Hanamoto Coffee

Cafe in Himeji

Both locals and out-of-towners agree that this cafe (running since 1975) is the place for coffee (freshly ground and siphon brewed, from ¥430) in Himeji. Come before 11am and your drink order will arrive with a hard-boiled egg and toast at no extra charge. But most customers order extra 'almond-butter' toast (¥450) anyway.

It's on the Miyuki-dōri shopping arcade, halfway between the train station and the castle.