LANDMARK DELI CAFE
The Landmark Deli Cafe is the most conveniently located deli/cafe/bakery/general store in Hirafu. Located just 3 minutes walk from the Grand Hirafu Gondolas it can be found on the ground floor of the Landmark View Hotel. The Landmark Deli Cafe is operational every morning and evening throughout the winter season serving deliciously hot Lavazza coffee, fresh baked goods, deli food and wine along with basic essentials like muesli and tea.
Featuring Lavazza coffee and a standout barista the coffee bar is the most prominent feature of the interior of Landmark Deli Cafe. There are several hotels and cafés in Niseko serving Lavazza coffee but none have the talented barista that Landmark Deli Cafe has. This is the key factor that elevates the coffee here above the standard offerings found elsewhere. Ground fresh to order and extracted in the espresso style we found the café latté to be outstanding.
The combination of the very dark roasting of the Lavazza beans, creamy Hokkaido milk and the barista’s gifted hands to be compelling. This is saying a lot because Lavazza coffee on its own is far from a favorite of LuxNiseko. Somehow the dark chocolatey espresso is balanced off against the creamy milk – temperature control no doubt played an important role and that is credit to the barista.
We love the interior setting and in particular the coffee bar. A beautifully written balckboard-chalk menu sets the stage for what is to come. High-end coffee equipment plays its role including a Simonelli Grinder and stunning La Marzocco Strada EP espresso machine.
LOCATION & HOURS
ADDRESS: 181 – 4 Aza-Yamada Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun Hokkaido, Japan 044-0081
TEL: 0136 21-6466
OPEN: Ski Season Only Dec 15 to March 15 7am – 11am 3pm – 6pm