A patisserie hidden on the alleys of Kyoto close to Fuya-cho Street
There is a saying in Kyoto: “The greatest places in Kyoto are hidden in the alleys” and Pâtisserie salon de thé m.s.h proves this saying to be true. Everything at the cake shop is handmade, from their seasonal cakes which use fruit to their more classic products. They always have around 15 types of cakes in the showcase. In the evening many of their cakes will be sold out, so you can see that the cake shop is well-liked by the locals. If you want to go to the café, you’ll first have to go through a white door to enter the alley its located in, and then when you walk forward in the alley, you’ll get to see the café and its terrace seats, which when I went to the shop were bathing in warm afternoon sunlight. The shop is in a renovated Kyoto townhouse with a white color scheme, so inside it’s very bright. You can buy the cakes to go, but it may be an even better idea to enjoy them at the shop with a cup of tea or coffee. If the weather is nice, I recommend taking it easy on the terrace.
Fuya Swiss roll
Fuya Swiss roll / ¥420
This Swiss roll is not something you see every day: it contains wheat gluten mixed with chestnut. This is this shop’s most classic cake. The soft and fluffy sponge cake and the springiness of the wheat gluten are what is special about this Swiss roll. The mild taste of the chestnut-wheat gluten and the subdued sweetness of the whipped cream are so good that many people become fans of this Swiss roll.
Tarte au chocolat
Tarte au chocolat / ¥490
This tart is topped with a rich chocolate mousse which has both caramel and bitterness in its taste. The tart is topped with macarons and almonds, so it also looks cute. The taste is rich, but the aftertaste is not too strong, so this tart can also be recommended to those who don’t normally like sweets. I hope you will try this tart with their special tea blend.
Yomogi-fu Swiss roll
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Yomogi-fu Swiss roll / ¥450
This is a Kyoto specialty with adzuki beans and Japanese mugwort baked into the sponge cake. The slightly fragrant, mild tasting matcha goes very well with the adzuki beans. The sponginess of the Japanese mugwort makes sure that you won’t get bored of the taste. How about comparing the tastes of Fuya and Yomogi-fu Swiss rolls?
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Coquette / ¥500
The refreshing taste of the crème brûlée is made even better with the depth the gianduja-paste (made of hazelnut and chocolate) brings to this cake. The moist dacquoise layer works as a nice accent, and you can enjoy many different tastes with one bite of this cake.
How to Order

Everyone in a group needs to order something. 

- Order Tips -

First choose the cake from the showcase. Then order a drink once you sit down. 

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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
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The cakes are all pretty, so I felt very excited when I got to choose one. Their classic Fuya Swiss roll was, of course, nice, but so were the others; I could taste the dedication and passion the pastry chefs here have toward cakes. The atmosphere is very nice, from the alley to the terrace seats to inside the shop, and I was especially taken back by how nicely the cakes were lined up inside the showcase. This is my recommendation for afternoon tea in Kyoto!
3.7 food4.0 service3.0 atmosphere4.0
Pâtisserie salon de thé m.s.h is in a renovated townhouse, and it sells many kinds of cakes like their interesting Japanese mugwort Swiss roll. Their most classic cake must be their chocolate tart! Everything about this tart is chocolate flavored, from the chocolate mousse to the macarons with which it’s topped. So for someone like me, who loves chocolate, this something irresistible! Those with a sweet tooth; you need to try it!
3.7 food4.0 service3.0 atmosphere4.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.7 food4.0 service3.0 atmosphere4.0
Pâtisserie salon de thé m.s.h
Category Patisserie
Phone +81 75-212-5388
Address 630 Tachibana-cho, Oshikojidori Fuya-cho Nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Directions A 7-minute walk from subway Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station.
Open Hours Café: 11:00~19:30 (L.O. 19:00) To go: 11:00~20:00
Reservations Accepted
Closed Thursdays.
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted.
Good for Solo, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
You can order by pointing your finger at the cakes. They can understand some simple English.
Menu Japanese.
Lanuages spoken Some simple English.
Number of seats 14
Private dining rooms No
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking.
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