12 fashionable Kamakura cafes found on Instagram 12 fashionable Kamakura cafes found on Instagram

12 fashionable Kamakura cafes found on Instagram


2019.08.22

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

12 fashionable Kamakura cafes found on Instagram

Situated just south of Tokyo, Kamakura is a seaside city that’s a popular destination for sightseeing trips (particularly dates and women’s trips).

It’s clustered with plenty of fashionable cafes, such as retro-styled coffee shops, a photogenic gelateria and a traditional bubble tea store serving matcha tapioca.

In this article, we’ll introduce some of the cute and stylish cafes that are making a hit on Instagram due to their photo-worthy goods. We’ve selected them not just because they look amazing, but because they taste so incredible too! Plan your sightseeing breaks and cafe stops beforehand so that you can check out one of these Kamakura cafes.

  • 01

    Kannon Cafe’s Kamakura-limited Daibutsu Crepe

    Kannon Cafe’s Kamakura-limited Daibutsu Crepe

    Kannon Cafe’s Kamakura-limited Daibutsu Crepe

    Just three minutes on foot from Enoden Hase Station is this fashionable cafe that’s renowned for its Insta-worthy Daibatsu Crepe. A feature of this sweet dessert is its biscuits that are shaped like the Great Buddha (+120 yen) who perches perfectly on top of the fresh cream, nuts and flakes.

    The cafe is tucked away in a side alley off the main road that leads from Hase Station to the Kotoku-in Temple where you’ll find the Great Buddha itself. You can opt to eat in or grab some of their delicious baked goods that go perfectly with coffee to take home as a souvenir.

    Kannon Cafe’s Kamakura-limited Daibutsu Crepe

    Kannon Cafe’s Kamakura-limited Daibutsu Crepe

    KANNONCOFFEEkamakura
    rating

    4.0

    13 Reviews
    place
    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Hase 3-10-29
    phone
    0467847898
    info
    【URL】https://kannon-coffee-kamakura.business.site/
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  • 02

    Teaven’s strong Uji Matcha Tea × Colorful Tapioca

    Teaven’s strong Uji Matcha Tea  550yen

    Teaven’s strong Uji Matcha Tea  550yen

    Teaven is a Japanese-style bubble tea store whose interior is inspired by traditional tea ceremonies. It offers a wide selection of flavored bubble teas featuring colorful tapioca that are all highly Instagrammable.

    One item on their menu which is a must is "Uji no Hatsuyuki", which is recommended if you're a connoisseur of matcha tea. After you order, a server will make your tea in the style of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony using matcha from Kyoto and milk from Hokkaido.

    You might of guessed it, but Teaven’s name combines the words “tea” and “heaven”. Just a one-minute walk from Kamakura Station, why miss out on this heavenly tea experience.

    Teaven

    Teaven

    Teaven

    Teaven

    Teaven
    place
    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Komachi 1-5-27
    info
    【instagram】https://www.instagram.com/teaven_japan/
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  • 03

    Futsu ni Fruits’ fruit sandwiches and bottle drinks

    Futsu ni Fruits’ fruit sandwiches

    Futsu ni Fruits’ fruit sandwiches

    Futsu ni Fruits is a fruit sandwich shop that’s run by the store "Bread, Espresso &". It was created with the idea that fruit should be eaten as part of meals and not just reserved for desserts.

    The store features a retro-styled facade and a fruit-adorned interior, with a single wooden bench running the length of the small room. At the front counter, you can select from the days’ fruit sandwiches, including their specialty Futsu ni Fruits (380 yen) that includes banana, kiwi, orange and grapefruit.

    Aside from capturing a photographic memento of your fruit sandwich, you can also pick up one of their cute Gyunyu series bottled drinks to take home. The store is around five minutes on foot from Kamakura Station.

    Futsu ni Fruits’bottle drinks 400yen

    Futsu ni Fruits’bottle drinks 400yen

    Futsu ni Fruits

    Futsu ni Fruits

    Futsuuni Fruit Kamakura Ekimae Store
    rating

    4.0

    9 Reviews
    place
    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Komachi 1-3-4
    phone
    0467815022
    info
    【URL】http://bread-espresso.jp/shop/fruits_kamakura.html
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  • 04

    Gelateria Santi’s seasonal gelati with Enoden views

    Gelateria Santi’s seasonal gelati 550yen

    Gelateria Santi’s seasonal gelati 550yen

    This small gelato shop offers delicious iced treats made using fresh ingredients mainly from Shonan and its distinctive “gelato” sign is a landmark in itself.

