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The Craft Room

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Bar, Cafe, Pub, Australian, Brew Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 21 June 2020

I was actually lucky enough to work here for a short time whilst in noz this year. There's a great vibe with friendly bartenders and the breakfast bagels are so good I had to take the recipe home to try re create ! (Sorry😅) Right...next to the main Gondola lots of people come in to fuel up for the slopes and end up hanging out for way longer because you can pop in for a bit then do some skiing's and come back inMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

The atmosphere we were looking for! Lovely and felt more like you were in a ski resort (most places don’t in Nozawa) delicious bagels and coffee and literally on the doorstep of the Nagasaka gondola (the main big gondola in Nozawa) very pricey though!!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

This place is cozy, relaxed with great food and coffee. Singlehandedly lifts the skiing experience in nozawa by being there.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 14 February 2020 via mobile

Just a quick thank you to Mr Gardner who is the owner of The Craft Room. We arrived in Nozawa Onsen today. We were trying to get to The Craft Room which is the drop off point for luggage for The Schneider Hotel. We randomly...asked Mr Gardner directions and he kindly offered to transport our heavy cases back to the Craft Room. This act of kindness saved us so much time and our legs as we realised how far up the hill we had to go. Thank you Mr Gardner your kindness will not be forgotten and we will come in personally to thank you.More

Date of visit: February 2020
TaikoaGK, Owner at The Craft Room, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2020

Hi Tarif, thank you for the kind note it was a pleasure meeting you both. Hope you are having a wonderful time in the village and on the mountain. Hopefully will bump into you guys at The Craft Room or Winterland during your stay! All...More

Reviewed 1 February 2020 via mobile

At the bottom of the Nagasaka gondola this is a great spot for breakfast/lunch. The falafel wrap (no cheese, no yohurt dressing) with fries was really good. The avocado toast is only served until 11am :( For apres there are lots of ales on tap...and the friendly staff makes for a good atmosphereMore

Date of visit: January 2020
TaikoaGK, Owner at The Craft Room, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2020

Thank you for coming in and for sharing! Great to hear you enjoyed the veggie/vegan options, we are working on having more in the future, we have a small kitchen space but are always looking for great ideas. We hope to see you again at...More

Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

Cool vibe...handy to the gondola....tasty eats and an excellent local craft beer line up. Say no more

Date of visit: February 2019
TaikoaGK, Owner at The Craft Room, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2020

Thank you for coming in and sharing! Hope to have you back in the future.

Reviewed 15 March 2019

Located at the base of the mountain just below the gondola and a little to the side is the Craft Room. Nice spot to have a coffee and breakfast bagel before you hit the slopes. Then perfect for a few cold ones at the end...of the day to reflect and unwind. If your legs give up on you a bit early it's an easy spot to find and meet back up with friends at the end of the day. Also make sure you have some wings, beware the spicy ones are smokin HOT!More

Date of visit: January 2019
TaikoaGK, Owner at The Craft Room, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2020

Thanks you for choosing to spend some time with us during your time in Nozawa Onsen. Great to hear you enjoyed the apres vibe at The Craft Room and our breakfast bagel (my favorite ;). Hope to see you again on your next trip. Thank...More

Reviewed 9 March 2019 via mobile

Had lunch here today. It was fine. Not amazing but it’s a coffee shop not a degustation restaurant. But I have to say it was very weird to see kitchen staff picking up hands full of French fries with their bare hands to put them...on plates for customers. And picking up toasted sandwiches and ALL food with no Tongs and no gloves. Maybe they have the most hygienic hands in the world. But I travel a lot. Internationally every week. And I haven’t seen anyone anywhere in the world before in a kitchen do this. Maybe they are all behind a wall? But would it be hard to wear gloves?? I actually videoed it but then I decided not to post as my point is made well enough without providing video evidence.More

Date of visit: March 2019
TaikoaGK, Manager at The Craft Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2019

Thank you for visiting The Craft Room, we hope you had a great stay in Nozawa Onsen and on the mountain. We appreciate all feedback and take all customer responses to heart. Regarding, not using gloves in the kitchen; in any kitchen, cooks, chefs normally...More

Reviewed 27 February 2019 via mobile

Quite nice place to have lunch on the mountain when you want a change from the standard Japanese options. They serve a variety of beers and chicken wings with several sauces. Also toasted sandwiches and wraps. Nice break from katsudon and ramen.More

Date of visit: February 2019
TaikoaGK, Owner at The Craft Room, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2019

Hi Michael, Thank you for coming in and spending some time with us, we're happy you enjoyed it and hope to have you back again. We just got a new bourbon bbq sauce in as well that is a nice mild change from the spicy...More

Reviewed 19 February 2019

Breakfast every day and apres-ski every afternoon. Tasty food, great beer and good service in an ideal location right by the Nagasaka Gondola

Date of visit: January 2019
TaikoaGK, Owner at The Craft Room, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2019

Hi Chris, Thanks for spending your mornings and afternoons with us and for sharing. Hope you had an awesome time in Nozawa Onsen. Cheers! - Gardner

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