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Teahouse & Bar Gauche
Teahouse & Bar Gauche is a cafe/bar situated on the back alley of a nostalgic tea house district in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Higashi Chaya District. The tea house built more than 150 years ago is renovated with a unique modern-style interior, using some parts of the original building. It is a popular place where locals and tourists come to have coffee during the afternoon and to have drinks at night. In a relaxing Japanese-style building, you can enjoy coffee made from siphon coffee maker, homemade cakes or light meals.
- 1-16-5 Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
- Contact No.
- 10-min bus ride with Hokuriku Tetsudo bus bound for Tobu Shako, via Hashiba-cho, from JR Kanazawa station. Get off at Hashiba-cho stop and 5 min walk from there.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 11:00‐19:00 (19:00‐3:00 on next day, Bar starts at 24:00 on Sunday)
Closed on Tuesday (Opens if it's national holiday)
- Time Required
- 30 min
- Other Information
- *Average Price (one person) :Lunch from 1,000 yen, Dinner 2,000-3,000 yen *Menu: Cake set menu 900 yen, Glass of wine 600 yen, Home-made fresh chocolate 800 yen After 19:00, Bar hour is charged additional 500 yen *Credit cards are accepted
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Relaxing restaurant in a back alley where many local customers gather
The historical and old tea house is lit up warmly. From the lattice doors, mild light comes in from outside in the tea house district. People love this relaxing and calm place. There is also a gallery inside the restaurant, where private pottery exhibitions take place.
"Cake set menu" with a homemade sweet and coffee
A set menu with homemade cheese cake and coffee (900 yen) is a popular menu in the afternoon. The rich, homemade cheese cake goes well with owner's special coffee with great smell. It is a perfect dish to try during a small break from walking around.
Turns into a bar with nice ambience at night
Gauche turns into a somber bar with a nice ambiance at night. A glass of wine is available from 600 yen. On top of that, there are more than 300 types of whiskeys to choose from. "Homemade fresh chocolate" (800 yen) with three flavors - matcha, scotch whiskey and orange cointreau - is also a very popular side dish for drinks.