While walking from the bus stop toward Houtou Fudo, a famous Hoto restaurant in the Kawaguchiko area, I noticed a café named Troisieme Marche. In fact, this restaurant is so popular that it was introduced on national television, but I had no idea about it at the time.
However, I had enough time before the express train to Shinjuku that I had reserved for that day, so I decided to visit the restaurant a little after 1:00 p.m. after lunch, thinking that it would be a good place to kill some time after finishing my hoto. Fortunately, there were many empty seats when I visited the restaurant, and I was able to enter without any wait time. Well…
Troisieme Marche is a very fairy-tale-like cafe, but surprisingly easy for men to enter…
Troisieme Marche is a very fairy-tale-like cafe. It is a very rustic building decorated with dried flowers and curtains, with retro-style antique furniture and sundries on display… The fairy-tale atmosphere made me feel like I was in the old days. It reminded me of a galette specialty restaurant I once visited in Tokyo called Galletaria. Well, the atmosphere was more like a fairy tale, but rustic, not sparkling like Galletaria, so I did not need to have a “steel mentality” to enter the restaurant this time. In fact, there were a few male customers besides me…
The restaurant has an open terrace with a sense of openness, and even from inside you can see the mountains surrounding Kawaguchi Lake in the distance. Just being there in this lush green environment is a feast for the eyes. The seating capacity was about half tables inside the restaurant and half outside on the terrace, and there was seating for a little over 20 people in all. I haven’t checked to see if it is actually OK, but I think it would be great to spend café time with your pet on the terrace on a sunny day.
How was the relaxing café time at Troisiem Marche, a popular café that was actually introduced on a famous TV program?
By the way, while writing this article, I noticed through Internet research that this cafe, Troisiem Marche, was introduced on the TV program “Bananaman no Sekkaku Gourmet”. I ordered a raspberry and plum rare cheese cream cake (price: 750 yen including tax), which was advertised as “Today’s Cake” in the showcase, and a drip coffee, which was also listed on the menu as “Special Lot! El Paraiso Colombia Tropical (price: 800 yen including tax), which was also listed on the menu as a “Special Lot! To be honest, the price is quite expensive…about the same as a popular cafe in the city center. Still, it’s not bad if you include the cost of the view from the terrace.
The cake and coffee that appeared in front of me looked like this. The cake was not just placed on a cake plate, but was beautifully arranged like an Hachette Dessert. The coffee, on the other hand, was served in a paper cup, even though it was not a takeaway. I thought to myself, “This is a bit…” I paid 800 yen for this cup of coffee. Since I paid 800 yen for this cup of coffee, I wanted it to be served in a proper coffee cup. I don’t care if it’s Starbucks, but paper cups in the atmosphere of this store…
The cake with rare cheese and raspberry sauce has a refreshingly sour taste, and there are a lot of plums between the chocolate sponge. It is beautiful to look at and quite a large cut, so I enjoyed it enough to the end without feeling it was not enough. The coffee, on the other hand, is medium roasted, with a moderate bitterness, but overall it has a clean taste. It is the type of coffee that can be drunk easily without leaving an aftertaste in the mouth, so it is perfect for rinsing out the mouth after eating cake.
I think I spent a little less than an hour in the store that day, enjoying the cake and a little coffee. The café is full of elements that would appeal to female customers, but thanks to the natural beauty of Yamanashi, even a lone male visitor can spend time there without feeling uncomfortable at all. Unlike cafes in the city, it is also very quiet. It would be great if this café were located by Kawaguchi Lake… but if it were in such a place, it would be crowded with tourists, so it might be better to have it this far away from the lakeside for a more relaxing experience.
Access to Troisiem Marche is a 3-minute walk from the Kawaguchiko Museum of Art bus stop by Fujikyu Bus bound for Kofu Station North Exit from Kawaguchiko Station on the Fujikyu Line, the nearest station.
Troisieme Marche, which looks like this, has a general merchandise store in the same building that young women might like. It has a large selection of women’s clothing and accessories, and women can probably kill quite a bit of time just wandering around the store…. It would be a good place to stop by when the store is busy or when waiting for take-out. Including this general store, why don’t you visit Troisiem Marche when you want to take a breather in the Kawaguchiko area?
Now, here are the details of the store. Restaurant data is here…
Troisieme Marche Out of 5
Address: 682 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0304
Phone number: 0555-73-8910
Business hours: 11:30-17:00
Credit card payment: Accepted (also accepts electronic money and traffic IC)