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Inoda Coffee Honten

#42 of 11,670 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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140 Doyucho, Nakagyoku, Kyoto 604-8118, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-221-0507
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

" Have breakfast in Inoda Coffee " Inoda is one of the most famous coffee restaurant in Kyoto. This traditional Japanese coffee restaurant serves good coffee and nice cakes. Many historically important writers came here. If you come here, you can travel back in time.

Thank yuist
Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A nice cafe, is a good place to chat and have a break after shopping. Tried the Arabian Pearl coffee which taste very nice - smell good, no sour after taste but with very good aroma.

Thank Tsang0718
Silver Spring, Maryland
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

There was a line for breakfast. But then Starbucks has a line, too. The building from outside looks like any other Kyoto old shops, but the interior is old western style. After 15 minutes or so waiting, we were seated in the parlor room, separate from the main room. We ordered the breakfast set menu and it was good. The... More 

Thank ShinU0007
Osaka, Japan
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This had been my favorite coffee shop for many years in Kyoto, because, as a German used to coffee and cake from Austria, I was always happy that they got the coffee and cake just like what was used to and just how I like to enjoy it. In fact, their cake and coffee training is directly from German bakers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We read the reviews and decided to visit the place for breakfast. After stepping through the grey industrial exterior, we found the interior to be very regal. The breakfast sets were presented beautifully, but it may not be satisfying to some (as it was mostly vegetables). The coffee and tea were slightly bitter too, perhaps having been steeped longer than... More 

Thank Alfred F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The decor is quite chic and retro. Breakfast was fine, but on the more expensive side. The coffee was enjoyable as well!

Thank Matthias S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Following recommendations here I decided to go for breakfast thinking a coffee + croissant worth a try. Staff were very nice. Place is mid-upper class. The black coffee (pearl) 590 yen - with tiny jug of cream on side was (for me) Undrinkable (if you are used to smooth Aust blended coffee) - this was so so bitter and triple... More 

Thank BookshopCafeSeeker
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

If you always take a coffee in a coffee shop chain, but want to change the mood sometimes, Inoda Coffee Honten is a nice place. It is an old house in downtown Kyoto, but inside is a modern, spacious coffee shop. Sandwiches and other light meals are also available.

Thank Kimitaka S
Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Went there for an afternoon coffee while staying in the area. The cafe has table service so we had to wait a bit until we were seated. As far as I remember there are smoking and non-smoking areas in Inoda. The cafe has a decent choice of coffees and scrumptious cakes and desserts. We really enjoyed chilling out there in... More 

Thank Alexky1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Everything was very good. The eggs were absolutely amazing. I had the Arabic Pearl coffee and it was delightful. The service was below average for Japan which is what drops this place to four stars for me.

Thank Roman M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Doyucho, Nakagyoku, Kyoto 604-8118, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Neighbourhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-0507

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Shinkyogoku Shopping District

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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