Downtown CafeJun. 28, 2016 UPDATE
Enjoy a relaxed and heartfelt tea time with some special British café items


THE THREE BEARS is a British style cafe in center of Kyoto City serving freshly baked scones, cakes, and more. If you miss eating western food during your visit in Japan, consider making a visit here and enjoy items like cottage pie and British baked goods. THE THREE BEARS is loved by both locals and visitors for the attention to detail in which the café brings taste of Great Britain to Kyoto. You will be spending a comfortable time in this café because of the friendly staff that are capable of ...morecommunicating in English.
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You can't find many cafes serving authentic British taste in Kyoto. THE THREE BEARS has delicious scones, cakes, and lunch items like cottage pie. All are made fresh everyday and are very enjoyable in the cafe's calm interior. I suggest you to stop by if you want to have a nice tea time!
The serving wear and interior of the cafe are very detailed and gives a very calm feeling. Scones come with cream and jam that are excellent! If you come in on a good timing, you may get to have some just-baked ones.
1Must Eat !
Cream Tea (a set of 2 scones and a pot of tea) / ¥1,200
Scones are baked fresh daily and served with sides of clotted cream and jam. They are deliciously crispy on the outside, warm and soft on the inside. The scones are perfect if you are looking for something delicious to have a bite to eat. Cream Tea is served with a pot of tea of your choice in which you can enjoy a long afternoon tea time.
Cake Set
2Must Eat !
Cake Set (a choice of cake and a pot of tea or a cup of coffee) / ¥800~
Cake Set comes with the week’s recommended cake and a pot of tea or coffee.  The week’s recommended cakes are lined up in the display, it is recommended to check it out before ordering. Cakes are baked fresh daily and are topped with cream after each order to ensure serving the freshest and most tasty baked goods available.
Cottage Pie
3Let's Try !
Cottage Pie (lunch set with tea or coffee) / ¥1,100
Try the Cottage Pie with sides of vegetables and slices of toast. Flavorful meat filling is under a bed of creamy potato served hot right out of the oven. There are also other familiar British comfort food like macaroni and cheese that are difficult to find around Kyoto. All lunch items come with a pot of tea, cup of coffee. You could also choose ice tea or ice coffee instead. Enjoy a dessert with your lunch for additional 250 yen.

*This item is offered all day.
4Let's Try !
Afternoon Tea Set / ¥1,700~
Afternoon Tea Set includes sandwiches, scones, and pastries all served in three-plated tower. Choose from several different types of tea for tea pot service that comes with the set. This Afternoon Tea Set is recommended for those who want to eat multiple food items all in small portions.
How to Order & Eat

The three bears how to order & eat

*Limited-time seasonal items are also available.

Menu items:

○ Cakes:Scones with clotted cream/Victoria Sandwich Cake/Treacle Tart/Banoffee Pie/Eton Mess/Trifle/Lemon Meringue Pie/Shortbread/Gingerbread Man Biscuits /Mince Pie/Apple Crumble/Cupcake/Pavlova/Bread & Butter Pudding.

○Beverage (tea/coffee): Earl Grey/Darjeeling/English Breakfast/Herbal Tea/Chai/Coffee/Elderflower Juice

○ Lunch: Roast Beef Sandwich/Salmon & Avocado Sandwich/Macaroni & Cheese/Cottage Pie/Welsh Rarebit
- Order Tips -
Ask what kind of cakes are available as they change weekly.

Seasonal tea are also available, ask the staff for more details.
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Categories Cafe
Phone +81 75-252-2221
Address Tokiwa Bld.1F, 647 Tearaimizucho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8152
Directions 2-minute walk from Subway Shijo/Karasuma Station.
(Exit 21)
5-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Karasuma Oike Station.
(Exit 5)
Hours 11:30am - 6:30pm
Reservations Accepted
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Notes New menu items and extension of opening hours are planned.
Price range
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Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Friendly Japanese and English speaking staff
Menu Japanese, English
Languages spoken Japanese, English
Number of seats 30 seats inside, 6 seats outside
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
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