Starbucks Ijinkan

Cafe in Kōbe

A big chain wouldn't normally be worth listing, but this Starbucks is different: it's housed in a beautifully preserved former ijinkan (foreigners' house), c 1907, in the Kitano-chō neighbourhood . Buy a cuppa and ensconce yourself in period antiques and furniture (albeit amid some of the standard Starbucks decor). It can be crowded.