The 10 Best Dessert Shops You Must Eat in Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya is well-known for Miso-katsu, Tebasaki, and Kishimen, but they have amazing sweets too! We have gathered the 10 best sweets you have to try in Nagoya! The list varies from new and unique cake to delicate traditional Japanese sweets so I hope you can enjoy!


1. Cafè Vincennes deux

1. Cafè Vincennes deux
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You can enjoy freshly baked apple pie here in Cafè Vincennes deux. They bake only after getting an order. Outside is crunchy and inside is full of fresh apple flavor. We strongly recommend you add ice cream for the topping. It goes very well with hot apple pie.

The store interior is designed as rural café in France. You can enjoy exquisite Nel drip coffee and apple pie in a cozy space.

■Information
Name: Cafè Vincennes deux
Address: B1 South House, 3-6-29 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, AICHI
Tel: +81-52-963-8555
OPEN: 11:00 – 23:00
CLOSE: N/A
Directions: 2 minutes walk from Sakae station

Website: http://www.cafe-deux.com/
Map: Map to Cafè Vincennes deux

2. Chez Shibata Nagoya

2. Chez Shibata Nagoya
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You can enjoy the cakes made by Mr. Shibata who always breaks the mold. Chez Shibata is growing big, opening new stores in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Bangkok.

“D’elice au matcha” is made from Nishio matcha and layered with chocolate and bitter orange. “Gros bisous” has a charming design of red lips and “Gaultier,” only available in Nagoya, is made from top-quality chocolate from Venezuela and rum raisin. It’s worth visiting the store!

■Information
Name: Chez Shibata Nagoya-ten
Address: 2-54 Sanmon-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, AICHI
Tel: +81-52-762-0007
OPEN: 10:00 – 20:00
CLOSE: Tuesday
Directions: 2 minutes walk from Kakuozan station

Website: http://chez-shibata.com/
Map: Map to Chez Shibata Nagoya-ten

3. Fortissimo Ash

3. Fortissimo Ash
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Mr. Hironobu Tsujiguchi has won the first place in many competitions. His store in Nagoya, “Fortissimo H” offers more than 30 different kinds of sweets, varying from pudding and roll cake to birthday and wedding cakes (must be ordered in advance).

You can also enjoy standard cake such as mille-feuille and baked cheese cake for a reasonable price. Best place to visit when you want to find little something for someone.

■Information
Name: Fortissimo Ash
Address: 2-1-16 Takami, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, AICHI
Tel: +81-52-761-7278
OPEN: Tue – Fri 11:00 – 18:00 Sat – Sun & Holidays 11:00 – 18:30
CLOSE: Monday (Tuesday will be closed when Monday is a holiday)
Directions: 7 minutes walk from Ikeshita station

Website: http://www.fortissimo-h.jp/
Map: Map to Fortissimo Ash

4. Yoshimitsu

4. Yoshimitsu
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How about trying traditional Japanese sweets? Yoshimitsu offers various kinds of Japanese sweets but many customers come from near and far to get their warabi-mochi.

Many see warabi-mochi as a summer dessert but you can enjoy their warabi-mochi only between October and June. It is not to lose its quality under hot temperature. Modest sweetness will spread in your mouth as you bite. Please visit the store early in the day or it could be sold out!

■Information
Name: Yoshimitsu
Address: 1-9-1 Shindeki, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, AICHI
Tel: +81-52-931-4432
OPEN: 9:00 – 18:00
CLOSE: Sunday
Directions: 12 minutes walk from Morishita station

Map: Map to Yoshimitsu

5. Harbs

5. Harbs
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Harbs has 7 stores in Nagoya and is known by everybody in the region. No single cake here is kept frozen so you can enjoy freshly made sweets.

Their handmade cake has full flavor of ingredients and a lot of people come back to taste it again. You should definitely try it out if you come to Nagoya!

■Information
Name: Harbs Sakae
Address: 2F Central Park, 3-6-17 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, AICHI
Tel: +81-52-962-9810
OPEN: 11:00 – 22:00 (Sun – Thu) / 11:00 – 22:30 (Fri – Sat)
CLOSE: Not fixed
Directions: 3 minutes walk from Sakaemachi station

Website: http://www.harbs.co.jp/
Map: Map to Harbs Sakae

6. Fruit boutique Goto

6. Fruit boutique Goto
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Shaved ice is the most loved summer sweets in Japan. Fruit boutique Goto serves shaved ice with fresh fruits and homemade syrup. Their home made syrup is made of 100% pure fruit.

