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552 Higashi Aburanokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8235, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-744-0804
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552 Higashi Aburanokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8235, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

I reeeeaaallly like the coffee here. Seriously a nice specialty coffee shop. The staffs are nice. You can easily find this coffee shop, only 5 minutes walk from Kyoto Station. Right in front of APA Hotel. If you a true coffee lover, this place is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank putuprathiwip
Yozo O, オーナー at Kurasu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you so much Putu! Hope to see you again for a coffee soon!

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Kurasu is a wonderful new(ish) spot in Kyoto - and the first I have found for a true third wave experience (if you care about that sort of thing). Single origin hand-drip (using a V60) is the thing to go for here. They had 5...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Penfoldio
Yozo O, オーナー at Kurasu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you so much Penfoldio for the great review. We're happy you enjoyed our pourovers!

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Kurasu, hoping for a great coffee. We were bit disappointed and so our morning ritual for four days began with the obligatory latte. The girls were as friendly and courteous as the coffee was delicious. Best coffee we have tasted in Japan.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bruce C
Yozo O, オーナー at Kurasu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you so much for dropping by during your stay Bruce. We're happy we could be there to provide you with a cup to start the morning in Kyoto!

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

A little cool gem tucked away close to Kyoto station - offers Bon-soy for those lovers of soy! Staff are super friendly and the coffee is on par with what you find in Sydney!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jolene T
Yozo O, オーナー at Kurasu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thanks so much for leaving a review, we love Bon Soy! Hope you enjoyed your stay in Kyoto.

Reviewed 14 August 2018

The cafe latte I ordered here was undoubtedly the best coffee I had on my 12-day holiday in Japan. This tasted like real coffee - like the best cafes in Europe - as opposed to the excessively milky coffees I have been served throughout my...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DesiGary
Yozo O, オーナー at Kurasu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for the amazing review, we're happy you enjoyed our coffee!

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I had some soy latte and a banana bread before starting my day and it was really good. I love the design of the location.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank quassy_91
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I've been following them in Instagram and I can't wait to visit their store and try their coffee. Well, thankfully I was able to come there to experience their coffee. First, it was very close to Kyoto Station. Second, the staff were nice and easy...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank chengcheng23
Reviewed 16 May 2018

A good spot not far from Kyoto station to pop in for a good strong coffee, including some Latin American blends. There didn't seem to be much else on offer, other than a few cakes. No tables, just a counter. Quick, friendly and efficient service.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 6SteveS
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

After searching for and using trial and error to get ‘a good flat white’ throughout Japan, it was a welcome moment to stumble across Kurasu. Located in a small laneway outside Kyoto Station on the western (Osaka) end, Kurasu is trendy, clean, friendly and above...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank st_every_an_80
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Very kind people in a very cozy place. Great and fresh coffee. Try the banana bread, so nice! Really close to Kyoto Station.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Guidr
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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Colette M
23 May 2017|
Response from Yozo O | Property representative |
Hi Colette - sorry we specialize in coffee and only offer coffee drinks and some non-coffee drinks such as chai, matcha, or lemonade. We also have a small selection of snacks. We currently don't serve any breakfast items... More
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Takeout, Seating
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 552 Higashi Aburanokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8235, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-744-0804
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