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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
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sat - Wed 08:00 - 18:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank AndrewC02
Cairns, Australia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Jean H
Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank DRC4883
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It opens from 8:30-17:00pm located on the Echoland providing the best food and drinks. The cafe is cozy and staffs are friendly. I feel comfortable to have chat with my friends and enjoy the food! Just remind you: sometimes you need to wait since it is always packed with guests!! Highly recommend!!

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Thank Olivia S
Guam, Mariana Islands
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what our group of skiers call this place after visiting Hakuba every year for skiing the past few years. We all like this place. But, almost daily there is a sign outside that says "SOLD OUT" It is the craziest business model I've ever seen. They have a wait almost always and they can never seem to do... More 

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Thank kaismom60
Tokyo, Japan
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The burgers and coffees are good but I think this place is overrated and too busy. It's usually a wait and it takes time for the food to arrive. There are new cafes opening up (Penguin Cafe) so worth trying others.

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Thank kangster2016
Kobe, Japan
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sounds Like Cafe is sort of well-known around Hakuba and we were advised these were the best burgers in town by our hotel bartender. He has been around Hakuba long enough to know and I really can't disagree with him. I would even suggest to widen it a bit as best burger in the whole prefecture ? West of Nagoya... More 

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Thank Utantan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've enjoyed many burgers across this globe but the burgers here were just amazing. I loved the friendly and warm atmosphere and the coffee was fantastic too!

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Thank tsara1
Brisbane
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very cosy little place with fantastic western style coffee which is hard to find in Japan. Full range of coffees including mocha, latte, flat white, macchiato etc. however beware.... they are VERY slow at service. It took us half an hour to get a seat and then 40 minutes waiting for our coffee and cake. If you're craving a... More 

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Thank Candace84
Brisbane
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast most days during a ski visit. The bacon and poached eggs were awesome and the coffee was as good as in Australia! Recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
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?