Dec 18,2017 Enjoy your day from the morning BREAKFAST
In a city like Kyoto that is home to a number of sightseeing spots, even locals will have trouble recommending an attractive restaurant because there are so many to choose from! As we have over 20 years of experience in publishing restaurant related magazines, we can recommend the best of the best. Grab a bite of Kyoto!
Enjoy your day from the morning BREAKFAST
Kyoto is a popular tourist destination visited by many. Hotel buffets are nice but why not take to the streets for a refreshing stroll?
In this column we introduce popular Japanese restaurants that are popular breakfast spots and long-established tea shops of traditional Kyoto style, in addition to popular newer stores.
01. SHUNSAI IMARI
If you are visiting somewhere new, you would want to enjoy the local cuisine. The breakfast that SHUNSAI IMARI provides will make that happen on a level you would not be expecting with their Obanzai Teishoku which makes use of seasonal ingredients. A hearty meal containing white rice, miso soup, grilled fish, kobachi, Japanese salad, and pickled vegetables. With so many vegetables, it is great for your health, and an excellent way to start the day. Each order of rice is boiled in a ceramic pot when ordered, so you can enjoy fresh tasting rice every time. The restaurant is a renovated kyomachiya townhouse, so it provides a very relaxing atmosphere.
- SHUNSAI IMARI
ADDRESS: 108 Nishirokkaku-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto / 京都市中京区六角通新町西入ル西六角町108
OPEN: 7:30am-10am (Last order), 5:30pm-12am (Last order: 11pm)
AVERAGE: BREAKFAST ￥1,500 / Dinner ￥4,500
SMOKING: No (Smoking inside from 5:30pm, but there are nonsmoking seats available.)
*A reservation is required for breakfast.
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02. INODA COFFEE MAIN STORE
INODA COFFEE is a long-established coffee shop that is representative of Kyoto. Even among Japanese tourists, there are many who are excited and “definitely want to go to INODA to have a cup of their coffee.” It is that popular. “BREAKFAST IN KYOTO” (¥1,380) consists of freshly baked, flaky croissants, fluffy scrambled eggs, and boneless ham made using traditional German methods and satisfying to anyone who orders it. The coffee, for which this store is famous, is made using the Inoda style, with the sugar and milk already added. We recommend the terrace on a warm day.
- INODA COFFEE MAIN STORE
ADDRESS: 140 Doyu-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto / 京都市中京区堺町通三条下ル道祐町140
OPEN: 7am-7pm (Breakfast to 11am) *10am-6pm from Jan. 1 to 3
CLOSED: Open every day
PRICE: from ¥1,380
SMOKING: Designated area
A café on the corner of the street run by an owner who gained barista experience in Australia. The espresso is reputed to be really good, made using a Synesso espresso machine and specialty coffee beans. The recommended choice is the Hot Sandwich Set (¥700) where you can choose between two different sandwiches. The flavorful mixed grain bread goes great with the cream, raisins and cranberries inside, and the sweet fruits mix well with the cinnamon flavor that is sure to be a hit with a cup of coffee.
ADDRESS: Nippo-Karasuma Bldg. 1F, 455 Sasaya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto / 京都市中京区東洞院通御池上ル笹屋町455 日宝烏丸ビル１F
OPEN: 7:30am-3pm (Last order: 2:30pm), From 8am on Sat. and Sun. *Breakfast available until 10:30am
CLOSED: Sun. (closed Dec.31 to Jan.4)
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The information is current as of November 2017.