Shōkadō

Sweets in Matsushima

On the 2nd floor, with huge windows overlooking the bay, this light-filled, minimalist cafe specialises in castella, a moist, sponge-like cake originally brought to Japan by Portuguese merchants in the 16th century. Other options include shōkadō pudding (a caramel panna cotta–like creation) or milky soft-serve ice cream, all served alongside freshly brewed coffee or green tea.