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Cake shop in Kyoto

[2024] 12 recommended cake shops in Kyoto

Introducing Kyoto's hottest patisseries, popular for their gorgeous looking and tasting cakes. Whether you want to eat in at a stylish café space or take one home to celebrate a birthday or as a souvenir, there is something for everyone. Check out the cake shops recommended by our local editorial department. (TEXT/Hana Toba)

1.Beautiful sweets like jewels are lined up [weaving SHIKI] / Nishijin

Hikaru Okuno, who worked as a sous chef at the popular Osaka-based confectionery store Gokan, has established his own business in his hometown Nishijin. His concept is to "weave various ingredients together like weaving Nishijin textiles," and his sweets are all original and tasteful. A wide variety of sweets are on standby, including fresh confections, kyobasan, which are perfect for souvenirs, and bonbon chocolates.

Woven Tarte Chocolat Banane, Deubourg Fromage, Chocolat Madagascar

From left, Tarte Chocolat Banane with sauteed bananas, 700 yen. Deubre fromage with yuzu and lemon in rich cheese, 700 yen. Chocolat Madagascar with chocolate mousse covered with sweet and sour raspberry glaze, 720 yen. Cakes are subject to change depending on the season.

Woven SHIKI

  • Shih-chi
  • 1-529 Sasayacho, west-iru, Chiekoin, Sasayacho-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4-minute walk from the bus stop "Imadegawa Jofukuji"
    15 minutes walk from Subway "Imadegawa Station"
  • Tel. 075-748-0949
  • Eat-in not allowed

2.The unadorned deliciousness is the charm of Famille de Chie Harise / Kiyomizu Gojo

A town cake shop that has long been a favorite in Kiyomizu Gojo, Famille de Chie Harise opened in 2021 as the Western-style confectionery brand of the long-established Kyoto-style restaurant Harisei. The lineup includes many classic products from the past, delighting longtime fans. The shop also offers a wide variety of cookies and other baked goods, making it a great place to stop by when you need a souvenir that will last for a long time.

Famille de Chie Harisse cake

From left, chocolat 486 yen. Strawberry tart filled with custard and seasonal strawberries 599 yen. Cheesecake with a rich, creamy flavor accented by the tartness of blueberry sauce: 486 yen.

Famille de Chie Harisse

  • 299 Tobukuro-cho, Daikoku-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 4-minute walk from Keihan Kiyomizu-Gojo Station
  • Tel.075-525-1530
  • Eat-in available (reservations required) at the restaurant next door [Kyo ryori Harikiyo] from 14:00 to 17:00.

3.[MOGU kyoto's classic cakes made with high quality ingredients / Jingu Marutamachi

This patisserie was opened by Katsuhiro Nakano, who has been delighting guests at high-class hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto. The fresh cakes are made with ingredients selected and mixed as much as possible from the suburbs, such as domestic flour, seasonal fruits, and matcha green tea from Uji. All of the menu items are alcohol-free, so both adults and children can enjoy them together.

MOGU kyoto's Rouge Mont Blanc Fromage

From the back, Mont Blanc with Japanese chestnuts (640 yen), Rouge with strawberry mousse and vanilla brûlée (600 yen), and Fromage with berry compote (640 yen) are all authentic as well as cute. The cakes are calculated to make your eyes meet when you open the box, so be sure to take one home!

MOGU kyoto

  • Mogu Kyoto
  • 15-1 Higashimarutamachi, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 2 minutes walk from Keihan "Jingu Marutamachi Station"
  • Tel.075-761-3575
  • Eat-in not allowed

4.Enchanted by the colorful tarts [KYOTO KEIZO OYATSU] / NIJYO

A generous amount of colorful fruits are placed on top of the dough. The beauty of this tart specialty store [KYOTO KEIZO OYATSU] will captivate your heart.
About 10 types of tarts, including tarts made from seasonal fruits purchased from local fruit stores, line the showcase.

KYOTO KEIZO OYATSU Tart

Clockwise from top: Fig Tart 650 yen, Nagano Purple Tart 800 yen, Souffle Chocolate Tart 550 yen, Cheese Tart 580 yen, Japanese Pear and Cheese Tart 600 yen, Shine Muscat Tart 820 yen. Japanese chestnut Mont Blanc tart 750 yen. Pineapple tart 580 yen (price subject to change depending on market price).

