Fukuoka Breakfast Guide

It’s the most important meal of the day, so there’s no excuse to skip it! We’ve gathered 12 recommended breakfast places to start your day.

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Sports Bar Restaurant Bayern Fukuoka
Here’s a real find, especially if you enjoy European style and flavor. Bayern is the sister shop to Fukuoka’s famous Sailer Bakery known for delicious European breads and pastries. The breakfast set includes your choice of one of five fresh breads, a plate of cold cut meats, pickles and choice of blend or espresso coffee (or juice) for ¥600. Still hungry? Add an option: ¥150 for a plate of eggs (various styles) and two slices of bacon, or ¥150 for a bowl of soup, or ¥100 for a European salad. Amazing value and flavor! And yes, real German beers on tap too!

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Prices: ¥600 (options ¥100~)
Address: 2-14-3 Imagawa, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Breakfast: 8:30 ~ 11:30
Closed: Never
Tel.: 092-791-7344
Web: http://bayernfukuoka.com


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Rice Cafe Musubime
If you live or work near Tenjin, Rice Cafe musubime is the perfect breakfast spot for a Japanese-style morning meal. Their “Morning Menu” set includes omusubi (rice balls) and miso soup. Each omusubi is made from order by hand and served warmed. There are 17 kinds of omusubi to choose from and a different brand of rice is used each month. The “Morning Set” includes tamagokake-gohan (raw egg on rice), miso soup, and tsukemono (pickles). The cafe is operated by JA (Japan Agriculture) Zennoh Fukuren so you’re guaranteed that food is locally sourced and fresh.

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Prices: “Morning Menu” ¥210~, “Morning Set” ¥350
Address: 4-3-30 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Breakfast: 7:45 ~ 11:00
Closed: Irregular
Tel.: 092-714-3910
Web: www.meshimaru.com/musubime


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Bakery Restaurant Current
The view from Current’s patio of Nogita Beach, Itoshima alone is worth the drive from Fukuoka. Combined with one of their four breakfast sets, we can’t imagine a better start to the day. The “Current Set” includes a basket selection of freshly baked breads from the restaurant’s adjoining bakery, an Itoshima farm-fresh egg, Itoshima bacon, vegetable soup, salad and a bottomless cup of coffee – all for just ¥770! A “Sandwich Set”,“Thick Toast Set” and “Daily Special” are also available. Word has gotten out already so expect to wait for a table on weekends. Even so, it’s worth it!

Prices: Current Set ¥770
Address: 2290 Shima-nogita, Itoshima
Breakfast: 8:00 ~ 10:00
Closed: Wed.
Tel.: 092-330-5789
Web: http://www.sunset-current-ku.com


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Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk
The enormous Seala Buffet is located on the fourth floor, with a 40m high glass ceiling and ocean view. Choose from an array of juices, fresh fruits, salads, cereals, yoghurts, croissants, German and French breads. Hot menu includes Chinese noodles and dim sum, Japanese breakfast items, Hakata specials like mentaiko, and classic Western breakfast items: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages and hash browns. We recommend the omelet station! Select your favorite ingredients and a chef will cook up your custom omelet!

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Prices: Adult ¥2,750; 6~12 years ¥1,320; Under 6 years old free
Address: Seala Buffet, 4F Atrium, 2-2-3 Jigyohama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Breakfast: Weekdays: 7:00~10:30, Weekend/Hol.: 7:00~11:00
Closed: Never
Tel.: 092-844-8000
Web: www.hiltonfukuokaseahawk.jp


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Plaza Hotel Premier
There are many reasons to recommend here for a breakfast including its great location in the heart of Daimyo, Tenjin district. The buffet offers a wide variety of both Western and Japanese style dishes including their very popular French Toast. The other stand-out feature is the spacious outdoor terrace where you can enjoy your breakfast in fresh air. Priced at only ¥1,050 this breakfast buffet is fine bargain.

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Price: ¥1,050
Address: Plaza Hotel Premier 1F-1-14-13 Daimyo, Chuo-ku
Breakfast times: 7:00 ~ 10:00
Closed: Never
Tel.: 092-734-7600
Web: http://www.plaza-hotel.net/

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Okiyo Shokudo
Located inside the Nagahama fish market, Okiyo Shokudo serves up fresh seafood from 6am daily, making it a great spot to try a unique Japanese-style breakfast. Popular menu items include mackerel teishoku, sardine tempura teishoku, and squid tempura teishoku (¥630 each). The fish is caught the night before and cooked up for your breakfast (or lunch!), so you’re guaranteed the freshest seafood. Check out the observation floor for a great view of the bay.

Prices: ¥630 ~
Address: 1F, 3-11-3 Nagahama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Breakfast times: 06:00 ~14:00/sold out (Sun. and Hol.: 11:00 ~ 14:00)
Closed: First Sun. of the month
Tel.: 092-711-6303

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Bakery Kitchen Raggruppi
A short walk from Ohori Park, this “bakery kitchen” is so-named for the belief that bread can be an integral part of a meal. The first floor houses a bakery shop, while upstairs is a fashionable café space modeled on a New York-style studio. For breakfast, fill up with the “Omelet Morning Set”, including an omelet, all-you-can-eat bread and one drink (¥700), or the simple “Bread Morning Set” of all-you-can-eat bread and one drink (¥500). The staff are particular about what goes into their bread, which is all additive-free. Flour from either Kyushu or France is used, depending on the type of bread, and vegetables and eggs are locally-sourced as much as possible. It’s this attention to detail that has won Raggruppi many fans among local bread-lovers.

