Fukuoka Is a Great Place to Go Cafe-Hopping If You Love Sweets
Their sweets platters are becoming a thing.
Sweets platters come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, you get a combination of fresh and juicy fruits; at other times, you get rich-flavored chocolates. Or both! In this article, we list down four carefully selected cafes in Fukuoka City, where you can enjoy these rich sweets platters.
1-4-1 Kashii Eki Higashi, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City
Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Open until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Open until 10 p.m. on Sundays. Closed on Mondays.
The owner opened the café in 2016 after training at Hotel Okura Fukuoka. With the concept of "a café where a patissier welcomes the customers," it's no wonder that people come from far and wide. It's a great place to taste sweets made from carefully selected and high-quality ingredients.
"This coffee is an original blend by Barista Ando from connect coffee, who won second place at the Latte Art World Competition. It has a smooth and soft texture, and has a nice smell that goes well with sweets," says Mr. Kiwamu Gunjima, the owner patissier.
Ookami no Kuchi
6-3-35 Meinohama, Nishi Ward, Fukuoka City
Lunch hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (12 p.m. on Sundays and on national holidays); cafe hours are from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Saturdays.
This café renovated a 100-year-old Japanese barn to become a calm and relaxing space. The most famous menu item here is the English scone that's crispy on the outside and rich and moist on the inside. Several kinds of scones are baked every day, and many buy them for takeout as well.
"This is a coffee blend that Petani Coffee, a café in Itoshima, tried blending many times," says Mr. Koichi Yoshiura, the owner. They finally made a blend that has a fruity flavor that goes well with the sweets.
Sanko Building 1F, 1-4-18 Shirokane, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City
Open daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. except Wednesdays
Besides cakes, the cafe also has baked sweets and light meals such as French toasts.
Amis' blend coffee is an original blend by Baisenya, a café in Hirao. It has a rich taste, and matches the sweets well when whipped cream and raspberry sauce are added to make it sweet," says Ms. Takako Aoki, the owner.
Maison Yakuin 2F, 4-2-13 Yakuin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City
Open from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The sweets are made fresh. The café is popular among women, since it looks like a scene from a picture book. There are three types of the special sweets sets, which change every month.
The original blend by Coffee chiba, a café in Futsukaichi, has a simple taste and matches perfectly with the sweets. It's not very sour, and doesn't erase the taste of the sweets," says Ms. Yuko Kaku, the owner.
Provided by Kyushu Walker™, Japan Walker™, and Walkerplus™ (8 March 2018)