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Sounds Like Cafe

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3020-504 Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 261-72-2040
08:00 - 18:00
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Sat - Wed 08:00 - 18:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely coffee, but can get busy when waiting for the ski shuttle across the road, so allow extra time - it is defiinitely worth it! Best coffee in our entire Japan holiday, and by quite some margin. We'll be back!

Thank Notanoptomanymore
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here 3 times for breakfast & was consistently good. Service was great, understood English fairly well. Fresh muffins, great coffee and superb eggs benedict. French toast was amazing.

Thank eastsingapore
Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop at this café for lunch break. Read earlier reviews about good food but slow service etc .. was prepared to wait since we came in at around 12 noon But we didn't have to wait that long . Was shown to our table almost immediately , there was already a few tables occupied . Made our order for food... More 

Thank Gracie_Chen
Scarborough, Western Australia, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast, perfect poached eggs fresh juice and top coffee, lunch time burgers made with home baked rolls all very tasty.

Thank Melanie B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great coffee. Friendly place . Good western breakfast , cakes etc . Free wifi . Can sit outside in summer . Love to go here when in we are in Hakuba

Thank toni C
Kanto, Japan
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Dericious ! and excellent cost performance ! Among I've ever seen, it was the largest hamburger in Japan. とりあえず、白馬に行ったなら一度は寄ってみてください。 チキンバーガー、ポークバーガー、ピッツァ、珈琲、デザート どれも美味しく頂きました。 時間帯によっては多少並ぶこと必至です。 朝食も美味しいという噂ですが、いつものペンションのこちらも美味しい朝食なので、まだ未体験です。

Thank samurai-soul-japan
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A cool caffe with Alternate music playing situated in Echo Land. I ordered a latte which turned out exactly how I wanted it, 3/4 full as I like my coffees on the strong side. The coffee beans were a good blend and roast and punched through the milk as it should, IMHO. The ambience is laid back and it looks... More 

Thank Alex J
Geelong, Australia
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60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a lovely cafe in echo town. The chicken burger is incredible and huge as are all the sandwiches we saw coming out. The balcony is friendly to dogs. Highly recommend!!

Thank markelshout
Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I'll admit, the food was pretty good. We had a decent latte and French toast. The surroundings were fairly comfortable. But don't expect to be served quickly. We waited 45 minutes for a latte. Upon arrival, we were told there was only enough bread for one serving of French toast. Huh? It's a shame because Sounds Like Cafe is the... More 

Thank Iain W
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Only wish was this placed opened earlier! The only decent coffee in Hakuba, lucky we were staying right next door. Muffins were also excellent. Authentic service, very genuine.

Thank Lucy J

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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, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
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?