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Cafe / Coffee Shop Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Oyatsu no Jikan Cafe Style
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkudoyamachou Kudoyama 555-19
    A cafe housed in a remodeled former ryokan inn located in Kudoyama Town, Ito County, Wakayama Prefecture, an area connected to Warring States period samurai Sanada Yukimura. As befitting a former ryokan, the café’s interior, reminiscent of an old-fashioned Japanese home, is quiet and subdued. From the Japanese-style room on the second floor, patrons can enjoy a meal or a cup of tea while gazing out over a tranquil rural landscape. The café’s lunches, made with enzyme brown rice and an abundance of local vegetables, are particularly popular. The café’s smooth Sanada pudding can be lined up in two rows of three to create Sanada Yukimura’s banner emblem of six squares in six circles.

    I was going to catch the train when I ran into a sign that pointed to a café. So I followed it and came to what looked like a neat old house just a block off the main tourist path. It actually was...

  • Barley
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 2927-557
    This restaurant is connected directly to Shirahama’s beer makers Nagisa Beer, and is located in the scenic spot along the road between Senjojiki and Sandanbeki Cliffs. You can not only taste beer made with local waters straight from the factory, but also try food from their popular menu including ham and sausage made by German brewer Schindler, and light and fluffy omelet made from fresh local eggs. The spacious and bright interior is great for couples and families.
  • Hashiori-chaya
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Nakahechichouchikatsuyu 907-2
    A restaurant and souvenir shop located in Nakahechi Town, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture adjoining the Chikatsuyu Oji, one of the 99 Oji (small shrines) situated along the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage route. The shop sells pieces by local pottery artists, dyed goods, miso, and other local specialty products. In the dining space, you can enjoy kamatama udon noodles made with local vegetables and daily lunch specials. There’s a footbath outside where you can soothe tired feet while sipping authentic siphon coffee.

    Hashiori Chaya is directly on the Kumano Kodo path and we had two very nice, regular black coffees here. Excellent service ofcourse. A good stop on the route

  • Fukubishi Kagerou Café
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1279-3
    A café located along the sea in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture situate next to Fukubishi, a long-standing Japanese and Western sweet producer which was founded in 1933. The café’s large menu includes kagerou, a renowned sweet from the Nanki Shirahama area, fresh kagerou only sold here, breakfast dishes, cutlet sandwiches, matcha green tea, light meals, and more. The airy terrace seating area looks out over the harbor, and from here you can take a break and feel like you’re at a resort.

    Went searching for a coffee shop and I am so glad we found this one! The coffee was delicious and was accompanied by a lovely little butter biscuit. Whilst there we decided to try some of the...

  • Cafe Bocu
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Nakahechichouchikatsuyu 203
    This privately-owned café in the heart of the mountains in Nakahechi Town, Tanabe City, Wakayama, operates out of a 100-year-old Japanese home. The female Osakan owner provides a warm atmosphere. Their plate lunches which use plenty of brown rice and pesticide-free vegetables, as well as their homemade bread made with natural yeast, are very popular, drawing many fans from far and wide. Their natural yeast bread is also available to take-out.

    旅行中立ち寄りました。 山に囲まれた田舎の古民家は静かで風通しがよく、夏場でも心地よく過ごせました。 たくさんのお惣菜が並んだプレートランチを注文しました。 どれも本当に美味しかったです! 焼きたてパンもお持ち帰りして美味しくいただきました◎

  • Sabo Chincho-an (Hongu Branch)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Honguchouhongu 1110
    A Japanese confectionary shop established in 1951 located in front of the torii gate of the Kumano Hongu Taisha shrine in Hongu Town, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture. The shop’s Kumano-mode-mochi rice cakes are often eaten by shrine visitors before worshipping at the shrine; simple in flavor, they consist of sweet an bean paste wrapped in mochi pounded rice and dusted with brown rice flour. The perfect place to take a break, Chincho-an also serves matcha green tea and mehari-zushi rice balls in pickled mustard leaves, a local dish, while still warm. Inside, the shop has a modern and quiet atmosphere with tables for customers.
  • Café Petra no Sato
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 2927-1790
    You’ll find this cafe in the hills of Shirahama Town in Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture. The two-story log cabin really brings out the feel of the wood. The tables are made of zelkova wood and there’s a hearth as well, giving the interior a very homey feeling. You can see the sun set over the Pacific Ocean from the deck thanks to the cafe’s great location. You’ll feel like you’re at a resort as you enjoy their famous organic coffee and sweets made with local “Jabara” citrus fruit.

