At Kyoto’s popular bakery Le Petit Mec Oike you can have all kinds of authentic bread for here or to go
In great contrast with the always busy Oike-dori Street, Le Petit Mec Oike is on a narrow, quiet alley. The black walls and the lamps lighting the bakery with their soft, orange light make for stylish and relaxed atmosphere. Le Petit Mec Oike, one of the most famous bakeries in Kyoto, has a completely different ambiance from other bakeries, and many people from all over the country come here in order to taste their bread.
Completely different from this ambiance, all of their bread is cute but unpretentious. Their motto is “French fast food,” and they have in their showcases sandwiches with luxurious fillings, crunchy sweet tarts, and tens of other types of bread. They are all alluring and when seeing them I get the urge to buy all of them, from one end to the other.
A great thing about this restaurant is that they have terrace seating outside. I want to recommend having some bread and coffee outside on the quiet terrace when the weather is nice and warm. How elegant and luxurious this would be.
This bakery is a 5-minute walk from subway Karasuma Oike Station so it’s really easy to get to it. If you are in downtown Kyoto, I hope you will have time to visit the best bakery in Kyoto, Le Petit Mec Oike.