    Flavors change with the season, depending on the availability of fruits and vegetables, so there’s always something different to try.

    In addition to their attractive (and delicious) gelato, the store also boasts about the views of the Enoden electric railway passing by. So it’s the perfect place to take a break from sightseeing in Kamakura and watch the world go by. Gelateria Santi is just a four-minute walk from Kamakura Station.

    Gelateria Santi

    Gelateria Santi

    GELATERIASANTi
    place
    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Onarimachi 2-14
    info
    【URL】http://gelateriasanti.com/
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  • 05

    Daily by Long Track Foods’ ice cream sandwiches

    ice cream sandwiches 380yen

    ice cream sandwiches 380yen

    Located within the Kamakura Agricultural Cooperative Federation where local vegetables are sold, this hidden store sells a range of homemade pickles, dressings, scones and pound cakes.

    But it’s their ice cream sandwiches (380 yen) that have become a hit on social media, with a thick slab of ice cream sandwiched between two biscuit pieces. We recommend the strawberry mascarpone flavor, which is particularly delicious!

    The store is beautifully styled with homemade goods and there’s a small bench outside where you can enjoy your sweet treat before it melts. Daily by Long Track Foods is around a five-minute walk from Kamakura Station.

    Daily by Long Track Foods

    Daily by Long Track Foods

    Daily by Long Track Foods

    Daily by Long Track Foods

    DAILY by LONG TRACK FOODS
    place
    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Komachi 1-13-10
    phone
    0467247020
    info
    【URL】https://longtrackfoods.com/
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  • 06

    Mont Blanc Stand’s supreme desserts

    Mont Blanc Stand’s supreme desserts 「Mont Blanc」600yen

    Mont Blanc Stand’s supreme desserts 「Mont Blanc」600yen

    Opening in 2019, this specialty store serves up freshly prepared mont blanc, with the cream squeezed before your very eyes.

    During the chestnut season, you can enjoy carefully selected chestnuts with your mont blanc, which work perfectly with the delicious meringue.

    However, we recommend you come in the offseason when their Glacé Mont Blanc with Black Beans (600 yen) is offered, featuring rare black bean paste. All of their mont blancs are designed to be eaten on the spot, with a shelf life of only two hours.

    If you return your cup to the server, they’ll also give you a cute heart meringue in return! The Mont Blanc Stand is around a seven-minute walk from Kamakura Station.

    Mont Blanc Stand

    Mont Blanc Stand

    Mont Blanc Stand

    Mont Blanc Stand

    MontBlancStand
    rating

    3.0

    1 Reviews
    place
    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Omachi 1-1-12 WALK Omachi IIA
    phone
    0467334677
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  • 07

    Tea Room BunBun’s Snowflake Cake

    Snowflake Cake Set (945yen~)

    Snowflake Cake Set (945yen~)

    This charming tea shop serves up beautifully crafted sweets accompanied by a wide variety of fine teas, making it a popular place to take a break while exploring Kamakura.

    While you can order scones and sandwiches here, we recommend their Snowflake Cake that features a meringue cake with a layer of fresh cream and strawberries. Despite its decadent appearance, it’s only moderately sweet and goes very well with their teas.

    The Tea Room BunBun is around a seven-minute walk from Kamakura Station.

    Tea Room BunBun

    Tea Room BunBun

    Tea Room Bun Bun
    rating

    4.0

    16 Reviews
    place
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Sasuke 1-13-4
    phone
    0467252866
    opening-hour
    10:00-19:00
    info
    【URL】http://www.bunbuntea.com/
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  • 08

    Momiji Chaya’s smooth Uji Matcha Tiramisu

    Uji Matcha Tiramisu 600 yen

    Uji Matcha Tiramisu 600 yen

    Momiji Chaya is a Japanese-style cafe that specializes in matcha drinks and sweets using matcha from the well-established Kyoto shop, Morihan.

    It’s easily accessible from Kamakura Komachi Street and the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine if you’re ready for a break from sightseeing.

    Their biggest hit on Instagram has been their Uji Matcha Tiramisu (600 yen), which brings together delicious mascarpone cream with the refreshing taste of matcha. It’s served in a cypress box that enhances the taste and aroma of the dessert. If you’re visiting in the summertime, be sure to try their Matcha Shaved Ice (1,100 yen).

    Momiji Chaya is about an eight-minute walk from Kamakura Station.

