Gion & Kiyomizu Temple CafeJan. 05, 2016 UPDATE
Handmade delights enjoyed by Maiko and Geiko of Kyoto

Beni Yuki

Beni Yuki
In a quiet area off Gion, Beni Yuki serves freshly made apple pies, pizza, curry, sandwiches, spaghetti and more. Coffee is brewed with Nel Drip method making each cup of coffee oh-so-perfect. All of the café items are well thought out making this 18-year old café an experienced master of original flavors. Almost everything is hand-made including bread, pie, and ice cream. This 90-year old house is a café during the day and a lounge during the night. The café is also enjoyed by Maiko and Geiko i...moren the area on their days off. If you are lucky, you may encounter one when you make a visit here!
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I have heard that this place used to be an accommodation, but I was surprised to see the entrance with slippers lined up! Just like entering a Japanese house, you will have to slip into a pair of slippers. The inside is decorated very nicely and the environment feels unique but warm and homey at the same time. The owner is friendly and very talented at creating food. The apple pie is a must eat along with a freshly brewed coffee!
Apple pie with red wine sauce
1Must Eat !
Apple pie with red wine sauce / ¥530
Both apple pie and ice cream are handmade!
With the hint of red wine flavor from the sauce, the apple pie is so heartwarming with the perfect sweetness. The ice cream is made with Manuka honey, giving it a distinct taste that matches very well with the warm pie.
Omuraisu with chicken rice (omelet rice)
2Must Eat !
Omuraisu with chicken rice (omelet rice) / ¥800
For lunch, choose from variety of dishes like omelet rice, curry, and spaghetti. All lunch sets come with a side salad. The omelet rice is served with delicious sauce made with fresh tomatoes. Chicken rice is wrapped in soft omelet served with delicious tomato sauce on top. You would not want to miss their coffee and dessert! With the lunch set, you can add a drink and/or dessert for a discount.
Matcha coffee
3Let's Try !
Matcha coffee / ¥530
Matcha and Coffee in one full cup! All of their coffee are grounded and brewed to order using the Nel Drip method. This is the place to go to if you are tired of machine-made coffee. You can see the Nel Drip process right in front of you.
Look at the wooden post with Maiko and Geiko name stickers
4Let's Try !
Look at the wooden post with Maiko and Geiko name stickers / -
The café is located in near Hanamachi, or district of Maiko and Geiko. On off-days of busy Maiko and Geiko, some visit the café leaving their name stickers which are often used like business cards. Because of the surrounding temples in the area, many Buddhist Monks also visit the café for some coffee.
How to Order & Eat
How to ordeer & eat

How to ordeer & eat

How to ordeer & eatMany drinks to choose from! In the menu are Cinnamon Coffee, Manuka Honey Coffee, Brown Sugar Caramel Coffee, English Tea Float, and more. If ordered with a lunch set, drink prices are 200 yen discounted and desserts are 100 yen discounted.
- Order Tips -
Order a drink and a dessert together with lunch set! Other then the apple pie, Hot Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie, Hot Black Bean Black Sesame Brown Sugar Pie, and more are available on the menu. Be adventurous as many menu items are very unique you can only enjoy it here!
Beni Yuki Interior Photo 1
Beni Yuki Interior Photo 1
Beni Yuki Appearance photoBeni Yuki Appearance photo
Beni Yuki
Categories Cafe
Phone +81 75-541-1311
Address 572 Komatsu-cho, Yasaga-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi
Directions 10-minute walk from Gion Shijyo Stn.
10-minute walk from Kiyomizu Gojyo Stn.
Hours 11am - 6pm (L.O. 5:30)
Lounge opens from 7PM
Reservations Accepted
Closed Mondays
Notes Like going into a home in Japan, you will take off your shoes at the entrance. Please change into slippers and then move on into the café.
Price range
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Drinks and desserts are discounted if ordered with a lunch set
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Menu is in Japanese only, however there are several pictures that are helpful.
Menu Japanese
Languages spoken Japanese
Number of seats 20 seats
Private dining rooms No
Non smoking / smoking Smoking
Beni Yuki +81 75-541-1311 Drinks and desserts are discounted if ordered with a lunch set 3/3

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