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[2022] 8 recommended cafe mornings in Kyoto

To make the most of your day, it is essential to get a good start. To make the most of your day, it is essential to get a head start on the day. Kyoto is also known for its bread! So this time, we picked up a morning at a coffee shop loved by the locals. Enjoy the "same old taste" with coffee brewed by the owner at a coffee shop.

1.[Egg sandwiches with a Nagoya flavor at Cafe Zou/Imadegawa

Cafe Zou" is a sister store of "Zoumesuya", which was born out of a miso store [Imai Brewery] in Aichi Prefecture. In addition to the cafe menu, you can enjoy Nagoya-meshi (Nagoya-style dishes) such as Miso-nikomi Udon. The eggs are made to order, and the signature miso paste is applied to the egg sandwiches. The toast menu, which changes almost monthly, is also recommended.

Egg sandwich at Cafe Zo

Misoya's egg sandwich: 858 yen. Thick-boiled egg sweetened with white soup stock and sugar, plus soybean-miso based meat miso.

cafe elephant

  • Kissa Elephant
  • 440-3 Sanchocho, Ogawa Nishiri Ru, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 10 minutes walk from Subway "Imadegawa Station"
  • Tel.075-406-0245
  • 9:00-18:00 (LO/17:00)

2.[Elegant Kyoto-style breakfast at Inoda Coffee / Karasuma Oike

This long-established coffee shop, which opened in 1940, is known for its claim that "morning in Kyoto starts with the aroma of Inoda Coffee. The coffee is served in an elegant atmosphere with sugar and milk, and the deep-brewed coffee is just as good as ever. If you start your morning with a luxurious "Kyoto breakfast" reminiscent of a hotel morning, you will feel even more special than usual.

Breakfast in Kyoto at Inoda Coffee Head Office

Kyo's breakfast 1,600 yen. Original boneless ham, scrambled eggs, salad, croissant and beverage.

Inoda Coffee Main Store

  • Inoda Coffee Honten
  • 140 Dosyu-cho, Sanjo-sagaru, Sakaicho-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Station
  • Tel. 075-221-0507
  • Morning 7:00-11:00

3.A set of three types of [Mariyanne] for the gourmets / Minazuji

The coffee shop [Marianne] is impressive with its cute round windows. It was opened in 1973, inspired by a house in the French countryside. The owner's kindhearted personality, who says, "I want people to feel at home," has led her to offer morning meals throughout the day so that customers living in different time zones can come in any time of the day and enjoy a meal.

Triple toast for 650 yen, which can be enjoyed all day long. Butter, honey, and butter jam can be enjoyed at once. Comes with boiled eggs and coffee.

Yamashina Coffee Plaza Marianne

  • Yamashina Coffee Plaza Marianne
  • 32-4 Ikejiri-cho, Kutsutsuji, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 5 minutes walk from Subway “Fukutsuji Station”
  • Tel.075-592-0854
  • 8:00-17:00 (LO/16:30)
    Saturday ~14:00 (LO/13:30)

4.Morning breakfast at COFFEE HOUSE maki, where the bread is made to look like a bowl / Demachiyanagi

This old-fashioned coffee shop has an impressive long and narrow interior that resembles a machiya (townhouse). Most visitors order the popular morning set. A thick slice of bread is hollowed out and stuffed with salad, ham, a boiled egg, and other ingredients, and the set comes with a cup of coffee roasted in-house.

Morning at COFFEE HOUSE maki

A voluminous morning set for 700 yen. A plate of thick slices of bread hollowed out and stuffed with salad and boiled eggs that is pleasing to the eye!


  • Coffee House Maki
  • 211 Seiryu-cho, Imadegawa-agaru, Kawaramachi-Dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 6 minutes walk from Keihan "Demachiyanagi Station"
  • Tel. 075-222-2460
  • Morning 8:30-12:00

5.[French toast with a gentle texture at Smart Coffee Shop / Teramachi Sanjo

A home-roasted coffee shop established in 1932, the three main breakfast items are pancakes, egg sandwiches, and French toast. The three mainstays of the breakfast menu are pancakes, egg sandwiches, and French toast, which has never changed its recipe since it first appeared 50 years ago.

French Toast at Smart Coffee Shop

French Toast Set 1,300 yen. Two thickly cut slices of French toast with homemade syrup and Smart Original Blend coffee.

smart coffee shop

  • smart coffee
  • 537 Tenshojimae-cho, Teramachi-dori Sanjo-kamiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 3-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Station
  • Tel.075-231-6547
  • 8:00-19:00

6.Happy sweetness spreads [Cafe noho] An Butter Toast / Kiyomizu Gojo

A coffee shop owned by the popular Japanese restaurant Mikomachi ONO. The interior of the store offers a relaxing atmosphere with a siphon making a popping sound and antique English chairs. The An Butter Toast is a thick slice of toast topped with a generous amount of anko (sweet bean paste) from Nakamura Seianjo, a long-established anko (bean paste) shop in Kyoto.

An Butter Toast at Cafe NOHO

An Butter Toast 550 yen. Bread served with red bean paste from Nakamura Seianjo. Goes well with coffee blended with a good balance of bitterness and acidity.

Cafe noho

  • coffee shop or cafe where one can read manga, often has Internet facilities
  • September 20, 2020 open
  • Kawamatsu Mansion 1F South, 476-1 Nishikawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Keihan "Kiyomizu Gojo Station"
  • Tel. 075-285-0195
  • 9:00-17:00

7.Enjoy a refreshing morning with a morning set at Cafe KANO overlooking the Takase River / Kiyomizu Gojo

Established in 1971, this modern Showa-style coffee shop stands along the Takase River. The menu, which has remained unchanged since its opening, attracts visitors with its many specialties. The restaurant's uncompromising stance on ingredients is evident in its use of eggs from Nakamura Chicken Farm in Hira, which the owner says, "I want to serve something I can be proud of.


Morning set from 950 yen. Includes toast soaked in butter, a perfectly cooked fried egg, salad, and a drink.


  • coffee shop
  • 785 Nishihashizume-cho, Gojo-agaru, Kiyamachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Keihan "Kiyomizu Gojo Station"
  • Tel. 075-351-2677
  • Morning 7:30-11:00 (from 9:00 on Sundays and holidays)

8.Plenty of cheese! [Apples and cheese toast at INADA COFFEE / Takatsuji Omiya

INADA COFFEE opened in 2021, taking over the space of the 48-year-old coffee shop Coffee Jin. The coffee shop offers a heavy cup of coffee blended with deep-roasted Guatemalan and medium-deep roasted Mandarin from 9:00 am. The apple and cheese toast, which goes well with coffee, is topped with apples simmered in red wine syrup, melted cheese, and blue cheese.


Morning set of apple & cheese toast at Coffee Jin for 800 yen. Finished with agave syrup.


  • July 24, 2021 open
  • 32 Mibu Aiai-cho, Takatsuji-dori Omiya-nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 6 minutes walk from Hankyu "Shijo-Omiya" station
  • Tel: None
  • 9:00-16:00
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.

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