Prices: ¥500~
Address: 1F-1-5-6 Otemon, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Breakfast times: 8:00~11:00
Closed: Mon. (When a national holiday falls on Mon., they will close the following Tue.)
Tel.: 092-739-2273
Web: http://www.raggruppi.net/

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IKEA
Kyushu’s first IKEA store launched a breakfast buffet on April 11 to celebrate its first anniversary. IKEA Shingu serves an 18-item breakfast buffet for just ¥499. It’s a one plate deal, but there’s no limit on how high you can stack the food, so you can really fill up on everything from scrambled eggs, bacon, salad, waffles, bread, pastries and more! The breakfast buffet is only open on weekends and banking holidays, 08:30 ~ 10:45 and limited to the first 300 persons. If you happen to go to IKEA on a weekday, however, you can pick up a “Morning Plate” of scrambled egg and bacon for just ¥99.

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Prices: Morning Plate ¥99, Morning Buffet ¥499 (300 limited servings)
Address: 2-9-1 Chuo-ekimae, Shingu-machi, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka
Breakfast times: Buffet: Weekends and Hol. 08:30~11:00 (LO 10:15), Morning Plate: Weekdays 08:30 ~ 11:00
Closed (Breakfast): Never
Tel.: 050-5833-9000 (Customer support centre)
Web: http://www.ikea.com/jp/ja/store/fukuoka/restaurant

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Cafe Teco
Cafe Teco is a real find. Tucked away in Kego, it serves up delicious food in the warm, earthy surroundings of a converted old Japanese house. Stop by in the morning from 9:00 and choose from the five or six breakfast sets available daily. Cafe Teco recommends their “Omusubi Set” (¥380) which includes a big omusubi riceball, miso soup and salad; the “Tamagokake-gohan Set” (¥380) including grain rice, miso soup, salad and a raw egg; the “Toast Set” (¥380) including toast, salad and a drink (coffee or organic juice). If that’s not enough choice, there’s also a “Scone Set”, “Genmai-gohan (brown rice) Set”, “Medama-yaki (sunny-side up) Set” and more! Plus, all drinks are discounted to ¥100 in the morning.

Prices: ¥380 ~ ¥450
Address: 2F-1-4-22 Kego, Chuo-ku
Breakfast times: 09:00~11:00 (Tue.~Sat. only, excluding Hol.)
Closed: Irregular
Tel.: 092-713-9377
Web: http://cafeTeco.petit.cc/

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Hyatt Regency Le Café
If you’re looking for a full breakfast in the Hakata Station area,The Hyatt Regency Fukuoka’s restaurant Le Café offers buffet style breakfast in a European atmosphere. There’s a variety of Japanese and Western style breakfast items on the buffet. Cold options include smoked salmon, ham, Italian salami, camembert cheese, fresh salad vegetables, potato salad, a variety of cereals, yoghurts, fruit compote and fresh fruits too. Stop by the egg station for fried or scrambled eggs, which go great with the crispy bacon, sausages, hash browns, walnut raisin rolls, toast, waffles, pancakes, and scones on offer. Japanese menu items include tofu, rice, porridge, grilled fish, miso, udon and more. The speciality is a fluffy omelet that chef makes in front of you.

Prices: Breakfast Buffet ¥2,100
Address: 2-14-1 Hakataekihigashi, Hakata-ku
Breakfast times: 6:30 ~ 10:00 (L/O 9:30)
Closed: Never
Tel.: 092-412-1234
Web: http://www.hyattregencyfukuoka.co.jp/cgi-bin/restaurants/rplan.cgi?sNO=78

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Seattle’s Best Coffee
With several locations in the city and a consistent breakfast menu (with great coffee, of course!) Seattle’s Best Coffee is a no-fail breaky spot. Their morning menu includes a Ham & Cheese Croissant Set (¥360), Morning Dog Set (¥340), Egg Salad & Ham Sandwich Set (¥360) and Thick Toast Set (¥280). All of these morning sets include a drink of your choice (ice/hot coffee, ice/hot tea, 100% juice (apple or orange), ice/hot latte (+¥500), ice/hot caramel latte (+¥100) There’s also a Creamy Chilled Soup with bread (¥380, drink not incl.). A great place for breakfast on the run, there are three convenient SBC locations in central Fukuoka City (addresses below).

Prices: ¥280 ~ ¥380
Web: http://www.seabest.co.jp/

• Address: Tenjin VIVRE: 1-11-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
Breakfast times: 7:30 ~ 11:00
Closed: Never
Tel.: 092-771-3950

• Address: AMU Plaza Hakata: B1F JR Hakata City AMU Plaza Hakata 1-1 Hakataeki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku
Breakfast times: 7:00 ~ 11:00
Closed: Never
Tel.: 092-409-6112

• Address: Tenjin Nishi-dori: 2-5-17 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
Breakfast times: Mon. ~ Thu. and Sun. 8:00 ~ 11:00, Fri., Sat. and before Hol. 8:00 ~ 11:00
Closed: Never
Tel.: 092-406-6051

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NOTE: The information presented here was gathered and summarized by Fukuoka Now staff from many sources and then translated. While we have done our best to check for accuracy there is a possible of error and also details may change. If you notice any errors or changes please contact us. This report was originally published in May 2013.

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