NELCAFE is a cozy café nestled in a corner of Appi Kogen’s Pension Village.
They take great pride in their home-roasted coffee made from finely selected beans, which has a rich fragrance that permeates its interior. The owner, Mrs. Saito, began doing extensive volunteering work when she was 19, making many trips to India to help out. There, she became intimately familiar with the tastes of traditional Indian curry, and spices and chai tea. Today he brings that experience to the café using ingredients and vegetables locally grown in Hachimantai for a unique fusion of cultural flavor that is authentic yet gentle enough that even children can enjoy.

Bean Curry (¥900)
A curry made from white peas, lentils and chickpeas. It combines an alluring spice with a gentle flavor that even children can enjoy. It’s served alongside grain rice and a fresh vegetable plate.

Spinach Curry (¥900)
A luxurious curry made with generous amounts of spinach from Hachimantai’s Nishine district. The combination of spinach and chicken makes for a unique flavor that you’ll only find at NELCAFE.

Masara Chai (¥550)
A milk tea incorporating seven different varieties of spice. It’s authentic Indian flavor, right here in Hachimantai.

The café also has a kids’ corner, which children and adults alike can enjoy together.

NELCAFE’s unique coffee is made from privately selected raw coffee beans that are roasted in-house. They also offer their coffee beans for sale via shipment, so even those not able to come to Hachimantai can have a relaxing time with NELCAFE coffee.


  • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed  Wednesdays
  • Cafe
  • 5 ( tables )
  • 24 ( chair )
  • Reservation available for a group
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