Sendai is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture and mostly known due to their “Tanabata Festival.” It is also a great place to find nice cafes where you can spend your day munching on your favorite desserts. Just a casual stroll and you’ll find countless cafes with their own specialties, which will catch your fancy.

Grab your friends and embark on a food adventure. So if you ever find yourself in Sendai, make sure to take note of these 10 cafes where you can enjoy delicious snacks!

1. DE STIJL KOFFIE(デ・スティル コーフィー)

DE STIJL KOFFIE is a nice place to enjoy a cup of well-roasted coffee in the morning or the afternoon. The interesting part of this cafe is that they also sell coffee beans (they will give you an espresso if you buy their coffee beans). So if you love to drink coffee and have a knack for roasting your own coffee beans, then do buy some of their coffee beans and taste the difference.

Address: 2 Chome-5 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi Prefecture

Website: (Japanese Only)

2. Kikusuian (喜久水庵)

Kikusuian is quite popular with its matcha desserts and parfaits. The soft, rich and tasty desserts are the perfect snack to bring along as you stroll around the city. Aside from your favorite macha soft-serve ice cream, you can also get their Sennichi Mochi (Zunda), Okaki (Ox Tongue) and assorted Kikufuku.

Address: JR Sendai Station 3F, 1-1-1 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Website: (Japanese Only)

3. Blue Leaf Cafe

Blue Leaf Cafe is a cozy place to go for some snacks while enjoying your preferred drinks. The interior has a trendy feel and you can enjoy your meal at your leisure. Some refer to this cafe as a “mobile shop cafe” because it is connected to a mobile shop. Nevertheless, Blue Leaf Cafe is a great hang-out. A place for those who are looking for a cafe to relax after exploring the city.

Address: 3-8-8 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi

Website: (Japanese Only)

4. Cafe MythiQue

Cafe MythiQue is conveniently located near the busy crosswalks of Sendai. The desserts they serve here truly deserve the label of “eye candies” since they are beautiful and delicious as well. They have a good selection of cakes and pastries that you can choose from. Don’t be afraid to try a few; you might find something that may become one of your favorites!

Address: Suishodo Bldg. 3F, 2-4-11 Chuo, Aoba-Ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi


5. FLAT WHITE COFFEE FACTORY (フラットホワイトコーヒーファクトリー)

FLAT WHITE COFFEE FACTORY may sound plain, but their regular customers don’t pay it any mind. Here you’ll find an amazing number of coffee kinds, latte art and one of the most delicious “Egg Benedict” that you will ever taste in Sendai. They also serve hot chocolate for those that are not a big fan of coffee, so make sure to drop by in this cafe for breakfast if you are in Sendai.

Address: 6-8-8 Takamori, Izumi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi


6. Welcome

Welcome Cafe is a simple place, with a simple goal. To serve delicious coffee to everyone. It’s a no-fuss place that you can take a liking to, if you happen to find it in Sendai. This small cafe has a bit of personal touch that you will like because it’s a nice place to hold a conversation between fellow coffee lovers.

Address: 6-19 Tachimachi, Sendai-shi, Miyagi Prefecture


7. Cafe Pamplemousse (カフェ パンプルムゥス)

Cafe Pamplemousse is a popular cafe that is not easy to find unless you are looking for it specifically. Once you find it and enter its doors you’ll find yourself in duck wonderland. There are quite a number of rubber ducks that is enough to keep the children occupied, while you finish your pancake. This is a cafe that will certainly give you a lasting impression as long as you manage to enter its doors.

Address: 3F Hiyoshi 1st Bldg., 1-7-18 Chuo Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi

Website: (Japanese Only)

8. Itagaki Honten (いたがき本店)

Itagaki Honten is all about fruits, fruits, and more FRUITS! It’s a place you go if you want to eat something organic for a change. The fruit parfaits, cakes with dried fruits and the likes are all highly recommended. They have a great selection of desserts to choose from so take your time and pick the ones that suit your taste.

Address: 300-1 Nijuninmachi, Miyagino-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi

Website: (Japanese Only)


AS TIME is a coffee shop that excels in the taste of the coffee. Their three original coffee blends are quite good. For those who want to add a bit of milk to their coffee life, then you can try their “Cafe Au Lait”. This is one of those places where you just purely enjoy the taste of well-roasted coffee and share them with people who have the same interests.

Address: Yasuhara Building B1F, 3-1-21 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai


10. Matsurika 1978 (まつりか 1978)

Matsurika 1978 is a coffee shop that has the right ambiance, the right design, the right atmosphere and the right coffee blend. They have a good selection of coffee beans that came from all over the world. You can tell that they highly value the quality of their coffee beans. So if you are a big fan of coffee, going here might give you a delicious surprise.

Address: 22-14 Tachimachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi Prefecture

Website: (Japanese Only)


Data is as of May 2019

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