Top Cafes in Karuizawa

Publish-date: Dec 28 2018 Update-date: Jan 31 2020
Top Cafes in Karuizawa

Did you know that Karuizawa has a lot of well-known bakeries? As one of the country's major resort towns since the beginning of the Meiji era (1898 - 1912), it developed its own unique culture which was strongly influenced by Western trends and lifestyle. Here is a roundup of the cafes you may want to drop by when visiting Karuizawa. Why not take a moment to stretch out and enjoy some delicious pastries, desserts, or a light meal?

1. Sawamura

1. Sawamura
There's nothing better than freshly baked bread, which is the reason this popular bakery is always brimming with people.
Surrounded by nature, this cafe, along with its combination of clean air and the aroma of freshly baked bread, gives off a typical sophisticated Karuizawa atmosphere. When its doors open at 7 am, hordes of lodgers of the nearby villas swarm to the cafe seeking freshly baked pastries and coffee.
Top Cafes in Karuizawa
You can see a view of the surrounding trees from your seat
Top Cafes in Karuizawa
You won't believe the fluffy texture of the buns in their [SAWAMURA Special Hamburger]


Open: Bakery 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Lunch from 11:00 am (L.O. 4:00 pm)
Dinner from 4:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) *Peak seasons L.O. 10:00 pm 
*Opening hours are subject to change according to the season. Please, inquire.
[Monday, Saturday, Sunday] Breakfast 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 10-minute drive from Karuizawa Station
Address: Inside Harunire Terrace, 2145-5, Aza-Yokobuki, Oaza-Nagakura, Karuizawa-cho, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano Map
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2. Atelier de Fromage

2. Atelier de Fromage
This cheese specialty shop is popular with Karuizawa locals! Recommended is the [Quattro Formaggi], with a combination of four cheeses, including blue cheese that adds depth to the overall flavor of the dish. Opened by a popular cheese store in Karuizawa, this restaurant is always crowded with both locals and tourists. If you're a cheese lover, you'll absolutely love the wide variety and abundance of cheese available here!

Atelier de Fromage

Open: [Lunch] 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
[Cafe] 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
[Dinner] 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Address: 22-1, Karuizawa Higashi, Karuizawa-cho, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Delifrance Karuizawa Branch

3. Delifrance Karuizawa Branch
This famous bakery is inside an outlet mall Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza. If you're shopping at the mall and need a break, take a rest here. The blueberries in the [Blueberry Tart] are big, and the sweet and sour flavors taste fantastic with the whipped cream! A cafe is attached to this bakery, and the smell of freshly baked goods is intoxicating. They offer many varieties of pastries and desserts.

Delifrance Karuizawa Branch

Open: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed: Irregular (based on Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza's closing days)
Address: 1178-161, Karuizawa, Karuizawa-cho, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 06 2018 Update-date: Jan 31 2020

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