Breakfast in Karuizawa

Breakfast in Karuizawa


2019.04.02

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Breakfast in Karuizawa

Escape from the summer sun with a trip to Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture. In this guide we’ll introduce our favorite cafes and bakeries in this popular mountain resort destination, so you can get a great start on your morning with the most important meal of the day!

  • 01

    RK Garden, Shinano-Oiwake

    RK Garden, Shinano-Oiwake

    RK Garden, Shinano-Oiwake

    Set among the wildflowers and greenery of slow-paced Shinano-Oiwake is RK Garden organic cafe. Wood furnishings, potted plants, and open-air seating offer a warm, rustic atmosphere to enjoy the cafe’s home-grown produce. Try the Soy Milk and Pumpkin French Toast, paired with a fruit cup and drink, for a fluffy yet buttery treat sure to leave an impression.

    RK Garden, Shinano-Oiwake

    RK Garden, Shinano-Oiwake

    RKGARDEN
    place
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Nagakura 2681
    phone
    0267315330
    RKGARDEN
    place
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi
    phone
    0267315330
  • 02

    Kyu-Karuizawa Cafe Suzunone, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Kyu-Karuizawa Cafe Suzunone, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Kyu-Karuizawa Cafe Suzunone, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Suzunone is nestled on a quiet backstreet of the lively Kyu-Karuizawa (a.k.a. Old Karuizawa) area, known for its shopping and trendy cafes. This retro cafe was made from remodeling a Meiji-era building, and the antique furniture adds to the upscale, old-world vibe. The French toast here is especially photogenic. Served with edible flowers and an assortment of colorful fruit, this popular item sells out fast. Though you may want to opt for one of the bacon, sausage, and cheese sets, anyway.

    Kyu-Karuizawa Cafe Suzunone, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Kyu-Karuizawa Cafe Suzunone, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Kyu-Karuizawa café Suzunone
    place
    Nagano Prefecture Kitasaku-gun Karuizawa Town old Karuizawa 972
    phone
    0267316889
    opening-hour
    9:00-17:00[Moning] 9:00-11:0…
  • 03

    natural Cafeina, Karuizawa Station

    natural Cafeina, Karuizawa Station

    natural Cafeina, Karuizawa Station

    Hankering for a healthy açai bowl? natural Cafeina has you covered. Stop in off the busy streets near Karuizawa station for a vibrant açai bowl chock full of vitamins and seasonal fruit. The potted plants and cozy decor provide a familiar atmosphere suitable for a fresh-feeling morning. Not to worry if you’re running a little late, either; the açai bowl is offered all day.

    natural Cafeina, Karuizawa Station

    natural Cafeina, Karuizawa Station

    Natural Cafeina(ナチュラル カフェイーナ)
    place
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町軽井沢東25
    phone
    0267423562
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  • 04

    ELOISE’s Cafe, Minami-Karuizawa

    ELOISE’s Cafe, Minami-Karuizawa

    ELOISE’s Cafe, Minami-Karuizawa

    Minami-Karuizawa is a tranquil neighborhood known for the arts, and ELOISE’s Cafe, originally a concert hall, fits snugly in its forests. Relax in the spacious, warmly decorated interior while gazing out at the greenery and sipping a hot beverage. The Missionary Lover’s French Toast is a must. Get the Special style, because how can you say no to honey, whip cream, bananas, caramel and vanilla ice cream?

    ELOISE’s Cafe, Minami-Karuizawa

    ELOISE’s Cafe, Minami-Karuizawa

    ELOISE's Cafe
    place
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 1067-9 Harmony House
    phone
    05058350554
    opening-hour
    8:00-15:00
  • 05

    Stove Cafe Okizarisu, Hanareyama Street

    Stove Cafe Okizarisu, Hanareyama Street

    Stove Cafe Okizarisu, Hanareyama Street

    Stove Cafe Okizarisu is placed along Hanareyama Street, the scenic motorway connecting Kyu-Karuizawa and Naka-Karuizawa. The iron stove and hardwood floors give the cafe a homey atmosphere that prepares you for some good eating. The French Suzette Set is all the rage, combining a hearty French toast with a citrus Suzette butter sauce, plus a side salad and drink. Though there is a 1-French-Suzette-set-per-table rule, split an omelet with a friend, and you’ll certainly leave full.

