Cafes in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

ワンダアカフェ Wonder Cafe

IMG_3174Met up with our niece at this quirky cafe. Gotta say, the portions here were certainly very generous and yummy too!

We managed to wiped clean everything which was a real surprise to us, considering the amount of carbs involved.

Heard from our niece that this was one of the favourite places among her schoolmates, and we could certainly taste why 🙂


  • Location: 3-31 Ryoanji Nishinokawacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8016, Japan 〒616-8016 京都府京都市右京区龍安寺西ノ川町3-31 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: Randen Kitano Line Myōshinjii Station 嵐電北野線妙心寺駅 (1 min walk)
  • Hrs: 11am – 9pm (Wed-Mon, closed on Tue)

Happiness Cafe

IMG_3184We were planning to go for a hike this morning, and we saw there was a cafe that opens at 7.30am nearby. Quite a surprise since the area of the serviced apartment looked quite sleepy.

Breakfast was a simple affair: Toast with Eggs (boiled, fried, or scrambled) and the option of soup or salad (¥320 each), or both (¥520). Adding a drink would be an additional ¥320 (usual price ¥420).

Staff was friendly, place was lovely, and there was even a games machine 😀


  • Location: 1-20 Karahashi Kawakubocho, Minami Ward, Kyoto, 601-8451, Japan 〒601-8451 京都府京都市南区唐橋川久保町1−20 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Line Nishiōji Station JR線 西大路駅 (9 min walk)
  • Hrs: 7:30am – 3pm (Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri), 8am – 3pm (Sat)

メゾンカイザー Maison Kayser

IMG_3225Took a short break here while trying to figure out dinner plans, after our tiring hike up the hills.. 🙂

Shared a Croissant and Coffee (¥955 in total). Pretty standard food.


  • Location: B1F JR Kyoto Isetan, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8211, Japan 〒600-8216 京都府京都市下京区東塩小路町 ジェイアール京都伊勢丹 B1F (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Kyoto Station JR 京都駅 (1 min walk)
  • Hrs: 8am – 10pm

コメダ珈琲店 Komeda’s Coffee

IMG_3248IMG_3252It was forecasted that the typhoon would hit our area in the afternoon today. It started drizzling in the morning, and we thought to just try and explore the nearby area in case the weather turned for the worse. By the time we located this place, the drizzle had turned into a downpour.

We had the Toast and Sandwich sets with drinks (¥1800 in total, including 10% tax). We gotta say we were wowed by the thick toast!


  • Location: 17番地 Umekoji Takahatacho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8853, Japan 〒600-8853 京都府京都市下京区梅小路高畑町17番地 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Nishiōji Station JR線 西大路駅 (9 min walk)
  • Hrs: 7am – 8pm

アラビカ 京都嵐山 % Arabica Kyoto Arashiyama

IMG_3324This is more of a take-away place, as the seating is available at a cost (¥1000 per 30 minutes). There are free seating area outside.

The coffee was very good, even for a non-coffee drinker.

The best part of it was that this cafe is just beside 桂川 Katsura River where the popular 渡月橋 Togetsu Bridge is. We could see many people taking their coffee away and just sitting by the river and savouring the hot coffee while enjoying the natual beauty.


  • Location: 3-47 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan 〒616-8385 京都府京都市右京区嵯峨天龍寺芒ノ馬場町3-47 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Saga-Arashiyama Station JR嵯峨嵐山駅 (11 min walk)
  • Hrs: 9am – 5pm (Mon-Fri), 9am – 6pm (Sat-Sun)

エレファントファクトリー コーヒー Elephant Factory Coffee

IMG_3345Located in a small alley opposite of Nishiki Market, it is a very cosy place with less than 20 seats.

IMG_3344We tried a Medium Roasted Blend (EF Coffee 8, ¥700 per cup / ¥800 per mug) and Composition du Ciel (¥950 per pot).

The coffee beans are from a roast master Fukui located at Bihoro, Hokkaido. The drip coffee method is used, so there was a longer wait compared to espresso machine, while the tea leaves are from Cha Yuan, a specialty tea boutique which flagship store is located in Lyon, France.

English menu available.


  • Location: 309 Bizenjimacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8023, Japan 〒604-8023 京都府京都市中京区備前島町309 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: Train Hankyu-Kyoto Line Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station 阪急京都本線 京都河原町駅 (5 min walk)
  • Hrs: 1pm – 1am (Fri-Wed, closed on Thu)
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