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[2023] A classic tour of Kyoto! 10 coffee shops you can't miss!

When you visit Kyoto, you can't miss this place! Here are some classic coffee shops that you should not miss when you visit Kyoto. This is the place you can't miss when you visit Kyoto! We have selected stores that are well known locally as "the place to go when you think of Kyoto! From retro coffee shops where the aroma of coffee will soothe you, to stores that are popular for their lovely looking drinks, we hope you will find them useful when you go sightseeing or on a trip to Kyoto.

1.[Egg sandwiches from a long-established Western-style restaurant at Cafe Madrague / Oshikoji-dori Nishinotoin

Opened in 2011, Café Madlag is crowded with people every day, attracted by its extensive menu and delicious food. One of the most well-known menu items is the egg sandwich, which was inherited from the long-established Western-style restaurant Corona. The beautiful cross section of the large, fluffy omelet is also a sight to behold, so be sure to give it a try.

Madlag Store interior

Corona's egg sandwich 990 yen; take-out available with reservation by phone up to 2 days in advance

Cafe Madrag

  • Kissa Madrag
  • Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo Ward
  • 4-minute walk from Subway Nijojo-mae Station
  • Tel.075-744-0067

2.[Coffee and homemade doughnuts at Rokuyosha / Kawaramachi Sanjo

Rokuyosha is a coffee shop established in 1950. The first floor has a beautiful arrangement of seats, all of which are sofas. More than 70 years after its establishment, it is still a relaxing space for men and women of all ages to take a break from work or sightseeing.

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Blended coffee 500 yen. 180 yen homemade doughnuts available for order at both the basement and 1st floor stores from 12:00 p.m.

Coffee Shop Rokuyosha

  • coffee shop owner
  • 40 Daikoku-cho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kawaramachi-Dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 5-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Station
    5-minute walk from Keihan Sanjo Station
  • Tel. 075-221-3820

3.[A hearty morning at Inoda Coffee / Karasuma Oike

Founded in 1940, Inoda Coffee's main coffee shop has an elegant and charming retro atmosphere that has remained unchanged since its establishment. The morning meal served in the store is very popular, along with the home-roasted coffee. The morning meal is a hearty meal with original boneless ham, scrambled eggs, croissants, and other items!

Inoda Coffee Main Store
Breakfast in Kyoto at Inoda Coffee Head Office

Breakfast in Kyoto for 1680 yen. In addition to a glass of orange juice, you can choose a set drink such as coffee or cafe au lait!

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

4.Simple but delicious egg sandwiches at Cafe Tyrol / Nijo Castle area

The coffee shop [Cafe Tyrol] was established in 1968. The tables and chairs that have been used since the store's opening have the same coloring as the wood, creating a cozy atmosphere. The menu includes toast, spaghetti, and other items only a coffee shop can offer. Curry, which is infused with Awaji onions and Japanese beef, has been a popular menu item for many years.

Cafe Tyrol Inside
Cafe Tyrol Egg Sandwich Regular

The egg sandwich is popular along with the famous curry, and costs 800 yen. The fluffy, thickly baked egg seasoned only with salt is perfectly balanced with thinly sliced cucumber!

Cafe Tyrol

  • coffee shop madam
  • 539-3 Monzen-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5-minute walk from Subway Nijojo-mae Station
  • Tel. 075-821-3031

5.The famous fruit sandwiches at the long-established coffee shop [Cafe Shizuka] / Senbon Imadegawa

Founded in 1938, the coffee shop Shizuka has been in operation for more than 80 years and has been passed down through four generations, attracting people who come in the morning to enjoy the aroma of original coffee. The specialty here is the hearty fruit sandwich, which has many fans among the many items on the menu. The sweet bread and strawberry cream are a perfect match! Try it for yourself.

coffee shop or cafe where one can enjoy the tea ceremony
coffee shop or cafe where one can enjoy the tea ceremony

Fruit sandwiches are 900 yen, with the fruit inside changing depending on the season. The fruit inside is cut into large pieces and is very satisfying!

coffee shop or cafe where one can enjoy the tea ceremony

  • spasmodic
  • 164 Minami-Kamizenji-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 minutes walk from bus stop "Senbon Imadegawa
  • Tel. 075-461-5323

6.[Cafe Soiree] 5 sparkling colors of jelly punch/Kawaramachi

A retro café that has remained unchanged since its founding in 1948. Soiree means "evening party" in French, and as the name suggests, the blue lighting creates a bewitching mood. The standard item is the jelly punch, which contains 5 different colors of jelly. You will be captivated by the sparkling jewel-like visuals that match the atmosphere inside the store.

Cafe soiree

Jelly punch 750 yen. Fruits vary depending on the season.

Cafe soiree

  • Kissa Soiree
  • 95 Nishikiyamachi-dori Shijo Kameru Shinmachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 1 minute walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel.075-221-0351

7.Enjoy a traditional coffee float at [Smart Coffee Shop] / Teramachi Sanjo

The store opened in 1932 with the aim of providing smart and attentive service. You can enjoy coffee and traditional sweets while feeling the atmosphere of a long-established store. The coffee float, made with home-roasted coffee beans, is a perfect match for the strong flannel drip coffee and mildly sweet ice cream.

smart coffee shop
smart coffee shop

Floating is a round ice cream coffee float for 750 yen. Gum syrup and cream are your choice

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.[Colorful and cute cream soda at Cafe Zo / Imadegawa

Cafe Zou is the sister store of the popular Zoumesuya restaurant run by the Aichi Prefecture miso store Imai Brewery. Here, you can enjoy crepes made with crispy dough and plenty of butter, as well as egg sandwiches with homemade meat miso spread on the bread. One of their specialties, a colorful cream soda for 660 yen, is very popular, and an elephant cookie can be added for an extra 100 yen.

Inside Cafe Zou
cafe elephant

Choice of red, blue, or green cream soda for 760 yen each (with elephant cookie). Milk gelato with a refreshing aftertaste melts in your mouth.

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.Sweets for Adults [Francois Cafe] / Kawaramachi

The Francois Café is a long-established coffee shop in Kyoto. The Western street-corner-like exterior and the interior decor reminiscent of a hall on a luxury cruise ship have remained unchanged since the shop's establishment in 1934. Its melt-in-your-mouth rare cheese cake is loved by many people.

Francois Tea Room
Rare cheesecake from Francois Cafe

Melt-in-your-mouth rare cheese cake made with rich cream cheese and fresh cream 700 yen

Francois Tea Room

  • Francois kiss
  • 184 Funatocho, Shijo Shimoru, Nishikiyamachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 1 minute walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel.075-351-4042

10.[Cafe Hisui] Showa retro fruit parfait/Shino

The interior of Cafe Hisui, which was founded in 1966, has a nostalgic feel. Light meals such as omelet rice and a wide variety of set meals are also available. The fruit parfait is a very satisfying dish with lots of fresh fruit and cream. The refreshing orange sauce goes perfectly with cream or vanilla ice cream.

Cafe Hisui
Cafe Hisui

A gorgeous fruit parfait with a retro glass and decoratively cut fruits for 920 yen

Cafe Hisui

  • Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Kita Ward Murasakino Nishigosho Tamachi 41-2
  • 5 minute walk from Kitaoji Subway Station
  • Tel.075-491-1021
*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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