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Kyo Hayashiya: Kyoto Sanjo Ohashi Cafe
The Kyo Hayashiya is a sweets cafe that is produced by a long standing tea house in Kyoto that boasts a history of over 260 years since its foundation. Starting with Japanese teas like matcha (powdered green tea) and hoji-cha (roasted green tea) you can also enjoy others like black tea, Chinese tea, and herb tea at this tea specialty tea store that deals with teas from all over the world in addition to offering a varied sweets menu. Here, you can find sweets like parfait, shaved ice, and of course, classic Japanese sweets like anmitsu bean jam in addition to a food menu that includes dishes like tea soba buckwheat noodles and zosui rice porridge. In the shop are also many souvenirs for sale. The shop is located on the 6F where you can spend time watching the beautiful views of the Kamogawa River from window seats.
- 6F Takase Bldg., 105 Nakajima-cho, Kawara-machi Higashi-iru, Sanjo-dori, Nakagyo, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
- Contact No.
- 3-minute walk from the No. 6 exit of the Sanjo Station on the Keihan Railway Honsen Main Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 11:30-21:30 (Last order 21:00)
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average budget (one person): Afternoon -1,000 yen, Evening -1,000 yen *Menu: Matcha warabi matcha 750 yen, matcha parfait 875 yen *Credit cards accepted
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Colorful menu to enjoy with your tea
In order to better enjoy the delicious teas, Kyo Hayashiya offers a food menu using their original blend matcha green teas as ingredients. Here you have the option of choosing which tea you want to use from the wide variety available. Check out the rare food menu that includes “matcha zossui” rice porridge and “cha-han” or tea fried rice.
Kyo Hayashiya’s masterpiece: Matcha Warabi Mochi
The “matcha warabi mochi” (green tea bracken-starch dumplings) (750 yen) is Kyo Hayashi’s representative dish on the food menu. These treats are handmade everyday using generous amounts the extremely high quality “Chiyo-no-Shiro” bracken powder made from Uji matcha green tea. Taste this dish with a generous topping of matcha powder and kuromitsu dark molasses brown sugar syrup.
Grandfather of the “Matcha Parfait” which uses highly fragrant and luxurious matcha green tea
Kyo Hayashiya is famous for being the originator of the matcha parfait. The matcha parfait (875 yen) that uses highly fragrant stone mill grinded matcha includes matcha soft cream, ice cream, jelly, and soft white rice-flour dumplings topped with fresh cream. The deliciousness of the matcha in this dish jumps out from this simple combination.