Don't you think it'd be so convenient if you could have free Wi-Fi access as you take a break in a cafe? Here are 5 cafes within the city of Nara that provide free Wi-Fi.
1. cafe zuccu
Cafe zuccu was renovated from a 150 year-old machiya (deep and narrow merchants' housing). The spacious interior is furnished with wooden tables and an antique sofa, and the soft lighting and music adds to the cosy atmosphere of this cafe. The beans used in the coffee (starting at 450 JPY (incl. tax)) are ground and brewed only after an order is placed, and has a perfect balance of bitterness and acidity. You could also try the fruit tart (600 JPY (incl. tax)), which is luxuriously topped with plenty of seasonal fruits, and the finishing touches put only when an order is received. As free Wi-Fi is available, you can sip on your delicious coffee as you relax and even send an email to your friends or family while doing so!
2. MORINO CAFE HIGASHIMUKI Gardens
Located 2 minutes' walk away from Kintetsu Nara Station, the serene atmosphere produced by the placement of plants all around the cafe makes its name MORINO CAFE (literally "cafe in the woods") an appropriate one. A popular item on the menu is the Nara Cafe Gohan (1,050 JPY (incl. tax)), which uses Nara-produced rice and comes with salad, 2 sides, and soup that is changed weekly. The cafe is non-smoking only, so visitors with small children can dine with peace of mind. Besides having free Wi-Fi, there are also power outlets beside the tables for patrons to charge their electronics with convenience. You needn't worry about your phone running out of battery while you are resting at MORINO CAFE!
3. CAFE & KITCHEN nanairo
CAFE & KITCHEN nanairo is located within Silkia Nara, which is directly accessible from JR Nara Station. The quiet atmosphere of this cafe is a result of the owner's wish for customers to spend a leisurely and relaxing time in the cafe. At this cafe, you can have a taste of the dishes, whose ingredients are produced locally in Nara, or try some of the tea sommelier blended herb tea or organic green tea (either one for 600 JPY (excl. tax)). This cafe is recommended for foreign tourists, because aside from having free Wi-Fi, this store also has its menus available in English, charging stations, and iPads available for customer use.
4. coffee beans ROCOCO
Located just a minute's walk away from Kintetsu Nara Station, visitors can be sure to enjoy home roasted, locally produced and consumed coffee at coffee beans ROCOCO. Coffee beans are ground only after an order is received, and carefully brewed cup by cup. The rich aroma and deep flavors of the coffee here are hard to forget. Coffee lovers will be glad to know that they can choose the extraction method of their coffee according to their likes! For beginners to coffee who might not be sure of their tastes, try the Drink Comparison Set (1,000 JPY (incl. tax)), which comes with 3 different types of coffee. The sandwiches here are made using organic vegetables, carefully selected by the cafe dietitian, and natural yeast bread. Not only do they taste good, the carefully arranged sandwiches are so beautiful that you will unconsciously want to take a photo of them before digging in! Oh, and also, free Wi-Fi is available here, so you can instantly upload the pictures you've taken at this cafe on your social networks!
The Espresso Drink Comparison Set (700 JPY (incl. tax))
5. One's-heart Cafe Naramachi Branch
One's-heart Cafe is located in a corner of a traditional Japanese house in the tourist destination of Naramachi, where the look of the streets have been largely preserved from history. The owner used to work in the fashion industry, and was picky about the interior design of this cafe. As a result, the antique furniture and various artworks on display give it a really retro feel. Local Nara-produced ingredients are used in the dishes that are carefully prepared and served in this quiet little space. Among the various dishes that One's-heart Cafe has to offer, try the One's-heart no Gohan (1,350 JPY (incl. tax)), a set meal which comes with locally produced rice from the rice terraces of Asuka, soup, pickles, a main dish, and 5 side dishes. While you relax and sample the dishes overflowing with the feel of the season in this nice and cosy cafe, you might find yourself not bearing to leave! As you can connect to the Wi-Fi network for free, why don't you have a nice cup of coffee and relax while you share your day's worth of adventures with friends and family?
Don't you think having free Wi-Fi is so convenient? The cafes introduced in this article not only have free Wi-Fi, you can also enjoy the delicious food in a good atmosphere! Come visit these cafes, even if you don't need the free Wi-Fi!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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