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Caffe Ponte is a riverside café with a large outdoor terrace located near the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima City, Hiroshima. The large outdoor terrace opens out facing the river with 69 seats that allow you relax amid gentle breezes and natural light. Caffe Ponte focuses on serving genuine Italian cuisine using local Hiroshima ingredients and also offers fresh fruit juices made from real fruit. In addition, there are a wealth of items on the menu that feature Hiroshima’s famous oysters. Here you can find a wide variety of drinks and all of the dishes are available for take-out. Caffe Ponte is particularly popular among foreign travelers.
- 1-9-21 Ote-machi, Naka, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima
- Contact No.
- On the streetcar, it is a 3-minute walk from the Hondori Station or a 2-minute walk from the Genbaku Dome-mae (Atomi Bomb Dome) Station, and about a 1-minute walk from the Atomic Bomb Dome.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- [Weekdays]10:00–22:00 （Last order 21:00）[Weekends and national holidays] 8:00–22:00 （Last order 21:00） *Only in August open on weekdays from 8:00–22:00 （Last order 21:00）
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average budget （1 person）: Afternoon 1,000 – 2,000 yen, evening 3,000 – 4,000 yenMenu: Fresh squeezed orange juice 650 yen, Hiroshima oyster and bread gratin morning set 880 yen, escargot-style cooked oysters 1,000 yen, fried oysters 1,000 yenCredit cards accepted
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Genuine Italian cuisine made with local Hiroshima ingredients
The vegetables used at Caffe Ponte are procured from three different farms that focus on providing the best quality, starting from the soil up. The seafood used is also taken from nearby fishing ports that concentrate catches on local fish. With dishes using generous amounts of only the most carefully chosen of local Hiroshima ingredients, you can enjoy some truly delicious Italian cuisine at Caffe Ponte.
Loads of fruit pulp! Fresh squeezed orange juice
The fresh squeezed orange juice （650 yen） is extremely popular and made with three whole oranges from the stock that is piled in heaps before the restaurant as if it was a fruit stand. These drinks are filled with juicy pulp from the oranges. When the restaurant is full you can just order some to-go.
Wide variety of dishes featuring Hiroshima’s famous oysters
Caffe Ponte offers a wide variety of dishes allowing you to taste Hiroshima’s famous soft and springy oysters. The Hiroshima oyster bread gratin morning set （880 yen） is made with bread that is filled with oysters, shimeji mushrooms, and a thick gratin sauce. We also recommend the escargot-style cooked oysters （1,000 yen） and the fried oysters （1,000 yen）.