“Morning” Places to Get Breakfast in Matsumoto

Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Referred to as simply “morning” in Japanese, breakfast at restaurants in Japan can sometimes be hard to find. The following are all within walking distance or a quick bus ride from Matsumoto Station or other notable landmarks. While this is not a complete list of all breakfast-serving facilities in Matsumoto, it should hopefully give you some options that you find to your liking.

Local Restaurants



One of the earlier opening restaurants in the city, this traditional coffee shop is just down the street from Matsumoto Station. The classic decor creates the perfect ambiance for easing into the day.

Breakfast available: 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Closed: Tuesdays

Price: Drinks are ¥390 and food items are ¥50 to ¥100 with the purchase of a drink. Other items on the menu include pizza toast and sandwiches.

Some English spoken, English menu available, cash only, non-smoking, parking garages and paid-parking lots nearby


Goo Gee

Just a little further down the street from the Station and Abe, this bar is open early to bring you a fresh, satisfying breakfast. The mother of the son who runs the bar in the evening comes in bright and early to serve up the breakfast set pictured above.

Breakfast: available 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (may close around 11:30 a.m. when business is slow)

Closed: Wednesdays and Sundays

Price: ¥500

Basic English, but very willing to try and help direct you do the Castle, museum or other nearby destinations



Connected to a traditional Japanese inn along the Metoba River in the Nakamachi area, this coffee shop is over 60 years old. Sit back in some of Matsumoto’s traditional furniture and enjoy their slightly acidic, aromatic coffee.

Breakfast available: 8:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. in the winter) to 10:00 a.m.

Price: Starting at ¥550 for a set meal of toast, salad, and your choice of drink

Some English spoken, English menu available, cash only, non-smoking, paid-parking nearby 


Paneterie Marunaka

A bakery run by friendly women. Be sure to grab a tray and tongs if you’d like to grab the bread that’s been set out. If you’d rather have a morning set, pay first and they’ll bring your meal to your table. Morning set options include toast, tiny sandwiches, or a bagel. All sets are accompanied by a salad, drink, and your choice of yogurt or a hard boiled egg.

Breakfast available: 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Price: Starting at ¥497 for a set meal

Some English spoken, menu includes pictures, cash only, non-smoking, paid-parking nearby 


Nakamachi Cafe


Open slightly later in the morning, this cafe sits in a renovated storehouse and serves pancakes and waffles all day. They also serve their very own specialty-blend coffee.

Hours: Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. / Weekends/holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (last order for food 30 min before close, 6:00 p.m. close during winter months)

Closed: Thursdays

Price: Pancakes starting at ¥750, waffles starting at ¥600 (tax not incl.)

Some English spoken, English menu, cash only, smoking section available, paid-parking nearby 




Located on Nawate Dori (Street), this bakery was opened in 1924 after the company was founded in Seattle in 1913. Their breakfast includes a bread buffet with a variety of bread and your choice of drink. One of the breads contains peanut butter, so those with nut allergies should ask about the selection of bread.

Breakfast available: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Price: Starting at ¥700

Some English spoken, English menu, non-smoking, outdoor seating available, paid-parking nearby 


Coffee Ito


Breakfast includes toast, an egg, salad, a drink, and yogurt. You can also get honey for an extra ¥50.

Breakfast available: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Closed: Mondays & the first Monday and Tuesday of the month

Price: Starting at ¥550

Wi-Fi available, a few parking spots out front (more available on weekends)


Agatanomori Tea Room

Located within the Former High School Memorial Hall in Agatanomori Park. It is a bit of a walk from Matsumoto Station, but within walking distance from the Matsumoto City Museum of Art  which is just a few stops on the town sneaker and perfect if you are visiting the old high school building/park anyways. Offers cakes and traditional Japanese desserts as well as full meals. They even offer curry for breakfast.

Breakfast available: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed: Mondays

Price: ¥650 for the morning set of yogurt topped with fresh fruit and blueberry sauce, toast with jam, and your choice of drink



Located within Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu which is a 5-10 minute walk from Matsumoto Castle.

Breakfast available: 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Price: Coffee starting at ¥500, morning sets from ¥700


Maruyama Coffee

A Nagano based coffee chain that started in Karuizawa. They are located in the new Shinmai Media Garden on the first floor. They serve specialty blend coffees, muffins, cakes, sandwiches, and other treats.

Hours: Open from 8:00 a.m.

Prices: Small coffee ¥350, Muffin ¥290 (tax incl.)

Chain Restaurants


Newly opened on the first floor of ALPICO Plaza, they offer various sets of sandwiches, toast, salad, yogurt, and more. Located directly next to the Matsumoto Bus Terminal, so convenient and reasonable if you’re staying near the station or taking the bus.

Breakfast available: 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. (from 8:00 on weekends)

Price: Morning sets starting at around ¥450

Gusto – Ohashi Store

While Gusto usually lets you order individual items off of a menu, this Gusto is affiliated with Hotel Richmond and is buffet style only. Various Western and Japanese dishes with English name cards.

Breakfast available: 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Price: ¥1,200 unless you have a hotel meal voucher.

Credit cards accepted, non-smoking


Vie de France

Located on the first floor of the Matsumoto Station building, right next to the escalators on the Castle (Oshiro) Exit side. A variety of freshly bake bread with optional side items such as hard-boiled eggs and yogurt. The morning coffee blend is discounted slightly.

Breakfast available: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Price: Starting at ¥330 for a set meal

Credit cards accepted, non-smoking



A cheap, fast food restaurant specializing in gyudon (beef bowl) that is open 24 hours and located just across the street from the station. Here you’ll find only traditional Japanese breakfasts that include salmon, rice, miso soup, sausage, eggs, and more. Coffee is not on the menu, but you’ll be served some hot tea instead.

Breakfast available: 5:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Price: Starting at ¥360 for a set meal

Cash/Suica cards only, non-smoking, English menu



Also located just across the street from the station with fairly standard McDonald’s breakfast food. Open 24 hours.

Credit cards accepted



Located on the third floor of the Matsumoto Station building.

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Credit cards accepted



Just a few blocks from the station, morning sets include toast, sandwiches, and more.

Breakfast available: Weekdays: 7:30 to 11:30 a.m./ Weekends: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Credit cards accepted, smoking room available, outdoor seating available