KYOTO KEIZO OYATSU

  • Kyouto Keizo Oyatsu
  • 1 Jurakumari Minami-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from bus stop "Senbon Kyu Nijo
    Six-minute walk from JR Nijo Station
  • Tel. 075-841-1010
  • Eat-in allowed

5.[Delicate and beautiful French pastries at Pâtisserie ingrédient kyoto / Jingu-marutamachi

Lined up in the showcase are delicately crafted and beautifully presented French pastries. All confections are created by Chef Patissier Ken Murata, who studied at Robuchon and other French hotels. Rather than pursuing new and innovative flavors, he is conscious of the fact that his confections taste like something you have eaten before, and expresses his respect for the French confectionery traditions that have been passed down through the generations.

Anglaedian Passion écharlat l'Armes.

From left to right: Passion with coconut-flavored dough and lime-soaked pineapple for 756 yen, Echarlat with bitter chocolate mousse and sweet and sour raspberries for 831 yen, and Larme with plenty of pistachios and cherry jelly for 777 yen

Pâtisserie ingredient kyoto

  • Patisserie Angledian Kyoto
  • 19 1F Shogoin Nishimachi, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 10 minutes walk from Keihan "Jingu Marutamachi Station"
  • Tel.075-746-2335
  • Eat-in not allowed

6.Fresh sweets from Pâtisserie AVECAMOUR, which is passionate about freshly made sweets / Shimogamo

Aptly named "AVEC AMOUR" (with love), Chef Shigeru Takagi's patisserie is overflowing with love for his cake fans. He is passionate about freshly made and freshly baked cakes, saying, "Freshness is the most important thing. In addition to fresh cakes, baked goods such as Shimogamo bananas and tins of cookies are also useful as souvenirs.

AVECAMOUR cream caramel, gateau saison, marjolaine, choux a la creme, mont blanc

From top left, smooth crème caramel 450 yen, gateau saison with seasonal fruits 680 yen, natty marjolaine with homemade praline paste 660 yen. From bottom left, the most popular choux a la creme 500 yen, and Mont Blanc with rich marron cream and crunchy dried meringue 700 yen.

Pâtisserie AVECAMOUR

  • Patisserie Avekamur
  • 121-1 Shimogamo Miyazakicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 5 minutes walk from Keihan “Demachiyanagi Station”
  • Tel: None
  • Eat-in not allowed

7.Cheesecake specialty store focusing on handmade taste [Papa John's Rokkaku] / Karasuma

Papa John's is known for being the first to introduce authentic New York cheesecake in Kyoto. The interior of the store, made with natural materials, is filled with the warmth of wood. In addition to a wide selection of cheesecakes and drinks, the eat-in restaurant offers quiche, pizza, and mini salads. Enjoy a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Papa John's New York Cheesecake

New York cheesecake is made with simple, high quality ingredients, baked slowly, and has a well-balanced texture, melt-in-your-mouth texture, and sweetness. 640 yen (630 yen for takeout)

Papa John's Rokkaku

  • Papa John's Rokkasho
  • Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo Ward
  • 7 minutes walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Station
  • Tel.075-211-1600
  • Eat-in allowed

8.[The three-faceted chef at ASSEMBLAGES KAKIMOTO impresses with his unique taste / Kyoto Gosho area

At ASSEMBLAGES KAKIMOTO, located near the Kyoto Imperial Palace, you can enjoy sweets and course dinners prepared by Mr. Kakimoto, who has experience at the Kyoto Royal Hotel and the Sweets Patry in Kobe. The sweets offered are creative and only the chef, who has many faces as a pastry chef, chocolatier, and cuisiniers, can create them. The unique appearance as well as the original combination of ingredients are sure to please your taste buds.

ASSEMBLAGES KAKIMOTO's ASSEMBLAGES a

Assemblages a is the winner of the Japanese qualifying round of the World Chocolate Masters. The smooth melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and the layers of cream and dough create a delightful harmony. Eat-in 825 yen / Take-out 810 yen

ASSEMBLAGES KAKIMOTO

  • Assemblage Kakimoto
  • 587-5 Matsumoto-cho, Teramachi Nishiiru, Takeyacho-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 minute walk from Kawaramachi Marutamachi bus stop.
    10 minutes walk from Exit 5 of Marutamachi Subway Station
    10 minutes walk from Exit 1 of Jingu-Marutamachi Station, Keihan
  • Tel. 075-202-1351
  • Eat-in allowed

9.[Satisfied with the wide selection of [kashi shokuinin] (confectionery artisans) / Saiin

Since its establishment in 1983, [confectioner] has been a local favorite. The chef's attention to ingredients is extraordinary, and he uses 20 different kinds of sweetness alone. The showcase is spacious, with more than 30 types of cakes on standby at any given time. With an abundance of seasonal products and new items, it is always a pleasure to come here and find new confections.

