Enjoy sweets hopping in Kobe, one of the sweets battle grounds in Japan


Kobe-Sannomiya area is a 30-minute train ride from Osaka Station, the Kansai's main terminal. Kobe is a popular tourist destination among women. As a port town, Western culture has come in early, and many wealthy live here. so many sweets were originated here and became one of the battlefields of sweets. Would you like to take a sweets tour and spend quality time in this fashionable city?

“FREUNDLIEB the main shop” hands down the history of Kobe and the Western confectionery culture!

First, the royal road, the symbol of Kobe modern, “FREUNDLIEB Main Shop.” Renovated the old Kobe Union Church built in 1929, the shop has a retro modern atmosphere. The bakery, founded in 1924, said to have spread German style bread in Japan, was a model of a popular drama of Japan.

There are various authentic German-style pies and pound cakes that cannot find in other places. Their baked confectionery are carefully handmade, including Plunder, a combination of Danish dough and pie crust, and has attracted many fans for a long time. Available at Daimaru Kobe Shop and Sogo Kobe shop as well.

● 078-231-6051
● 4-6-15, Ikutacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe
● 10:00-19:00 (L.O. for Cafe 18:30)
● Closed on Wednesdays and holidays (or the next day if it is a national holiday)

“Patisserie Mont Plus” - famous macaroons created by meringue sorcerer!

Next, “Patisserie Mont Plus,” known for its gorgeous macaroons. It is known as one of the best sweet shops, and there are many customers who come to see the patisserie Mr. Shuhei Hayashi, known as “the meringue sorcerer” through the glass window of the shop. The shop is popular for its classic recipes, and has gained great reputation from authentic sweets lovers.

The shop that reminds us a street corner in France, uses furniture brought from France and with cabriole legs for its café. It shows that Mr. Hayashi’s extraordinary beauty sense.

“Patisserie Mont Plus”
● 078-321-1048
● 3-1-17, Kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
● 10:00-19:00
● Closed on Tuesdays and the third of Wednesday

Famous local shop, kept loved by people of Kobe -- “PATISSERIE TOOTH TOOTH Main Shop”

Next, let's check “PATISSERIE TOOTH TOOTH main shop.” Because of their tarts that uses seasonable fruits, which have been popular, and limited store expansion within Kobe area since its opening in 1997, the shop has been cherished by local people. in 1997. Crunchy tarts and moist Genoise cakes are their signatures.

The 1st floor is a boutique for cakes and tea for takeout, and we can eat in desserts and foods at a patisserie salon on the 2nd floor.

● 078-334-1350
● Lattice Sannomiya, 1-4-11, Sannomiya, Chuo-ku, Kobe
● Boutique 10:00 – 21:00, Salon 11:00 – 21:00 (L.O. 20:00 for foods, L.O. 20:30 for salon)
● Non-regular holiday

Long-established chocolate brand from Turin, Italy - “Caffarel Kobe Kitano Main Shop”

You can’t miss “Caffarel” Kobe Kitano Main Shop” that is famous for Gianduia. “Caffarel” is a long-established chocolate brand of Turin in Italy. Their Kobe Kitano Main Shop, located on the slope of Tor Road is well-reputed for their original dolce. For souvenirs, pick the Caffarel canned sweets, which collectors are eager to get.

Gianduia chocolate that is made with hands, without using a mold, by mixing hazelnuts and cacao, has a melting touch texture, which makes us addicted. The original dolce only served at the main store are also highly recommended.

“Caffarel” Kobe Kitano Main Shop
● 078-262-7850
● Kobe Tor Road Building, 3-7-29, Yamamotodori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
● 11:00-19:00 (L.O. 18:00 )
● Closed on Tuesdays (excluding December - March and GW)

"L’AVENUE" impresses you with its authentic cocoa recipe!

The last is “L’AVENUE,” led by Chef Shigeo Hirai who won the world chocolate championship title. Typical chocolates are must-eat at a Kobe sweets tour. And the petit-gâteau that taste complexity will give you excitement every time putting in your mouth.

The commemorative work of his winning of World Chocolate Masters competition in 2009 is the most popular in the shop. The fresh taste of exquisite harmony of hazelnuts and apricots is also recommended for men.

● 078-252-0766
● Utopia Toa 1F, 3-7-3, Yamamotodori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
● Check the official website for business hours and details
● Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and irregular holidays

*The information is as of January 22, 2018. For details, please contact each facility directly.

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