Mar. 20, 2019 UPDATE

Yuki no Shita Kyoto Main Store

- 雪ノ下 京都本店 -
In a machiya-style building, you can find Yuki no Shita, a pancake place famous for their dedication to only using the best ingredients
You can Yuki no Shita on a quiet alley by Sanjo Street, and at this café, you can enjoy their thick pancakes, or you can have shaved ice, French toast, or just have some coffee or tea. Yuki no Shita takes great care in selecting only the best ingredients, so they use organic eggs from Mie, their dairy products come only from selected farms in Shizuoka Prefecture, and the flour they use is all made in Hokkaido. After having a bite, you’ll know the difference this brings. Their shaved ice bowls use seasonal fruits, but they always have matcha shaved ice. They use natural ice from Kagoshima Prefecture’s Mount Kirishima, so the ice has a very nice, airy texture to it. When you add the colors of the fruits to this, you have a surprisingly healthy snack for the hot days of summer. Because of these things, there is always a line in front of the restaurant. So remember to go early if you don’t want to line up for too long!
 Thick strawberry pancake
Thick strawberry pancake / ¥950 (+tax)
The strawberries come from Saga Prefecture, and they are grown by one farmer who uses self-made fertilizer when growing them. So they taste sour but very sweet, so they go exceptionally with the pancake. As expected from one of the most famous menu items of the place! *You can add change the pancake to a condensed milk, chocolate, or matcha one too, in which case the price will be \1,000 + tax. *If you want to have a drink with your pancake, you’ll get \200 off the price of the drink.
Thick Uji matcha pancake
Thick Uji matcha pancake / ¥800 (+tax)
This thick pancake is made by using matcha from Uji, and there is a little bit of bitterness in the tea-like taste of this pancake which is topped with red and black beans in honey. You also get matcha syrup with this, so it’s something everyone who is into matcha needs to order. You can change the pancake to a normal one or to a condensed milk one too. Normal: \750, condensed milk: \800, both prices do not include taxes. *If you want to have a drink with your pancake, you’ll get \200 off the price of the drink.
Kiwi fruit shaved ice
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Kiwi fruit shaved ice / ¥750 (+tax)
This bowl of shaved ice is not normal. It has a strong taste of kiwi fruit and an airy texture, and it’s almost like you were eating the fruit itself. It’s not sour at all, but very fragrant, and this must also be the reason for its popularity. There is condensed milk in the middle, and when you reach it, it’s really hard to stop eating. *The fruits they use change seasonally, so the shaved ice they offer also changes seasonally.
French toast for adults
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French toast for adults / ¥900 (+tax)
They use a baguette from a carefully chosen bakery in Kyoto, which is then dipped in egg and caramel sauce, and then baked in the oven, and thus you get a crispy French toast which has a little bit of brandy in the taste. When you dip the French toast in the jam you get with it, the taste changes again, so you could say that this is a very exciting piece of French toast. You get five pieces of it, so there’s quite a lot.
How to Order

how to order - Yuki no Shita

Because the place is very popular, you need to line up. You write your name on this board and then wait for the staff to call you. If you leave the vicinity of the place and your number is called you have to line up again, so remember to stay in a place where you can hear the staff calling you. 

- Order Tips -

Because they make the pancakes to order, you have to wait 20-30 minutes to get your delicious pancake. 

3.7 food4.0 service3.0 atmosphere4.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.7 food4.0 service3.0 atmosphere4.0
The thick but airy pancakes here get their great taste from matcha, so they’re not only sweet but have a little bit of bitterness to them. You get enough sweetness from the red beans as it is, but if you want the pancake to be even sweeter, you can add some tea-honey to it. The portions were bigger than I thought, and I was very satisfied! The airy texture of the kiwifruit shaved ice was also great, and I liked that it contained condensed milk. It takes around 20-30 minutes for them to make the pancakes, so I recommend going with your friends and using that time to chat!
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Yuki no Shita Kyoto Main Store / 雪ノ下 京都本店
Category Cafes
Phone +81 75-201-7318
Address 145-1 Sanjoaburanokojicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Directions Walk 6-minutes west from subway Karasuma Oike Station on Sanjo Street.
Open Hours Weekdays, Sundays, and national holidays: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Last orders at 5:20 p.m.) Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (6:20 p.m.) *If they sell out they may close earlier.
Reservations Not accepted.
Closed Mondays, but in the case Monday is a national holiday, the following day. Also, they sometimes have irregular holidays.
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted.
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Easy to go to, and popular, so you may need to line up, but it’s worth it!
Menu Japanese and English.
Lanuages spoken Some simple English.
Number of seats 28
Private dining rooms No.
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking.
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