Autumn’s ended and we’re starting to see winter finally settling in with a cold snap. As Sapporo is flanked by mountains, winter brings strong winds on top of lower temps. To combat the cold after finishing your rounds around the Christmas market in December or the ice sculptures in the tail end of winter, here are some of the best places to warm up with a hot beverage whether it’s in-store or to-go as you rush off to your next destination.
Popular with both the locals and tourists, Baristarts charming point is that it uses milk from the island to enhance the already delightful cup of coffee and tea that they brew. With three milk choices that differ in their depth of flavor and mouthfeel, there’s really no better way to try out one of Hokkaido’s specialty while jazzing up for the day.
Address:〒060-0061 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 1 Jonishi, 4 Chome−8−番地 フリーデンビル1F
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-7pm
Noymond Organic Cafe
Not only is the food here good for the body, it’s also great for your Instagram feed! With a sleek modern look with cold cement walls and warm wooden tables to balance the feel, Noymond (not only!) looks like a good place to duck out of the wind. Their main draw may be their pancakes, but what’s stopping you from having a little something to chase the chill away from inside?
Address: 2 Chome-7-1 Minami 3 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0063
Hours: Mon-Sun, 11am-10.30pm
When you’re finally tired of the coffee, try making your way down to Shirayuki. They specialise in matcha and have a range of hot drinks that you can chug without the added headache from having three cups of coffee in one day. They have a sitting area on the seventh floor, so turn right and take the lift right up and out of the cold when you drop by!
Address:5-8 Minami 1 Jonishi Chou-ku, 1F Aiseikan Building, Sapporo 060-0061, Hokkaido
Hours: Mon-Sun, 12.30pm-7pm
Book&Café Dana Point
Like its place at the end of this blog, Book&Café Dana Point is located in the basement of PIVOT. Though that may sound dark and dreary, this café is anything but! Brightly lit with walls lined with shelves of books as the name suggests, Book&Café Dana Point can be your refuge as the winter winds continue whipping above ground.
Address: 〒006-0022 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 2 Jonishi, 4 Chome−PIVOTB2F
Hours: Mon-Sun, 10am-8pm
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