The way coffee shop is supposed to be - exciting conversations are born over a cup of coffee
Visit ask me! café Kyoto and bring some curiosity with you. The friendly owner with interesting stories will be behind the counter ready to serve you a cup of coffee and several intriguing conversations. It`s very easy to make new friends here since both locals and visitors come to this cafe. The owner participates in the community development projects, and with his characteristics and with his hand made food and drinks, he brings the community together. Get ready to learn bit more about Kyoto during your stay here.
Coffee / ￥500
If the order of coffee is two servings or less at a time, the owner grinds the coffee beans himself. Using fine beans from “Beans Tei” in Kyoto, coffee is brewed and poured into a cup that is a well match to the café.
Lunch Set / ￥800 Plus coffee is additional ￥200
Hungry for lunch? The sauce for the spaghetti is changed daily as well as the side salad. The owner chooses the menu himself every day. Lunch set is available until it’s sold out. The spaghetti pictured on the right has bacon and vegetables with Parmesan cheese on top. The plateful of spaghetti is flavorful, but not too heavy.
Cake / ￥300
Cakes are also in-house made. Although depending on the availability, try this chocolate cake which has a similar texture to a brownie. The cake goes wonderfully with a cup of coffee.
Take a book and ask questions to the owner / ￥0
There is a collection of interesting books such as a photo book of black and white pictures of Kyoto in the past. There are many books about Kyoto here, so if you want to learn more about the city, this is a great place to study! Ask the master if you have any questions, he is very knowledgeable about the city, and he is also part of the city development project.
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ask me! cafe Kyoto
|Address||495 Daiku-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi|
|Directions||・8-minute walk from Keihan Kiyomizu Gojyo Stn. ・8-minute walk from Subway Gojyo Stn. ・8-minute walk from Subway Shichijyo Stn.|
|Open Hours||9am - 4pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) 9am - closing depending if events are happening (Saturday and Sunday)|
|Notes||The owner is also a guide for Mai Mai Kyoto, a community where knowledgeable locals guide through in depths of the city with more close encounters to those who want to learn more about Kyoto. Also events are held on the second floor of the café. Ask the owner about any up coming events!|
￥100 ~ ￥1,000
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
|Good for||Solo, With Friends, Families with Children|
Great opportunity to learn about the city.
|Lanuages spoken||Yes - Conversational English|
|Number of seats||10 seats. 16 seats up stairs for events.|
|Private dining rooms||No|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking. If other guests are ok, smoking is allowed.|