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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: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • 43
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Best burger AND coffee in Echoland

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Queensland
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English first
Queensland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
2 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
5 restaurant reviews
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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Convenient, great service. good range of breakfasts & coffee. Would recommend for anyone staying in echoland, or those that get injured on the slopes. Staff are very friendly & efficient. And the Red bus to the resorts stops across the road ("weather report" stop)

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Eggs benedict to die for...only downside...it's so popular your either have to wait in peak season or they are "sold out" of your favourites by the time you get in... Go early and go hard!!!

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Tokyo, Japan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Lovely independent cafe in Hakuba. Excellent coffee. Delicious, fresh, homemade food. My soup and salad were very good. Excellent coffee. Hope to make a return trip ASAP!

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We'd heard many great things about this place, both for breakfast and lunch, so we tried both. Lunch was great - amazing chicken burgers, but they took a long while to arrive! Breakfast was also good, but the service was very slow. We were pre-warned that there would be a wait of about 20-30 minutes, which was fine but we... More 

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Western Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Cafe was wonderful, warm cosy and friendly with great food, great coffee and awesome smoothies! We only ordered drinks on this occasion but unfortunately nearly had to leave before they arrived as it was so slow! Orders were taken quickly but 2 coffees and 2 smoothies took over half an hour to arrive. If we had more time the breakfasts... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went there this morning with family having a day off the snow after 10 days straight. The ONLY place in Hakuba that can make coffee to Australian standards and we have tried all the recommended venues. They get 5 stars on coffee alone. Also had Apple pie, awesome. Two had mango smoothie, not much flavour they said and they also... More 

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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: Café

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