Listen to classical music while enjoying coffee and cakes

François Kissashitsu

/ フランソア喫茶室
François Kissashitsu
A white-walled café by the riverside. The building’s European-style design has been designated a national cultural asset. It is popular with a wide age group, including seniors as well as many young women among its customers.
Classical music plays inside. The stained glass windows, antique chairs, and Chagall paintings create a stylish and relaxed atmosphere. It is a good place to have coffee and cake, or light fare such as toast, while enjoying an elegant time.
Our Comments
Popular in Kyoto
Must-visit shops and spots for all first time tourists to Kyoto.
Highly Recommended
Top shops and spots loved by our editors and highly recommended to be listed on your itinerary.
Well Worth a Visit
Less known but widely loved by both tourists and locals. Recommended if your schedule permits.
Good for Fans
Hideaway shops and spots of worthwhile destination. Recommended if you are keen on these genres.
For Enthusiasts
Very popular among enthusiasts on these genres. Not always suitable if you are not particularly interested.
It is located right in the middle of a busy part of town, but this café has a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere! It is a perfect place to take a break from sightseeing!
Coffee(fresh cream or black)
1Must Eat !
Coffee(fresh cream or black) / ¥580
We recommend the fresh cream. The slight bitterness and acidity of the coffee goes well with the mild sweetness of fresh cream. It comes with two sugar cubes.
2Must Eat !
Sachertorte(chocolate cake filled with apricot jam) / ¥650
A cake accented with the tartness of apricot jam.
A popular menu item along with the Raw cheese cake.
Cheese toast
3Let's Try !
Cheese toast(with mini salad) / ¥650
Thick slices of toast are topped with loads of soft-textured cheese. It is divided into 6 pieces, making it easy to eat.
Gateau francois
4Let's Try !
Gateau francois(maple or honey) / ¥400
The café’s own original cake, which includes the name of the café in its name. It is coated with a not-too-sweet syrup. Enjoy the dense texture.
How to Order & Eat
François Kissashitsu How to Order & Eat It is famous for its delicious cakes, so you should either order a cake by itself or the CAKE SET (a set that includes cake and coffee or black tea). If you are hungry, we recommend ordering TOAST or a SANDWICH.
- Order Tips -
The cakes are somewhat small. If you visit this café in a pair, you should order two different cakes and share them.
François Kissashitsu Appearance Photo
François Kissashitsu
Categories Kissaten(Japanese-Style Coffee Shop)
Phone +81 75-351-4042
Address 184 Sendo-cho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8019
Directions 3-minute walk from Hankyu Kyoto-Kawaramachi station.
Hours 10:00 ~ 23:00 (L.O. at 22:30)
Reservations Accepted
Closed 12/31, New years day & summer holidays (2days)
Notes It is often crowded after 13:00 on weekdays and holidays.
Price range
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¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menus available.
Menu English
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 80 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Separated
François Kissashitsu +81 75-351-4042 ¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000 1/3

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