Enjoying parfaits at night to finish off the evening was a trend which started in Hokkaido in 2014 and is now beginning to trickle down to other parts of Japan. These Shime Parfait シメパフェ, meaning "closing parfait," can now be enjoyed in other major cities. In Tokyo, for example, we reviewed the excellent Roy to Silo, a parfait bar in Shinjuku's Kabukicho entertainment district which takes the concept even further, staying open all night long for those who yearn for delicious parfaits.

Shime Parfait in Nagoya

Nagoya may very well be the next big Shime Parfait city. Earlier this year, Hitohata Inc. established the Nagoya Parfait Promotion Council, which immediately set about identifying Nagoya shops which serve parfaits at night and encouraging others to do so as well. Through its efforts, over 13 Nagoya establishments serve Shime Parfait, and the list is rapidly growing.

We've made a selection of eight parfaits now featured on Nagoya Parfait's website, as introduced in their press release today.

1. QO cafe air

A cafe with a casual and laid-back yet stylish interior, QO cafe air is known for its sweet and savory tarts and other baked goods.

  • Name: キュームカフェエア QO cafe air
  • Address (JP): 〒460-0011愛知県名古屋市中区大須3-2-1 OSビル2階
  • Address (EN): 2F OS Bldg. 3-2-1 Ōsu Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 460-0011
  • Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11:00 to 16:00, Friday and Saturday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Telephone: 052-217-1862

QO parfait: 900 JPY (incl. tax)

With fresh seasonal fruits and sorbets paired with chiffon cake and home-baked cookies made with a compote of fruits and vegetables, it's a luxurious parfait nested in an entirely edible cup. This parfait was specially created on the occasion of the cafe's inclusion in the Nagoya Parfait collection.

2. Three Place

Although famous for its "niku burger" (an inside-out burger with thickly sliced tomato and sweet onion pressed between two extra thick beef patties, secured to a chopping board with a skewer and topped at your table with mounds of fresh-grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese), Three Place also makes delicious desserts and parfaits.

  • Name: Three Place
  • Address (JP): 〒450-0002愛知県名古屋市中村区名駅4-22-21
  • Address (EN): Meieki Nakamura Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 450-0002
  • Hours: Daily from 11:00 to 23:00 (last order: 22:00)
  • Telephone: 052-433-1124

Tropical Mango Parfait: 980 JPY (incl. tax)

A dazzling parfait blending a bounty of juicy and fragrant mangoes with rich vanilla ice cream.

3. Mari Cafe

Mari Cafe is known for casual fare, pizzas, pasta, appetizers and desserts.

  • Name: マリカフェ Mari Cafe
  • Address (JP): 〒456-0002愛知県名古屋市熱田区 金山町 1-5-2 クマダ77ビル 1F
  • Address (EN): 1F Kumada 77 Bldg., Kanayamacho, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 456-0002
  • Hours: Daily from 10:00 to 23:00 (to 21:00 on Sundays and national holidays)
  • Telephone: 052-683-7868

Sweet Potato Parfait (L)/Yakiimo Parfait (R): 626 JPY (incl. tax)

This pair of Japanese parfaits are perfect for savoring the delectable variety of sweet potatoes available in Japan. The Sweet Potato Parfait features smooth and rich Mino Sweet brand sweet potatoes from Gifu Prefecture, while the Yakiimo Parfait features thick sticks of baked Beniharuka sweet potatoes sourced from a contracted farm and naturally sweetened through storage, topped with baked bite-sized pieces of two other varieties of sweet potato.


At PAMACA, customers enjoy delicious parfaits while sitting on hammocks.

  • Name: パフェ&ハンモックのカフェ『PAMACA』
  • Address (JP): 〒460-0025愛知県名古屋市中区古渡町14-24マルフクビル 2F
  • Address (EN): 2F Marufuku Bldg., Furuwataricho, Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 460-0025
  • Hours: 11:00 to 19:00 (Closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays if Wed. is a national holiday)
  • Telephone: 052-253-5526

pamaca Parfait

  • pamaca Parfait Strawberry: Regular 1980 JPY / Mini 1650 JPY (incl. tax)
  • pamaca Parfait Kiwi: Regular 1760 JPY / Mini 1430 JPY (incl. tax)
  • pamaca Parfait Pineapple: Regular 1760 JPY / Mini 1430 JPY (incl. tax)

Available in regular and mini sizes, these three parfaits are produced by PAMACA's female pastry chef and Instagram maven to be both delicious and eminently Instaworthy. In addition to these three fruity varieties, you can also find limited edition parfaits with other seasonal fruits.

