This chilled out café is conveniently located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of Kyoto Station. For lunch, it offers a choice of three or four lunch sets, which all come with salad, soup, and side dishes, and there’s an à la carte menu for dinner. The presentation of the dinner courses can be a little underwhelming, but the taste more than makes up for it. The tofu carbonara, in particular, is rich and creamy, while the Indonesian-style tempeh and vegetable fried rice are deliciously seasoned. For dessert, you have the choice between the daily cake and a variety of moist and flavorful muffins, including cocoa and ginger, and sweet potato and raisin. Be aware that the restaurant has limited quantities of certain dishes, so it’s best to go early. Get a seat by the window for a great view of the Kamo River!

Open: 8am–9pm (L.O. 8pm)
Closed: Mondays
Access: Shichijo Stn, Exit 3, 1-min walk
Telephone: 075-748-1124
English menu? yes
Wheelchair Access? yes
Is Kansai Scene available here? no
1F Kamogawa Building, 448 Inaricho, Shimogyo ward, Kyoto