- February 26 2016
Extraordinary View From Cafe Cliffside In Hakodate
Hello! I’m Ayaka, I was born and raised in Hakodate, one of the best sightseeing resort cities in Hokkaido. I was browsing around and found a very nice cafe the other day that I want to share with you!
Let Me Tell You About The Area
The cafe I found is in Motomachi. Motomachi is a popular area for tourists. The area is between Hakodate Port and Mount Hakodate.
Hakodate is one of the first ports opened up to the world after 250 years of Sakoku (the foreign relations policy of Japanese Shogunate; prohibit trading goods and resources), so the city has been influenced by foreign culture so much.
In Motomachi area, you will see well-blended architecture of churches, temples, etc, that makes tourists love to walk around.
Only problem in the area is...slopes! However though, look what you can see from the top of the slopes! This refreshing view blows your tiredness away, doesn’t it? I think the view is like one in San Francisco.
Many guidebooks of Hakodate have photos of this famous slope Hachimanzaka. My favourite view!
Now, let me introduce you the cafe...
Hill With A View Of Harbor: Cafe Cliffside
You can tell it has brilliant view from the name of the cafe already... Hill With A View Of Harbor: Cafe Cliffside!
Emerald green painted wall can get your attention even from far.
The lunch set menus are mostly 1,000 yen, main dish, salad, and beverage are included.
Business hours are 10:00am to 6:00pm. Great for lunch and coffee or tea time.
You can enjoy the view of the city and beautiful sky at the entrance.
Enjoy Thier High Reputable Lunch
I ordered focaccia sandwitches (well, pasta looked real good too, though…). It was 850 yen.
Focaccia bread was crunchy outside and soft inside, and it sandwitches omelet and tomatos in the middle. It was great combination! I was having a glass of iced tea with it.
Look how beautiful the view is from the big window!! Brilliant view of combination of the city, the harbor, and the mountains… This is what I am pround of as a girl who has been grown up here in Hakodate! I love my city so much!!
Tables and chairs and interior are resort-gataway themed in this cafe.
There are some musical instruments in here too. The cafe holds jazz and chanson music events sometimes.
Whew… It was very relaxing time that I enjoyed so much...
I was having rough time at work and I was tired but I felt my body was fully charged up after having quality time here in Cliffside. Of course I recommend you to come here in a sunny day!
I want you to feel the same I felt here in Cafe Cliffside! Strolling in Motomachi area takes about half a day, so visiting the cafe can be a great break for lunch or coffee/tea time! I bet you will love the atomosphere, food, and the view in there!