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Sweets After Skis


For many, the best reward after hitting the slopes is a sweet treat at a cozy cafe. Niseko abounds with coffee shops, bakeries, and dessert places to satisfy anyone looking to end the day slowly. Check out my favorite quiet spots in town! You just might find me hidden behind a book in one of these corners.

Updated 7 months ago

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Gloorious Coffee


Niseko, Japan • Recommendation • 8 months ago

Get your caffeine fix with Gloorious Coffee’s premium blends! A small, unassuming stall inside Rhythm Snowsports, this café lovingly serves delicious coffee using Italian Lavazza beans. Order the Espresso to get the full taste of the premium java. For a velvety drink, we recommend the Flat White or Latte. Their Hot Chocolate is a delicious, decadent treat on cold days. Non-coffee drinkers are also welcome to sample their selection of tea. There’s no large sign marking the café, but you’ll find it on the first floor by the staircase. Tables and chairs are not available, so customers have to drink coffee while standing, or have it taken out.


Rhythm Japan Niseko, 190-1, Aza Yamada Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan

倶知安町字山田190-1(RHYTHM 内)

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Mariposa - Closed


Niseko, Japan • Recommendation • 8 months ago

Delight in lip-smacking desserts in Mariposa! Run by the husband and wife team of Yukio and Satsuki Yamamoto, this wooden cottage has a relaxing vibe great for downtime. Feel at ease with the sweet smell of freshly baked pastries and the lull of soft music that envelops visitors as soon as they walk in. Soft-spoken and well-mannered, the owners offer their yummy confections with warm, friendly service. Come early to get your hands on one of their signature Cream Puffs. While Mariposa bakes around 200 of these pastries every day, they’re almost always sold out by the afternoon. Pair your pastry with a decadent cup of Hot Chocolate or a scoop of their aromatic Black Sesame Ice Cream. During winter, they offer a nabe course dinner of Hokkaido shabu-shabu, perfect for the frigid weather.


185 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan


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Milk Kobo


Niseko, Japan • Recommendation • 8 months ago

The incredible products at Milk Kobo exhibit Hokkaido’s famed dairy, featuring premium milk from Takahashi Dairy Farm. With a sprawling view of Mount Yotei just outside, patrons may enjoy Milk Kobo’s delicious treats gazing out onto the beauty of Niseko. Pick up Milk Kobo’s Cream Puff, a light pastry filled with cream made from fresh milk collected just that morning. Indulge in these delightful sweets at the store while the pastry is still warm or take home a box or two to enjoy a crispier pastry at home. Enjoy their luscious soft serve ice cream, a crowd favorite no matter the weather, and savor the splendor of Hokkaido milk.


888-1 Aza Soga, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan


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Niseko, Japan • Recommendation • 7 months ago

Let the tempting smell of artisanal breads and coffee draw you into Koko. Tucked on the second floor of Odin Place, this take-away bakery is the revival of the now-defunct Niseko Supply Company. Frenchman Clement is in charge of the kitchen, preparing goods at sun-up. Drop in when they open at 7:30AM as the goods hit the shelves. Take your pick from their eye-popping display of freshly-baked breads, cakes, pastries. They also serve barista grade coffee, Belgian hot chocolates, tea, and fruit juices. Koko is set to prop up a few tables outside the store during summer, but will remain seat-less throughout winter. The ledge outside is the best spot to enjoy your food during this season.


Second Floor, Odin Place, 190-13 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan

倶知安町字山田190-13 Odin Place 2F

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Niseko, Japan • Recommendation • 7 months ago

Relish hearty breads and pastries after an onsen bath at Maitorie. Located inside the Kiranoyu onsen, this bakery’s creations are made on-site daily. Seasonal Hokkaido ingredients marries the immaculate spring waters of Mt. Yotei to create wholesome confections. All their goods are available for takeaway, and their niftily-packed cookies make for great gifts. Get your hands on their roll cake, not too sweet and with generous amounts of fresh fruits, perfect with the freshly ground coffee. Take a seat by the window of the Community Hall, with its floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the calm Annupuri village. You can also take your purchases to the tatami-lined rest area and laze around with the television in your periphery.


33 Chuodori, Abuta-gun, Niseko-cho 048-1512, Hokkaido, Japan

北海道 虻田郡ニセコ町 字中央通33 綺羅乃湯

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Sweets & Cafe

Niseko, Japan • Recommendation • 7 months ago

Taste Hokkaido’s signature dairy products in a convenient Hirafu location! Stationed in the ground floor of the Niseko Alpen Hotel, Sweets and Cafe offers the superb creations of Milk Kobo. Sit by the window and munch into your snacks while enjoying the view. Sweets and Cafe serves pastries, fruit juices, ice cream, coffee, and tea. Try their exceptional Cheese Tarts, Custard Pudding Toast, and Cream Puffs! Even in winter, the rich soft-serve ice cream is a delight. Buy some of the goods to take home, the food here induces cravings.


Hotel Niseko Alpen, 204 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido

倶知安町字山田 204

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