2023-11-12 | Recommendations

Top 5 Cafes in Kyoto

Kyoto, renowned for its blend of ancient charm and contemporary vibrancy, is home to a thriving cafe scene that is a testament to the city’s unique fusion of old and new. From your base at The Millennials Kyoto, you will have an exceptional stay experience that allows you to interact with other travelers and locals, work remotely and experience convenient access to the top tourist destinations in the city. During your stay, we invite you to visit these local cafes to not just sip on your favorite brew, but access the very heart of Kyoto’s cafe culture. Each of these establishments offers a distinct ambiance, a diverse range of coffee selections and a slice of Kyoto’s captivating character. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil retreat, a taste of local flavors or a modern twist on traditional rituals, these cafes are the perfect places to begin your day or wind down in the afternoon.

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A classic Japanese cafe with a touch of European influence, Hisui exudes an old-world charm that harks back to the Taisho Roman era. Stepping inside, you’re transported to a bygone era, where the fusion of Japanese and European aesthetics creates a captivating ambiance. Notably, this cafe holds a dash of celebrity allure, as it was once frequented by the legendary David Bowie, adding an extra layer of history and charm to its already rich heritage.

Cafe de Corazon

A genuine coffee house that truly epitomizes the art of coffee culture, Cafe de Corazon offers a delightful array of sweet treats to accompany your beverage of choice. Their coffee menu is a treasure trove of diverse flavors, all carefully crafted from a variety of coffee beans, ensuring that each cup is a unique and aromatic experience. While they excel in their coffee offerings, it’s their cheesecake that stands out as a true masterpiece, earning the title of the best cheesecake one can savor. Furthermore, this coffee house embraces the changing seasons, curating an array of seasonal delights, such as delectable fruitcakes, that complement their extensive coffee selection.


A beloved local haunt, Togenkyo is a cherished meeting place for students and book enthusiasts alike. Its warm and welcoming ambiance invites you to savor a cup of finely brewed coffee while immersing yourself in the world of literature. For the connoisseur of coffee and culture, this spot holds a special place. Its old-school decor features little stands on the tables for retro lighters and coffee brewed from old siphons, popular among trendy kissaten.


OASI is an American-inspired eatery that offers a delightful range of culinary delights, including pasta, salads, and sandwiches. It’s not just a place to dine; it’s a welcoming oasis where you can unwind, engage in conversation, and savor your meal at a leisurely pace. Particularly popular among local mothers, this establishment has become a go-to destination for those seeking a relaxing and friendly atmosphere to enjoy good food and companionship.


Kissaco offers a unique culinary experience that combines the art of pairing Japanese sake with delicate wagashi, traditional Japanese confections. While a knowledge of Japanese can enhance your understanding, this place is equally welcoming to foreigners, making it accessible to a wide range of guests. The owner, with a deep passion for the craft, takes pride in guiding you through the fascinating interplay of flavors when you enjoy sake and wagashi together. They’ll happily explain how the taste of sake can transform when complemented by the right wagashi. You can indulge in this exquisite combination in sets priced at either 1,000 yen or 2,000 yen. For those curious about the world of sake and wagashi, this is the perfect destination to expand your knowledge and indulge in a unique and delightful experience.

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