A prominent established old Kyoto café with a lavish food menu

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This popular established café has endless lines on days off. There is a coffee bean grinder right there as you walk in, and the pleasant aroma of coffee wafts through the air. The interior décor is based around rich brown wood and tiles, plus fantastic leather sofas, an old clock…It is one of Japan’s long-standing old cafés. On the first floor, they serve up light fare like hotcakes and sandwiches, and on the second floor, they serve western dishes like hamburgers between 11:30 and 15:00. You ha...moreve lunch or just take a break from sightseeing. *This time we will introduce the first floor menu.
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Best of 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.
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Hideaway shops and spots of worthwhile destination. Recommended if you are keen on these genres.
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The ambiance really makes you feel that this is what an established café is all about! It is the perfect place to relax and take a break. The lunch menu available on the second floor is also delicious and prepared with care.
Hot Cake
1Must Eat !
Hot Cake / ¥650
Thick, moist and fluffy. Put on plenty of butter and syrup. Not too sweet, and easy to eat.
Smart Original Blende Coffee
2Must Eat !
Smart Original Blende Coffee / ¥500
Coffee made with beans home-ground in the shop. It has a refreshing flavor without being too bitter. It is great after your meal, but also pairs well with light fare such as hotcakes.
Egg Sandwiches
3Let's Try !
Egg Sandwiches / ¥700
Huge portions! They are filled with thick slices of fried egg. The balance between the bite of the mustard spread on the bread with the sweetness of the eggs is perfect. Add salt to taste.
Coffee Beans and Ground Coffee in Resealable Cans
4Let's Try !
Coffee Beans and Ground Coffee in Resealable Cans (Take Out) / 200g / ¥1,900
You can buy the coffee served at the café as coffee beans or ground coffee. It comes in the café’s own original resealable cans, so it might make a good souvenir.
How to Order & Eat
Smart Coffee How to Order & Eat

Smart Coffee How to Order & EatJust a cup of coffee is fine, but if you have room for it, you definitely want to try the hotcakes or something else from the food menu. Also, the first floor only serves the café menu, but on the second floor, you can order from the lunch menu, including hamburgers and fried shrimp, from 11:00 to 14:30, except on Tuesdays.
- Order Tips -
The portions are large for the items on the light menu, such as hotcakes and sandwiches. If you get full and cannot finish, you can take the rest home with you.
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Categories Kissaten(Japanese-Style Coffee Shop)
Phone +81 75-231-6547
Address 537, Tenshojimaecho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8081
Directions 2-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station.
Hours 8:00~19:00
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Open everyday
Notes You often have to wait on days off, so you should set aside plenty of time before coming.
Price range
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¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menus available.
Menu English
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 30 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking No smoking on the 2nd floor, smoking allowed on the 1st floor.
Smart Coffee +81 75-231-6547 ¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000 3/3

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