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Sep. 17, 2020 UPDATE
Traveler Friendly
Close to JR Tambaguchi Station, so definitely make use of the JR line.
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Basic English
306 6 --- 0 reviews
Sep. 17, 2020 UPDATE


Traveler Friendly
Close to JR Tambaguchi Station, so definitely make use of the JR line.
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Basic English
306 6 --- 0 reviews
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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 COFFEE” has made itself at home inside a refurbished Kyoto townhouse built over 100 years ago.

Owner Murata opened this café with the vision of offering a new kind of charm to the area in the form of a space for cultural exchange inside a refurbished old and unused townhouse. Murata also wanted to bring life back to the area by having GOOD TIME COFFEE be a member of the community and interact daily with its fellow neighbors.
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 was 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 lifestyle stores, antique shops, and dress rental shops, have all come together in this one spot. Inside GOOD TIME COFFEE, owner Murata has placed things like their favorite old books, manga, and antiques, so the café is also a bit of a gallery as well.

Everything at GOOD TIME COFFEE can be ordered to go, so if the weather’s nice out, we suggest grabbing something and heading to the lovely nearby Umekoji Park for a picnic.
Drip Coffee (Brazil, Ethiopia, and Timor-Leste)
Pour-over Coffee (Brazil, Ethiopia, and Timor-Leste) / ¥400 (+tax)
Carefully made one cup at a time, this pour-over coffee is GOOD TIME COFFEE’s specialty. You can choose from there roasts; light, medium, and dark. The Ethiopian light roast has a refreshing flavor with a characteristically fruity aroma and sharp acidity. The Brazilian medium roast has a mild sweetness with fragrant nutty notes. The Timor-Leste dark roast has a pronounced bitterness, with a hint of sweetness, and light acidity. Being able to choose different roasts based on your personal preferences is just another of the great things about GOOD TIME COFFEE.
Kamonegi Sandwich
Kamonegi Sandwich / ¥700 (+tax)
This Kamonegi sandwich features wonderfully fragrant duck meat sandwiched between two pieces of soft yet crunchy bread. This sandwich is not only stuffed with Kamonegi duck meat but also a considerable helping of crunchy scallions and Shimeji mushrooms. The hint of sweetness you’ll taste comes from the secret ingredient of white miso. This sandwich epitomizes Kyoto in every single way.
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BLT Sandwich
BLT Sandwich / ¥700(inc. tax)
This is your classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato, BLT sandwich. The delicious smell of bacon fat, crunchy lettuce and juicy tomato paired with black pepper mayonnaise, come together to make a spicy sandwich with a deliciously acquired taste. This BLT isn’t as heavy as the Kamonegi sandwich, so it’s perfect for when you’re looking for something small to eat.
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Seasonal Fruit Sandwich & Choco Chunk Cookies
Seasonal Fruit Sandwich & Choco Chunk Cookies / ¥750 (+tax) | ¥190(inc. tax)
The fruit in this fruit sandwich changes seasonally, but this time we were able to snag one of the strawberry sandwiches. The sweet and sour strawberries go absolutely amazing with the mild flavors of the custard cream. The addition of condensed milk work to give the sandwich an even sweeter milky flavor. This sandwich is sure to be a hit with people of all ages. The hand made choco chunk cookies are made with a good helping of deliciously sweet chocolate. And it goes without saying, these soft and chewy cookies, go down perfectly with a nice big cup of coffee too.
How to Order

how to order - GOOD TIME COFFEE

GOOD TIME COFFEE have an English menu as well, so you should have no problem ordering in English at the counter. 

After ordering, go inside and find a nice place to sit down and wait for your order.

Everything on the menu can be ordered to go as well, so this place is great for when you want to have a picnic at a nearby park or Kyoto’s famous Kamogawa river. 

※* Prices are subject to change.

- Order Tips -

GOOD TIME COFFEE also houses several different shops at the back of the café, so definitely check them out after eating.

*Ziro Zakka:

A Zakka miscellaneous goods store filled with hand made designer goods.

Open: 12 a.m. - 7 p.m.

*Only open Fri/Sat/Sun


・Ameria Japonica

A Kimono specialist built on the concept of “Cute Kimono you’ll want to wear every day.”

Opn:11 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.(Studio)

*Only open on weekdays. Visits require reservations (Sat/Sun also available


・Gallery Ichima

An antique shop with antique pottery and the like.

Open: Reservation required

Closed: No set closed days 


・Succulents Hinakota (Currently Closed)

A store growing and selling their own succulents.


・atelier & shop muu

A cute shop making and selling handmade clothes and accessories. 

Open: Weekdays - 11 a.m. - 5 a.m. | Weekends and Holidays - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Closed:Wednesdays (Possibly closed other days too)


・vintage wedding dress Koume

Photo studio and rental shop of vintage wedding dresses from America and Europe.

Open: Reservation required

Closed: No set closed days


・KAI Antiques

An antique shop mainly focusing on Kofu antique materials and cloth.

Open: 12 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 *Only open on Saturday or Sunday


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