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Sounds Like Cafe

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3020-504 Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
+81 261-72-2040
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Dining options: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food and coffee

Wonderful food and awesome coffee, lovely staff but really slow service. Don't come here if you are in a hurry, it's really frustrating just sitting for ages and waiting and waiting. But when your order does arrive it is actually worth the wait. The burgers are amazing and usually sell out and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Kym P
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Brisbane, Australia
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Wonderful food and awesome coffee, lovely staff but really slow service. Don't come here if you are in a hurry, it's really frustrating just sitting for ages and waiting and waiting. But when your order does arrive it is actually worth the wait. The burgers are amazing and usually sell out and the breakfasts were pretty yummy as well. we... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

In Queenstown we have Ferg, queues of up to 40 minutes to sample the wares... Sounds Like however eclipses QT's very best, and not a queue in sight! Possibly some of the best burger craftsmanship I have had the joy to experience. Hakuba has a very high standard in food and this western fare only adds to the awesome mix... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We dropped in here while looking around Echoland and it was one of the very few places open during the day (Echoland doesn't really "open" until after 5:30). We expected not much - a coffee and a snack, but ordered the burgers when we saw how good they looked. They exceeded expectations. A juicy, flavourful burger that was full of... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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225 reviews 225 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We came here for lunch being the only cafe open around on a weekday at about 1.30. It looked busy and really inviting. We were told there would be a 40 minute wait so we wandered around. After 30 mins we went back to see if our table was ready but alas, they said there was no food left only... More 

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Hong Kong
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We only ordered 2 coffees, waited 45 mins and nothing, so politely asked if the coffees were coming and were told we would have to wait another 15 mins. Unacceptable

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The chicken burgers at this place are next level,I had my first and ordered a second straight away,the juices are good also.my only gripe would be they don't open Thursdays and they don't stock a lot of food so it runs out if they are busy(I guess its good so they don't get wastage).All and all great café the staff... More 

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Queensland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place was right next door to where we were staying and nearly every day we dropped in after the slopes for a burger (you have to be early they sell every day) AND some of the best coffee we found in Japan. Service can be a little slow but you have to aware they try to time your coffee... More 

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Montacute, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

its true, what you have read about this cafe, listen to the Stones or a classic song, try the tea muffins or a fab Chicken burger,, value for money, even better if your staying close by, like 'Yama House' (just around around the corner)

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was the place we would meet at prior to kicking off the day hitting the slopes. Staff are extremely pleasant and polite in true Japanese style and speak quite good english if you choose not to learn at least some basic Japanese. The smoothies they make are perfect and the coffee goes down a treat in the cold. Breakfast... More 

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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Excellent coffee, delicious food. One of the few places open in Echoland for breakfast and lunch. Try the Chicken Burger!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3020-504 Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Kitaazumi-gun  >  Hakuba-mura
  • Phone Number: +81 261-72-2040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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