    白浜近辺であまりカフェがなかったのですが、 千畳敷近くにカフェがあったので寄ってみました。 車で急な上り坂をいくとすぐあります。 珈琲にこだわりがあり、他の飲み物も独特で、ちょっと一息つきたい方はぜひに。

  • Ippuku
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunyuasachou Yuasa 23
    You’ll find this teahouse in the “Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings” in Yuasa Town, Arida County, Wakayama Prefecture. It was built in an old residence from around the end of the Edo period to the start of the Meiji period. The nostalgic earthen floor interior is always filled with music and has shelves with nearly 2,000 books. In addition to handmade cakes and Japanese sweets, there’s also homemade curry and rice, udon, and other popular dishes. You can bring in grilled fish and sashimi bought from the Kusuyama shop two doors down. Add them to the “rice set” that features Kinzanji miso and miso soup to create an original set meal.

    My boyfriend and I were in Yuasa for 3 nights, and we came ate here 3 times - that should tell you enough! The atmosphere is wonderful, the music is great, and the owner is a very friendly with...

  • Tsumugi Cafe
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 2927-1704
    You’ll find this cafe near the famous “Sandanbeki cave” tourist spot in Shirahama Town of Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture. The Oriental ambience features various Turkish articles, lamps, and more, and you can see the beautiful sea and sunset from the window. There are mini private rooms separated by partitions as well as sofas, so many customers like to relax here. The menu includes hamburgs, pasta, kebabs, and oven-baked pancakes for teatime and dessert.

    近くの素泊まりのホテルに泊まり、近くにこちらで夕食が食べられそうなので歩いて行きました。マンションの1階なのかな。 沢山のトルコランプが綺麗でお勧めです。食事もリーズナブルで美味しかったです。

  • Shojin Cafe Foi
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Shintori 3-3-1
    This is a cafe offering Buddhist vegetarian cuisine one road off of the Keyaki main street in Shintori 3-chome, Wakayama City. Of course shunning fish and meat, they also refrain from using any vegetables with the strong smell of chive or garlic in their original Shojin cuisine. They serve yakuzen-nabe (medicinal herb hotpot), curry, cutlet and rice bowl with sauce, pasta and sandwiches, as well as handmade sweets such as cakes without milk or eggs, and Snowflake Ice using Taiwanese shaved ice.

    I visited this restaurant on many occasions during my two years in Wakayama. The food is amazing and I really loved the atmosphere of the place. If you are visiting Wakayama you must stop by to try...

  • Dooshel
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Kaisougunkiminochou Kamataki 417-3
    Dooshel is a bakery located in Kamataki, Kimino Town, Kaiso County. The bakery sells different kinds of bread made with seasonal Wakayama fruits and home-grown wheat. They also serve lunch and drinks in the cafe. The views from their unique location on top of the hill are also part of its charm.

    What a nice atmosphere and view in front!! Sea is visible in the distance between the mountains. Sure you will put yourself, all your body systems compretly in the nature! Enjoy yourself! (It...

  • Roji Cafe
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Tanakamachi 5-1-2
    This café is located on a road just east of the National Route in Tanakamachi, Wakayama City. The café is inside a private house built immediately after the war, and serves both food and desserts. On Fridays, there are also events where bread and muffins and even accessories are sold here.

    和歌山駅から美園町商店街(だったかな)というところのさびれた商店街を抜けてハローワーク近くでした。こんなところに!というせまい玄関を抜けたらそこはタイムスリップしたような古民家。しかもおしゃれ。ベーグルがレインボー。これは今はやりのインスタ映えのために通う客もいるんだろうなという色。写真を忘れたのが残念なお色をしていました。日替わりのランチも鶏から揚げがドーンと。食べごたえも抜群。席があまりないの...