    Matcha Shaved Ice  1,100 yen

    Matcha Shaved Ice 1,100 yen

    Momiji Chaya

    Momiji Chaya

    もみじ茶屋 鎌倉小町通り
    place
    神奈川県鎌倉市雪ノ下1-4-26 WELLHOUSE 1F
    phone
    0467605331
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    Momiji Chaya

    Momiji Chaya

    Momiji Chaya Onari Tori
    place
    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Onarimachi 10-2
    phone
    0467604316
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  • 09

    Toshimaya Yougashiho Okiishi’s pigeon-topped pudding

    Traditional Pudding 300yen

    Traditional Pudding 300yen

    Toshimaya is a Western-style confectionery store that’s famed for its Hato Sable (“Pigeon Cookie”). It is located on Wakamiya Oji street near Kamakura’s largest Shinto shrine "Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu".

    It came into existence in 1897 and has become one of Kamakura’s best locations for getting souvenirs. Aside from picking up some cookies to take home, be sure to try their Traditional Pudding (300 yen), which is topped by a pigeon-shaped piece of white chocolate. It goes perfectly with their Sayama Tea, which is one of Japan’s top green teas.

    Toshimaya also runs a Japanese-style cafe known as Toshimaya Karyo Hatokoji that’s also highly recommended.

    Toshimaya

    Toshimaya

    Toshimaya Okiishi
    rating

    4.0

    16 Reviews
    place
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 2-15-5
    phone
    0467228102
    opening-hour
    [1F]10:30-18:30[2F]11:00-17:…
    info
    【URL】https://www.hato.co.jp/
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  • 10

    Café Vivement Dimanche’s cute parfait

    Pudding Parfait  800 yen

    Pudding Parfait 800 yen

    This long-established cafe has been serving freshly ground and roasted coffee for more than 20 years, making it a go-to place if you’re in need of a caffeine fix while in Kamakura.

    Not only do they roast the coffee themselves, they grind the beans only after having received an order. Recently, Café Vivement Dimanche has been making waves on social media with its new menu item Pudding Parfait (800 yen), which features layers of cream and fruit with a flag on top that’s undeniably cute. It’s just four minutes on foot from Kamakura Station.

    Café Vivement Dimanche

    Café Vivement Dimanche

    Café Vivement Dimanche
    place
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 2-1-5
    phone
    0467239952
    opening-hour
    11:00-18:00
    info
    【URL】http://dimanche.shop-pro.jp/
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  • 11

    Milk Hall’s unique dishes accompanied by healing jazz

    Milk Hall’s Cheese cake & drink Set1,200yen

    Milk Hall’s Cheese cake & drink Set1,200yen

    Hidden in a small alley that runs off Komachi Street, this eclectic cafe was founded in 1976 and will transport you back to the Taisho era.

    The stylish interior is complemented by the sound of jazz music. Plus, the menu offers plenty of dishes that you won’t find elsewhere. If you're looking for some afternoon tea, they serve delicious cake sets which include your choice of cake and tea. You can opt for something with more substance, such as their Opera Rice, which features tomato-based chicken rice topped with a white sauce.

    Milk Hall is five minutes on foot from Kamakura Station.

    Milk Hall

    Milk Hall

    Milk Hall
    rating

    4.5

    26 Reviews
    place
    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Komachi 2-3-8
    phone
    0467221179
    opening-hour
    11:00-20:00(L.O.)[SaturdaySu…
    info
    【URL】https://www.milkhall.co.jp/
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  • 12

    Iwata Coffee’s John Lennon-approved hot cakes

    Kamakura has a well-established cafe culture, with many old-fashioned coffee houses that have been around for years. One that’s been popular throughout the decades is Iwata Coffee. Famous Showa-era celebrities such as John Lennon and Yasunari Kawabata have made the trip here.

    The most famous menu item at this retro-styled cafe is their two-tiered hot cakes, which are made using a thick dough. They’re completely different from the fluffy pancakes of today and have the consistency of a Portuguese castella cakes. Iwata Coffee is a two-minute walk from Kamakura Station.

    Iwata Coffee’s pancake  800yen

    Iwata Coffee’s pancake 800yen

    Iwata Coffee

    Iwata Coffee

    Iwata Coffee
    place
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 1-5-7
    phone
    0467222689
    opening-hour
    9:30-18:00 (LO17:30, pancake…
    info
    【URL】http://iwatacoffee.sakura.ne.jp/index.html
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