Places for lunch in Yamagata! Top 4 fashionable cafes for girls' trip.


Places for lunch in Yamagata! Top 4 fashionable cafes for girls' trip.

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byCOMOMO editor

As both ocean and mountains are in Yamagata Prefecture, there are many delicious foods such as Yonezawa beef, cherries, soba noodles and boiled taro!
In Yamagata, there are many fashionable restaurant where you can have cafe lunch.
This time, we will introduce especially recommended cafe which are selected carefully!
These are all stylish and photogenic♡

How about fluffy pancake lunch in a wonderful garden?
38garden cafe

"38 garden café" is not far off the Zao Onsen, and located about 25 minutes from Yamagata City by car.
The landmark is wooden fence which are built just like protecting the garden♡
Inside the fence is a beautiful garden with seasonal flowers!

Lighting and miscellaneous goods inspired by bees and honeycombs are displayed inside which create natural and stylish atmosphere.
The most popular item on the menu we recommend is the featured pancakes made on Dutch oven.
This super hot pancake served on a frying pan is so delicious you can eat up all by yourself♡

Why not enjoy a fluffy pancake while looking at the wonderful garden as if lost in a world of picture books?♡
No doubt it will make you happy!

38garden cafe Pancake.


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Address 578-19 Okada, Zao Hango, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture
Contact 023-666-7025
Business hours 11:00 - 18:00
Regular holidays Thursdays, the 2nd Saturdays and the 4th Saturdays

Hospitality of a long-established Ryokan♡ Modern Japanese luxurious lunch
Tendosou Garden Cafe

Tendoso Garden Cafe is a Japanese style modern cafe in the Kappo Ryokan (a Japanese restaurant with an attached inn) Tendosou in Tendo Onsen which is famous as the home of Shogi.

You can enjoy lunch made with local ingredients in a high-quality atmosphere♡
You can choose from meat and fish with monthly lunch menu.

As this cafe is run by a long-established Kappo Ryokan, the appearance and taste of meals are very satisfying!
The cost performance is perfect as it is 1,836 yen with dessert♡
Because lunch is served limited number only, we recommend to make a reservation!
They serve coffee in iron kettles which is popular as it is photogenic.

Tendosou Garden Cafe lunch

Tendosou Garden Cafe coffee in iron kettle


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Address 2-1-6 Kamata, Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture
Contact 023-616-5670
Business hours 10:00 - 17:00
Lunch Time 11:30 - 14:00
Regular holidays Wednesdays

Once you eat, you'd be addicted♡ Spicy Asian lunch
International Cuisine Cafe Fortune

International Cuisine Cafe Fortune is about 15 mins from Yamagata Station by car.
It is an international cuisine restaurant which is rare in Yamagata.
The interior is cute with colorful flags, ethnic cusions and miscellaneous goods, and it is a mysterious space as if lost in a foreign country.

Most popular items on the menu we recommend are Tom Yam Noodle and green curry.
They are famous for getting hooked once tried♡
They are served with dessert, so you can take your time.
This cafe is recommended for who want to enjoy lunch in an unique atmosphere!

Tom Yam Noodle in International Cuisine Cafe Fortune


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Address 1F, 1-16-38 Chitose, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture
Contact 080-5222-2669
Business hours 11:30 - 18:00
Regular holidays Tuesdays

Fresh springy pasta in an old house cafe ♡
Matatabi Cafe

Matatabi Cafe is a hideaway style cafe.
Stylish food with particular attention paid for appearance grabbed the hearts of women.
Their healthy curry with several potherbs and beans is spicy and very popular.

The quality of beautifully presented pasta is as high as ones at Italian restaurants!
Fresh springy pasta and flavorful sauce match perfectly♡
After you have a long lunch in cafe with a good atmosphere, you will sure be relaxed♡

Brown rice dry curry in Matatabi Cafe

Pasta in Matatabi Cafe


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Address 2-5-38 Dainome, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture
Contact 023-631-8556
Business hours 11:30 - 17:00, 18:00 - 21:00 (L.O. 20:00)
Regular holidays Tuesdays
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