Downtown Matcha/Green TeaCafeOct. 08, 2015 UPDATE
Specialty shop! A café for you to enjoy Japanese Tea and sweets

Iyemon Salon Kyoto

Iyemon Salon Kyoto
This is a café where you can enjoy sweets and food that pair excellently with Japanese Tea. The environment in the café is modern and stylish. The café’s menu changes at different times throughout the day. Right now I would like to introduce you to their teatime sweets menu (Oyatsu"15:00~17:00"). My recommendation is a set that includes tea paired with a sweet or "Oyatsu". You can choose from 9 varieties including green tea and hojicha after taking into consideration the servers’ explanation and...more a guide, then you can brew it yourself. The sweets include parfaits and ice cream made with green tea powder. The quality of the tea they use is very high, as they take part in the supervision of the tea specialty shop. They also have rice bowl meals and udon on the menu, making this café great for a late lunch.
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It is really fun to brew Japanese Tea by yourself! The Oyatsu look very cute and the café is especially popular with women.
Japanese Tea & Oyatsu Set
1Must Eat !
Japanese Tea & Oyatsu Set / ¥1,080
The most popular menu item. You can choose from 3 types of Japanese Tea and brew it yourself while reading a guide about the various types of tea available.
The ingredients of the sweets (Oyatsu) change with the seasons.
This set allows you to enjoy the wonderful pairing of Japanese Tea with Oyatsu.

*A guide written in English is also available.
*Starting from the left, the Oyatsu in the picture are berry anmitsu (bean jam), green tea powder cake roll, and warabimochi (jelly dipped in swee...moret toasted soybean flour).
*You can choose from 3 types of Japanese Tea: Hojicha, Genmaicha, or Sencha.
The tea depicted in the photo is Sencha.
Matcha Affogato
2Must Eat !
Matcha Affogato / ¥561
Thick and wonderfully sweet vanilla ice cream with slightly bitter green tea powder poured on top. The balance of sweet and bitter is excellent.
Oyatsu with tea
3Let's Try !
Oyatsu with tea / ¥324 or ¥540
You can add tea at a special price with Oyatsu, starting with Matcha Affogato.
There are nine types of tea to choose from. There are names of various oyatsu that pair well with the tea printed in the menu.
We highly recommend choosing one of them.
*The tea in the picture is Hojicha.
4Let's Try !
IEMON SALON ORIGINAL Sencha Tea bag Set / ¥540
This is the sencha used in the cafe in tea bags. The café is next to a shop that allows you to purchase their tea.
You can enjoy the taste of the wonderful tea of the café from the comfort of your home.
How to Order & Eat
Iyemon Salon Kyoto How to Order & Eat

Iyemon Salon Kyoto How to Order & Eat

Iyemon Salon Kyoto How to Order & Eat There are English descriptions in the Japanese menu. Only the drink menu is fully in English.
It is best to take a look at the drink menu for a deeper understanding of tea. The tea is rated for its sweetness or bitterness.
- Order Tips -
If you do not like bitter tea, just say:
"Nomiyasui ocha wo kudasai."
(Please give me a tea that is easy to drink.)
Iyemon Salon Kyoto Appearance Photo
Iyemon Salon Kyoto
Categories Matcha/Green Tea, Cafe
Phone +81 75-222-1500
Address Chisou Bld.1F, 80, Mikuracho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8166
Directions 3-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Karasuma Oike Station.
Hours 8:00~24:00 (Last order Food 23:00 / Drink 23:30)
*The menu changes depending on the time of day.
Morning / 8:00~11:00 (L.O.10:30) │Lunch / 11:00~15:00
Oyatsu / 15:00~17:00 │ Dinner / 17:00~24:00 (L.O.23:30)
Reservations Reservations accepted up to the day before your arrival. Lunch reservations not available on Saturday, Sunday, or holidays.
Closed Irregular holidays
Notes This is a very popular café, so it is often busy at all times of day.
Price range
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¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, etc.
Good for Solo, With Friends, Families with Children
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menus available.
Menu English
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 115 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Separate areas for smokers and non-smokers. (Only non-smoking seats available weekdays from 11:00-17:00 and on holidays from 8:00-17:00.)
Iyemon Salon Kyoto +81 75-222-1500 ¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000 3/3

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