Kamogawa Cafe


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Kamogawa Cafe

Kamogawa Cafe is more than a simple coffeehouse to Kyōto's people—it has served as a true cultural hub. The cafeteria is acclaimed for its in-house roasted single-origin coffee beans. Aside from the quality brewed coffee, the menu features a selection of affordable desserts, lunch, and dinner meals. The warm wooden interior and stained-glass windows, together with jazz music playing in the background, add a romantic undertone to the environment.


Kyoto, perhaps the spiritual home of the elaborate tea ceremonies in Japan, has much to say about when and how to enjoy it to its fullest. But the city also enjoys a rich coffee culture, with countless sophisticated and quirky coffeehouses scattered around the city. Today, Kyoto boasts old-style cafes (kissaten) along with more western-style cafes. Picture drinking a fresh, creamy matcha latte or a hot cup of black coffee while ambling around the characteristic cobbled streets lined with wooden houses, temples, and shrines.