Kyoto is the most popular tourist attractions in Kansai region, which is Japan cultural capital. There have a lot of temples, shrines and ancient palaces to explore “old Japan”. There are many stylish restaurants, café and geisha dance performance that you will never miss out to do in Kyoto. So, how you choose special and the best café during travel in Kyoto? In this article, I would like to introduce good looking and delicious “instagram-worthy” desserts or drinks to make a sensation on social media. These 10 special cafés appear very often on instragram and many followers like the cafes very much. Therefore, let’s us check it out what is so special to become top 10 most Instagram worthy cafes in Kyoto.
1. Kyocafe Chacha
When you heading to Kiyomizu-dera, you have to stop by at Kyocafe Chacha. The café offers special and variety favors of Waffles including chocolate, matcha, strawberry, white chocolate and original. During summer season, you can check out their ice-cream menu. It is very good and delicious.
If you like Donuts like me, Kitten & Donuts café is your best option to stop by. It is located under 10-minute walk from Gion area. The specialty is donuts combined with an ice-cream cone. They have 15 types of donuts in the café including raspberry, matcha, coconut, sweet potato, pumpkin, white chocolate and many other tastes that put on the donut. The biggest surprise is 18cm sized donut at only 1,800 yen for birthday and other special occasion.
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/kitten_and_donuts/ 3. Natura Kyoto
Natura Kyoto offers soft serve ice-cream, crepes and other delicious desserts. They use high quality milk to make soft serve.The cream is so soft and creamy. The balance between its salty and sweet flavours will quickly melt into your mouth.
Opening Hours : 10:30 – 18:30 (Wednesday closed)
Access : 665 meters from Tambaguchi.
Address : 10-14 Kankijichō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 600-8835, Japan
A very friendly and specialty café located near Kyoto Station. Kurasu Kyoto is small but the layout is clean and simple. The café curates coffee from roasters around Japan. They change coffee bean monthly in order to serve different kinds of coffee to the customers. Also, they offer espresso based drinks from Single O Japan, a specialty roaster based in Sydney.
A small truck with wooden green and blue colors designed is Rocca & Friends. The truck is located 1-minute on foot from Hokanji Temple where is a famous attraction place in Kyoto. They serve coffee, tea and other specialty beverages. I highly recommend a drink covered with soft cream, crunchy cookie and chocolate. It is very delicious.
Opening Hours : 09:00- 18:00 (Wednesday Closed)
Access : 1-minute walk from Hokanji Temple
Address : 370 Yasaka Kamimachi, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0827, Japan
Website : http://www.rocca-f.com/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/rocca.truck/?hl=en 6. S. (dot.S)
The café is opened in June 2017. It is a part of coffee and a part of smart car showroom. This combination of traditional Kyoto motifs, a new café and automobiles able to attract coffee and car lovers. I highly recommend you try coffee in dot.S. They use high quality coffee bean and milk to make smooth coffee.
Opening Hours : 08:00- 18:00
Access : 1-minute walk from Okazaki Park
Address : 20 Okazaki Minamigoshochō, Sakyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 606-8334, Japan
Kamee Coffee is a café that debuted in Sanjo Shotengai. They offer a variety of desserts and dishes from Okinawa. The specialty are espressos and hand drip coffees from Okinawa’s Yamada Coffee. The espressos and hand drip coffee are fresh and strong aroma that make you must try their coffee
Opening Hours : 09:00- 19:00
Access : 10-minute walk from Nijojo Mae station on the subway
Address :50 Kamikawarachō, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 604-8374, Japan
Website : http://sanjokai.kyoto.jp
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/kameecoffeekyoto/?hl=en 8. Mono Art Coffee Roasters
Mono Art Coffee Roasters serves specialty coffee and offers some beans from Ethiopia. The shop is near river bank where only few minutes on foot from Kawarayamachi lines. The place has few tables and long bar as well as the black, brown and white décor, it is a nice place for coffee lover. I tried their special coffee that a very sweet and fruity balanced. It has a lot of aroma of coffee and a refreshing aftertaste.
Address : 90-8 Shinchō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 600-8001, Japan
Website : N/A
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/monoart_coffeeroasters/?hl=en 9. W/O Stand Kyoto
W/O Stand is a famous café in Kobe. They opened a new branch in Kyoto called W/O Stand Kyoto. It is located in Shinkyogoku Street and you can easily find the big head uncle logo. The colorful neon light background and western style decoration will make you stay longer in this café. They offer soft drinks, espresso and other special drink. The smell and taste of coffee can wake you up before the coffee enters your body.
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/with_out_stand_kyoto/ 10. Kamata Mise Kyoto
A very local café in Kyoto with huge white outdoor wall and you can’t find their signboard. Café sells a variety of Europe style of kitchen tools in a small area of café. The specialty of the café is half-round ice-cream combined with other desserts and drinks. You can enjoy soft ice-cream and sweet desserts together.
Opening Hours : 12:00- 23:00 (Tuesday Closed)
Access : 7-minute walk from Kita Cultural Hall
Address : 43-2, Koyama Shimohatsunecho, Kita-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 603-8173, Japan