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Sounds Like Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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3020-504 Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 261-72-2040
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sat - Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food! Lovely friendly staff but be sure to get there early because the food sells out pretty fast! Staff were always helpful and even ordered us tacos when we were stuck one day! Nice warm cosy spot right near the bus shuttle stops to have a real strong coffee and warm up!

Thank KC-Lala
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the best coffee in Hakuba. It is at echo land. You will find that the burgers and breakfast are pretty good too. The service is excellent. Strangely not open on Fridays.

Thank bazzakalbarri
San Francisco, California
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81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sounds Like Cafe is a wonderful cafe with a cozy atmosphere. The burgers are what you should come here for. They come in chicken, pork, and beef and are a good size. I got an apple pork burger, fries, and an apple cinnamon chai set for around 1300 yen. There is also an assortment of sandwiches. I am not a... More 

Thank Lisa B
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on 5th December as we were staying nearby, Pension Marionette, 5 minutes walk. We had our breakfast with egg benedict & hot chocolate and they were nice and comforting. The portions are good. It’s more of a western style cafe run by a group of young adults, I think. So some of them can understand a bit... More 

Thank Murphy C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews about how crowded this cafe was I took my chances. I arrived on a Saturday over Chinese New Year at 1:30pm and was sat immediately (restaurant about half full). I looked over the menu which consisted of burgers, sandwiches and a good range of coffees. I ordered and was eating within 25 minutes. The portion was very... More 

Thank julliams
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The sort of coffee that Australians like (no need to ask for a double shot). Worth the $30 cab fare from where I was staying. I had a vege burger which was delicious and filling - I was too full for a muffin, which was a shame because they looked fantastic. Warning - they are shut on Thursday and Friday.

1 Thank Karen S
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

After a week in Hakuba, this cafe provides a decent coffee (as expected by those from Oz). The cakes are fresh and tasty too. Interestingly, this venue was recommended to me by a fellow traveller.

Thank morto_p
Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Ate here twice whilst visiting Hakuba, this place is located in Echoland (area). It is (I believe) closed Thur + Fri so just watch the days of the week to ensure you score a visit to this place. The coffee is GREAT. The breakfast but especially the burger (pork) I had for lunch was delicious - full of flavour.

Thank AndrewC02
Cairns, Australia
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Muffins and cheesecake to die for, nice brunch, staff very friendly, cosy place in the heart of echoland. What else can one ask for?

Thank Jean H
Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Good service, food and coffee great and nice place to meet. Staff enjoy their work and very helpful.

Thank DRC4883

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?