Grandir Oike is a bakery so fashionable in black that it looks almost like a fancy boutique
It is very hard not to notice Grandir Oike; the black look of the bakery looks almost like a boutique in France, although the bakery is located in Kyoto on a small alley by the Kyoto City Hall. Grandir Oike is famous for its bagels and paninis, and the slick look of the bakery uses black in a way that makes the brightly lit bagels and other baked goods look almost like diamonds. They have 15 different types of chewy, crunchy bagels, and they are so popular that if you come in the afternoon they won’t have many left. You can find paninis in the cold section, and after choosing one the staff will grill it so you can eat it piping hot (heating a panini takes 2-3 minutes), and enjoy the hot cheese with the bread. They also sell other baked goods like sandwiches and curry bread, which are all made fresh every day. The bakery is not far from the Kamo River, so you can get some bread here and go have a picnic.