The stylish smoke-free cafe serving excellent coffee and muffins, freshly made on the premises, is well worth stopping by if your find yourself in Ushita.
Cafe Luster is a small cafe of simple design located at the bus rotary at the end of the main shopping street in the suburb of Ushita. The menu is as stripped back as the interior design, focussing on drip coffee, espresso and tasty muffins. The muffins are baked fresh on the premises daily, where they also prepare their own granola which is available to buy to take home.
Luster gets their coffee beans from Obscura Coffee Roasters and offers its own ‘Luster Blend’, as well as beans from Brazil, Mexico, Ethiopia and Indonesia.
They also pour a pretty impressive espresso shot and I was very pleased with my machiatto. The autumn Sweet Potato muffin we had was also delicious.
The cafe has seating for 18 and there are 3 power outlets at the counter.
The cups the coffee is served in come the Yumachigama kiln in Shimane prefecture. The cups are available to buy, as are their beans and granola.
Coffee of the day ¥450 (take out ¥300)
Iced coffee ¥450 (take out ¥300)
Hand drip ¥500 (take out ¥400
Latte (hot or iced) ¥500 (take out ¥350)
Green smoothie ¥550 (take out ¥400)
Red smoothie ¥650 (take out ¥500)
Earl Grey tea (hot or iced) ¥450
Kids apple juice ¥300
Kids milk ¥300
Plain muffin ¥250
Green tea muffin ¥320
Seasonal muffin ¥280
Opening hours: 10:00-18:00
Closed: Monday (Tuesday if Monday falls on a National Holiday)
- Free WiFi
Address: 1-6-8 Ushita-waseda, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Address in Japanese: 732-0062 広島県広島市東区牛田早稲田1-6-8 1F