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Fruit & Cafe Hosokawa

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Desserts: Fruit Parlor

Fruit & Cafe Hosokawa Description

Located in Kyoto, Fruit & Cafe Hosokawa is a unique dining establishment that combines a fruit specialty store with a cozy cafe. Just a 10-minute walk from Shimogamo Shrine, this cafe offers a tranquil atmosphere where you can indulge in delicious parfaits and sandwiches. What sets Fruit & Cafe Hosokawa apart is their commitment to using seasonal fruits in their desserts. From cakes to parfaits, they offer a wide variety of menu items that showcase the flavors of each season. Popular choices include their signature 'Fruit Sandwich' and 'Shortcake.' They also offer seasonal juices and coffee or tea sets. Whether you're looking for a relaxing cafe experience or want to take home some sandwiches or a birthday cake, Fruit & Cafe Hosokawa has got you covered. Please note that reservations for seating are not available.

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Fruit & Cafe Hosokawa Overview


8 Shimogamo Higashihonmachi, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto 606-0863


+81 (0) 75-781-1733


9 minute walk from Matsugasaki Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Mon: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thur: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Fri: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM-6:00PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted




Fruit & Cafe Hosokawa Reviews

Fruit & Cafe Hosokawa Google Average Rating



Expensive. Delicious, high-quality fruits and fruit-based desserts.


Have apple pie. The apples were very delicious. It's cold, but the texture is fluffy and crunchy, and it's not too sweet, and the tart pastry is firm and contrasts well with the apples.
The store is clean and has a very refreshing feel. Customer service is also modest, polite and calm. The luxurious parfait seemed to be a specialty, but I thought it would be nice to have a drink.


People in the city often buy fruit sandwiches here as souvenirs.

Speaking of Hosokawa, it's a fruit sandwich, and I'd definitely recommend the fruit sandwich for first-timers, but the fruit-filled parfait is also good.

Fruit parfait from a fruit shop! It's not topped with cornflakes or anything, it's filled with all kinds of fruits, and it's absolutely delicious. It also includes blackcurrant ice cream and soft serve ice cream. Good compatibility.
The portions are generous and will leave you satisfied.
I didn't have that problem at Takashimaya, but as other reviews said, the ice cream at the bottom is fresh cream? I wonder if it was melted or if it was fresh cream... It was like that, but the ice cream on top was cold enough so it wasn't a problem!

Takashimaya stores and menus are almost the same.

*It says there is only one parking lot, but if you park it properly, it will usually fit two cars.

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