The 10 Best Japanese Cafe You Must Visit in Kyoto, Japan

Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari, Nijojo. There are many sightseeing spots in Kyoto. So today, I’m going to introduce great cafes to stop by in Kyoto area.

1. Cafe Alietti

1. Cafe Alietti
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Located in Kyoto Shichijo area, this cafe serves delicious pancakes. You can even add whipped cream and ice cream on top of them. Many girls love pancakes but they also offer some lunch menus such as loco moco donburi and green curry.

Name: Cafe Allietti
Address:451-1 Maekawa cho, Myoho in, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Access: 8 mins walk from Shichijo station

Map: Map to Cafe Allietti

2. Kashiya

2. Kashiya
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In Kyoto Sanjo area, I recommend this cafe Kashiya. Their sweets plate comes with beautifully decorated delicious sweets. It’s just like an art so don’t forget taking a picture. Kashiya serves not only western style sweets but also Japanese style sweets.

Name: Kashiya
Address: 270-3 Yoshinaga cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Access: 10 mins from Sanjo station

Map: Map to Kashiya

3. Misurimu

3. Misurimu
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In this cafe, you can have a nice tea time. It’s a perfect way to have a break with their delicious tea and a piece of cake. The interior of the cafe is simple yet elegant.

Name: Misuriumu
Address:400 Iseya machi, Kawara cho, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Store hours: 13:00-20:00
Access: 5 mins walk from Jingu Maruta cho station

Map: Map to Misuriumu

4. Kitone

4. Kitone
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This cafe is located on a small street away from the main street in Kyoto. It’s a small cafe with only eight seatings, and you can enjoy some extraordinary experience here. In summer, they offer shaved ice which is colorful and very pretty. It’s a must try!

Name: Kitone
Address:589-1 Toro cho, Shimogyo ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Tel: +81-75-352-2428
Store hours: 12:00-17:00
Access: 3 mins walk from Shijo station

Map: Map to Kitone

5. Zen Cafe

5. Zen Cafe
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You can have a nice and comfortable cafe time in this shop. The interior is stylish and trendy. I recommend you to try “Kuzukiri” , a Japanese sweets. Its quality is great and it’s satisfying!

Name: Zen Cafe
Address: 570-210 Gion Minamigawa, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Tel: +81-75-533-8686
Store hours: 11:00-18:00
Access: 3 mins walk from Gionshijo station

Map: Map to Zen Cafe

6. Torinoki Coffee

6. Torinoki Coffee
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The area where this cafe is located is known as a furniture town. Walking around this area, you’ll find many traditional furniture and it’s a nice walk around there. If you are looking for a cafe where you can relax, stop by at this place.

Name: Torinoki Coffee
Address: 542 Higashiiru Yamanakacho, Ebisugawa Dori, Nakagyo ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Store hours: 10:00-18:00
Access: 6 mins walk from Marutacho station

Map: Map to Torinoki Coffee

7. Cafelatte

7. Cafelatte
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Would you like some traditional Italian gelato? Many people visit there for their handmade gelato. It’s creamy and smooth! Many flavors available.

Name: Cafelatte
Address:70-1 Saiininui cho, Ukyo ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Tel: +81-75-322-2766
Access: 8 mins walk from Saiin station

Map: Map to Cafelatte

8. Pichipichi Kingyo

8. Pichipichi Kingyo
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This cafe is known for delicious pasta. Their name is very interesting so you might be curious about the cafe. They offer about 10 kind of pasta dishes and my favorite is their carbonara spaghetti.

Name: Pichipichi Kingyo
Address: 4-8 Teranouchi cho, Ukyo ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Tel: +81-75-821-4488
Store hours: 11:30-20:00
Access: 1 min from Hanazono cho

Map: Map to Pichipichi Kingyo

9. Cafe Rhinebeck

9. Cafe Rhinebeck
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This cafe serves delicious pancakes. Their building and interior has a nice Japanese modern style. They even have a room with tatami mat.

Name: Cafe Rhinebeck
Address:692 Ishiyaskushi cho, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Tel: +81-75-451-1208
Access: 5 mins walk from Imagawaomiya bus stop

Map: Map to Cafe Rhinebeck

10. Kaido coffee roastery

10. Kaido coffee roastery
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This cafe is secretly located in a residential area. Once you step inside, you’ll find a fresh roasting aroma of coffee. Their coffee is amazing. Besides coffee, they serve delicious curry as well.

Name: Kaido coffee roastery
Address: 87-1 Kitagaito, Kuse, Joyo shi, Kyoto
Tel: +81-774-52-9678
Access: 6 mins walk from Kutsukawa station

Map: Map to Kaido coffee roastery

Have some coffee break in Kyoto!

Did you find your favorite cafe? There are many places to go in Kyoto but it’s also fun to find a good cafe in this area. Enjoy your adventure and don’t forget to take a break!

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