syrup), and zenzai sweet bean soup in the winter.
  • GMT Tea Boutique
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Otsu-shi Banba 1-4-30
    A three-minute walk from Zeze Station on the JR and Keihan Electric Railway. This tea salon specializing in black teas can be reached by going out of the north side of the station and proceeding north on Tokimekizaka street. The salon can recommend tea leaves and preparation methods based on your requests. Inside, the shop has a relaxing decor modeled after the tea salons of Paris, and customers can enjoy teas handpicked from around the world along with handmade baked sweets. The salon's staff are happy to talk with you about teas and help you find one which will suit your tastes.
  • Coffee Dokoro Gozare
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Hikone-shi Motomachi 1-58
    This cafe is located a 10-minute walk from JR Hikone Station and can be reached by following Ekimae O-dori Street and turning right at the road in front of Gokoku Shrine. Inside, the lively cafe is decorated with souvenirs from around the world received from customers and it seems to be frozen in the 1970s, the owner's favorite time period. In addition to Italian coffee, customers can enjoy cinnamon coffee and other novel coffees as well as coffees mixed with Western alcoholic beverages. There's also a cake set which comes with a slice of cake and the cafe's regular coffee blend.
  • LaCollina Omihachiman
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    4.0
    170 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Omihachiman-shi Kitanoshocho 615-1

    Still had to wait 30 minutes to get a table. Simple limited menu but the freshly baked cate is delicious! Good view of the cakes as they come out of the ovens and are cut.

  • CLUBHARIE Yokaichi no Mori
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Higashiomi Yokaichi Midorimachi 38-15

    カフェを利用しました。中は大変広くて高級感あり、落ち着く雰囲気でした。カフェでいただけるスイーツは季節によって変化するものもあり、メニューを見ているだけでワクワクしました。もちろん、スイーツ自体も大変美味しくてまたこちらのお店まで食べに行きたいと思います。

  • Starbucks Coffee EXPASA Taga Service Area (Outbound line)
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Transportation
    Shiga Inukami-gun Tagacho

    施設内にあり便利な店舗でした。たまたま先客がおらずスムーズに対応してもらえました。SA内店舗では、慣れない利用者でオーダーに時間がかかり気味なので幸いでした。猶、一角にはイートインスペースがありましたが、狭く利用し辛い感じでした。

  • Club Hariye J''oblie le temps
    Shopping
    Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Matsubarachou 1435-83
  • Riderz Cafe 222
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Takashima-shi Makinocho Hiruguchi 542
  • Rider'sCafeMM
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Otsu-shi Ishiyama Nangocho 1215-7
  • Lindt Chocolat Cafe Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Gamo-gun Ryuocho Kuzushi Sunayama 1178-694

    リンツはスイス生まれのチョコレート。なめらかな 口 のチョコレートです。いろんなチョコが選べ楽しめます。 他にもアイスやドリンクもあります。

  • Starbucks Coffee Kusatsu Kokudo 1 Go
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Kusatsu-shi Kusatsu 1-20-20

    Very friendly staff & really good coffee! Free wi-fi its really good to sped a few hours here ! Cakes and sandwiches looks good, but today we just drank coffee !

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Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.

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