14 thick and delicious egg sandwiches to try in Kyoto

14 thick and delicious egg sandwiches to try in Kyoto


2020.08.11

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14 thick and delicious egg sandwiches to try in Kyoto

Kyoto’s egg sandwiches are like nowhere else in Japan and are an ideal morning snack during a long day of sightseeing. With a fluffy grilled omelet sandwiched between bread and served with a variety of seasonings, you’ll find one to suit your taste buds. In this article, we’ll share with you some of the best cafes and stores where you can try an egg sandwich when the hunger pangs arrive.

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    1. Coffee Perch

    Bathed by the morning sun, the Coffee Perch is a popular cafe that exudes a nostalgic atmosphere. Their freshly cooked egg sandwiches (500 yen incl. tax) are made with juicy tomatoes and fresh lettuce, with half-size portions and a coffee (500 yen incl. tax) also available in the morning.

    Coffee Perch

    Coffee Perch

    Coffee Perch

    Coffee Perch

    Coffee Perch

    Coffee Perch

    喫茶 PERCH
    place
    京都府京都市上京区智恵光院前之町230
    phone
    075-417-0175
    no image
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    2. La Madrague

    Located near Nijo Castle, La Madrague is renowned for its Corona’s Egg Sandwich (680 yen), which is inspired by those from the now-closed Corona restaurant, a famous Western-style Kyoto establishment. The omelet-like egg is served hot and fluffy, with the thickness of the sandwich making it difficult to eat in one bite. The cafe exudes a Showa-era atmosphere, and its rise in popularity often sees queues out the door, even on weekdays.

    La Madrague

    La Madrague

    La Madrague

    La Madrague

    La Madrague
    place
    Kyoto Pref. Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Oshikojidori
    phone
    0757440067
    opening-hour
    11:30-22:00(L.O.21:00)[Lunch…
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    3. SONGBIRD COFFEE

    Also nearby is the contemporarily-style SONGBIRD COFFEE whose egg sandwiches (950 yen) are served with tangy yogurt and a refreshing salad of grated carrot and broccoli. The egg is lightly seasoned with mayonnaise and a fragrant butter that adds to its moreish flavor.

    SONGBIRD COFFEE

    SONGBIRD COFFEE

    SONGBIRD COFFEE

    SONGBIRD COFFEE

    SONGBIRD COFFEE

    SONGBIRD COFFEE

    SONGBIRD COFFEE
    rating

    4.5

    17 Reviews
    place
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Takeyacho Dori Horikawa Higashiiri Nishitakeyacho 529
    phone
    0752522781
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    4. Maeda Coffee

    Occupying a former kimono store, Maeda Coffee has been serving a loyal base of customers for around 40 years. Their fluffy grilled egg sandwich (980 yen incl. tax) is made with two different types of bread and is served with a tasty salad. The dimly-lit atmosphere is calming and infused with the building’s rich history.

    Maeda Coffee

    Maeda Coffee

    Maeda Coffee

    Maeda Coffee

    Maeda Coffee

    Maeda Coffee

    Maeda Coffee Main Restaurant
    rating

    4.0

    68 Reviews
    place
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Takoyakushidori Karasuma Nishiiru Hashibenkeicho 236
    phone
    0752552588
    opening-hour
    7:00-19:00
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    5. Kiridoshi Shinshindo

    Located in one of Kyoto’s Hanamachi (geisha districts), this small coffee shop is popular among the city’s geisha and maiko. Their egg sandwiches (650 yen) are made using softly grilled eggs, toasted bread, and crisp cucumbers to create a variety of textures. The cafe is open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, although takeaway sales continue until 6:00 pm.

    Kiridoshi Shinshindo

    Kiridoshi Shinshindo

    Kiridoshi Shinshindo

    Kiridoshi Shinshindo

    Kiridoshi Shinshindo
    place
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachi Kita Side 254
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    6. Coffee Tyrol

    This long-established coffee shop is located near Nijo Castle and is like stepping back into a time gone by. A highlight on the menu is their Ham Egg Sandwich (650 yen incl. tax), which combines fluffy eggs with delicious ham and crisp cucumbers. Not only does it taste amazing but it presents beautifully too.

    Coffee Tyrol

    Coffee Tyrol

    Coffee Tyrol

    Coffee Tyrol

    Coffee Tyrol

    Coffee Tyrol

    Tirol
    place
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Monzencho 539-3
    phone
    0758213031
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    7. Smart Coffee

    Reportedly visited by the Japanese singer, Hibari Misora, this famous coffee shop is located on the Kawaramachi Shopping Street. Their egg sandwiches (700 yen) are simply served with a hot fried egg whose flavor is enhanced by the scent of butter. As its name suggests, Smart Coffee also serves a specialty coffee using in-house roasted beans.

