March 30, 2019
The 10 Best Must-Buy Cheese-cake in Kobe, Japan
Kobe has prospered as a port town since a long time ago. Many people from all over the world havevisited this town and they left the trail of their cultures behind. Its history which has assimilated various countries’ cultures is transmitted through the streets creating an exotic atmosphere. One of the cultural assets is a western-styled cake. Kobe is considered to be a town of cake competition. From long-established ones to brand-new ones, various confectionaries are standing close to each other. I’d like to feature the cheese-cakes which you can taste deliciously in Kobe.
1. The crispy surface is characteristic!The [Henri Charpentier] comes up first when people talk about cheese-cake
The No.1 cheese-cake in Kobe must be at the [Henri Charpentier]. It is a confectionary representing Kobe. The No.1 cheese-cake from the [Henri Charpentier] is the double-cheese-cake. The first layer is the baked-cheese and then comes Italian fresh cheese, mascarpone and the unbaked cheese mixed with the fresh cheese finally put on it. This mixture creates a profound richness of cheese.
The classy feeling is added to by the gold leaf sprinkled on its surface and you can enjoy the elegant moment full of deliciousness and a sense of superiority. The store has 4 more in Japan, apart from this Ashiya Head-store and 1 in Singapore. It gives you the delicious taste beyond imagination.
Name: Henri Charpentier
Address: 7-10-101 Kinmitsucho Ashiya-city Hyogo prefecture
Time: 11:00 ~ 20:00
Close: the end & beginning of the year
Access: a 2-minute-walk from the Hankyu-ashiya station
Map: map to Henri Charpentier
2. The place with a good olden time atmosphere in Kobe!Their cheese-cake is superb![Gateaux Favoris]
I’d like to recommend this store, if you want to eat an exquisite cheese-cake in Kobe! It is a hidden café named [Gateaux Favoris] which means [Favourite Sweet]. Their soufflé au flomage has the texture of fluffy meringue with the smooth French cream cheese and its refreshing lemon flavour is irresistable.
Inside the store, other sweets, such as the baked sweets, tart, pudding are all arranged side by side. You can eat them with a safe feeling, as all the ingredients are natural ones. In the building, there are many pretty shops, so it is enjoyable to drop in at them on the way back. When you visit Kobe on holiday, please pop in at this store.
Name: Gateaux Favoris
Address: Sakaemachi-bld. 208 3-1-7 Sakaemachidori Chuo-ku Kobe-city Hyogo prefecture
Time: 12:30 ~ 19:00
Access: a 3-minute-walk from the Minatomotomachi station
Map: map to Gateaux Favoris
3. The café in Kobe whose home-made cheese-cake is excellent[Café Keshipeart]
At the [Café Keshipeart], you can enjoy their home-made cheese-cake which is baked wholeheartedly every morning. This cheese-cake named, [unpredictable cheese-cake] is baked with a different recipe every day, so you can enjoy a different flavour the every time as you visit the café. You’ll never get tired of its flavour no matter how often you eat one.
This proud home-made cheese-cake is baked, using 4 different kinds of cheese and they are balanced extremely well. You can enjoy the harmony of the 4 flavours of the cheeses. When you visit Kobe, why don’t you have a “moment’s rest” which is the café’s innovation , enjoying a nice cup of coffee to enhance the texture of this home-made cheese-cake?
Name: Café Keshipeart
Address: Momonoki-Sannomiya-bld. 2FKita 6-1-25 Gokodori Chuo-ku Kobe-city Hyogo prefecture
Time: 13:00 ~ 20:00
Access: a 3-minute-walk from the Sannomiya station
Map: map to Café Keshipeart
4. Cheese-cake in an old European street atmosphere [Kannonya]
The [Kannonya] is located in a place in the Kobe-city which is a 2-minute-walk from the Motomachi station. They are proud of the original Danish cheese-cake, using their original blended melty cheese based on the recipe which has been handed down from Denmark in Europe. You can spend a tranquil time in a calm atmosphere over a cup of home-roasted coffee.
When you get hungry, please try the cheese-fondue. You can talk about the taste of cheese in Japan as your story of your trip. When you enter the store, please don’t forget to smile to the symbolic Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) which has been presented in order to invite happiness for their customers.
Address: 3-9-23 Motomachidori Chuo-ku Kobe-city Hyogo prefecture
Time: 11:00 ~ 22:00
Close: open throughout the year
Access: a 2-minute-walk from the Motomachi station
Map: map to Kannonya
5. The well-known store in Kobe! 1,000 cheese-cakes are sold out in 76 minutes[Kobe Franz]
This [Kobe Franz] is notable through the TV program in Japan. The store’s signature item is the softly baked cheese-cake which is the talk of the town. It has a fluffy and smooth texture and 1,000 of them are sold out in 76 minutes. You can’t say that you’ve tasted cheese-cake in Kobe without tasting theirs.
They also have a variety of chocolate. The pudding in the magic jar with the melting texture is exquisite. Please drop in at this store on your trip and enjoy a Japanese-styled modern atmosphere. It is really worth visiting there!
