5 Recommended Cafés on the Art Island Naoshima

5 Recommended Cafés on the Art Island Naoshima


2020.03.19

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

5 Recommended Cafés on the Art Island Naoshima

Are you an art lover? About an hour’s ferry ride, or half of that via high-speed boat, from Shikoku’s Takamatsu Port you’ll find the art island called Naoshima. The island is home to the fascinating “Benesse Art Site Naoshima”, an art project where contemporary art and architecture are intertwined with the island's nature. It’s also a popular destination as part of the Setouchi International Art Festival, thus is a must-visit place for art lovers.

Below we’re going to introduce some of Naoshima’s best cafes where you can stop off for breakfast or lunch and enjoy a coffee or meal whilst on your island art tour adventure!

  • 01

    SPARKY'S Coffee 

    SPARKY'S Coffee 

    SPARKY'S Coffee 

    Built on the site where a supermarket once stood, SPARKY'S Coffee is a cafe that has that has been loved by locals for many years.

    The cafe opens from 8:00a.m. and is located close to the red pumpkin landmarked Miyanoura Port. The interior décor has a slightly dark and quirky retro vibe which gives a nod to movies of days gone by. The café is a place where you can enjoy special coffee and delicious sweets, and kick starting your day with breakfast whilst soaking up the café’s atmosphere will give you a boost for the day ahead!

    SPARKY'S Coffee Breakfast

    SPARKY'S Coffee Breakfast

    「SPARKY'S Coffee(スパーキーズコーヒー)」外観

    「SPARKY'S Coffee(スパーキーズコーヒー)」外観

    SPARKY'SCoffee
    place
    จังหวัดคากาว่าคากาว่านาโอชิม่าโจ
    phone
    0878976606
  • 02

    pan tocori 

    pan tocori 

    pan tocori 

    This is a small bakery within an old traditional Japanese house, and is easy to find located just a short walk from Minamidera. The bakery has a collection of picture books which makes it popular with picture book lovers and families with children. The bread is prepared using specially made homemade natural yeast, and once cooked is put on display for sale with careful attention to its presentation. You can't eat in the bakery itself, but you can sit and eat on a bench near the store when the weather is nice.

    The bakery is open from 8 a.m., but it’s a case of first come first served as the bakery closes as soon as the bread is sold, so get in early!

    pan tocori 

    pan tocori 

    pantocori
    place
    จังหวัดคากาว่าคากาว่านาโอชิม่าโจ
    phone
    0878922003
  • 03

    APRON CAFÉ 

    APRON CAFÉ  Lunch

    APRON CAFÉ  Lunch

    At APRON CAFÉ, the menu is created by a female chef who is a registered dietitian. The “Seasonal Special Lunch” uses fresh ingredients from the local Setouchi region and brings a vibrant color that is not only visually appealing but also healthy. The "Happy Scones" made every morning are popular with both children and the elderly.

    The café also sells artwork from artists and creators from all over the world, so there’s a great time to be had choosing your favourite pieces from the café’s selection.

    The cafe is located within walking distance from the port of Motomura, and the staff can serve you in English as the café is popular with customers from English speaking countries.

    APRON CAFÉ 

    APRON CAFÉ 

    APRON CAFÉ 

    APRON CAFÉ 

    APRONCAFE
    place
    จังหวัดคากาว่าคากาว่านาโอชิม่าโจมิยะโนอุระ777
    phone
    09075400010
  • 04

    Café Ippo

    Café Ippo

    Café Ippo

    “Café Ippo” is located near Minamidera (part of the island’s Art House Project) and is also a guest house as well as a cafe. At first glance, it looks like an ordinary traditional Japanese home, so keep an eye out for it so as to not walk past! When you enter the café you’ll be greeted by a friendly couple and be offered delicious coffee, and it’s also a great place to have breakfast or lunch. It’s the perfect spot to take a break during your art appreciation walk around the island, so why not drop in and try it out?

    Café Ippo

    Café Ippo

    カフェ いっぽ
    place
    香川県香川郡直島町696-3
    phone
    087-892-2516
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  • 05

    Shimacoya

    Shimacoya

    Shimacoya

    Located just a short 3 minute walk from Motomura Port, Shimacoya is a rather unique book café and guesthouse, where guests stay in tents inside the guesthouse. Shimacoya’s building is actually a renovated 120 year old Japanese house, and appealingly the interior stays true to the architectural origins of an old Japanese home.

    Shimacoya

    Shimacoya

    Shimacoya

    Shimacoya

    Choose your favorite book from the bookshelf and enjoy a dream-like, relaxed space where you can chill out in a hammock whilst enjoying a sandwich!

    During the night-time in your home within a home tent accommodation, you’ll be able to experience the tranquility of Naoshima, in contrast to the busier daytime vibe of the island.

    Shimacoya

    Shimacoya

    ชิมะโคยะ
    rating

    3.5

    รีวิว 16
    place
    จังหวัดคากาว่าคากาว่านาโอชิม่าโจ882-1
    phone
    09041078821

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