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Kissa Ashijima

Kissa Ashijima Description

Located in Kyoto, Kissa Ashijima is a charming café that has been selected as one of the top 100 cafés in Japan for 2022. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, this café offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the area.

Specializing in Japanese cuisine, Kissa Ashijima offers a variety of delicious dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. From traditional Japanese sweets to savory dishes, their menu is filled with a wide range of options. One of their standout menu items is their signature matcha parfait, which is a delightful combination of creamy matcha ice cream, sweet red bean paste, and crunchy granola.

In addition to their delectable food, Kissa Ashijima also boasts a beautiful interior decor that reflects the traditional Japanese aesthetic. With wooden furnishings, paper lanterns, and tatami mats, the café exudes a sense of tranquility and elegance. Whether you're looking for a relaxing spot to enjoy a cup of tea or a place to indulge in delicious Japanese cuisine, Kissa Ashijima is the perfect choice.

Kissa Ashijima Overview


5th Floor Bunmeido Building 37 Daikokuchō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8031


+81 (0) 75-241-2210


5 minute walk from Exit 6 of Sanjo Station (Keihan Main Line)
4 minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line)
8 minute walk from Kyoto Kawaramachi Station (Hankyu Kyoto Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 12:00PM-9:00PM
Wed: 12:00PM-9:00PM
Thur: 12:00PM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-9:00PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Wheelchair Accessible



WiFi Available

Wheelchair Accessible

Stylish Interior

Kissa Ashijima Reviews

Kissa Ashijima Google Average Rating



This is a hand-pressed cafe in Kyoto, and the tables and chairs are wood. There is no room for many people, so you must wait about 30 to 40 minutes.

Yesterday I ordered an iced latte and a green tea cheesecake 🍰 and it’s delicious! This is a cafe I will come back to next time.


Came here on recommendation from IG. It’s a popular spot located on 5F for locals, and there was a queue when we visited at 3+ on a weekend. They only had Japanese menu. We didn’t pick the type of coffee beans we wanted, but the coffee was good even with the standard beans they used.

They ran out of a few cheesecakes so we got one of the remaining ones that the staff recommended. It was slightly salty but light on the palate so it went well with our coffees too.

It’s pretty pricey, we paid 2400 for 2 coffees and one cheesecake, so we recommend if you’re a serious coffee aficionado who can understand Japanese. If not, there are tons of other cafes around the area with more affordable options.


What you get here is not the regular coffee, but high-quality coffee made from hand drip specialty coffee beans. Not cheap, so I recommend this cafe to those who really care about coffee. As for the coffee quality, it is one of the best cafes I have ever been to. Nobody is perfect though, because last time I was there, when I got my coffee, it was not really hot enough...at least not for my taste. Why not put a lid on the coffee cup? I think for coffee of this quality (and price) they should make sure, they serve the coffee really, really hot. This is why I’m afraid I can’t give 5 stars.

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