Sweets Café Kyoto Keizo is a Kyoto-style café in a machiya town house
This café in Sanjo Street, Sweets Café Kyoto Keizo, is located in an old, renovated Kyoto town house, so it is very easy to notice. Once you step into the café, you are surrounded by wood and the hanging scrolls and other artwork they have display; it almost feels like you have stepped into an art gallery. This café has also been featured on Japanese television programs, and they are famous for their Mont Blanc cake with a best-before date of just 10 minutes. Besides the Mont Blanc cakes, they also have plenty of other cakes, savory dishes, and alcoholic beverages; so they have something for everyone.
Mont Blanc cake with a best-before date of 10 minutes
/ ￥800 With coffee or tea: ￥1340 (+tax)
Why does this Mont Blanc cake have a best-before of 10 minutes? The reason for this is in the meringue! The reason for this is in the delicate work they put into their meringues; it takes three hours to make them! For this reason when the meringues get in contact with air the texture changes as they get moister. Below it, you can find almond sponge cake, which is of course topped with pureed chestnut, so when you taste it you can feel the fragrance of chestnut all around you. After 10 minutes, the taste changes to a softer one, the puree and meringue become one, so the cake is still delicious even after 10 minutes!
Sweets café Kyoto Keizo’s cake platter with tea or coffee
/ ￥1440 (+tax)
Because they have so many different kinds of cakes, many people couldn’t decide what to buy. This is why the owner of the café thought of this cake platter with many types of cakes on it; cheesecake, tiramisu, and the day’s tart, all this with a cup of coffee or tea makes for a great afternoon tea set. The cheesecake is thick but not too thick, the tiramisu gets a nice kick from the liquor, and the today’s tart on the picture is a pear tart with a nice balance between sweet and sour, and a very crispy crust. If you can’t decide what to get, this is a great choice.