Kyoto Karasuma : Breakfast at Maeda Coffee Honten (前田珈琲 室町本店)

When you visit Kyoto, having breakfast at Kissaten (= cafe) is MUST to do.
Speaking of breakfast at kissaten in Kyoto, INODA COFFEE is so popular. There’re large number of people waiting in front of the shop in the morning, especially on weekends.

Of course, INODA is good. But if you want not to wait so long and you want to have breakfast in calm atmosphere, I recommend MAEDA COFFEE.

When I visited Kyoto last time, I had first breakfast at MAEDA COFFEE Muromachi Honten (Head shop of MAEDA COFFEE).
MAEDA COFFEE Muromachi Honten is in such a historical architecture.
It was built as Kimoto shop at first. And it was renovated as kissaten in 1981.

The founder of MEDA COFFEE worked in INODA COFFEE.

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Where?

It is located between Karasuma station and Karasuma Oike station.

Interior

On entering the shop, the store welcome you. The store have cake, bread, coffee, and so on. Morning time is from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The floor is like stone pavement. And nice tables and chairs made of cane. Though it’s inside the building, I felt I’m outside.
Smoking and Non-smoking area is divided.

Almost all branches of MAEDA COFFEE is in such a historical architecture.


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Menu

Set menus.This is breakfast. Hearty breakfast. They don’t have English menus, but set m menu have photo and show price clearly. All set have salad and drink.

Special Morning Set

Though I can’t eat much bread in the morning (But I can much rice…), I ordered Special Morning Set (スペシャルモーニングセット, 1,050 yen) that is top choice.
Not only orange juice, but also we can choose one drink. I chose hot coffee.

Special morning set, Maeda Coffee Honten (Shijo)

So thick bread. Toasted bread with butter.It smelled good.
And another, shredded cabbage, tomato, potato salad, omelete with bacon on the dish.

The bread is “Igirisu Pan (= English bread)” produced by one of the popular and long-established bakery in Kyoto named “ShinShinDo (進々堂)”. As their high reputation, the bread was so soft and tasty. Its inside was soft, but the outside was crisp.

Three drinks. Coffee, Orange juice and water. I can’t decide what to drink :p
Cup is cute.

This breakfast looks cute. But it was too large for me.
I was full. I couldn’t move for a while after finished eating it.

About Maeda Coffee Muromachi Honten (前田珈琲室町本店)

Address / 236 Karasuma-Nishiiru-HashiBenkeicho, Takoyakushi-Dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone / 075-255-2588

Open / 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Closed / No scheduled

URL / http://www.maedacoffee.com/(in Japanese only)
Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Available

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Comment

  1. Shaun Tan says:

    Hi Nakamura-san, I have been reading your blog for some time now, and I (finally) have something to contribute =) This kissaten along Kiyamachi-dori, is also excellent and without crowds https://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2601/A260301/26000804/

    Shaun

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