A famous cafe overlooking the Takase River in Kiyomizu Gojo [Cafe KANO]
It was founded in the 1950s during the period of rapid economic growth. The antique coffee server by the window and Mr. Suzuki, the second-generation owner, who says, "In the beginning, we used to have onigiri (rice ball) morning breakfasts," give a sense of the coffee shop's history.
The morning set includes a choice of five types of toast, such as thick-sliced toast or open toast with ham and cheese, and a beverage of your choice, such as flannel drip coffee, for 400-450 yen. After 11:00 a.m., the lunch menu is also surprisingly easy on the pocketbook, including the hamburger steak set meal for 680 yen and the fried shrimp set meal for 750 yen.