Jan. 21, 2023 UPDATE
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Enjoy a relaxed and heartfelt tea time over some special British treats
THE THREE BEARS is a British style cafe in the center of Kyoto City serving freshly baked scones, cakes, and more. If you miss western food during your visit to Japan, consider taking a visit to THE THREE BEARS and enjoying classic British foods like cottage pie, scones, and cakes. THE THREE BEARS is loved by both locals and visitors alike for their attention to detail when bringing the tastes of Great Britain to Kyoto. The friendly café staff also have no problem communicating in English either, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your time at this wonderfully British café.
Cream Tea (a set of 2 scones and a pot of tea) / ￥1,700～
The scones are baked fresh daily and served with a side of clotted cream and jam. Deliciously crispy on the outside, warm and soft on the inside, these scones are perfect if you’re just looking for a bite to eat. Cream Tea is also served with a pot of your choice of tea, making it perfect for enjoying a long afternoon tea time.
Cake Set (a choice of cake and a pot of tea or a cup of coffee) / ￥800~
This 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 and it’s recommended you check them out before ordering. Cakes are baked fresh daily and topped with cream with each order, mean that you’re sure to freshest and tastiest cake available.
Cottage Pie (lunch set with tea or coffee) / ￥1,650
Try the Cottage Pie with a side of vegetables and slices of toast. A flavorful meat filling sits under a bed of creamy potato served hot right out of the oven. There are also other familiar British comfort foods, which are difficult to find around Kyoto, like macaroni and cheese, available too. All lunch items come with a pot of tea or cup of coffee. You can also choose ice tea or ice coffee instead. Enjoy a dessert with your lunch for an additional 250 yen. *This item is offered all day.
Afternoon Tea Set / ￥2,200~
The Afternoon Tea Set includes sandwiches, scones, and pastries all served on a classic British three tiered cake stand. Choose from several different types of tea as a pot of tea also comes with the set. This Afternoon Tea Set is recommended to those who want try a bite of a range of things.
How to Order
*Limited-time seasonal items are also available.
○ 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.
○ Beverages (tea/coffee):
Earl Grey｜Darjeeling｜English Breakfast
Herbal Tea｜Chai｜Coffee｜Elderflower Juice
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.