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September 12, 2017

14 Coffee Shops Recommendation in Kyoto

When I visit another country.
I always try to find a regular place for connecting myself to local.
A cafe or coffee shop could be the one.

However it’s bit awkward to say something about coffee..
Because now the coffee is big topics in our daily life.

If you need information quickly, please kindly skip this part.



I feel coffee have gotten more power in our society.
It moves people.
Now visiting nice coffee shop can be good reason for traveling.

Or Instagram? I feel there is a strong connection in between coffee and Instagram.
I always see a photo of handling cup of coffee in front of botanical when I open Instagram..

My friend told me Instagram improved people’s aesthetic and I agreed with it.
Taking nice photo is also can be good reason for traveling but I believe seeing real thing directly is more better than recorded picture.
That’s why we travel.

Okay I stop. Now I’m talking about coffee..
By the way, we also have Instagram account @gojoguesthouse_kyoto haha

Of course I have to mention about the taste.
There are many countries producing coffee beans and those beans have different character.
And the taste also change how they took care, how they roasted, how they made.
I feel we can discover about coffee forever.

Sometimes I cannot follow the conversation when my ballista friend is talking about coffee deeply.
I like coffee but standing instant coffee in the kitchen is also enough for me sometimes.

Maybe I’m enjoying to see their different style.
Those surrounding things around coffee shops like their interior or graphic design, appearance, performance.

There are many individual coffee shops in the world and they have each different character.
The people made it and I appreciate I can experience those things from their place.

This time, I asked to my colleague Keita san who had been working for some coffee shops before.
I used to ask recommendation from my colleagues in Gojo because they have each of favorite place.
So please feel free to ask for recommendation to us.

But for me, I’m not sure if you say “What is best thing in Kyoto?” or “What do I do in Kyoto?” because it’s your travel so I hope you think by yourself like at least what would you like to do or what would you like to see because it’s good opportunity to know yourself through those considering.
Then it will help us in the future when we think about what we are going to do in our life.



Okay then here is the main subject.

This article is from our conversation, thanks Keita san.
He is discovering coffee in Kyoto and always give me good recommendation for shops or movie or music too.
Those some photos took by Keita san too.

These thought are from our subjective so please don’t hit us if we say wrong and unexpected things for you..

First, we put 4 categories.

POUR OVER and ESPRESSO means the way brewing coffee beans by hand or machine.
PERSONAL and COMMON means good for visiting by one person or two more person.

kyoto coffee
By the way coffee is KO-HI- in Japanese. Please remember if you would like to order in Japanese haha.

【POUR OVER】

・Ichikawaya Coffee (市川屋珈琲) *Cafe,Beans,Food and Drink

kyoto coffee 市川屋コーヒー
kyoto coffee
Elegant manners and performance by kindly owner in classic Japanese style renovated building. Excellent roasted beans has so much rich flavor. Food and Sandwiches are also tasty.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1020032404/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260301/26026585/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ichikawayacoffee/

・Dongree Coffee Stand Craft Market (ドングリー コーヒースタンドと暮らしの道具店) *Coffee shop,Product

kyoto coffee
kyoto coffee
Closest from our guesthouse. You can try 5 small cups of coffee beans from different roaster. You can try that only in here and it’s special. They also sell some products.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1027175737/dongree/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260201/26027202/
Website:https://www.dongree.work/

・Coffee Nijoukoya (珈琲 二条小屋) *Coffee shop,Snack

kyoto coffee 二乗小屋内装
kyoto coffee
The technique he brews pour over looks like magic and taste deeply good. Koya means hut in Japanese so the place is small and lovely and cozy.You will be amazed.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1888100518122701/coffee-stand/
Info &Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260203/26025952/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/nijokoya/

・Factory Kafe Kousen (factory kafe 工船) *Coffee shop,Beans,Snack

kyoto coffee
The way they take care coffee is like craft man. They do Nel drip delicately.
The table manners is also unique. The place is like small hidden studio in old school.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/267485224/kafe/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260302/26006310/
Website:http://ooyacoffeeassociees.com/

