Smart Coffee

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This venerable café located in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture was founded in 1932. The flavor of the coffee, which has been roasted in-house since the shop was first opened, goes perfectly with the café’s fluffy pancakes and French toast. The shop’s retro and relaxing atmosphere backed by the warmth of brick and wood is also part of its charm. A Western-style restaurant is located on the second floor; the Smart Lunch, which gives you a choice of two main dishes, is its feature menu item. Smart Coffee is popular not only with regulars but tourists as well.

Spot details

Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi-dori Sanjo Kameru 537 Tianari-cho Mae
open everyday
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club)
Not available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Best french toast ever!!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.02.23
    Read the reviews and wandered over. Luckily we got here early so didn’t queue. The first day I went straight for the french toast and husband had the pancakes. Second day we both had the french toast...
  • Fantastic Food but one less Star Because of Smoking Inside
    3.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.02
    Smart Coffee is a popular breakfast and coffee place on Teramachi Street (A covered pedestrian street with lots of restaurants and shops) They’re “famous” for their French Toast and offer their own...
  • Good breakfast place
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.10.07
    Fluffy pancakes, good coffee, breakfast sandwichs, and a cozy atmosphere. We waiting a while for a table, but that is pretty common in Japan it seems. The pancakes are fluffy, airy, dense, and tasty...

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