One of the new breed of cafes, which, like everything that the Japanese decide to try for fun, ends up being done vastly better than it is anywhere else. Unusual for Japanese bakeries in that they use real butter. Their baked things are delicious - we had quiche and a dessert tart. I had to try "jam soda" which was jam with sparkling water, and so good. Their risotto was also good. The design aesthetic is super cute and you will just want to take the whole thing home with you.
Went here for dinner as our accommodation was close by. Western food typical of an Australian cafe, with pasta, risotto and sandwiches on the menu. They also make their own cakes. The food was delicious, especially dessert (we had the banana and the apple cakes) and it was really good value for money. Highly recommended.
Another go-to breakfast spot for me. English menus, good coffee, and savory food.
Great atmosphere, perfect for an afternoon break. Sadly no wifi.
You know how in every city, there are hidden gems in the alleys that is so far off the tourist route, you will never find it without a friend in the city? Cafe Marble is one of those treasures in Kyoto. Housed in a charming, classic Kyoto machiya (townhouse), comfortable couches in the main dining room with book shelves lining the walls. There's a gorgeous garden in the center of the house, where one can sip tea and admire the bonsai landscape in the summer. Take a walk back in time, and savour the freshly baked fruit pastry (handmade in the front kitchen!) or quiches.
English menu, good food and desserts.