A modern café serving drip coffee out of a 100-year-old refurbished Kyoto townhouse
Sitting a 10-minute walk from the JR Tambaguchi station, “GOOD TIME COFFE” has made itself at home inside a refurbished Kyoto townhouse built over 100 years ago.
Owner of GOOD TIME COFFEE, Murata, opened this café with the vision of offering a new kind of charm in the form of a space for cultural exchange built from a refurbished old and unused townhouse. Murata also wanted to bring life back to the area as well, by having GOOD TIME COFFEE be a part of the community and interact with its members every day.
On top of this, Murata put out the call for like-minded people to come and set up shops in the same location as GOOD TIME COFFEE. The result has been the formation of the “itonowa” market.
All sharing the common theme of “Ito” meaning thread in Japanese, a mix of warming and welcoming stores, such as Zakka miscellaneous goods stores, antique shops, and dress rentals, have all come together in this spot.
Inside GOOD TIME COFFEE, owner Murata has placed things like their favorite old books, manga, and antiques around the place, so you can even enjoy this café as a bit of a gallery as well.
Everything at GOOD TIME COFFEE can be ordered to go, so if the weather’s nice, we recommend grabbing something here and heading to a nearby park or Kyoto’s lovely Kamogawa river for a picnic.