Cafe Ao

A hideaway-style café located in the Oita Shuzo brewery building, which was constructed over 150 years ago. The café’s signature item is its soufflé roll, a roll cake which is flavored differently and topped with different things depending on the time of year—for example, in February, it’s topped with strawberry ice cream, while in November is topped with caramel and a broiled banana. The shop’s handmade warabimochi bracken starch dumplings, served in summer, are so popular they sell out by the early afternoon. One of the most charming things about the café is its many seasonal only items, such as the Hida apple crumble, only offered in fall and winter, which is particularly popular with women. The café also sells Japanese knickknacks.

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Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 67 Olda Sake Brewery
Irregular holidays
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Vegetarian Menu
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English Menu

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Charming atmosphere.
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.02.26
    Such a lovely cafe to sit in and have a cup of tea. We didn’t try anything on the menu but it looked nice, seemed to be traditional Japanese desserts. We just had a cuppa each but the atmosphere...
  • What a gem
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.02.03
    A very thoughtful and tranquil gem. Blanket and slippers to keep you warm. try the warm sake and miso! It’s very unique!
  • Quiet refine Japanese tea salon
    5.0 Reviewed:2018.04.25
    AO café is a very serene Japanese tea salon mixing tradition and modernity. The menu allows to choose from both hot drinks and desserts and there is view on the cute garden in the backyard. The...

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