Best Cafes in Kyoto

There are many unique cafes with a Japanese twist in Kyoto. Try some handmade sweets at the cafes recommended by Sharing Kyoto, like the Three Bears!
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ZenKashoin Kyoto Muromachi Store

Enjoy one-of-a-kind desserts in a traditional Kyoto townhouse
Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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MAMEBACO

A special little spot on the corner weaving itself into your life
Imperial Palace & Teramachi / Central Kyoto Area
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koé donuts

koé donuts; a ground-breaking, immersive and ethical donut factory
Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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tubara cafe

Rediscover Japanese sweets at veteran Japanese sweets maker Tsuruya Yoshinobu’s Cafe
Imperial Palace & Teramachi / Central Kyoto Area
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Ten

Enjoy great sweets and the traditional tableware at the Japanese café Ten by Kiyomizu Temple
Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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MARIEBELLE Kyoto

Bite-sized chocolates with cute illustrations on top
Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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THE THREE BEARS

Enjoy a relaxed and heartfelt tea time over some special British treats
Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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Kayūchaya & Oyasumidokoro

Enjoy seeing fresh Namagashi made right before your eyes at Tsuruya Yoshinobu
Imperial Palace & Teramachi / Central Kyoto Area
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Mar Café

Mar Café is a cafe where you can enjoy nice food while you look down at Kiyomizu Temple
Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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GOOD TIME COFFEE(itonowa)

A modern café serving drip coffee out of a 100-year-old refurbished Kyoto townhouse
Kyoto Station / Central Kyoto Area
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BLUE FIR TREE

Blue Fir Tree is a café with a nostalgic feel and fantastic pancakes in an alley in Gion
Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Yuki no Shita Kyoto Main Store

In a machiya-style building, you can find Yuki no Shita, a pancake place famous for their dedication to only using the best ingredients
Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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page one Café & Dining Bar is a café in Kyoto offering shaved ice in bowls made out of ice
Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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in the Soup

In the soup is a restaurant and bar hidden on the 9th floor of a building in Gion
Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Kyoto Modern Terrace

Have Japanese-western fusion cuisine at Kyoto Modern Terrace
Okazaki & Heian Shrine / Central Kyoto Area
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Au Temps Perdu

Enjoy a cup of tea at Au Temps Perdu while you look at the people walk by and listen to the murmur of the river
Okazaki & Heian Shrine / Central Kyoto Area
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CAFE KOCSI

Relaxative space - good for lunch or break
Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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CAFÉ FROSCH

Crafty Café for Cultural Exchange in Nishijin district
Nijo Castle & Kitano Tenmangu / Central Kyoto Area
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[Closed] & noma CAFE

Enjoy a Delicious, Healthy Meal in what Feels like a European Cottage
Okazaki & Heian Shrine / Central Kyoto Area
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MALEBRANCHE - Kitayama Main Store

Enjoy delicately delicious seasonal cakes at Kyoto’s famous MALEBRANCHE
Shimogamo Shrine & Kitayama / Central Kyoto Area
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BEL AMER Kyoto Bettei Chocolat BAR

Heavenly place where art of chocolate is created
Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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Cafe Karirenge

Handmade cakes and beautiful pottery in a café located at the back of a narrow alleyway
Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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Kawa Café

Machiya(townhouse)-style cafe by the Kamo River where you can enjoy dining all day
Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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Sarasa Nishijin

A café renovated from a long-running public bath house
Daitokuji Temple & Kitaoji / Central Kyoto Area
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Fushimi Yume Hyakushu Café

Sake, ice cream, and baumkuchen at Fushimi Yume Hyakushu Café
Fushimi Chusyojima / Other Kyoto Area
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ZEN CAFE

See a Different Face of 400-Year-Old Japanese Confectioner, Kagizen, at this Modern Cafe
Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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SLOW JET COFFEE Kodai-ji

A cafe where visitors can relax with an aromatic cup of coffee while enjoying the view of Kyoto
Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Vermillion - cafe.

Real coffee by Fushimi Inari Shrine at Vermillion - cafe.
Fushimi Inari / Other Kyoto Area
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Gochio Cafe

Delicious matcha espressos made from single-origin matcha in Uji at Gochio Cafe
Uji / Other Kyoto Area
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The Yellow Deli

The Yellow Deli is a bakery from Australia that offers fresh coffee and bread in Kyoto
Kinkakuji & Uzumasa / Other Kyoto Area
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