Occupying a refurbished storehouse, this rustic café – think wine barrels repurposed as coffee tables and low, wooden beams – serves sweet treats, sandwiches and coffee with a charred twist. Nanbu Doki’s owners use branches trimmed from local fruit trees – cherry, apple and grapevines – to make wood chips. They then use the chips to infuse smoke into delectables such as nuts, chocolate and coffee. Its showstopper? An egg sandwich filled with smoked mayonnaise. It flies off the counter every lunchtime.
9−54, Izumiyamamichi, Omukai, Nanbu, Aomori