    Stove Cafe Okizarisu, Hanareyama Street

    Stove Cafe Okizarisu, Hanareyama Street

    A stove Cafe Oxalis
    place
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 1287-9
    phone
    0267424442
  • 06

    Satoyama no Kamadodaki-gohan MIKURIYA, Minami-Karuizawa

    Satoyama no Kamadodaki-gohan MIKURIYA, Minami-Karuizawa

    Satoyama no Kamadodaki-gohan MIKURIYA, Minami-Karuizawa

    If you’re looking for a more traditional Japanese way to begin your day, then MIKURIYA is for you. Inspired by classic Japanese-style homes, MIKURIYA asks you to step back in time for a down-to-earth experience reminiscent of visiting an old relative, and the dark wood decor blends nicely into the serene forests of Minami-Karuizawa. The Tamago-Kake Gohan Set, or an egg cracked over hot rice, comes with pork miso soup and boiled tofu, perfect for that warm, cozy feeling.

    Satoyama no Kamadodaki-gohan MIKURIYA, Minami-Karuizawa

    Satoyama no Kamadodaki-gohan MIKURIYA, Minami-Karuizawa

    かまど炊きごはん 御厨 mikuriya(ミクリヤ)
    place
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町発地2127
    phone
    0267416741
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  • 07

    The Sugar Spot Coffee, Hanareyama Street

    The Sugar Spot Coffee, Hanareyama Street

    The Sugar Spot Coffee, Hanareyama Street

    For a family-oriented, low-key cafe, The Sugar Spot Coffee is hard to beat. With floor-to-ceiling windows, a children’s play area, and even Futons for napping little ones, this airy cafe puts family first. The endearing simplicity of the Shinshu buttered-toast set will put you at ease, and coffee lovers will be pleasantly surprised by the variety and styles of brew available. So take a time-out on Hanareyama Street; The Sugar Spot Coffee is calling.

    The Sugar Spot Coffee, Hanareyama Street

    The Sugar Spot Coffee, Hanareyama Street

    The Sugar Spot Coffee
    place
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 1323-1465
    phone
    0267410044
    opening-hour
    8:30-16:30(L.O.16:00)
  • 08

    Karuizawa VERANDA, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Karuizawa VERANDA, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Karuizawa VERANDA, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Set amid the hustle and bustle of a shopping area in Kyu-Karuizawa, Veranda cafe is a classy European-style escape. Complete with a baby grand piano, the cushy interior offers love seats and easy chairs for you to unwind in. The Original Waffle Set is where it’s at. The waffles are topped with Greek yogurt and homemade jam, and they come with grilled ham, scrambled eggs, a side salad, and 5-mushroom soup, plus your choice of coffee or tea. Your taste buds certainly won’t be bored.

    Karuizawa VERANDA, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Karuizawa VERANDA, Kyu-Karuizawa

    軽井沢ベランダ
    place
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町軽井沢601-1 チャーチストリート 1F
    phone
    0267-41-1201
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  • 09

    Cafe Le Petit Nid 3, Minami-Karuizawa

    Cafe Le Petit Nid 3, Minami-Karuizawa

    Cafe Le Petit Nid 3, Minami-Karuizawa

    This quaint cafe is set a bit back from the road in Minami-Karuizawa, complementing its laid-back vibe. Stepping inside you’ll feel right at home in the exposed-brick walls and hardwood floors. And the French toast here, topped with maple syrup and homemade apple jam, is cooked in the oven, giving it a rich, fluffy texture that melts in your mouth. Reservations are required, so be sure to book the day before!

    Cafe Le Petit Nid 3, Minami-Karuizawa

    Cafe Le Petit Nid 3, Minami-Karuizawa

    カフェ・ル・プティ・ニ・トロワ
    place
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町大字発地1398-457
    phone
    0267483334
    no image
  • 10

    Breakfast & Cafe Cabot Cove, Shinano-Oiwake

    Breakfast & Cafe Cabot Cove, Shinano-Oiwake

    Breakfast & Cafe Cabot Cove, Shinano-Oiwake

    Tucked away in the forests of Shinano-Oiwake is the ultra-popular Cabot Cove, a cozy cafe serving up breakfast, American-style. And that means pancakes. One blueberry and one banana and pecan pancake, to be exact, and they’re waiting for a drizzle of maple syrup. If the weather’s nice, have a seat on the terrace and watch the time stroll by the trees. After waiting in this line, you deserve a quiet moment.

    Breakfast & Cafe Cabot Cove, Shinano-Oiwake

    Breakfast & Cafe Cabot Cove, Shinano-Oiwake

    Breakfast & Café Cabot Cove
    place
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Oiwake 78-26
    phone
    0267315078
    opening-hour
    6:30-12:30[Nov.-Mar.]7:00-12…
  • 11

    Maruyama Coffee, Harunire Terrace

    Maruyama Coffee, Harunire Terrace

    Maruyama Coffee, Harunire Terrace

    If you’re looking to start your day with some shopping, then the open-air Harunire Terrace shopping mall might be what you’re looking for in Karuizawa. But the relaxed Maruyama Coffee here could convince you to take things slowly. With light fare, comfy chairs, and a little library, this cafe is made for you to savor every sip of Maruyama’s renowned French press coffee. And there’s a terrace for those extra-lovely mornings.

