Cafe Luster

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.

cafe luster in ushita, hiroshima - espresso machine

cafe luster in ushita, hirohsima - machiatto

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.

cafe luster in ushita, hiroshima - sweet potato muffin

cafe luster in ushita, hiroshima (seating)

cafe luster in ushita, hiroshima (outside)

cafe luster in ushita, hiroshima - drip coffee

cafe luster in ushita, hiroshima - on sale

cafe luster in ushita, hiroshima (entrance)


    Coffee of the day ¥450 (take out ¥300)
    Iced coffee ¥450 (take out ¥300)
    Hand drip ¥500 (take out ¥400
    Espresso ¥450
    Macchiato ¥450
    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
  • Non-smoking

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
Tel: 082-224-1110

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of and loves running in the mountains.