Confectioner's Lemon Cake

The summer-only Confectioner's Lemon Cake 350 yen for 1 piece, 1900 yen for 5 pieces, and 3750 yen for 10 pieces. The lemon-flavored chocolate is exquisite, melting easily while retaining its texture. The dough made with plenty of fermented butter and almond pudding is moist and delicious even when chilled, making it perfect for souvenirs during the hot season!

confectioner

  • hirer
  • 19 Nishitakada-cho, Saiin, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Short walk from Nishioji Matsubara bus stop
    8 minutes walk from Hankyu "Saiin Station" Exit 1
  • Tel. 075-311-4606
  • Eat-in not allowed

10.[Enjoy sweets from a strawberry expert at [Maison de Fluge Strawberry Shop] / Karasuma Oike

At Maison de Fluge, produced by strawberry expert Mika Watanabe, you will find sweets in which strawberries play the leading role, created by a patissier who has mastered strawberries like a maniac. Various varieties of strawberries from all over Japan are processed into sweets that best highlight the sweetness, acidity, and water content at the time. Enjoy the different tastes and pretty appearance of each strawberry to the fullest.

Mille-feuille at Maison de Fleurge

Strawberry millefeuille dressed up with ribbons is priced at 1,078 yen. The deeply baked pie is fragrant and goes well with strawberries and custard. It is layered with bitter chocolate and sweet and sour raspberry, and while it is filled with cream, it is not too sweet, so you will never get tired of the taste!

Maison de Fleurge Kyoto Sanjo

  • Maison de Fourges Kioto Sanjo
  • 201 Sanjo-cho, Sanjo-sagaru, Higashinotoin-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 minutes walk from Exit 5 of "Karasuma-Oike" subway station
  • Tel. 075-211-4115
  • Eat-in allowed

11.[Patisserie Natur Shiromoto offers cakes that are gentle on the body and soul/Yawata

As the name "Nature" implies, both the products and the staff at Patisserie Nature Shiromoto are natural. The calm and relaxing interior of the store is characterized by its open kitchen. The colorful array of products and the aroma of cakes being baked are a delight to all five senses. In addition to desserts, the café offers light meals such as sandwiches and afternoon tea.

Natur Shiromoto's Rice Flour Chiffon Plain

Rice-flour chiffon plain ¥1,404, designed to be both delicious and gentle on the body. The chiffon is characterized by the firmness and delicate melt-in-your-mouth texture of rice flour, and the savory flavor of rice oil. The flavor changes monthly, and in May, you can enjoy the refreshing orange chiffon. +Fresh cream is available as an optional extra for 324 yen.

Patisserie Natur Shiromoto Kinmindai Store

  • Patisserie Natur Shiromoto Kinmeidaten
  • 4 Kinmyo-Taipei, Yawata City, Kyoto, Japan
  • 4 minutes walk from bus stop "Qinming Taipei
    6 minute walk from Minoyama Elementary School bus stop.
  • Tel. 075-971-3300
  • Eat-in allowed

12.[Admire the beautifully layered flavors and aromas at [PATISSERIE.S] / Karasuma

[S was opened by Mr. Nakamoto, who was involved in the opening of Hyatt Regency Kyoto and later studied abroad in Europe. The showcase in the stylish, antique-style store is lined with sparkling, elegant cakes and macaroons of various flavors. Delicate cakes are made with care so that each flavor and aroma has its own story to tell.

Cake es at Patisserie es

The restaurant's namesake, Es, at 750 yen, is a popular item with a light and fluffy texture. The lemon-scented dough and the grapefruit and red berry sauce inside are refreshing and complement the fromage blanc mousse.

PATISSERIE.

  • patisserie S
  • 1F Kanon Muromachi Shijo, 300-1 Shigemacho, Takatsuji-dori Muromachi Nishiiru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 min. walk from Exit 6 of "Shijo" subway station.
    7 minutes walk from Exit 26 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel. 075-361-5521
  • Eat-in not allowed
*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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