    Maruyama Coffee, Harunire Terrace

    Maruyama Coffee, Harunire Terrace

    Maruyama Coffee (Harunire Terrace Shop)
    place
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi
    phone
    0267310553
    opening-hour
    [During Summer]8:00-19:00[Wi…
  • 12

    Boulangerie Asanoya, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Boulangerie Asanoya, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Boulangerie Asanoya, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Right in the thick of Kyu-Karuizawa’s busiest thoroughfare is Boulangerie Asanoya bakery. With a collection of over 70 types of bread, this bustling bakery is the best option for picky eaters or those who like a lot of variety with their breakfasts. There’s definitely something for everyone, but the Fruit Rye bread is the best-seller. Grab a seat in the back or take it to go; either way you’ll be happy you dropped by.

    Boulangerie Asanoya, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Boulangerie Asanoya, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Boulangerie Asanoya Kyudo Main Store
    place
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 738
    phone
    0267422149
    opening-hour
    8:00-18:00[The summer season…
  • 13

    Ippo Bakery, Shinano-Oiwake

    Ippo Bakery, Shinano-Oiwake

    Ippo Bakery, Shinano-Oiwake

    For those who like to keep things simple, Ippo Bakery’s natural yeast, no-additive bread selection is the go-to. A modest interior puts the focus solely on the product, and Ippo Bakery does not disappoint. From rye bread to anpan, each item is rich and real. The easy atmosphere of the bakery fits perfectly with the tranquil surroundings of Shinano-Oiwake, so you can have a quiet start to your day.

    Ippo Bakery, Shinano-Oiwake

    Ippo Bakery, Shinano-Oiwake

    一歩ベーカリー
    place
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町大字追分578
    phone
    0267416511
    no image
  • 14

    Perch Bakery, Karuizawa Station

    Perch Bakery, Karuizawa Station

    Perch Bakery, Karuizawa Station

    Whether you’re coming or going from Karuizawa Station, you’ll need to stop by Perch Bakery. Set inside the station, this is a great option if you’re on the go. Focaccia bread sandwiches and pizzas make for easy choices to take on a train or to the next sightseeing spot. Or you can opt for a quick scone if you’re in the mood for a lighter breakfast.

    Perch Bakery, Karuizawa Station

    Perch Bakery, Karuizawa Station

    Shinano Ya KARUIZAWAPerchBakery
    place
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Karuizawa
  • 15

    French Bakery, Kyu-Karuizawa

    French Bakery, Kyu-Karuizawa

    French Bakery, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Also along the main drag of Kyu-Karuizawa is perhaps its most famous bakery, French Bakery. It’s going to be busy, but if you can grab a seat, then you can have your breakfast right in the shop. The French bread (surprise!) is the most popular item, but there are dozens of other goodies for your tasting pleasure, as well. A little walk around Kyu-Karuizawa will help burn off the extra calories, should you crave an early sweet treat.

    French Bakery, Kyu-Karuizawa

    French Bakery, Kyu-Karuizawa

    French Bakery
    place
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Karuizawa 618
    phone
    0267422155
    opening-hour
    8:00-17:00[The summer season…
  • 16

    Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura, Kyu-Karuizawa

    In a less-busy section of Kyu-Karuizawa lies the casual Sawamura, and its open floor plan will give you some breathing room to take in the fresh aroma of over 80 different types of bread and pastries. While Sawamura certainly lays out all your options, the hard part is choosing something. Try the espresso bread, only found in Karuizawa, and snag another treat on your way upstairs to a table our outside to the terrace.

    Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura, Kyu-Karuizawa

    Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura Kyu-Karuizawa Branch
    place
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 12-18
    phone
    0267413777
    opening-hour
    [Bakery] 8:00-21:00 (Seasona…
    Bakery and Restaurant Sawamura (Karuizawa Harunire Terrace)
    place
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Nagakura 2145-5
    phone
    0267310144
    opening-hour
    [Bakery] 7:00-21:00 (dependi…
  • 17

    Haluta Karuizawa, Karuizawa Station

    Haluta Karuizawa, Karuizawa Station

    Haluta Karuizawa, Karuizawa Station

    A quick walk from Karuizawa Station, Haluta has a clean, modern style that creates a refreshing atmosphere. There are over 20 types of treats, so you can find what you like without too many misgivings. It is a busy shop, though, so chances are you’ll have company as you peruse the options. And, for the late-risers, it’s best to arrive before noon, as items do sell out.

    halutakaruizawa
    place
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Naka Karuizawa 3018-3
    phone
    0267310841

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