・Rokuyousha (六曜社 珈琲店) *Cafe,Snack

kyoto coffee
kyoto coffee
This place for any kind of people. It’s like they are always there and be there forever. Being here is so chill and cozy. Simple snacks are also nice. Recommend to sit in downstairs floor.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/598326/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260201/26013227/
Beacon Kyoto:http://beacon-kyoto.com/spot/S0000000825.html

・Kamogawa Cafe (かもがわカフェ) *Cafe,Food and Drink

かもがわカフェ • Instagram写真と動画
They are one of most popular original individual cafe in Kyoto. Good for two more persons. They have nice foods and drinks for lunch or dinner. Feel lots of ideas by talented owner.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/95526/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260302/26001895/
Website:http://cafekamogawa.com/

・Tougenkyou (逃現郷) *Cafe,Food and Drink

kyoto coffee
They do Siphon coffee and it taste good. They are popular cafe for local people in the town. Especially their curry and rice. Coffee after curry is favorite style in Japanese so please try.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/236239317/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260202/26016399/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Q.sugahara/?rf=414794301898628

・Inoda Coffee (イノダコーヒ 三条支店) *Cafe,Food and Drink

kyoto coffee
kyoto coffee
It’s one of the branch of famous chain cafe in Kyoto. Especially this place has atmosphere as this is Kyoto classic. The staff and customer are gentleman and feel history in each of them.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/799304/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260202/26000413/
Website:http://www.inoda-coffee.co.jp/shop/3jo.html

【ESPRESSO】

・% Arabica Kyoto Higashiyama (アラビカ 京都 東山) *Coffee shop,Beans

kyoto coffee
They are most popular coffee shop now here in Kyoto. Everything is high quality. The espresso machine is called slayer and it’s hard to find in Japan. Good for the people from all over the world.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/707552450/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260301/26024353/
Website:https://arabica.coffee/

・Weekenders Coffee (ウイークエンダーズコーヒー 富小路) *Coffee shop,Beans

kyoto coffee
kyoto coffee
Here is their 2nd shop and it’s small beautiful Japanese tea house. Feel more Japanese aesthetic and their own style from their individual character. They roasted many kind of beans and those are so tasty and enjoyable.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1456740791257654/weekenders-coffee/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260201/26027631/ Website:http://www.weekenderscoffee.com/

・Wanderers Stand (Wanderers Stand) *Coffee shop,Snack

kyoto coffee
kyoto coffee
They opened recently and they have been popular. They bake simple square bread there. And they serve toasted bread with some toppings. Toasted bread and good coffee make your day.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1145725992161993/wanderers-stand/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260101/26028186/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/wanderersstand/

・E-fish (エフィッシュ) *Cafe,Food and Drink

kyoto coffee
One of the most relaxing place as they located close by Kamo river. The view from the windows and their healthy and seasonable foods and drinks provide you good time. Good for vegetarian too.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/66792/efish/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260301/26000201/ Website:http://www.shinproducts.com/efish/index.php

・Ital Gabon (アイタルガボン) *Cafe,Food and Drink

kyoto coffee
Their espresso is so great somehow.And their panini is also so tasty. It’s like hidden place on small street. Maybe good for rainy day. For reading book or enojoy chatting with friend. Their pasta is also tasty.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/245014171/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260202/26016316/
Website:http://italgabon.blog133.fc2.com/

・Kiln (kiln) *Coffee shop,Restaurant

kyoto coffee
Located in down town area. Coffee and snacks are good. Sit close by small river and take rest for next discovering city. They have restaurant upstairs and it’s also popular.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/68293623/kiln/
Info & Map:https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260201/26021855/
Website:http://kilnrestaurant.jp/

These place are where we had been to and we liked.
Hope you will get some nice coffee in these place.

There are so much more classic and new coffee shops in Kyoto and it’s inventing everyday.
I let it leave for next time.

Have a nice coffee and trip in Kyoto everyone.

Gojo staff
Kaji
http://gojo-guest-house.com/

 
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