Mar. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Cafe Machiko

- Cafe 町子 -
Homey and lovely cafe where you can make yourself comfortable with a superb burger
Located at Senbon-Kitaoji, a popular town for students, Cafe Machiko is always the favorite place of local people wishing to relax there on their own ways. The concept of the cafe is a private room of a girl who has been travelling all over the world. Lords of books, pictures, goods are decorated in the cafe as if they are souvenirs from various parts of the world she has visited. They provide burger, pasta, Japanese local food, such as Karaage (fried chicken) and others. You could stay in the cafe as long as you want; even sleeping is allowed if you order main meal at least. There is a variety of chairs and sofas and you could choose your favorite one to seat as long as there are just few people there. Manga, guide books and photographs are available and you could also display your own photos. This is the place where memories during your trip in Kyoto would be held.
Machiko Burger
Machiko Burger / ¥860
Hard taste of meat and pepper are advantage. Buns are a bit sweet so I would recommend having it without any seasonings. It comes along with salad, chips and soup of the day (1D +¥150).
Karaage rice bowl
Karaage rice bowl / ¥790
No need to say! It is absolutely dynamic! Juicy and jumbo fried chicken with mayonnaise must be a high-calorie combination. If you are feeling hungry during your sightseeing, pop in the café and have a bite of the chicken to instantly fill your energy up.
Matcha Japanese pan cake
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Matcha Japanese pan cake / ¥860
Be careful when you order it as a desert after having lunch. Please believe me that its volume is extremely unbelievable. Aroma of Matcha, powdered green tea, will be spread out in your mouth lightly. Having red beans and Matcha ice cream with the pancake makes the taste better and stronger.
Checking the decoration corner
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Checking the decoration corner / Free
Pile of classy books and photographs given by visitors are decorated in the center of this cafe. Feel free to read the books or see the pictures of their memories. You would be able to come up with idea to learn what the world or Kyoto are.
How to Order

Machiko menu English menu is available. The owner can speak English with body language. Don’t worry when you come in, the staff nicely takes you to the seat.

- Order Tips -
If your stomach is not empty, you can have some more rice free of charge for your set meal. Ask a staff; "Okawari wo Kudasai" I would like another bowl of rice.
2.0 food1.0 service2.0 atmosphere3.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
2.0 food1.0 service2.0 atmosphere3.0
This café has a nice hippey or college-like feeling, and they have a great number of books for you to read. This is the kind of café where you could spend quite a while, just reading or studying. Just as a word of warning, their hamburger buns are very soft and at least the one I had was also a bit soggy.
2.7 food0.5 service2.5 atmosphere5.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
2.7 food0.5 service2.5 atmosphere5.0
Cafe Machiko / Cafe 町子
Category Cafes
Phone +81 451-2033
Address 2F, 17 Shimomikomi-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi 〒602-8235
Directions 30 seconds walk from Senbon-Kitaoji stop by Kyoto City Bus # 206 from Kyoto Stn.
Open Hours Monday to Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday: 11:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Reservations Accepted
Closed Open everyday
Notes Even though you start singing at the café suddenly, It is welcomed interestingly if the owner give you permission.
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Visitors can take a long break time there.
Menu Japanese, English
Lanuages spoken Japanese, Simple English
Number of seats 50 - 60 seats
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Separated Non smoking area and smoking area
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