“Morning” Places to Get Breakfast in Matsumoto

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 from Matsumoto Station. 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

Abe

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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.

Some English spoken, English menu available, cash only, will be non-smoking from January

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Marumo

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

Some English spoken, English menu available, cash only, non-smoking

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Paneterie Marunaka
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A bakery run by friendly women. 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

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Nakamachi Cafe

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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

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SWEET Co.

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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 11:30 a.m.

Price: Starting at ¥650

Some English spoken, English menu, non-smoking, outdoor seating available

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Agatanomori Tea Room

Located within the Former High School Memorial Hall in Agatanomori Park. It is quite far from Matsumoto Station, but within walking distance from the Matsumoto City Museum of Art. Offers cakes and traditional Japanese desserts as well as full meals.

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

Closed: Mondays

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Yatoro-Onkan

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

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Chain Restaurants

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

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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

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Matsuya

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

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McDonald’s

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

Credit cards accepted

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Starbucks

Located on the third floor of the Matsumoto Station building.

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

Credit cards accepted

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Tully’s

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

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