5. Amelie Cafe Nagoya PARCO

A very popular "American style" cafe featuring staub (soups and stews served in cast iron pots), pasta and rice dishes, as well as a wide variety of antipasti and tapas.

  • Name: Amelie Cafe 名古屋PARCO店
  • Address (JP): 〒460-0008愛知県名古屋市中区栄3-29-1 名古屋PARCO Midi館3F
  • Address (EN): Nagoya PARCO Midi Annex 3F, 3-29-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008
  • Hours: 11:00 to 22:30 (no holidays)
  • Telephone: 052-263-8920

Strawberry Tall Parfait: 1,598 JPY (incl. tax)

A stylishly decorated original parfait full of delicious strawberries.

6. Cafe Blue

Don't let its small size and unassuming interior fool you. Cafe Blue will dazzle you with its tasty and beautifully decorated parfaits.

  • Name: カフェブル Cafe Blue
  • Address (JP): 〒453-0818愛知県名古屋市中村区千成通6-4 ユニオンハイツ1F
  • Address (EN): 1F Union Heights, 6-4 Sennaritori, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 453-0818
  • Hours: 11:00 to 21:00 (irregular holidays)
  • Telephone: 052-887-5298

Seasonal Fruit and Cheesecake Parfait: 1,380 JPY (incl. tax)

This attractive and delicious parfait makes ample use of the best fruits of the season and pairs them with homemade cheesecake for a delightful taste combination.

7. Cafe Rosa Barayakata

With its antique Western interior overlooking a sumptuous rose garden, Cafe Rosa is a great place to escape the concrete jungle and enjoy a leisurely lunch or afternoon tea.

  • Name: カフェRosa薔薇館
  • Address (JP): 〒468-0013愛知県名古屋市天白区荒池1-1311
  • Address (EN): 1-1311 Araike, Tempaku Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 468-0013
  • Hours: 9:00 to 19:00 (Closed on Thursdays, with exceptions)
  • Telephone: 052-801-5937

Seasonal Rose Parfait: 864 JPY (incl. tax)

Designed with the image of the beautiful Peace Rose with its subtle color gradations of yellow, pink and orange, this parfait combines fresh fruits with the delicate fragrance of roses. Rare ruby chocolate, cookies, rose ice cream and ruby red grapefruit come together harmoniously, creating a uniquely delicious dessert.

8. Nagoya Tokyu Hotel Atrium Lounge "Grindelwald"

Relax and unwind at the elegant Grindelwald lounge in the vast four-story-tall atrium of the Nagoya Tokyu Hotel. The perfect place for afternoon tea, the Grindelwald also serves up sophisticated and artfully presented parfaits which will surely surprise and delight you.

  • Name: 名古屋東急ホテル アトリウムラウンジ「グリンデルワルド」
  • Address (JP): 〒460-0008愛知県名古屋市中区栄4-6-8
  • Address (EN): 4-6-8 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 468-0008
  • Hours: 9:00 to 22:30 (last order 22:10); Parfaits: 17:00 to 22:00 (L.O. 21:30)
  • Telephone: 052-251-6685

Muscaty (L):/ Akiiro (R): 1,480 JPY (incl. tax)

Combining muscat grapes and a flavorful grape sauce with a mildly sweet cream blended with cream cheese, the aptly named Muscaty is accented by a black tea gelee. Akiiro, meaning "autumn colors" in Japanese, brings together autumn favorites with a cream made of Satsuma sweet potatoes and daigakuimo candied sweet potatoes sprinkled with black sesame, topped with shiratama mochi dumplings, kuromitsu molasses, kanten agar jelly and black sesame ice cream. Both parfaits can be enjoyed as a set with coffee or black tea for an additional 500 JPY.

For more information on Shime Parfait in Nagoya, please visit the Nagoya Parfait website.

By - Ben K.