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アラビカ京都(東山) %Arabica Kyoto Higashiyama

  • Cafe
  • Gion / Kiyomizu-dera Temple Area
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  • Price Rangelunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
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Gion / Kiyomizu-dera Temple Area
87-5 Tanakacho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0835, Japan
  • Cafe
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lunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
Date of post:2016/10/24

The best coffee in Kyoto Kiyomizu

Are you looking for good coffee in Kyoto Kiyomizu area?
Let me recommend % Arabica Coffee that I believe serve the BEST cafe latte in Kyoto. It's nice to take their drink on your little hike to the Kiyomizu temples and walk around many beautiful places in this Yasaka Kiyomizu area.

Direction is a little tricky because it’s not located along the major tourist’s street and it’s relatively hidden. So you need to find the alley, but it’s not that hard. Here are the directions. First, find yourself on the intersection of HIGASHIOJI Street and YASAKA Street. It’s south area of the Yasaka Shrine. Stand on the East side and face East. From there, walk up the hill just few minutes and you will start seeing the beautiful pagoda ahead. When you see this simple, beautiful, white little house on your left, that’s % Arabica Coffee. It has no conspicuous sign or anything. It’s totally blended in with other architecture along the street. So, be careful not to pass it.

As you enter the shop, you place your order and pay by the cashier. The coffee machine they use is remarkable; I love the combination of its wood and metal design. The Iced Cafe Latte, tall size is what I got and it was 500 JPY. The short size was 450 JPY. Their cafe latte gives you a rich coffee aroma and a natural sweetness from the high quality fresh milk that they use. It was just perfection!

You can sit at the counter and enjoy your drinks in the shop but they have no tables. People quickly enjoy their drinks and get up when they are done, so that they can give the seats to the next people. So it was more like a coffee stand rather than a sitting down kind of café. But the shop was filled with good coffee aroma and the clean white interior was soothing, so it was worth it.

They display all kinds of coffee-bean-bags in the showcase behind the seats. I enjoyed reading the writings and labels on those bags. The coffee beans are from all over the world. In the back area of the shop, they sell beans and their original goods there.

I'm used to an American size, so their cup seemed to be a little too small for me. However, their coffee was so rich in aroma and good that it just satisfied my soul. To me, their café latte is the best in Kyoto. If you are a coffee lover, trust me, you will enjoy it.

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