This Café-Bar in Kyoto Is Perfect for Tea Lovers
It's only a two-minute walk from Kyoto Station!
TEA & BAR
2/F THE THOUSAND KYOTO, 570 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo District, Kyoto
Open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
How to get there: It’s a two-minute walk from Kyoto Station.
TEA & BAR is a stylish café-bar inside the recently opened hotel, THE THOUSAND KYOTO. At the café, you can get a taste of sencha (green tea brewed with whole leaves) from Wazuka-cho, Kyoto, koucha (Japanese black tea) selected from farms across the country, and a variety of original sweets.
Ichigo (Strawberry) Shortcake and Goshu no Ringo to Spice Honey Tea (Five apples and spiced honey tea)
The cake set (¥2,138) allows you to choose a seasonal cake and a drink.
Yonshu Chocolate (Four kinds of chocolate) consists of matcha caramel, black shichimi (roasted seven-spice chili pepper), hojicha (roasted green tea), yuzu citron, and tea passion (¥950).
In general, the café has a quiet and cozy atmosphere despite being at the busy Kyoto Station full of tourists. Their service is also very outstanding and their staff, polite, so that you can have a leisurely stay there. Since the café has a wide variety of Japanese black tea and flavored tea served in a pot, you can have as much tea as you want. Do note, though, that you have to make a reservation at least two days before for the Afternoon Tea (¥4,514).
"There are about four kinds of high-quality cakes that vary per season at the café. You can also enjoy some cocktails and snacks here," says one of their staff, Eri Tachikawa.
There are table seats, where light from the courtyard shines in, and counter seats inside the café.
The shop has a central theme of "modern tea ceremony."
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (11 April 2019)