For a quick cup of excellent coffee downtown, head to this ultra-stylish coffee shop on the ground floor of Fujii Daimaru department store.
% Arabica Fujii Daimaru – image © Chris Rowthorn
If you find yourself in need of coffee when shopping on Shijo-dori Street or at nearby Nishiki Market, this chic artisanal coffee shop is sure to please. They serve some of the best coffee in town and there’s a small sitting area where you can watch a parade of young fashionistas walk by as you sip your drink. It’s a nice change from the international chains that have come to dominate Kyoto.
In case you’re wondering, the name is pronounced ‘Percent Arabica’.
Fujii Daimaru Department Store Shijo-Teramachi Shimogyo-ku
10:30am – 8pm daily
Non-smoking area: Yes
3min walk from Kawaramachi Station, Hankyu Kyoto line
5min walk from Gion Shijo Station, Keihan Line
Website: Official Website
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