Cafes in Japan 2017 – Kumamoto

IMG_4028Because of the recent earthquake, the 2 most famous landmarks of Kumamoto, Mt Aso and Kumamoto Castle, were out of bounds to tourists. Hence we spent most of our time here on trains, checking out the beautiful and casual rides throughout the countryside. So very few cafe hoppings in Kumamoto. 🙂

While we only tried 2 cafes in Kumamoto, we were very impressed by the coffee and desserts both times 🙂

岡田珈琲 Okada Coffee

img_4145The lovely aroma of coffee greeted us when we opened the door the this little cafe located on the second floor.

Roughly split into 2 sections, we were quite lucky to get seats in the smaller non-smoking area after a short 5-minute wait. We ordered a Cake and Apple Juice set (¥900), and a Iced Cafe Au Lait (¥600).

We opted for the chestnut roll, and we could taste strong and lovely chestnut flavours, but yet felt that the cake was pretty light. The apple juice was pretty much standard though. Hubby enjoyed his icy coffee goodness! We liked the atmosphere and its comfortable seats, and it was quite relaxing to spend an hour or so here 🙂

岡田珈琲 Okada Coffee:

  • Location: 〒860-0845 熊本県熊本市中央区上通町1−20, 1-20 Kamitōrichō, Chūō-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto-ken, Japan (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 1 minute walk from Kumamoto City Tram 通町筋駅 Torichosuji Station
  • Website: (Instagram)
  • Hrs: 10am – 9pm

カフェスイッチ Cafe Switch

img_4191We wanted a coffee break after some wandering around in the streets. And boy, this place was a little difficult to find. It was quite funny when Google Maps indicated that we were really nearby, but we just could not find the cafe. In the end, we had to cut through the building, into the back lane, and after missing the signboard and walking back and forth, viola, there the cafe was, LOL!

The coffee and desserts here looked really good, and we could not resist trying out some. We ordered a パンプキンチーズケーキラテセットPumpkin Cheese Cake with Latte set (¥880) and a マンゴ パフェMango Parfait (¥740).

The Pumpkin Cheese Cake was very light and delicious, without being overly sweet, and we really enjoyed it! Coffee was pretty good, and hubby liked the latte art. The Mango Parfait was not too bad as well.

There was free WiFi available and we spent quite some time here chilling out 🙂

カフェスイッチ Cafe Switch:

  • Location: 〒860-0845 熊本県熊本市中央区上通町1−24 ビアーレビル 1F, 1-24 Kamitōrichō, Chūō-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto-ken, Japan (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 2 minutes walk from Kumamoto City Tram 通町筋駅 Torichosuji Station
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 10am – 11pm (Sun-Thu), 10am – 12am (Fri-Sat)


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