These Coffee Shops in Fukuoka Are Perfect for Solo Travelers

Table for one, please.

Coffee shops are the best places to spend time in when you're all by yourself. For most people who love being alone, a cozy atmosphere and a cup of coffee make for the best companions.


However, being alone in a café doesn't have to mean being lonely, especially when there are cute animals or lots of interesting books to keep you company.


Below, we feature four cafés in Fukuoka that are perfect for bookworms and animal lovers.


Fukuro no Mise - Hakata Branch
4-211 Kami Kawabata-machi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Contact: +81-6-6360-6205
Open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays except for Mondays, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and national holidays.



Fukuro no Mise
is an owl café in Fukuoka featuring about 20 kinds of big and small owls. They can easily be distinguished from one another by their varying appearances and way of hooting.


The café allows you to meet the owls up close, take photos with them, and even let the owls perch on your hands or shoulders.


If you can't get enough of the café's owls, you can purchase owl-motif items available at their shop to bring home with you!


In addition to this, the café offers 14 drinks, like coffee and juices, on their menu. They also serve soups as well.


The cute logo printed on their cups highlight the café's logo.


You won't even have to worry about visiting alone since the staff there is very friendly and accommodating! They will show you techniques on how to handle the owls properly.


The café's space is decorated with wooden furniture.


goseki books&coffee
3-4-17 1/F Befu, Jyonan Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Contact: +81-92-831-3676
Open daily from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. except on Sundays, Mondays, and national holidays.



goseki books&coffee
 is a small café in Befu, Fukuoka City where you can spend some quiet time alone reading a good book.


The café has 200 books on its bookshelf, all personally selected by the owner. They are replaced regularly and vary greatly from Haruki Murakami's books to fashionable magazines and books related to art.


The café provides bookmarks so you can continue reading your unfinished book on your next visit.


During your stay there, you can order their snacks or blended coffee, which uses Tomono Coffee beans from Fukuoka's town of Torikai. You can order a coffee refill for only ¥200.

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Mori (¥400)


Hot pressed sandwich (¥500). This set with a drink is ¥350.


The aroma of the coffee and the silent jazz on the speakers inside the café will make sure that you have a relaxing time there.


The glass walls and bicycle in front of the café are its landmarks.


BOOKS KUBRICK - Hakozaki Branch
1-5-14 Hakozaki, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Contact: +81-92-645-0630
The bookstore is open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. while the café is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The establishment is closed on Mondays, except when they fall on a national holiday.



BOOKS KUBRICK
is a bookstore located in Fukuoka City. The whole concept of the place is mainly to serve as "a small complex bookstore" for its customers. You'll find around 8,000 paperbacks and picture books on the first floor.



The bookstore
likewise serves original blended coffee (¥380). You can save as much as ¥100 when you order the set that comes with bread.



BK Bakery is also on the first floor. They serve delicious tasting breads made from locally produced flour. The bakery's popular items include the Walnut Azuki Bean Paste Butter (¥210), Chocolate France (¥190), and Cream-in-Bread (¥150).


These breads are known for their chewy texture.


What's more, there is an open café on the second floor where you can enjoy other dishes.


Events such as talk shows by authors and exhibitions of original paintings are regularly held in the café space.


Cat Café Bineko
3-3-20 Minato, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Contact: +81-92-202-0011
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. except on Tuesdays.
Children who are 9 years old and below are not allowed to enter.
Price: ¥1,000 for 1 hour with 1 mandatory drink ordered separately. You need to pay an additional ¥300 for every 20-minute extension.


Cat Café Bineko
is home to beautiful cat breeds like Munchkins and Scottish Folds. The café is a renovated private house with a great view of the shipyards through the windows.


You're free to play with the cats and carry them around if you want to.


About 10 cats live in this café.


You'll find some of them taking a nap inside baskets with cat ears.


Aside from the cats, one thing you should definitely try is their refreshing local soda pop from Kanazawa.

Yuzu Otome Soda Pop (¥300)


When you leave the café, you can take home a cute cat fan card of your favorite resident cat as a souvenir.

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We recommend that you visit the café right after it opens so that not so many other guests have not come yet, or at night so you can really appreciate the views of the port outside. When visiting during the weekends, make sure that you make prior reservations.


Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kyushu Walker™ (8 May 2018)


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