Roman Cafe Jr

Small cafe attached to Junkudo bookstore on the 10th floor of the Yale Yale/Fukuya department store building opposite Hiroshima JR Station. The espresso drinks are of very high quality and there are great views from the large windows.

Roman Cafe JR is a small branch of the excellent Roman Coffee in Onomichi. Roman source their coffee beans from the Cerrado region in Brazil’s central highlands, known for being rich, smooth, low in acidity and aromatic. They have a “proper” cafe on the 6th floor of the same building, but this little is nice, relaxed and very well lit with natural light thanks to the big windows. The menu is limited, but they have a great espresso machine and the staff have been shown how to draw a great shot from it and consistently produce some of the best cappuccino in the city.

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  • Drip Coffee (hot & iced) ¥420/¥472
  • Espresso ¥420
  • Cafe Latte (hot & iced) ¥472/¥525
  • Cappuchino ¥472
  • Cafe Mocha (hot & iced) ¥525/¥577
  • Caramel Macchiato (hot & iced) ¥525/¥577
  • Tea (hot & iced) ¥420/¥472
  • Cocoa (hot & iced) ¥425/¥477
  • Matcha Latte (hot & iced) ¥425/¥477
  • Coffee Jelly ¥472
  • Affogato ¥525
  • Smoothies ¥577
  • Juices ¥472

Sandwiches ¥787 with a drink / ¥482 on their own (tanpin)

  • Toasted egg sandwich
  • Mixed sandwich
  • Toasted ham & cheese sandwich

Waffles ¥787~ with a drink

  • Plain / caramel / berry / adzuki bean / Chocolate & banana

The only grumble I have with Roman Cafe Jr is that you can’t bring in books from the bookstore to flick through while enjoying your drink unless you’ve paid for them first.

Opening hours: 10:00-21:00

Address: 10th Floor Yale Yale A Building, 9-1 Matsubara-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Address in Japanese: ロマンカフェJr 広島県広島市南区松原町9-1 エールエールA館 10F
Tel: 082-568-3788

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.