You can enjoy grapes, peaches or melon depending on the season. So you may be able to try a new flavor every time you go, and it is a great place to go even in winter. Mind a long line in summer!

■Information
Name: Fruit boutique Goto
Address: 1F Goto 888, 1-5-5 Haruoka, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, AICHI
Tel: +81-52-751-2132
OPEN: 10:00 – 19:00
CLOSE: The third Sunday
Directions: 2 minutes walk from Ikeshita station

Map: Map to Fruit boutique Goto

7. Kakuozan Kichiimo

7. Kakuozan Kichiimo
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Kakuozan Kichiimo specializes in sweet potato sweets. Their best seller, “Kichi-imo hanabi (imokenpi),” is thin sliced and deep fried sweet potatoes finished with homemade syrup. It is not too sweet and you can enjoy the genuine sweet potato taste.

They also have baked sweet potatoes, Oni-manju, yokan, and many other styles of sweet potatoes. This shop is like a heaven for sweet potato lovers. There are two other branches: one is by Nagoya station and the other is in Matsuzakaya.

■Information
Name: Kakuozan Kichiimo
Address: 5-2-4 Nisshintori, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, AICHI
Tel: +81-52-763-2010
OPEN: 10:00 – 18:00
CLOSE: N/A
Directions: 9 minutes walk from Kakuozan station

Website: http://www.kichiimo.com/
Map: Map to Kakuozan Kichiimo

8. Patisserie gramme

8. Patisserie gramme
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Patisserie gramme may be the most popular cake shop in Nagoya. Cakes are often sold out by the end of the day. Their best seller is Mont blanc cake filled with sweet chestnuts. They are so keen about the freshness that the cake is supposed to be consumed within 2 hours.

The marron (chestnut) paste is imported from France and has exquisite texture and flavor. You can only try this fascinating cake between the end of September and March. Don’t miss out!

■Information
Name: Patisserie gramme
Address: 1F 2-5 Nekogahoratori, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, AICHI
Tel: +81-52-753-6125
OPEN: 10:00 – 18:00
CLOSE: Wednesday & Thursday
Directions: 13 minutes walk from Motoyama station

Website: https://www.1gramme.com/
Map: Map to Patisserie gramme

9. Yakigashi Le Roux

9. Yakigashi Le Roux
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Yakigashi Le Roux mainly serves baked sweets. They are so popular that everything will be gone within 30 minutes on weekends. There is a purchase limit: 5 pieces maximum for tart, 2 pieces for quiche, and 4 pieces for scones.

You can find cookies, and galette made from organic sugar and nationally harvested flour. Try their baked sweets that Nagoya is proud of!

■Information
Name: Yakigashi Le Roux
Address: 2-23-8 Sugumo-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya-shi, AICHI
Tel: +81-52-842-5071
OPEN: 12:00 – 18:30 (Sun & Holidays 12:00 – 17:30)
CLOSE: Tuesday & Wednesday
Directions: 4 minutes walk from Sakurayama station

Map: Map to Yakigashi Le Roux

10. Pierre Précieuse

10. Pierre Précieuse Kakuozan-ten
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Pierre Précieuse constantly attracts customers in Kakuozan, the competitive sweets district. Their best seller is Gateau Japonais which has the softest sponge topped with superb whipped cream, fruits and ice cream.

It is not only delicious but also lovely to look at. They prepare Gateau Japonais only after receiving an order, so it is always fresh. It will make everyone amused.

■Information
Name: Pierre Précieuse Kakuozan-ten
Address: 1F Menage Maruyama, 3-83 Maruyama-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, AICHI
Tel: +81-52-753-0070
OPEN: 10:00 – 20:00
CLOSE: Monday (Tuesday will be closed when Monday is a holiday)
Directions: 15 minutes walk from Kakuozan station

Website: http://www.pierre-p.com/
Map: Map to Pierre Précieuse Kakuozan-ten

Enjoy wonderful sweets in Nagoya!

How did you like the list? Some sweets are seasonal and some have limited numbers every day. So I hope this article will help you decide when and where to go to enjoy lovely sweets. Enjoy your stay in Nagoya!




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