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Shiba Raku Cafe

764-16 Hirano-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Shimogyo, Kyoto 600-8306, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-708-3739
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“cute cafe” (2 reviews)
“nice guy” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Pub, Fusion, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
764-16 Hirano-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Shimogyo, Kyoto 600-8306, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came the first time to find it was closed but persisted the next day as we really wanted to see the Shiba, to find this time it was open but no Shiba. When we asked if the dog was around we received quite a...More

Thank Hol1988
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Came here in a Sunday to relax and work a little bit. The handmade table I sat at was beautiful, and it was nice to chat with the owner. I'm kinda glad it was quiet, but I'm surprised it wasn't busier.

Thank ogj_88
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

My daughter desperately wanted to go to this place to see the Shiba’s. Unfortunately, we went several times only to find out that it was closed during normal business hours when they said it was opened. Even traveled back from Osaka to go, once again,...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We only stayed in Kyoto for three days. Each breakfast time, we'd make it a point to head to this café for their coffee and sous-vide egg and bacon rice bowl. We can't say anything else for the other dishes, because the aforementioned rice bowl...More

Thank halfthefiber
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It's a nice, small café near Kyoto station. The coffee is great, I had some very nice banana bread and the service was good too. I think they also have Wi-Fi.

Thank Hester H
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This feels like the perfect blend of Japanese and American cafe. The furniture has been custom made by the owner, the beer selection is good, and the food is delicious. I had the sous vide egg and bacon donburi bowl and a Lucky Dog beer,...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

A nice place to eating some American style homemade food (Montechristo) with beers selections (Pale Ale from Mt. Fuji). Friendly hospitality and old school gaming!

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Come for the cute cafe and stay for the video games! This place was a nice stop not too far from Kyoto station. We had the Avocado and Rice and asked for egg instead of Salmon along with Pancakes. Freaken amazing pancakes.. best I've ever...More

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a lovely place to go if you are missing a more Western style breakfast. Coffee was pretty good, but the food was the real standout.

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Jesse is a nice guy who opened the coffee shop about a year and half ago. He built the tables and much of what is in the café himself. I had the monte cristo, which was delicious and well presented. Great spot if you are...More

Thank Amin A
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Cafe, Pub, Fusion, Gastropub
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 764-16 Hirano-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Shimogyo, Kyoto 600-8306, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto  >  Shimogyo>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-708-3739
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Welcome to SHIBA RAKU cafe! We're a small cafe and bar located just minutes from Kyoto station. We offer premium coffee (roasted right here in Kyoto!), fresh baked goods, and daily brunch, lunch, and dinner specials. We also have a large selections of local and international craft beers, wine, cidre, and Japanese liquors. Tourists welcome! We're native English speakers and are more than happy to
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