    Smart Coffee

    Smart Coffee

    Smart Coffee

    Smart Coffee

    Smart Coffee
    place
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi-dori Sanjo Kameru 537 Tianari-cho Mae
    phone
    0752316547
    opening-hour
    [Cafe] 8:00-19:00[2F Ranch T…
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    8. Yamamoto Kissa

    Located partway between the Chion-in Temple and Yasaka Shrine, this cafe does a delicious Baked Egg Sandwich featuring thick and fluffy eggs with crunchy cucumber. We recommend ordering their morning set menu (available 7:00 am to 11:00 am), which features an egg sandwich, salad and coffee for 800 yen (incl. tax).

    Yamamoto Kissa

    Yamamoto Kissa

    Yamamoto Kissa

    Yamamoto Kissa

    Yamamoto Kissa

    Yamamoto Kissa

    Yamamoto Kissa

    Yamamoto Kissa

    Yamamoto cafe
    rating

    4.0

    11 Reviews
    place
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Shirakawa Kitadori Higashioro Nishi Iru Ishibashicho 307-2
    phone
    0755310109
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    9. knot café

    Around 15 minutes’ walk from Kitano-Hakubaicho Station takes you to this stylish cafe that expertly blends the old and new. They serve their egg sandwiches (350 yen excl. tax) in a round bread roll that’s instantly photogenic. Also worth trying is their coffee (500 yen excl. tax), with your choice of two different blends.
     

    knot café

    knot café

    knot café

    knot café

    knot café

    knot café

    knot cafe
    place
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Higashimakoujichou 758-1
    phone
    0754965123
    opening-hour
    10:00-18:00
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    10. Sandwich Oji

    Specializing in egg sandwiches, this colorfully fronted shop is located on the historic Kyoto street of Teramachi Dori and is committed to using only the best ingredients. A variety of unique egg sandwiches are available in the display cabinet, with the most popular menu item being their Kyo no Dashimaki Sandwich (400 yen incl. tax).

    Sandwich Oji

    Sandwich Oji

    Sandwich Oji

    Sandwich Oji

    Oishitamago sand nomise sandwich Oji
    place
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi dori Shijo Kai Town Nakano-machi 552
    phone
    0752313277
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    11. Cafe Amazon

    Just two minutes’ walk from Shichijo Station is this long-established cafe, which offers an instant hit of nostalgia with its brick facade. Opt for their classic egg sandwich (650 yen) or the Japanese-style Toast (600 yen), which is made with dashi-seasoned egg and goes perfectly with their siphon coffee.

    Cafe Amazon

    Cafe Amazon

    Cafe Amazon

    Cafe Amazon

    cafe Amazon
    rating

    4.5

    34 Reviews
    place
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Higashiyama Ward Shimomachi-dori Shichinmachi-cho Uplifting 235
    phone
    0755618875
    opening-hour
    7:30-17:30 (L.O 17:00, Morni…
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    12. Shizuya

    This reputable bakery has been in operation for over 60 years and is now making a name for its egg sandwiches (500 yen incl. tax). With lightly toasted bread and a hint of mayonnaise, it’s the ideal snack to grab on the go. Shizuya’s egg sandwiches can also be purchased at Kyoto Station’s GRAND KIOSK near the Shinkansen ticket gate.

    Shizuya

    Shizuya

    Shizuya

    Shizuya

    GRAND KIOSK

    GRAND KIOSK

    Grand kiosk Asti Kyoto
    place
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujitakakurachou 8-3 ASTY Kyoto 2F/36 partitions
    phone
    0756938332
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    13. Caféteria Kafuka

    With large windows and an outdoor terrace where you can relax with your pet, this cafe is a great choice for those who enjoy people watching. You can order one of their egg sandwiches (880 yen) while coming or going from the nearby Zen temple of Ginkakuji in Kyoto’s Higashiyama area.

    Caféteria Kafuka

    Caféteria Kafuka

    Caféteria Kafuka

    Caféteria Kafuka

    カフェ 花風香
    place
    京都府京都市左京区浄土寺石橋町56
    phone
    075-761-3669
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    14. Grille Fukuya

    When you consider that Grille Fukuya has been in operation for more than 100 years, they must be doing something right! It’s located in one of Kyoto’s Hanamachi, Miyagawa-cho, and is frequented by Japanese celebrities and geishas. Their egg sandwiches (760 yen) are rustic but delicious, with fluffy eggs and ketchup.

    Grille Fukuya

    Grille Fukuya

    Grill Tomihisa Ya
    rating

    3.5

    10 Reviews
    place
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Miyagawasuji 5-341
    phone
    0755612980

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