Name: Kobe Franz Honten
Address: 1-1-7 Kamimaecho Nada-ku Kobe-city Hyogo prefecture
Time: 10:00 ~ 19:00
Access: a 10-minute-walk from the Rokkomichi station
Map: map to Kobe Franz Honten
6. The long-established café in Kobe!If you talk about unbaked cheese-cake, the [Sea-horse] is the one.
The store has been famous for its unbaked cheese-cake whose flavour has never changed since its opening. It has gained a lot of fans nation-wide because of its rich texture and the refreshing aftertaste, using plenty of clover-mark cream cheese from Hokkaido. It is a cheese-cake specialist with many other types of cheese-cakes.
The store has a welcoming friendly atmosphere as a “cake shop in a town”. You’ll feel nostalgic even if it is your first visit. This is a really recommended store for you to visit. Please enjoy the good olden time tea-room with a tasty cheese-cake.
Address: 1-2-18 Shioyacho Tarumi-ku Kobe-city Hyogo prefecture
Access: a short walking distance from the Shioya station on the Kobe-line
Map: map to Sea-horse
7. A long-established store in Kobe! The unbaked cheese-cake is worth trying.[G-sen]
Since its opening, this popular [G-sen] has been sticking to the modern and stylish Kobe-style. They have been making the baked cheese-cake, using the fresh cream cheese from Hokkaido as well as the fresh cream from the Daisen Highland, unbaked cheese-cake, home-made waffle with great effort one by one by hand and the Kobe-sable which is well-known as a souvenir from Kobe. They are very conscious about the ingredients, so you can taste them with a safe-feeling.
Especially, the unbaked cheese-cake is so smooth that it melts as soon as you put it in your mouth! Please have a lovely time over a cup of home-roasted coffee.
Name: G-sen Honten
Address: 7-2-7 Kamiwakadori Chuo-ku Kobe-city Hyogo prefecture
Time: 10:00 ~ 19:00
Close: Wednesdays / the end & beginning of the year
Access: a 9-minute-walk from the Shinkobe station
Map: map to G-sen Honten
8. The cheese-cake which is particular about the ingredientsThe cheese-cake specialist in Kobe[PARTENZA]
If you say, “the cheese-cake specialist in Kobe and the store has been selling the stick-type ones”, it is the [PARTENZA]. They have been only using reliable and safe ingredients. There are various choices, such as plain cheese-cake, Japanese-styled ones with maccha (powdered green tea), azuki (red bean), yuzu (small citrus) and sesame flavours. You may want to taste all of them.
It is very close to the Ohjikoen station, so you can casually pop in at the store. The large orange colour signpost near the station is their land mark. If you are in Kobe on holiday, please extend your trip to visit this store.
Address: 4-8-28 Shironouchidori Nada-ku Kobe-city Hyogo prefecture
Time: 8:30 ~ 20:00
Access: a short walking distance from the Ohjikoen station
Map: map to PARTENZA
9. You can enjoy the carefully selected various sweets The famous store in Kobe[Bocksun]
The [Bocksun] has been certified by the [Kobe Myster] which is sent to people who are generous about cooperating with the fostering of the young. You can enjoy the carefully selected various sweets. Especially, the [Cashmere-cake] is so smooth just like the woollen cashmere so that there are many repeat customers. They have 7 more stores and that proves it has a good reputation.
Plentiful seasonal fruits are used in the rolled-cake and unbaked sweets, so it could be fun to have an eating comparison. It is recommended to sightsee, eating the popular baked sweets. Please try it.
Name: Bocksun Higashisuma Honten
Address: 2-1-25 Horiikecho Suma-ku Kobe-city Hyogo prefecture
Time: 9:00 ~ 20:00
Close: open throughout the year
Access: a 2-minute walk from the Higashisuma station
Map: map to Bocksun Higashisuma Honten
10. The store standing serenely in the town of Kobe which serves delicious cheese-cake[Montplus]
The sweets at the [Montplus] have been made under the idea that the balance of the various palates produces the whole flabour. Especially, their cheese-cake is the most popular and the most tasty one in Japan. This cake baked, using the quirky gorgonzola cheese is easy to eat for people who don’t like a strong taste.
In the store, the Macaron which is an ordinary French sweet and the cheap sweets if you like, confiserie are all arranged side by side. You can have an experience as if you are in France. In Kobe where you can enjoy an exotic atmosphere, please get the French feeling as well.
Name: Patisserie Montplus Honten
Address: 3-1-17 Kaigandori Chuo-ku Kobe-city Hyogo prefecture
Time: 10:00 ~ 19:00
Access: a 5-minute-walk from the Minatomotomachi station
Map: map to Patisserie Montplus Honten
Let’s eat an amazingly delicious cheese-cake in Kobe!
How was this article? I’ve introduced the 10 selected superb cheese-cake stores where I would like you to taste them when you visit Kobe. Each one of the cheese-cakes is created with their original ideas and I’m quite sure that you’ll get addictive to them. Kobe has a lot of sightseeing spots like Mt. Rokko for instance as well as tasty gourmets. Please come and enjoy Kobe!