Shin-Setsu is a café on Teramachi Shopping Street where you can enjoy 24 different kinds of soda floats
Do you know what “cream soda” is? It is a special drink that in my childhood I could only have when we went out to the town. There is a café right here in Kyoto that has, gasp! 24 kinds of melon soda, or as they are more commonly known, soda floats. This retro cuteness of this café Shin-Setsu is the reason for its popularity among women in Japan. Melon, mango, strawberry, are just some of the flavors they have available, and they are all cute and photogenic! Besides their soda floats, they also have piping hot pancakes served to you on hot metal plates and the cuteness of the place that makes it a favorite among women. How about trying the Japanese version of soda float, cream soda, here at Shin-Setsu?
Soda floats
Soda floats / All ¥690
Here are the 24 different kinds of soda floats Shin-Setsu has! From left, the flavors are mango, melon, blue Curaçao liquor (non-alcoholic), pomegranate, and pink grapefruit. The way you can see through the ice in the vivid sodas is really pretty. The visual side of these sodas is absolutely gorgeous, and topped with a ball of ice cream and a cherry finishing it all!
Pancake and ice cream (standard size)
Pancake and ice cream (standard size) / ¥800
Shin-Setsu is also famous for their pancakes. You get the pancake brought to your table on a hot metal plate. You are surrounded by a sweet smell of the syrup that is poured on top of the pancake hits the hot plate below. This is my recommendation: the way the ice cream and syrup go with the pancake makes it even sweeter and more fragrant.
Pancake & Hamburg steak and sausage plate
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Pancake & Hamburg steak and sausage plate / ¥1,550
They also have a set where you get a Hamburg steak and sausages with your pancake. This portion is quite big; you also get an egg and potato salad. These savory meats go surprisingly well with the sweet pancake, so this is my recommendation for those times when you are hungry.
How to Order


Here you can see the menu listing of the 24 kinds of soda floats. All of them, are really delicious, so you can also just choose the color you like! The five we ordered this time are the most colorful ones, so if you want one that looks great in pictures I recommend ordering one of the five I wrote about in the “Recommended” section. 

- Order Tips -

Everyone needs to order something. 

Shin-Setsu has a time limit of one hour per person. 

3.0 food3.0 service3.0 atmosphere3.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.0 food3.0 service3.0 atmosphere3.0
When I come to Shin-Setsu, I almost feel like I was back in my happy childhood drinking “cream soda!” The café is really cute, and it makes me want to take pictures of everything inside it. My recommendation has to be the hot pancakes! I can’t get enough of the pancakes made even sweeter by the ice cream and syrup…
4.0 food4.0 service3.8 atmosphere4.3
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.8 food4.0 service3.5 atmosphere4.0
4.2 food4.0 service4.0 atmosphere4.5
Category Cafes
Phone +81 75-221-4468
Address 277 Enfukujimae-cho, Teramachi Street Nishikikoji Noboru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City
Directions Shin-Setsu is a 5-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station.
Open Hours Weekdays: 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Last orders at 7 p.m.) Weekends and national holidays: Noon to 8 p.m. (Last orders at 7 p.m.)
Reservations Not accepted.
Closed Thursdays.
Notes The café is very small so you can’t go in with a stroller.
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted.
Good for Romantic, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
They have a simple menu in English, and the staff is very friendly! I hope you will enjoy the soda floats, pancakes, and of course the cute interior of the café.
Menu Simple English.
Lanuages spoken Simple English, sometimes Korean, but notice that they don’t always have Korean-speaking staff present.
Number of seats 42 seats.
Private dining rooms No.
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking.
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