It is located on the 5th floor of the Bunmeido Building, which stands just across the Sanjo Ohashi Bridge from Sanjo Keihan Station, near Kawaramachi Sanjo Street. The café there is café Ashijima. A modern coffee shop with a quiet and secluded atmosphere, the prices of coffee and other items are actually quite expensive. However, this is why it is so appealing, because it offers an extraordinary experience that is different from everyday life and expensive atmosphere.

In a relaxing space, you can enjoy coffee that pursues the original taste of coffee beans, original drinks, and sweets that take advantage of the quality of ingredients (quoted from the official website).

Café Ashijima(Transferred from Facebook)

Café Ashijima

This is a coffee shop where you can really experience that kind of atmosphere.

As I visited Ashijima at noon, I ordered this at this time.


Japanese-style Chicken Curry

Japanese-style chicken curry (1,200-yen, photo by the author)

It is a bit pricy, but not bad when served in a quiet, secluded atmosphere. The curry was delicious as it being also moderately spicy and a little sweet.

Luxury cheese cake

Luxury cheese cake(670-yen+ the charge for a room300yen,photo by the author)

There seems to be sweets like such cheese cakes besides curry and rice. There are three kinds of Plain, Asamiya Sencha, Nuts & Fruits. All of them looked delicious.

One more thing in the end, the cheapest coffee is priced at 770 yen. Although you think it’s pricy, I wonder you think you want to know how the coffee is like and taste it on the other hand.
Although I didn’t order it, I think I’d like to order it next time I come here.

Whether you want to experience the “expensive but nice” atmosphere of the restaurant or not, you should definitely come here.

Café Ashijima

  • Location: 〒604-8031 Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo district Ookuro town 5th floor of Bunmeido Building
  • TEL: 075-241-2210
    *Please note that in some cases we may not be able to answer the phone while we are serving customers. Also, we don’t accept the reservation.
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  • Business hours: 11:00~21:00 (L.O. 20:30)
    *There are some cases in which we change our business hours with the viewpoint of prevention of expansion of New Corona virus infection. Please see the Announcement page for details.
  • Regular holidays: Mondays. If the Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday will be closed.
  • Access:
    ・About five-minute walk from Keihan Train Keihan Main Line “Sanjo” Station
    ・About four-minute walk Kyoto City Municipal Subway West and East Line “Kyoto City Office mae” station
    ・About eight-minute walk from Hankyu Kyoto Line “Kyoto Kawaramachi” station
    *Those who come by bicycles should use near bicycle parking.
  • Seat capacity: 20 seats (counter seat: 8 table-seat for six: 2)
  • Smoking is not allowed in entire the restaurant.
  • There is no parking.