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Cafe Tyrol Description

Cafe Tyrol, located near Nijo Castle in Kyoto, is a charming and popular cafe that offers a unique dining experience. This cafe has been selected as one of the top 100 cafes in 2022 by both the Kissa Tyrol Cafe and Tabelog Cafe rankings. With a cozy and retro atmosphere, Cafe Tyrol is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal.

One of the standout dishes at Cafe Tyrol is their famous 'Tamago Sand' or egg sandwich. This delightful sandwich is made with fluffy and light eggs that are packed with flavor. It's a perfect choice for breakfast or a light lunch. Another must-try item on their menu is their Katsu Curry. This dish features a crispy breaded cutlet served with a rich and flavorful curry sauce. It's a satisfying and comforting meal that will leave you wanting more.

What sets Cafe Tyrol apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to quality and attention to detail. The cafe has been serving customers since 1970, and their experience and expertise shine through in every dish they serve. The interior of the cafe is adorned with vintage decor, creating a nostalgic and inviting atmosphere. Whether you're a local or a tourist, Cafe Tyrol is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience delicious Japanese cuisine in a cozy and welcoming setting.

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Cafe Tyrol Overview


539-3 Monzenchō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8306


+81 (0) 75-821-3031


5 minute walk from Nijojo-mae Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line.
3 minute walk from Nijojo-mae Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Tue: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Wed: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Thur: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Sat: 8:00AM-4:00PM

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Restaurant Features

Take-out Available


Cafe Tyrol Reviews

Cafe Tyrol Google Average Rating



We came twice, that’s how much we loved the katsu curry and the ladies at Cafe Tyrol. One of the best meals we’ve had in our 5 week tour of Japan in terms of portion size, quality of food, and cost! Definitely authentic, huge portions, and far away from the icky touristy “wagyu” katsu in the center.

Met a most wonderful local who said this is his favourite katsu in Japan because it’s made with love. I must agree. Now having been to many “cafes” that charge double the price for a quarter of the care, I wish we could go back just once more!


A great little spot to enjoy a bite in an old style cafe. Their coffee is strong, their egg sandwiches are filling, and their curry is pretty darn good. They could be solely a curry shop if they wanted to with how tasty it was. There was a bit of a wait to get seated but service was fast and well worth the wait.


One of few places around this area open from 8am. Like most cafés offering meals, they have curry and pasta dishes. Their prices are reasonable and so is their coffee, really enjoyed their Napolitan pasta (pasta adjusted to Japanese tastes). I definitely recommend the egg toast.

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