Cafe / Coffee Shop Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Cafe Curcuma
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    4.0
    373 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Nanjo Chinen Chinen 1190
    An Asian herb restaurant located in Kurukuma no Mori located close to Chinen Castle Ruins in Nanjo City, Okinawa Prefecture. Inside the cottage style restaurant, healing Asian music plays, and customers can enjoy a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean along with original curries featuring toppings like Okinawa Agu pork sausage, and spicy Thai style green curry. There are also Asian style spring rolls, tom yum goong, and other Asian dishes, plus original meals like garden salads made with grilled pork skewers and fresh herbs.

    Pitched on a high hill, the restaurant sells pricey Thai food with a fantastic view. If you are dining in, you have to sit indoors. Come just for the drinks and you get to sit on the veranda...

  • Hamabe no chaya
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    4.0
    221 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Tamagusuku Tamagusuku 2-1
    Hamabe no chaya (“Seaside Tea-house”) is a café located in Nanjo City. As the name suggests, the cafe is situated right on the coast, with large windows that afford a great view of the ocean; a lot of diners choose to eat at the counter by the window for this reason. The food menu features dishes that make use of locally-sourced ingredients produced in Nanjo; beverage options include Okinawan herbal tea and original-blend coffee.

    We had our breakfast here which was included in the stay in Sachibaru-Yadui. We were there early, and were the only customer in this hut cafe that look out to the beach. Breakfast was hearty and...

  • C&C BREAKFAST OKINAWA
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    4.0
    137 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Matsuo 2-9-6 Takamine Bill 1F
    This cafe is at 2 Matsuo near the First Makishi Public Market. Its menu offerings, created by Yuko Yamanouchi, are based on the idea of “delicious breakfast enjoyed while traveling.” Among the offerings are granola, acai bowls, eggs benedict, pancakes, and other items made from ingredients purchased at the Makishi Public Market. Northern European furniture decorates the interior, whose décor is a fusion of styles from Okinawa, Hawaii, and Northern Europe.

    Had to queue up for more that 30min as the place was small. The food was above average western style food.Similar food can be found at many other places in Singapore.

  • cafe CAHAYA BULAN
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    4.5
    100 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunmotobuchou Bise 429-1
    Café CAHAYA BULAN is near the shore facing Ie Island and located near a street lined with garcinia subelliptica trees in Bise, Motobu Town. In the Asian flavor café, they offer menus using seasonal ingredients produced in Okinawa. In the evening, you can watch the sunset over Ie Island through the glass wall of the shop or from the terrace seating area.

    雰囲気が○店員さんは全員遅すぎる。20分くらいコーヒーを待たされて、水さえ出してくれなかったという対応に驚きました。結局飲めず人帰られました。 私の時間を返してください。 Don’t ever go to these place if you value your time.

  • Restaurant L lota
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    4.5
    67 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunnakijinson Kouri 466-1
    This restaurant is located in Kouri of Nakijin Village in the southern part of Kouri Island. The chef once worked at a famous Ginza restaurant, and here he uses fresh Kouri Island fish and seasonal vegetables along with other select ingredients to create dishes that bring out the ingredients’ natural taste. A great view of Kouri-ohashi Bridge is another reason to visit.

    Kouri Island is itself well worth a visit, and the same definitely goes for L LOTA, located half-way up the hill overlooking the bridge between Kouri and Yagaji Island. Finding it and parking can be...

  • Yama no Chaya Rakusui
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    4.5
    68 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Tamagusuku Tamagusuku 19-1
    This cafe is in Tamagusuku, Nanjo City. It eschews meat, instead using fresh vegetables to prepare its cuisine, which is both local and organic. The restaurant structure itself utilizes natural limestone, and the tatami seats offer a splendid view of the atoll. Nearby is the establishment’s sister restaurant, “Hamabe’s Tea House.”

    If you can get the window seat, you sure can stay there for the entire afternoon. Love the view!! The cold noodle is our favorite! The atmosphere is perfect too.

  • On the Beach CAFE
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Nakijin Mura Imadomari 612-2
    This cafe is located right in front of a natural beach and every seat has a spectacular ocean view. The skies of Okinawa and the panoramic view of the East China Sea are so beautiful they will take your breath away, and no matter where you look, everything is photogenic. The cafe's nonalcoholic cocktails, Okinawan pancakes, Ryukyu Burger, and other items making use of the unique characteristics of local island ingredients further enhance the ambiance. Come enjoy the stunning coral blue sky and ocean, and the blissful cuisine; after your meal, you can also go exploring on the beach.

