At the bar counter you can also order alcoholic beverages. They have a good variety, from whiskey to wine and champagne. The pleasure you get from having good chocolate with a matching whiskey is something incredibly nice.
I wanted to know what their vegetable-chocolate bonbons tasted like so I had some! The combination I had was chocolate with Japanese ginger and grapefruit. So I bit into it, and first it tasted very sweet and chocolaty – but then it started tasting like ginger! Even the texture was like ginger, and I also got the punch of ginger with the sweetness of the chocolate. I have never had anything like it, but I can recommend the bonbons to everyone!
The cakes they sell have to be eaten on the day they are bought, but you can enjoy the cookies at home if you want.
|Address||587-2 Matsumoto-cho, Takeyacho-dori Teramachi-dori Nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City|
|Directions||A 5-minute walk from Kyoto City Bus Saibanjo-mae bus stop, or an 8-minute walk from Keihan Jingu-Marutamachi Station.|
|Open Hours||Shop: Noon to 7 p.m. Café: Noon to 5:00 p.m. (Last orders at 5:00 p.m.)|
|Closed||Tuesdays and the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.|
The names of the cakes are in Japanese, but the staff will use gestures to politely communicate with you.
|Lanuages spoken||Simple English.|