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Coffee Don

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$$ - $$$
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2-52 Honmachi, Takayama 506-0011, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-32-0968
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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just the perfect coffee shop to get the complete Takayama experience. We mainly stepped in for some place warm for early breakfast before all the museums were opened; an old fashioned cozy coffee shop with soft jazz music, and was completely pleased with our accidental discovery. Their bagels with cream cheese was an excellent start to the day and the... More 

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1 Thank Katelyn42
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Because I loved the atmosphere and the cakes and coffee. Try the cream puff, cheesecake and pudding. Also this place is open late until 10pm I believe, and opens at 730am. That's amazing for a small town like Takayama where everything seems to close at 5. One thing I don't like is that they allow smoking inside, so your experience... More 

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1 Thank Evan S
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a charming, kind of old fashioned coffee shop with a small counter and several comfortable seating areas, all covered in white lace. They have soft jazz playing in the background, the coffee is excellent and the service very good. But the most important thing about Coffee Don is that they open fairly early (8:30AM) and serve a light... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We wandered in here just looking for coffee one afternoon and got so much more. We met the owners who were gracious, welcoming hosts -- and the coffee is as good or better than any New York coffee spot. They also offer desserts (try the cream puffs) and simple breakfast food. We ended up going back 3 more times in... More 

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1 Thank JerseyWhirl
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Just dropped by this coffee when I walked around. Nice coffee with great atmosphere. Staff is helpful and can speak English quite well. Will definitely come again next time :)

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1 Thank Larry C
Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is the best place in Takayama for coffee. Visit every day of your stay in Takayama to try as much of the coffee and menu range as you can - you won't be disappointed. We've visited Takayama twice now and this has been our go-to for Breakfast every time. The staff are so friendly, a lovely family group, who... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

What a cosy and beautiful start to our day. I ordered the hot sandwich and Royal Milk tea and thoroughly enjoyed both. Everything beautifully polished and shiny. Service and attention to detail superb! Thank you.

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2 Thank Lucile K
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We enjoyed this cafe (in the new quarter) on two occasions during our visit to Takayama. It channels France, serving excellent coffee, delicious cake and to our delight, on the second visit, 'fresh out of the oven' crepe puffs. Our host spontaneously prepared a honey mixture for my hacking cough - such kindness and thoughtfulness. Be aware that the cafe... More 

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3 Thank Stephen C
Victoria, Seychelles
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stayed at a great ryokan in Takayama for 4 days, and having discovered Don the first morning, it became the regular breakfast stop for our group of 8 every day. It opens early, is family run by a delightful foursome, and serves the perfect choices for a hot breakfast on a cold day. Each of us had a different... More 

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1 Thank JukeGuy
Singapore
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Quaint little place to stop for for nice cuppa, jazz music was in the background. Beautiful cream puffs with hint of vanilla. Wonderful was really nice with a hot coffee on a cold day. Oh yah, hot chocolate was good too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-52 Honmachi, Takayama 506-0011, Gifu Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama
  • Phone Number: +81 577-32-0968

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?