    It is a hidden little cafe from main road. Its a great place to chill out. I would say the drink is average however the view is superb. Its quiet and peaceful. You can walk to the beach within...

  • Miyara Farm
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Arakawa 1134
    This direct sales parlor is part of the guava farm run by the Miyara family all on western Ishigaki Island. Guests can enjoy seasonal items such as guava, shima pineapple, and other fruit juices made fresh to order, frappes, herbal teas, and more while taking in views of the ocean. They also sell processed products made with fruits and herbs grown on the farm. The family's daughter and son, who happen to be potters, run the attached pottery, Anpal Tobo. Visitors can view and purchase the works on display in the shop.

    We ordered the grava frappe and it is really nice. Must try! Its a small farm but shop owner (old woman) is very nice.

  • Xuehua no Sato Naha
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 2-12-24-101
    Xuehua no Sato Naha is a café located five minutes’ walk from Makishi Station. The café’s main draw is its Xuehua Bing desserts, which provide a different taste experience to conventional ices or Kakigori shaved ices, but the café also serves Taiwanese coffee, Taiwanese Oolong tea, and Chinese rice porridge, etc. Despite being located close to the bustling Kokusai Street, the interior of Xuehua no Sato Naha provides a quiet, relaxing environment.

    We had long walk after our lunch in search for this dessert shop recommended by a blogger. Finally we found it in a quite back street behind Kokusai Street, with no customer. The menu looked...

  • Ploughman's Lunch Bakery
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunkitanakagusukuson Adaniya 927-2
    Ploughman’s Lunch Bakery located in Kitanakajo Village, Okinawa Prefecture is a stylish bakery cafe in a renovated foreigner residence. The shop is situated on top of a hill overlooking the ocean. The plate and salad and soup set meals which come with delicious in-house baked bread are both popular. Some meals are also suitable for vegans. You can also purchase bread only from a sales counter in the bakery.

    We visited this cafe on the way back from Nakagusuku Castle Ruin - it was just a 5-min drive from there. My wife & I ordered Avocado Open Sandwich, and this was fantastic. Highly recommended!

  • Sea house YOSHIKA
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunnakijinson Kouri 321
    You’ll find this cafe and restaurant right after crossing the Kouri-ohashi Bridge. This popular spot has been featured on TV several times. The wooden building interior is decorated with seashells, and the wood produces an inviting atmosphere. This agu (Okinawan pork) restaurant uses “Kogachi agu” from the agu specialty store “Kippo” in its dishes, with “shio-yaki” (salt-grilled dish), “shabu shabu” (thinly sliced meat boiled quickly with vegetables), and other items making full use of the sweet and flavorful pork. There’s also dessert, with “Kibi soft cream,” which is topped with caramel sauce made from boiled sugarcane, enjoying particular popularity.

    Ordered the curry rice (about 660Yen) and the sugar cane coffee. Great view of the bridge and water.

  • Vita Smoothies
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 2-17-17 Maki building 1F
    This smoothie shop is near Miebashi Station. The smoothies are made mostly from fruits and vegetables grown in Okinawa Prefecture, and in addition to the standard menu, limited-time smoothies using seasonal ingredients are available as well. You can even combine various tastes to make your very own drink by taking advantage of the “My Choice Smoothie” option.

    They have so many options that it takes time to pick the one. I found one very sour and bitter with bitterlemon. And it was so gooooood!

  • Bukubuku Chaya Ryukyu Coffee-kan
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 1-2-26
    This café is located seven minutes' walk from Miebashi Station on Yui Rail. You can enjoy bukubuku coffee, a unique Okinawan coffee which has froth like a cappuccino. It is also recommended for non-coffee drinkers as they blend soybeans and herbs in their own coffee. In addition, you can enjoy a rather special bukubukucha (a traditional Okinawan furicha tea drink)” made from a unique blending which is slightly different from the traditional Okinawan style. There is also a menu for Ryukyu curries such as a Vintage sake curry marinated with spices in awamori (a Japanese distilled alcohol) and settled.

    A small cafe located just 15 second next to hotel JAL city Naha. Good place for a short rest to resist the heat. Coffee is typically japanese style, not too strong not too mild. Suitable for small...

  • Cafe Haconiwa
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunmotobuchou Izumi 2566
    Cafe Haconiwa is located on a road that runs off Prefectural Highway 84 in the Izumi neighborhood of Motobu, Kunigami District. The café occupies a refurbished traditional house (built over 50 years ago), with attractive antique furniture. Dishes that make extensive use of Okinawa-grown vegetables are served on Yachimun ceramic tableware. Despite its location in the middle of a wood, Cafe Haconiwa is very popular.

