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Coffee Don

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$$ - $$$
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2-52 Honmachi, Takayama 506-0011, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-32-0968
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there for breakfast had the breakfast set menu which is very generous plus a home-baked piece of cake to satisfy my sweet-tooth. The staff is extremely friendly, polite and attentive. The cafe itself is very quaint with a steady flow of customers and some regulars at the bar.

Thank Leah S
Nagano, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WOW... You do not find coffee places like that anymore, a great place !! Like going back in time. Like the good old coffee days. This place was opened in 1951 and I wish it stays for ever. Good cakes, VERY good pudding and actually, seems like everything in this place is good. People from all ages, even 14-15 years... More 

Thank Shlomi T
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast here twice. Very comfortable easy place for breakfast with a 50's style atmosphere. Food was very good and the service very friendly.

Thank Audrey M
Perth, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just the perfect coffee shop to get the complete Takayama experience. We mainly stepped in for some place warm for early breakfast before all the museums were opened; an old fashioned cozy coffee shop with soft jazz music, and was completely pleased with our accidental discovery. Their bagels with cream cheese was an excellent start to the day and the... More 

1 Thank Katelyn42
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Because I loved the atmosphere and the cakes and coffee. Try the cream puff, cheesecake and pudding. Also this place is open late until 10pm I believe, and opens at 730am. That's amazing for a small town like Takayama where everything seems to close at 5. One thing I don't like is that they allow smoking inside, so your experience... More 

1 Thank Evan S
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a charming, kind of old fashioned coffee shop with a small counter and several comfortable seating areas, all covered in white lace. They have soft jazz playing in the background, the coffee is excellent and the service very good. But the most important thing about Coffee Don is that they open fairly early (8:30AM) and serve a light... More 

Thank wmount2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We wandered in here just looking for coffee one afternoon and got so much more. We met the owners who were gracious, welcoming hosts -- and the coffee is as good or better than any New York coffee spot. They also offer desserts (try the cream puffs) and simple breakfast food. We ended up going back 3 more times in... More 

1 Thank JerseyWhirl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Just dropped by this coffee when I walked around. Nice coffee with great atmosphere. Staff is helpful and can speak English quite well. Will definitely come again next time :)

1 Thank Larry C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is the best place in Takayama for coffee. Visit every day of your stay in Takayama to try as much of the coffee and menu range as you can - you won't be disappointed. We've visited Takayama twice now and this has been our go-to for Breakfast every time. The staff are so friendly, a lovely family group, who... More 

2 Thank lecteuravide
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

What a cosy and beautiful start to our day. I ordered the hot sandwich and Royal Milk tea and thoroughly enjoyed both. Everything beautifully polished and shiny. Service and attention to detail superb! Thank you.

2 Thank Lucile K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-52 Honmachi, Takayama 506-0011, Gifu Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama
  • Phone Number: +81 577-32-0968

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?