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Sep. 15, 2020 UPDATE
Wälder
Traveler Friendly
They can only speak simple English, but the staff is very friendly toward visitors from overseas.
Information
Japanese only.
Languages spoken
Simple English.
523 12 --- 0 reviews
Sep. 15, 2020 UPDATE

Wälder

Traveler Friendly
They can only speak simple English, but the staff is very friendly toward visitors from overseas.
Information
Japanese only.
Languages spoken
Simple English.
523 12 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Wälder is a cute bakery close to Kawaramachi that has almost 100 different kinds of baked goods on offer
When you ask about the famous bakeries in Kyoto, you are bound to have the name Wälder come up. This bakery is a six-minute walk away from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station, in a small alley. This bakery is so cute it could come up in a fairytale with the cute white wooden door that has a feeling of warmth to it and the handwritten text on the blackboard which tells you what kinds of breads they have that day. Surprisingly for a bakery this cute, their bread is authentic and they have a great selection of baked goods! They have bread with a hard crust; Danish pastries, simple toasts, and all kinds of others. On weekends they have almost 100 different kinds of baked goods! The savory baked goods and Danish pastries are colorful, and the sight of all of them laid out in front of you is a sight that is sure to make the bread-lovers heart scream with joy. Wälder is always thinking of new types of bread using Kyoto-like ingredients, so you are sure to be surprised by them every time you visit. This bakery is so charming it makes you want to go to get some bread every day!
1Recommend!
Bread with a hard crust
Bread with a hard crust / ¥200 ~¥500
This bakery is famous for their hard-crusted bread. The bread in the front of the picture has in it strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries; the one behind it contains a lot of nuts. They both have a very hard crust, but are soft and chewy inside, making them really delicious! If you go to Wälder, you need to get some bread with a hard crust.
2Recommend!
Kujo green onion and bacon tartine
Kujo green onion and bacon tartine / ¥350 (+tax)
The savory baked goods at Wälder that combine many different ingredients are also popular! This bread here uses a generous amount of the Kyoto specialty Kujo green onion. The fragrantly fried bacon goes really well with the green onion. The size is quite big so this is also nice for lunch too.
3Check it out!
Kyoto-style dashi bread
Kyoto-style dashi bread / ¥200 (+tax)
This is new at Wälder! This Japanese bread has both kelp and bonito dashi in its dough, as expected from the home of dashi culture, Kyoto. This bread is so Kyoto-like. Right after biting to it you get the sweet taste of dashi. There are also sakura shrimp inside the bread which makes the taste of dashi stand out even more. The texture is like bread, but the taste is very Japanese; a very interesting bread.
How to buy

how to buy - Wälder

You can also taste some of the bread. There are some bite-sized pieces of bread on these plastic cups by the bread, so please taste some and find one you like! 

- Shopping Tips -

They have the best selection at around noon. This bakery is very popular, so the popular bread sell out soon; the best time to go is around noon and 2 p.m. I hope you will enjoy Wälder!

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