    古民家でゆったりした時間を過ごせました。ランチもヘルシーメニューで沖縄感あります。縁側が良い感じでした。

  • BOULANGERIE CAFE Yamashita
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Urumashi Yonashirohenza 425-22F
    BOULANGERIE CAFE Yamashita located in Yonajo, Uruma City, Okinawa Prefecture is a bakery which is committed to natural yeast and ingredients. On the terrace seating from where the beautiful sea and sunset can be seen, you can spend a relaxing time while eating freshly baked bread and pizza. Breads using Uruma City’s famous specialty products such as mozuku seaweed and golden potatoes are popular, but nuchi (a type of Okinawan salt) red bean bread using exclusive homemade bean paste with springy texture is recommended. This is a must-visit shop when you go to Okinawa.

    At three in the afternoon, the restaurant we had planned on eating was closed and thankfully so, we were able to discover this delightful gem with elevated deck overlooking the ocean. The owner does...

  • t&c Touraku
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunnakijinson Kouri 1882-10
    Located on a plateau of Kouri Island, this cafe has been introduced on television programs. The calm interior features various pottery and crafts on display that are also available for purchase. From the terrace, you can gaze at Ie Island out in the sea. Fish and meat dishes prepared with Okinawa-produced ingredients are available, as are homemade sweets.

    This place is small but adorable. A part of cafe is dedicated to some handmade things like small decoration and dishes. The overall white look and the perfect location to face the gorgeous ocean...

  • Cookhal
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nagoshi Nago 4607 - 1 Agoor Park
    Cookhal is a café located inside the Nago Agri Park, near the Neo Park Okinawa zoo in Nago City. The café offers a wide range of dishes, mostly made using vegetables grown in the Agri Park and other ingredients produced in the Yanbaru region. Visitors can also purchase pickles and other processed foods made from Yanbaru-grown vegetables, as well as fresh seasonal vegetables, etc.

    あまり期待はしていませんでしたがケーキも飲み物も美味しかったです。 野菜やピクルスなどが店内で販売されています。 コーヒーも私好みの酸味を抑えた味でした。

  • Tida Factory
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Miyakojima-shi Ueno Nobaru 1190-188
    This cafe is located inside Tropical Fruits Park on central Miyako Island. Their most popular item is their snow monster desserts, which feature the flavor of fresh mango despite being frozen. They can also be topped with three different sweet and colorful sauces. Other recommendations include their takeout-only Imiccha shaved ice and their Miyakojima no Shiawase Puddings. The cafe's parent company processes and sells local Miyako Island fruits and vegetables as products including frozen foods, juices, and three varieties of dressing including Miyako miso, mango, and tomato.

    せっかく夏に来たし、と訪問。道が少々分かりにくいのでナビ必須です。 お店は5組も入ればいっぱいで、店員さんも行った時はおひとりでがんばってらっしゃり、注文品が出てくるまでしばし待つことに。まぁ、それも島時間と思ってのんびり待ちます。 出てきたスノーモンスターは圧巻!店員さんは「ペロリと食べられますよー」と言ってたのに…「うそだー!」と思ったはずなのに… なぜかひとりで食べ切れました。 カキ氷はフワ...

  • mofgmona
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Ginowanshi Ginowan 2-1-291F
    Mofgmona is a coffee shop located at 2-chome, Ginowan, Ginowan City. It is situated along the street of Okinawa International University before the intersection with National Highway No. 330. It offers coffee to be proud of in a comfortable space created by the owners who were students at the time of the establishment. The crockery used is pottery by Okinawan artists selected by the owners, and “mofgmona no zakka” sells pottery on the third floor of the same building.

    We decided to try something new on this small island. I found this place called Mofgmona. It never cease to surprise that no matter how many times I have explored this island there is always new...

  • Nogei Chaya Shiki no Aaya
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Motobucho Izumi 371-1
    This cafe is located in Motobu Town, Okinawa Prefecture. The cafe, which features a liberatingly open design, is surrounded by a forest. Its interior is furnished with furniture hand-crafted by the owner, who happens to be a potter who makes shisa figures. Offerings include their Shiki no Aya set meals, which feature a number of Okinawan dishes including nankotsu soki (pork short rib with cartilidge) simmered for four hours as well as sweets such as their sponge cake combos and zenzai (sweet bean soup). Their homemade mandarin orange juice is made exclusively with freshly-harvested mandarin oranges. Guests can enjoy a view of the bougainvilleas and other flowers as well as of Mt. Yae from the cafe's terrace seats.

    家族でカフェを利用しました。自然の中でゆったりとした時間が流れます。少しわかりにくい場所にあります。

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Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You've arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan's most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.

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