  • Kataribasa
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Tomodachou 4-1-8
    Kataribasa is a charming Italian cafe with a stylish Japanese interior located about five minutes on foot from JR Wakayama Station. The cafe offers a fine menu for both lunch and dinner. Their coffee made with original coffee beans and homemade pound cake is a must for tea time. And meals for both lunch and dinner are generous in size. Kataribasa also sells their original blended coffee beans by the gram so you can enjoy their great tasting coffee at home.

    JR和歌山駅正面口から徒歩5分ほどのところにあるおしゃれなカフェ。アルコールもおいているので、仕事帰りの一杯にもおすすめです。

  • Sabouchinchouan nachisanten
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 39

    What a great place for a hot udon and soba. Udon is soft and chewy. Buckwheat soba is nice and firm. End with kuri zenzai (sweet made with soft beans and chestnuts), very subtle flavours but an...

  • Kuroe Nurimonokan
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Kainanshi Kuroe 680
    "This cafe is in a refurbished lacquer artisan's town house from the Edo period. Their meals come served in the lacquerware you'd expect from a town where it was a major industry. Their dark black beef “Kuroe Curry"" is named after the area and gets its distinctive curry powder from a blend of bamboo charcoal and budo-sansho Japanese pepper from Kainan City and Kimino Town. They use wild rice. They also sell lacquerware, display it in their gallery, and hold Negoro lacquerware polishing workshops."

    塗りものの観光施設だと思い、施設内に入りましたが、土間の部分にお土産を売っていて、座敷など奥はカフェでしたので、早々に退散しました。

  • cafe FAB
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1111-47
    A café easily identifiable by its yellow wooden siding. The café is situated along Prefectural Route 31 traveling from Kumano Sansho-jinja Shrine towards the Jokiin Temple. The café’s most popular item is its Hamburg steak gratin. Consisting of a piping hot Hamburg steak covered with a cream sauce and cheese, it’s perfect for a relaxing lunch. The café’s extensive menu also includes 50 varieties of black tea and 15 varieties of cheesecake plus other desserts. Not to mention seasonal and limited time only teas and sweets. The crispy waffle, ice cream, and whipped cream “Waffle Set” is a signature dessert frequently ordered by locals.

    チーズケーキの種類が豊富。意外と食事メニューも豊富で、なんだか懐かしい昔ながらの喫茶店メニューといったところ。 ついつい長居してしまう。

  • Sabo Kafuugetsu
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kamihonmachi 1-2-2
    A Japanese café located right in front of the approach to Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine. The small café incorporates naturally growing trees into its exterior design, giving it a soft, subdued atmosphere. The café’s signature meal is its Iwashimizu pork loin shabushabu set meal. Rose on spring water deep in the mountains, Iwashimizu pork loin is said to have twice the amount of umami flavor-producing substances as conventional pork. The café also offers popular local dishes like meharisushi rice balls wrapped in pickled mustard greens and aosa soba noodles made with sea lettuce nori and Wakayama plums. For coffee, the café uses aromatic and sweet-smelling top class UCC premium special beans. In addition, the café offers an abundant variety of healthy items like tofu cake and bitter melon juice.

    熊野速玉大社鳥居のすぐそばの和風のカフェです。来店時間がランチタイムを過ぎており、おかずがなくなってしまったので、蕎麦かうどんしかできないと言われ、冷たい蕎麦を、連れは温かいあおさ蕎麦を頼みました。冷たい蕎麦はつけ汁の味が異様に濃く、つまんだ蕎麦の先だけ汁をつけて食べる「そば通」の食べ方で、連れのあおさ蕎麦は甘みのつよいかけ汁にあおさたがっぷり入っており、こちらを頼めばよかったと後悔しきり。旅から...

  • Konnyaku Kobo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Hoshikawa 324
  • Belgium Cafe Bel-klein
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Iwade Nakajima 813-1 Green Plaza Nakajima 2
  • F-no-Katte Farm-to-Table Restaurant
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Kamitondacho Ikuma 523-3

    スープのランチで850円とお手頃。プラス150円でコーヒーか紅茶が付くそうです。スープがメイン、ご飯あとはプレートと小さなデザート。最初、デザートと思わずに最初に食べてしまいました。お手頃価格でよかったですが、特に・・味はどことも同じような気がします・・。お昼時でしたが結構流行ってました。子供がなぜかずっとバタバタしています。オーナーさんの子供さんでしょうか。あれは商売としてダメだと思います。子供...

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Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.

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