Kick back with a coffee by the relaxing Takase River
murmur coffee Kyoto is a quaint café located along the bank of the beautiful tree-lined Takase River. The café’s name, murmur, comes from the sound of the rustling leaves, flowing stream and surrounding nature that makes you forget just how close you are to downtown. With both indoor and outdoor seating, you can sit back with a coffee and enjoy the sprawling greenery no matter where you sit.
murmur coffee Kyoto set themselves apart with their exclusive use of blended coffees.
They offer four varieties of original blends whose flavors take inspiration from Kyoto’s unique scenic spots, such as the Kamogawa and Takase rivers.
Using six varieties of beans, murmur coffee Kyoto uses their own in-store roaster to home roast beans and create coffee packed with unique traits.
Additionally, the mugs used at murmur coffee Kyoto were made in collaboration with the Kyoto University of Art & Design. Students of the university created the mugs with the image of what it’s like to walk around the area in mind.
The mugs which were made with inspiration from Kyoto’s four seasons are deeply unique pieces that you won’t find at any other café.
So if you find yourself here, don’t forget to take in the beauty of the pieces of art that are the mugs themselves as well.
/ ￥430 (inc. tax)
This self-titled blend was made with the image of a “walk along the Kamogawa River on a nice day” in mind. As it was inspired by a nice stroll, the blend has hardly any notes of bitterness or acidity and has a markedly mellow flavor – truly a coffee to relax with.
Additionally, as a Brazilian Bourbon coffee is used for the base of the blend, you get both rich flavors and strong coffee aromas as well.
murmur coffee Kyoto aimed to make this blend as accessible as possible, so if unsure what to order, then we recommend going for the murmur Blend.
Sit back and enjoy it with the accompanying cookie too.
/ ￥550 (inc. tax)
While still a blend, the Marufuku Blend is a slightly unusual coffee, as it comes pre-mixed with milk and sugar.
After taking a sip, you’ll notice the brilliant natural aroma of the coffee, followed by its strong flavors. As the Marufuku Blend contains both milk and sugar, you may think that it would be quite a sweet coffee, but in actuality, the Marufuku Blend is not all that sweet. The milk and sugar are added specifically for the purpose of bringing out the best flavors and aromas from the coffee.
murmur coffee Kyoto also offers the Marufuku Blend without milk or sugar for anyone who enjoy stronger coffee or want to enjoy the natural flavors of the coffee, so don’t be afraid to ask the staff.
Honey Butter Toast Set
/ ￥ 850 (inc. tax) *Toast only: ¥440 (inc. tax)
This honey butter toast fills your mouth with the delectable flavors of honey and butter the moment you bite into it.
What we’d especially like to mention about this set is the bread. The bread here is thick-cut slices of freshly baked bread from the popular Kyoto bakery, “MANHATTAN.” With a crispy outside and soft and fluffy middle, this bread is addictively delicious.
The slight sweetness from the wheat makes this toast the perfect companion for a cup of coffee as well.
This set comes with your choice of either coffee (ice/hot), tea (ice/hot), milk (ice/hot), orange juice, or apple juice.
For an extra ¥130, you can also order a Café au lait or Marufuku Blend instead.
murmur coffee Kyoto also offers four other varieties of toast, including raclette cheese toast, and marshmallow chocolate toast, so definitely try out some of the other ones on offer too!
/ ￥710 (inc. tax)
This matcha affogato, served in a cute round glass bowl, is made from a large helping of high-quality Uji Matcha from Kyoto’s Uji City.
Pour the hot shot of rich matcha over the vanilla and matcha ice cream scoops and enjoy the mix of rich and creamy flavors as the ice cream begins to melt.
This matcha affogato is delicious during both the hot summertime and in the cold wintertime when it goes great with a nice hot cup of coffee.
We recommend this matcha affogato to anyone wanting to enjoy matcha desserts in Kyoto, the matcha capital of Japan.